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Amid the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus — also known as COVID-19 — distilling complex scenarios into easy-to-understand language can be tough for parents, most of whom are not educators.

While many resources are available to help, German toymaker Playmobil has released a new, 5-minute video in which ROBert the robot explains the virus and what families can do to make things better. Perhaps most importantly, the video explains why schools and daycares are closed, and emphasizes why it’s of paramount importance that kids practice “social distancing” and avoid contact with other kids. It just might be the most concise explanation out there for the youngest audience.

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For families looking for activities, tips, and tricks to make things better, the Toy Insider has you covered! We’re publishing content every day to help parents and caregivers navigate this stressful time, offering expert advice on everything from keeping kids’ toys clean to the best educational toys and great resources from reliable brands. You can also take the #FunAtHomeChallenge!