This paper sought to discuss how children in
developing countries are coping with the social,
emotional and financial impact of the COVID-19
pandemic on their daily lives. Additionally, the evidence
presented will increase awareness that children also
experience varying impact of COVID-19 and provide
guidance about coping mechanisms that may change the
course of the impact and limit long term effects of the
pandemic on them. It also explored the psychosocial
influence of social determinants of children living in a
developing country, the impact on their academic
continuity and the role of parents in supporting
children. Finally, the paper proposes pragmatic
recommendations for achieving optimal social outcomes
for children who experience pandemics.
Keywords : Covid-19 pandemic, strategies for coping, children coping with pandemic, online education, access to the internet, play.