Resources parents may find helpful during this crisis.
COVID-19 Parent Resources from NYS
COVID-19 Resources for Parents from NHSA
Supporting Children's Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Supporting Families During COVID-19
SEL Resources During COVID-19
Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
How You and Your Kids Can Destress During Coronavirus
How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus
Working at Home with Kids during COVID-19
10 Tips for talking about COVID-19 with your kids
Manage Anxiety & Stress
Wellness Resources from Breathe for Change
WHO Mental Health Considerations
Virtual Activities for Kids:
Here are tools to help keep students engaged during school closures.
Space Education Virtual Learning Resources
Virtual Museums, Zoos & Theme Parks!
Monster Meditation with Cookie Monster
Learn to draw Manga with MisakoRocks
Amazon Future Engineer
Broadway from Home
Mondays with Michelle Obama- Story Time
Audible is Offering Free Stories
15 Free Resources to Keep your Child Busy While School Is Out
Bringing Hogwarts to You!
Time for Kids Launches Free Digital Library for the Rest of the School Year
20 Online Learning Resources to Get You Through School Closures
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Virtual Field Trips for the Whole Family
Daily activities (weekdays only):
- Josh Gad (Olaf from Frozen) reads books every weeknight (times vary but you can also watch the recorded videos) on Twitter - #GadBookClub
- Drawing with Michael Woodside - learn to draw Disney Characters - live streamed on YouTube and Instagram daily at 10:00 am - #drawingwithwoodsy (videos are also recorded).
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - draw with author and illustrator Mo Willems daily on YouTube at 12:00 pm #MOlunchdoodles. (videos are also recorded). https://www.kennedy-center.
- Deb’s Virtual Art School - Artist Deborah Putnoi does lessons on Facebook daily at 1:00 pm https://www.facebook.com/
TheDrawingMind (videos are also recorded).
Being a parent is the hardest job in the world, even in the best of circumstances. With the COVID Stay-at-home mandate, there are now the added pressures of home schooling, lack of childcare, and financial stressors. Many of us are feeling socially isolated as we practice social distancing. We want to remind you, although we are physically separated, you are not alone. This pandemic will pass.In the meantime, we can reframe the way we think about our time at home with our children. Consider taking this time to focus on what matters most – connecting with our children and other family members. What children want most is their parents’ attention – and they will get it any way they can. Here are a couple of ideas to keep your children busy, including resources you can use to find ways to enjoy the together time.
Link to GMA Story here.