Resources for Families of Online Learners

Dr. Shefali Helps Parents Navigate Life Changes Due to Coronavirus

Articles for Families

Activities and Tips from Home Learning

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Activities to Do at Home with Your Children

  1. GoNoodle
  2. BrainPOP
  3. Time for Kids (K-6)
  4. PBS Kids
  5. Ideas for Activities During School Closings
  6. Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch 
  7. ByrdseedTV - Educational videos
  8. Reading Eggs
  9. Storyline - Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations
  10. Best Music Apps and Games for Kids
  11. Kids' TV Show Reviews
  12. 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12
  13. Best Family Movies
  14. Common Sense Selections - Highlighting the best movies and TV shows
  15. Sibling Watch - Together TV
  16. Best Documentaries for Kids and Families
  17. Apps, websites, and video games that inspire running, jumping, and more to stay active.
  18. Device-free dinners and other methods for managing technology at home

Talking with your Child about COVID19

  1. Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus, The New York Times
  2. How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus, The New York Times
  3. Cartoon video explaining Coronavirus, BrainPop
  4. Comic for Kids explaining Coronavirus (first link is Instagram - second link here), NPR
  5. Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus, Child Mind Institute
  6. Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty, Common Sense Media
  7. Fear and Anxiety – An Age by Age Guide to Common Fears, The Reasons for Each and How to Manage Them, Hey Sigmund
  8. How to Talk About Coronavirus With Kids, Understood
  9. The Yucky Bug, Julia Cook
  10. So You’ve Got Questions about Coronavirus, Counselor Keri

Your Child's Mental Health

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