Yale Child Study Family Resources and Suggestions for Coping with Coronavirus

Here is a long list of resources for children and families.

TALKING WITH CHILDREN

 The National Association of School Psychologists

Guide for parents addressing talking to children and creating structure and predictability for daily life at home, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, Korean, French, and Vietnamese

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-%28coronavirus%29-a-parent-resource

World Health Organization

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-children-cope-with-stress-print.pdf?sfvrsn=f3a063ff_2

Child Mind Institute

Talking with Kids About the Coronavirus

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-16-20

Child Mind Institute

Supporting Kids During the Covid-19 Crisis

https://childmind.org/article/supporting-kids-during-the-covid-19-crisis/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Problem%20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-16-20

Child Mind Institute

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-avoid-passing-anxiety-on-to-your-kids/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Problem%20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-16-20

Child Mind Institute

How Can We Help Kids with Transitions?

https://childmind.org/article/how-can-we-help-kids-with-transitions/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=How%20Anxiety%20Leads%20to%20Disruptive%20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-16-20

Child Mind Institute

When Siblings Won’t Stop Fighting

https://childmind.org/article/when-siblings-wont-stop-fighting/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Are%20Time%20Outs%20Harmful%20to%20Children%3F&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-16-20

The American Academy of Child Psychiatry

14 Tips for Talking to Children

https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/latest_news/2020/Coronavirus_COVID19__Children.pdf\

Children’s National

Answers Adults Can Offer to Answer Common Questions Children May Ask

https://riseandshine.childrensnational.org/covid-19-faqs-for-kids/

SAMSA

Guidance for talking with children of different ages in helpful ways

https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-and-Teachers-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/PEP20-01-01-006

RESOURCES TO SHARE WITH CHILDREN

Social Story About Coronavirus

https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf

NPR Comic Book to Calm Fears About Catching the Virus

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Children’s Guide Appropriate for School-aged Children

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-guide.html

PBS Article

Information Language for Talking to Kids about Coronavirus

Links to Television episodes that address different aspects of health

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR2S4HdQIclBKD3IMtF5I8DeasdaadUjhNhqFM38WFMgmsrNncRW8aVCU68

Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development

Resources for young children and children with developmental disabilities

 Science Podcast for Kids

Explains Coronavirus for kids, available in English and Spanish

http://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/blog

 Free children’s book in Spanish

To help children and adults talk about Coronavirus (with useful parent guide)

https://www.copmadrid.org/web/publicaciones/rosa-contra-el-virus-cuento-para-explicar-a-los-ninos-y-ninas-el-coronavirus-y-otros-posibles-virus

ACTIVITIES FOR AT HOME LEARNING

Khan Academy

Offers school closure resources; wide range of learning activities

https://www.khanacademy.org/

 Prodigy

Math games

https://play.prodigygame.com/

 Mystery Doug

K-5 Science lessons

https://mysterydoug.com/

 Nitro Type

Online typing game

https://www.nitrotype.com/

 Typing Club

Online typing instruction

https://www.typingclub.com/

 History for Kids

Free history network for kids

https://www.historyforkids.net/

 Scholastic

Fun online learning for pre-k through grade six and beyond

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Virtual field trips

https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/

Virtual tours of 12 museums

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

NASA Kids Club

Grade k- 12 activities

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Starfall Prek-3 literacy and math

For struggling/ reluctant readers

starfall.com

Kids National Geographic

Fun learning activities

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Into the Book

Fun reading strategies

https://reading.ecb.org/

Seussville

Reading/ games/ videos

https://www.seussville.com/

Highlights

Learning games and apps

https://www.highlightskids.com/

Story Online

http://storyonline.net/

 

RESOURCES FOR STRETCHED FAMILIES

211.Org

Resources for families

http://211.org/services/covid19

http://211.org/services/essential-needs

 INTERNET

Spectrum

Offering free internet access to homes with students

https://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Spectrum-offering-free-internet-access-to-homes-with-students-568797021.html

Comcast

Free internet for kids who get reduced school lunches

https://internetessentials.com/

 ART ACTIVITIES & INSPIRATION

 Meri Cherry

Process art projects and activities for kids

https://mericherry.com/2015/09/28/50-process-art-activities-for-kids/

The Artful Parent

Spring activities for kids

https://artfulparent.com/30-spring-activities-for-kids/

Mo Willems (author of the popular “Elephant & Piggie” and “Pigeon” series)

Daily live doodle with kids

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 Arts and Culture

Museum tours and more

https://artsandculture.google.com/

https://chesapeakefamily.com/fun/fun-stuff-to-do/9901-virtual-field-trips-kids-can-explore-the-world-from-home

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours%3famp=true

McHarper Manor

Art classes on line

https://www.mcharpermanor.com/

Lani Rosen (local yoga instructor)

Free online yoga classes for children and families twice daily

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/yogawithfullofjoyoga/register

Yoga Online

Free yoga classes

https://theyogashop.us/

 BOARD & CARD GAMES

 Checkers

Candyland

Chutes & Ladders

Uno

War

Sorry

Chess

Zingo

Jenga

Monopoly

Cootie

BOOKS & STORYTELLING

Inclusive Storytime

Information about picture books with characters as well as authors and illustrations with diverse backgrounds

www.inclusivestorytime.com

For purchase

www.amazon.com/shop/inclusivestorytime

Stories from Space

Features videos and access to books

https://storytimefromspace.com

 Storyline Online

Children’s stories read by famous people

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Front Range Downloadable Library

Options to borrow books

https://frontrange.overdrive.com/library/kids/

Mindheart COVIBOOK

Printable activities in several languages

https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Children’s Psychological Health Center

Guided activity workbooks

http://www.childrenspsychologicalhealthcenter.org/resources/guided-activity-workbooks/

People Get Ready Book Store

9:00 a.m. Daily live children’s books readings

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=219789176060650&id=108846517154917&notif_t=page_post_reaction&notif_id=1584106479078519&ref=m_notif

 COOKING ACTIVITIES & INSPIRATION

 Cooking with children

http://spatulatta.com/

Playdough Recipes

Original recipe https://livingwellmom.com/easy-homemade-playdough-recipe/

Gluten Free recipe https://livingwellmom.com/easy-gluten-free-playdough/

Slime Recipe

https://preschoolinspirations.com/make-slime/

COOL SITES, PODCASTS & APPS

PBS Kids

English and Spanish ages 4-7- games/ videos/ learning activities

pbskids.org

 Wow in the World Podcast

Journey into the wonders of the world

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510321/wow-in-the-world

Meditation App

Guided meditations, stories, music & more

https://www.calm.com

Anti-Coloring Book info & app

https://youngatartllcdotcom.wordpress.com/my-apps/

5 scavenger hunts with free pintables

https://www.themanylittlejoys.com/preschool-scavenger-hunts/

8 sorting activities with things you likely have at home

https://busytoddler.com/2015/12/8-simple-sorting-activities/

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html

Foundational preschool skills

https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/tips-tablets-and-apps-early-childhood-classroom

Foundational preschool skills

http://www.agnitus.com/

MEDIA GUIDES

Expert reviews, objective advice & helpful tools

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/our-mission

Child Study Center Social Work Fellows

Website of activities related to nature that can be done at home either inside or outside

https://sites.google.com/view/mighty-oaks/

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Yale Child Study Family Resources and Suggestions for Coping with Coronavirus

  1. Eleanore Elton says:

    Nice work Johanna!!!! E:(🙏

    On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 2:39 PM Simmons Counselling wrote:

    > fortheloveofkids posted: “Here is a long list of resources for children > and families. TALKING WITH CHILDREN The National Association of School > Psychologists Guide for parents addressing talking to children and creating > structure and predictability for daily life at home,” >

  2. Eleanore Elton says:

    🙂 great that you shared this with me! I’ve forwarded it to other Nanna friends and daughter in law:)

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