Across the country, families are adjusting to the unexpected changes due to COVID-19. No matter your child’s age, this is a challenging time for everyone. The good news is that there are resources & tips to support you.
This moment is about balance and grace. Mix it up and check in with your kids.
Below are some resources to help our children thrive in spite of the circumstances. Have a resource or site you think would help others? Let us know!
Academic Resources & Games for Kids
General Academic Resources
Crash Course Kids – Science with a side of awesome!
How to Guides
Internet and Technology
Talking to Kids About COVID-19
Wellness Tips & Strategies
Backyard Fitness Circuit Course – Create and outdoor exercise station
FUN FITNESS ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS – Challenges – handstands, push-ups, plank, etc
Scavenger or Treasure Hunts for Kids – Go outside for a walk, bike ride, outdoor scavenger hunt, bird watching (maintaining social distancing), spruce up the yard
Kids Indoor Activities: Obstacle Course – In-house obstacle course
Host virtual playdates – use zoom, facetime, skype, whatsapp or your favorite video call service to let your little ones see their friends and play a game. Kids 13+ can play board games online such as chess, monopoly and more!
Dance party – put on your favorite songs, introduce the kids to some oldies but goodies, or take turns choosing music to keep it fun and interesting!
Check to see if your public library has free children’s books available online. Even youtube may have children’s storytelling for added convenience.
Birth to Pre-K
Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
BrainPOP Jr. (K-3)
BrainPOP Free Access – make any room a classroom
Older students may have a lot of work already through school. Some teens may be open to checking out a new course, pursuing a subject that is not already available at school.