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Last Modified: March 28, 2020 8:23 am

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 

How to Guides 

How to set up a zoom course

How to home-school during the coronavirus crisis with free resources

Internet and Technology

Charter offers free internet to students without access at home

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60-Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More

Cox Covid-19 Response

Comcast Covid-19

Comcast Internet Essentials Eligibility Guidelines

Miscellaneous Resources 

Connect Safely 

Homebound

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Growth Strategies

Map: Coronavirus and School Closures

Anti-Oppressive/Anti-Racist Home School Resources

Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Wellness Tips & Strategies 

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 

Take free exercise classes with your kids from the Y

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!

Age Specific 

Check to see if your public library has free children’s books available online. Even youtube may have children’s storytelling for added convenience. 

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. 

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