Dealing with life in quarantine, with schools canceled and jobs moved to telework, is something that most of us never expected would occur. Getting through the next few weeks (or longer) will be stressful and challenging. Here are resources to help you navigate the impact of Coronavirus.

I’ll be continuing to update these resources throughout the pandemic.

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus

A Kids’ Guide to Coping with the Pandemic – a graphic novel/zine explaining based upon interviews by NPR’s Cory Turner with experts in public health, psychology, and education.

I Have a Question about Cornavirus – free e-book from the authors of the I Have a Question About series.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler

Article from the Child Mind Institute

Article from PBS Kids

Cartoon Explaining Coronavirus

New York Times Parenting

Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus

Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now – information from NPR

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Books for Talking to Kids about the Pandemic

Podcasts for Kids about Coronavirus

Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

Brains On! Science Podcast for Kids

Videos for Kids on COVID-19

Video explaining social distancing
Brainpop video on COVID-19 to help kids understand.

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety Resources – General resources for supporting children dealing with stress and anxiety

My Epidemic Story – A guided activity workbook for children, families, teachers, and caregivers.

Coronavirus workbook for young children

Coronavirus and Helping Kids: FAQs on Handwashing, Anxiety, and More – resources from Understood.org

7 Surprising Things Kids Say That Can Mean “I’m anxious.”

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus

How Mindfulness Can Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Panic

Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19

Structuring Life at Home

Structure the Unstructured: Surviving the #flattenthecurve Quarantine with Your Kids

Help What Do I Do When I Get Home? – a blog post about planning for afterschool that you can use to plan your children’s days

Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with Kids

At-Home Learning Ideas and Coronavirus Resources for Families, Educators, and More

You Can Virtually Tour These 500+ Museums and Galleries From Your Couch

How to Keep Kids Learning when Coronavirus Closes School

Kids Home From School? How to Survive

Corona Virus Got You Home? Screen-Free Parenting Has You Covered

17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused – Common Sense Media

What Is Social Distancing?

The Dos and Don’ts of ‘Social Distancing’

What Is Social Distancing and How Can It Slow the Spread of COVID-19? – Information from Johns Hopkins University

This Pediatrician Recommends No Coronavirus Break Playdates – thoughts on socializing and playdates from my colleague Dr. Steve Silvestro

Getting Your Kids Moving

Improve Emotional Regulation in Just 7 Minutes per Day

Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube

Sworkit Kid-Friendly Workouts – physical fitness app available for Android and iPhone

Occupational Therapy Home Programs – great ideas for fine and gross motor movement




Keeping Your Sanity

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Meditation Apps for Kids and Families

Book Chapters

Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself, by Susan Pollak