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
Cartoon Explaining Coronavirus
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
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
Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself, by Susan Pollak
- Chapter 1. “Make It Stop—I Can’t Keep Up!”: Parenting Is Overwhelming
- Chapter 2. “Why Is This So Hard?”: Using Self-Compassion as a Life Raft
- Chapter 5. “What Should I Do?”: Working with the Inevitable Uncertainty of Parenting
- Chapter 7. “It’s All Too Much”: Tapping the Power of Compassion When Times Are Particularly Tough
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