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.
Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler
Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now – information from NPR
Podcasts for Kids about Coronavirus
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 and Helping Kids: FAQs on Handwashing, Anxiety, and More – resources from Understood.org
Structuring Life at Home
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
17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused – Common Sense Media
What Is 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
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
- 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