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Learning at Home: COVID for Kids
Here we will provide websites, programs, activities, free printables, etc. that will help you in schooling from home and keeping kids engaged with an educational activity.
A health emergency brings many changes and much uncertainty for young children and their families, but there are things we can do to face each day with optimism and hope. We can practice healthy habits like handwashing and coughing into the bend in our arm. We can offer comfort, connect with, and care for others safely. And we can keep learning and growing at home through everyday routines and simple activities. The resources on this page can help families cope during challenging times.
March 9, 2020
The coronavirus has all of us talking — but are you talking with your children about it? The chatter is widespread enough now that, chances are, your children have heard something about the virus, and they might be worried. Bringing it up with them can give them a chance to share their worries and you a chance to reassure them and let them know that you are their best source of good information.
Every news outlet seems to be talking nonstop about the new coronavirus, which is causing an illness called COVID-19. Many parents understandably are sharing concerns, too — at least among friends and families. Even at school, children are hearing about this new virus and registering that some adults seem worried.
Given all the discussion about this coronavirus, your children might have heard about it and have questions for you. Below are some tips on how to respond to their questions. (A separate post will address tips for talking with teens about the questions they might have.)
News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute. (includes a video)