THE LATEST UPDATES FROM STANFORD — COVID-19: Teachers, Families, and the Future from Stanford Education: An assortment of stories, activities, tips, and resources from across the Graduate School of Education that address issues facing educators and families now with a goal to support learning and well-being. They will create and add new content as the situation develops and needs become known.
THIS SITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE FOR PARENTS!
Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Outbreak from ParentsPlace: Parents can find several helpful articles on specific topics such as How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus; Managing Coronavirus Anxiety; Fun Activities to Do at Home; At-Home Learning; and Home Resources for Special Needs.
10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home from EdSurge: Now that parents and caregivers are overseeing learning at home, we need to ensure that students continue to build and practice social and emotional skills in meaningful ways, especially when distractions and anxieties from current events and in their personal communities are at an all-time high.
Distance Learning Activities and Strategies from the WES' Counselor's Corner: Check out the visuals on this page that include basic strategies to calm down and SEL skills to practice at home during this challenging time.
Just For Kids: A Comic To Help Explain COVID-19 to your child from NPR: Based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China.
Supporting Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis from Child Mind Institute: Tips to nurturing and protecting children at home.
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus from Child Mind Institute: Kids worry more when they’re kept in the dark. Here’s what to say.
Learning to Measure the Size of a Problem from Edutopia: When elementary students compare the relative importance of a range of problems, they learn to take charge of their reactions.
Card Games for The Family from MyDigitalTAt2: During this time, disconnecting from technology and playing a card game can be fun for the whole family. (added 5.4.20)
Absurd Planet! from Netflix: A cast of quirky critters and Mother Nature herself narrate this funny science series, which peeks into the lives of Earth's most incredible animals. (added 4.22.20)
Now Virtual and in Video, Museum Websites from The New York Times: Check out the best online presentations from the world’s leading art palaces and picture galleries. (added 4.23.20)
100+ Fun Things to Do at Home Right Now, From Virtual Tours to Animals Cams and More from Travel & Leisure
Best Kids' Movies on Netflix in 2020 from Common Sense Media
Best Family Movies from Common Sense Media
Best Animal Documentaries from Common Sense Media
12 Family-Friendly Nature Documentaries: Searching for something the whole family can watch together while being educational? Check out this list of family-friendly nature documentaries.
Live Cams from the Monterey Aquarium: The first cam is of the Sea Otter habitat but scroll down to find the other 8 cams (jellyfish, sharks, penguins, etc.)
Level Up Your Armchair Travel: Go on a Virtual World Tour from Marriott: Since we can't travel right now, let's go virtually...
WIDE OPEN SCHOOL — Online Teaching Resources from Challenge Success: Check out this free online high-quality resource to support families and educators who are transitioning to remote learning — quickly, easily and in one place! Wide Open School features a free collection of the best learning experiences and activities for kids, organized by grade band and subject. You will also find daily schedules with creative breaks and recommendations to keep kids engaged and exploring, one day (or one hour) at a time.