FREE Online Resources to Help Educate and Entertain Kids at Home

March 17, 2020
Education
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These resources have been compiled to help parents keep kids entertained, but also help avoid the summer slide. (Please note that these links will point away from the CSC’s website to pages not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by CSC Broward. The CSC cannot guarantee ADA compliance of the non-affiliated site.)

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Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus

Alton Brown explains why handwashing works better than hand sanitizer

BrainPOP.com

Coping After a Disaster (Ready Wrigley Books), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Cómo sobrellevar los desastres o eventos traumáticos (Read Wrigley Books), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now

A Germ-fighting Superhero, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood/PBS Kids

Healthy Families America website

HOPE, Engagement, and COVID-19, HOPE

How to Prepare for Extended School Closings—and Not Lose Your Mind

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

LISTO CALIXTO se prepara para la temporada de influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Love in the Time of Coronavirus: A HOPE-informed Guide for Parents

PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about the coronavirus

PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about tragic or scary events in the news

Ready Wrigley Prepares for Flu Season, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being

Scholastic Coronavirus Guide

Step-by-step Handwashing with Elmo, Sesame Street/PBS Kids

Supporting Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to Corona Virus 

Supporting and Reassuring Children around the World (in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, and numerous other languages)

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing

Tips for Families: Talking About the Coronavirus, Zero to Three

Morningside Center guide for addressing bias and bullying in response to the novel coronavirus

Morningside Center guide for talking to students about the coronavirus

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) guide for talking to kids about COVID-19

Memorial Healthcare Systems: Educational Videos in ASL to keep you informed on COVID-19

NPR guide for talking to kids about scary events in the news

What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus

Why Are People Wearing Masks?

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Camelot Community Care

Program serves youth ages 15 to 22 with significant behavioral and emotional difficulties who require extensive support and individualized services in order to transition successfully to adulthood and independence. Through the use of a team approach, program staff advocate and coach youth in independent living skills.
Primary POC:Casiopia Daly | cdaly@camelotcommunitycare.org

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | FLITE Center

The FLITE Center is a collaboratively funded agency that provides coordination, resources and direct services to the Transitional Independent Living (TIL) population in Broward County. It serves as a One-Stop Resource Center that offers TIL youth access to housing, education, and employment services. Additional supports for TIL youth include caring adults, a safe “hang out” spot and access to a computer lab.
Primary POC: Christine Frederick | christine@flitecenter.org

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services

Program serves youth ages 15 to 22 with behavioral health issues and/or special needs to achieve independent living skills and reach their fullest potential. Youth are encouraged to explore their interests and futures in areas such as employment and career, education, housing, personal effectiveness/well-being, and community-life functioning.
Primary POC: Tania Hamilton | thamilton@gcjfcs.org

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | H.OM.E.S., Inc.

H.O.M.E.S., Inc., is a collaboratively funded agency that provides subsidized housing slots to youth transitioning out of foster care and/or other non-traditional living arrangements. H.O.M.E.S., Inc. provides employment eligibility assessment, employability skills training, and job placement services to the Independent Living population.

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | HANDY

Program serves youth ages 15 to 22 to assist with their transition into adulthood providing life skills training and life coach support services with an emphasis on educational, vocational, and transitional living success, and social/recreational outlets.
Primary POC: Nordege Laforest | nlaforest@handyinc.org

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