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

Why Are People Wearing Masks?

Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to Corona Virus 

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

Scholastic Coronavirus Guide

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

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being

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

Alton Brown explains why handwashing works better than hand sanitizer

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

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

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

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

Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus, Child Mind Institute

What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus

Morningside Center guide for talking to students about the coronavirus

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

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

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

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)

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)

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

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

Caring for Children in a Disaster (CDC)

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

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

The Man with the Yellow Hat Explains How Germs Work, Curious George/PBS Kids

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)

HOPE, Engagement, and COVID-19, HOPE

Healthy Families America website

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