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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