Below are links to online resources we recommend for information on parenting and child health issues.
Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News | Child Mind Institute
American Psychological Association
Five Ways to View Coverage: https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics
Age appropriate websites for children and adolescents
The following are reading and drawing resources for children and adolescents. They can allow your students (who used to be your children) to work independently so you can have a few minutes from your two or three new day jobs.
These resources were found on: Rosenberg, R. (2020, April, 1) Free Books for Kids: Great Resources for Ebooks and Audiobooks.” www.bookriot.com
http://audreykawasaki.blogspot.com/2020/03/color-page.html is a website that offers coloring pages and wants to see them when you are finished.
@DCComicsKids is DC Comics Twitter account where they offer daily activities for kids and adults. It can be a choice of an activity to do during a “quiet” time – when caregivers have 15 minutes to themselves.
storylineonline.net – Storyline Online streams videos of celebrities and actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
home.oxfordowl.co.uk – Oxford Owl Home – great resources and ideas for independent reading and activities.
en.childrenslibrary.org – International Children’s Library – Provides access to the best of children’s literature from around the world (in different languages).
hoopladigital.com or HOOPLA an app is a digital media service offered by local library systems. You can log on to see if this is connected to your local library system
The following websites have been vetted by Dr. McCaffrey.
https://www.toddparr.com – Todd Parr is a children’s author who writes books that kids love. There are many activities related to feelings that can be helpful now. Also book read alouds that could give caregivers some rest.
scholastic.com – click on Covid19 crisis – you will then be able to explore activities for your children k-8th grade. Your kids will be used to these activities as many of their school use scholastic.
americangirl.com – Click on Free Online Library and Activities and Advice. Offers books to download for free and activities and questions about different books and characters. Also free books about self-care.
The following books can assist caregivers who have now become teachers. Miss Nelson is missing offers two characters. Caregivers can describe themselves and their feelings in terms of what teacher they feel like. It can add some humor to a stressful situation.
Books: Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard, James Marshall (Illustrator) read aloud on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIyxMsqvpwA
What to do When it’s not Fair: A Kids Guide to Handling Envy and Jealousy by Jaqueline Toner