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Below are links to online resources we recommend for information on parenting and child health issues.

General Health
Behavioral Health
Advocacy for Children with Special Needs

Pennsylvania Psychological Association

How to Discuss Politics with Friends and Family

Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News | Child Mind Institute

Talking to Kids About Racism and Violence

The following websites have been vetted by Dr. McCaffrey. 

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.

typingclub.com – Provides activities for students to learn or improve typing.  Kids can do independently and move from one activity to another.  Engaging and age appropriate.

prodigygame.com Great math activities for kids of all ages.

mysterydoug.com – K-5th grade.  Great science site with interesting independent information and activities.

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.comClick 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

Life now feels very unfair to our kids – and in close spaces with limited amounts of time feelings can be overwhelming.  Having a family discussion about how we are all living in the same space and sometimes things won’t feel fair.  But working together and cooperating, even when we don’t want to, is really helpful.  The following book can provide some perspective to kids (and grown-ups).

What to do When it’s not Fair:  A Kids Guide to Handling Envy and Jealousy by Jaqueline Toner

General Health Information

American Academy of Pediatrics


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP]


AI duPont Hospital for Children [Nemours]


Behavioral Health

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


First Signs — Autism and Developmental Delay


American Psychological Association



American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP]


La Leche League


Advocacy for Children with Special Needs

Family Voices



Academy for Eating Disorders


International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals


Project HEAL


Covid-19 Information

American Psychological Association

Five Ways to View Coverage: https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics

Podcast: https://www.apa.org/research/action/speaking-of-psychology/coronavirus-anxiety

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