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Mental Health SEL Resources-COVID-19
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Talking to Kids about COVID-19
Talking to Children about COVID-19(Coronavirus):A Parent Resource
Supporting Kids During the COVID-19 Crisis
How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids
List of Live Webcams, Virtual Tours, and Virtual Webcams
Scholastic Learn at Home Activities
Free Learning Resources from Lakeshore Learning Materials
Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a google doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje, and more are sharing resources with the Twitter hashtag #kidlitquarantine. Major children's publishers, including Penguin and HarperCollins, are planning daily read-alouds and activities.
Tips from the Today Show on setting up a home school schedule
AUDIBLE, an audio book service, (and other services if you look online) is now allowing you to listen to free books. Here is the Audible link for free audio books.3 Minutes Body Scan Meditation - Mindfulness For Kids And Adults
Common Sense, the leading nonprofit organization whose mission is to help kids, families, and educators thrive in a world of media and technology, has convened a group of education, media, and tech partners to launch WideOpenSchool.org, a free online resource to support families and educators who are transitioning to remote learning as a result of the coronavirus.
Coping Skill Spotlight: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Grounding Technique
Self Care for Parents
Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule. What it Costs: Free (iOS and Android)
Stop, Breathe, and Think Kids As parents, we want to raise our kids to be able to handle whatever comes their way. Whether they need to mellow out before bed, develop positive relationships or simply have a peaceful moment, Stop, Breathe & Think Kids App offers children a fun and easy way to identify and process their emotions. From counting breaths to friendly wishes or frog jumps, each activity brings fun rewards to keep them engaged. What it Costs: Free (iOS)
Breathing Bubbles is an app that helps kids practice releasing worries and focusing on good feelings by allowing kids to select the emotion they are feeling and how strongly they are feeling it. Kids can choose to handle their emotion by releasing a worry or receiving a joy as Manny the Manatee walks them through deep breathing and visualization. What it Costs: Free (iOS)
emotionary is an app that guides users through five primary emotions to find the right category of feeling, with all definitions pared back to the essentials and displayed so they can be easily compared. What it Costs: Free (iOS)Second Step: COVID-19 RESPONSE Resources for Educators and Families
Simple interactive activities to do with K-5 kids
Online coloring pages
DPI: A Focus on Mental Health and Wellness During School Closures
7 Guiding Principles for Parents Teaching from Home
FREE Printable Character Strength Wristbands
Free Family e-learning access during ‘Safer at Home’Parents or guardians can get started here: https://healthykids.chw.org/login/signup.php. After they’ve completed the simple registration, they will receive a confirmation email with a link to all the programs for the grade level(s) they selected. As an added feature, they will also be given access to fun games taken directly from our programs that kids can go directly to and easily play at any time.
David Kessler is one of the world's leading experts on healing and loss. Read his interview in the Harvard Business Review, "That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief". During the global pandemic he explains how the classic five stages of grief apply today, and the practical steps we can all take to manage our anxiety.
Or, the following site with video of an interview with David Kessler... https://grief.com/covid-19/
Your Greater Good Calendar for April 2020
Staying Resilient During COVID-19
Mindset Finder Fortune Teller Activity
Emotional Health Calendar with our Virtues
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood/Won't You Sing Along with Me/PBS KIDS