COVID-19

Lunch Doodles online learning

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Offer your young child a fun art class with these daily drawing lessons from Kennedy Center Artist in Residence and Children’s Author Mo Willems (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!), available on YouTube. To see more of our COVID-19 Resources, click the “COVID-19” button below.

Reducing Anxiety during Coronavirus

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

The National Association of School Psychologists offers 8 tips to help reduce anxiety during the coronavirus crisis. To see more of our COVID-19 Resources, click the “COVID-19” button below.

Staying Healthy and Happy at Home: A Teacher Talks to Preschool Children

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This 8 minute video from the Kentucky Department for Public Health features a preschool teacher speaking directly to preschool-aged children about why they can’t be in school and how they might be feeling, as well as what they can do to stay safe and healthy. There are also several age-appropriate activities for inside and outside. … Continue reading Staying Healthy and Happy at Home: A Teacher Talks to Preschool Children

Talking with young children while at home

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This 5 minute video from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services offers suggestions from an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist on how you can keep young children engaged, calm, and collected during the coronavirus crisis. To see more of our COVID-19 Resources, click the “COVID-19” button below.

Kentucky Video on Talking to Children About Coronavirus

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has created this 6 minute video of a parent talking with a middle-school aged child about how to respond to the coronavirus crisis. To see more of our COVID-19 Resources, click the “COVID-19” button below.

Map of Free Meal Locations for Bay Area Schoolchildren

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

An interdisciplinary team of Stanford students created a virtual map showing where local schoolchildren can receive free meals during school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal pickup locations are being set up around the country — check with your local school district for information. https://news.stanford.edu/2020/03/26/stanford-students-map-free-meals-bay-area-schoolchildren/ To see more of our COVID-19 Resources, click the … Continue reading Map of Free Meal Locations for Bay Area Schoolchildren

Creating Routines for Kids at Home Due to School Closures

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This recent Time magazine article offers tips for creating daily routines to keep young children engaged and learning while out of school. In addition to laying out a framework based on school schedules, the article offers specific activity suggestions for indoor play, outdoor activity, screen time, and more. https://time.com/5803373/coronavirus-kids-at-home-activities/ To see more of our COVID-19 … Continue reading Creating Routines for Kids at Home Due to School Closures

Zoom Videoconferencing

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This commercial videoconferencing program is offering free access during the coronavirus pandemic. You can create a login to meet individually or with groups for up to 40 minutes. Webcam and microphone are required. The Zoom website also offers video tutorials, live demonstrations, webinars, and articles on best practices. https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html  

BrainPop Jr.

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This online learning program for children in grades K-3 is offering free access during school closures. Find games, videos, and interactive lessons on Health, Science, Reading & Writing, Math, Arts and Technology. Simply click the “Request Access” button at the top of the home screen to use these resources during school closure. https://jr.brainpop.com

BrainPop

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Find engaging learning games, animated movies, and activities in a variety of subjects including Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health & SEL, Engineering & Tech. This online learning program is offering free access during school closures — simply click the “Request Access” button at the top of the home page. https://www.brainpop.com