Resources for Families

Resources for Families

This page provides resources and activity ideas for parents and children.

Coping with Coronavirus

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network created a guide with facts about coronavirus and tips for preparing your family and helping children. The guide contains a useful grid of typical emotional and physical reactions children of different ages may have and how to respond to them.

Coping with Coronavirus Link

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus

The Child Mind Institute has helpful tips on how to talk to kids about COVID-19 and address their worries. Key takeaways:

  • Let children know what steps you are taking to keep them safe
  • Establish a daily routine.

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus Link 1

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus Link 2

Kids and Art

If your children like to draw or color, check if your local nursing homes or assisted living facilities are accepting drawings or cards from children for their residents. Not all nursing homes are accepting mail but some places have been asking for it.

A number of artists and musicians are streaming tutorials, classes, and events that may be of interest to your child. Also, many art museums, museums, and heritage sites offer virtual tours.

Get Outside!

Heading outdoors? Need some activity ideas? Children and Nature Network provides suggestions including: get to know an outdoor spot well, take a walk, dig in the dirt, tell nature stories.

Get Clean!

Sneezes, coughs, and handshakes aren’t the only way to spread illness-causing germs. Viruses and bacteria can linger around your home. Target these high-touch spots to cut back on the spread of germs year-round, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

8 Household Areas to Clean While Quarantined

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