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COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Information for Kids and Families

Many of our kids have been hearing about COVID-19 for weeks at school, from friends, on the news, and at home. They might not know how to appropriately express their feelings about the situation, and they might be holding on to some pretty strong worries. Now that schools are closed, kids are out of their comfortable routines, which can contribute to those worries. Below are some resources for families and children to help them cope and manage their emotions during these uncertain and challenging times.
Parent Resources
 
tips
 
support
 
 
Talking to Your Kids about the Coronavirus - from Child Mind Institute
 
 
Talking to Children about Coronavirus - A Parent Resource - from the National Association of School Psychologists
 
101 Conversation Starters with Kids - ...because sometimes we might run out of things to talk about after long days at home! :)
 
 
Student Resources - Activities and Videos
 
Go Noodle - At Home Resource- A great brain break for the kiddos!
 
Coronavirus- from BrainPOP
 
Cosmic Kids Yoga Channel- Online yoga/mindfulness activities to support social-emotional learning
 
Class Dojo Social Emotional Learning - i.e. growth mindset, perseverance, empathy, mindfulness
 
Storyline- Online SEL activities; ex: Empty Pot (Honesty), Someone Loves You Mr. Hatch (Kindness), Enemy Pie (Friendship), A Bad Case of the Stripes (Self-Confidence)
 
 
My Coronavirus Story - a resource (social story) about the Coronavirus
 
Calm - free resources!
 
 
Mind Yeti- activities designed to be done by parents with children; no mindfulness training required :)

 

Book Suggestions for Stress/Anxiety

[Books are available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other websites]

Check YouTube for read-alouds of these books!

 

1. When My Worries Get Too Big! - by Kari Dunn Burin

2. Don't Pop Your Cork on Mondays! - by Adolph Moser

3. The Kissing Hand - by Audrey Penn

4. Is a Worry Worrying You? - by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz

5. Wilma Jean the Worry Machine - by Julia Cook

6. The Goodnight Caterpillar- A Children's Relaxation Story - by Lori Lite

7. The Handbook for Helping Kids with Anxiety and Stress

8. Go Away, Mr. Worrythoughts! - by Nicky Johnston

9. The Worry Glasses: Overcoming Anxiety - by Donalisa Helsley

10. Wemberly Worried - by Kevin Henkes