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Helpful Resources for Kids & Parents

Resources for parents to help kids cope and understand the coronavirus:

Kids and Signs of Stress Signs to watch for from Dr. Sarah Hagin, pediatric psychologist, with Lifespan.  Includes phone number and links for more help.

Conronavirus A Book for Children  Nosy Crow publishers released this wonderful, free eBook for kids, available for downloading. 

The Moodsters First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic  A wonderful collaboration between Yale Child Study Center & Scholastic Collaborative for Child and Family Resilience.

 Resources for parents:

Kids for Peace This non-profit organization created projects and resources to keep kids kind, creative, and connected in the age of Covid-19.

Talking Race with Young Children  NPR and The Sesame Workshop teamed up to provide help with difficult conversations.

Letting Kids Occupy Themselves  Kids know how to do it, we need to let them. 

Resources for children's books and authors:

Into the Book  Student and Teacher reading comprehension resources that are available in English and Spanish.

KidLitTV  Explore children's literature with the people who created it!  Includes read-alouds, art tutorials, crafts, podcats and more.

Scholastic  Day-by-Day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Storyline Online  Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

TeachingBooks  Book and Reading engagement Home Edition Kits for children, teens, educators, and adults.

EBooks with your Library Card & EBooks Available During COVID-19 Crisis  Find descriptions and links of the EBooks available, and how to access them.

Resources for educational games and information:

ABCya  Educational math, reading, and typing games for grades PreK through 6 that help kids keep engaged and having fun.

Funbrain  Hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

Highlights Kids  A place for children of all ages to play games, discover new jokes, find answers to science questions, learn new recipes, and learn new crafts.

National Geographic Kids  Learn about animals through videos, games, and animal articles.

PBS Kids  Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts, and other PBS Kids shows.

Raising Dragons  Fantastic educational activities with a focus on STEAM/STEM.

Star Fall  Kids grades K-3 will have fun learning phonics, reading, and math through educational games, movies, books, and more.

Switch Zoo Animal Games  Kids of all ages can make new animals, play animal games, build biomes, learn about animals, and listen to animal music.

TinkerLab  Free, hands-on art and science activities for Pre-K kids.    

Parents, also try favorite author/illustrator websites and facebook pages for fun and free livestream offerings.

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