COVID-19 is a particularly stressful time for parents, who find themselves home-schooling their children. Below you’ll find some resources for activities, best practices and also articles about how to find balance during this time.
Pandemic Hope Devotional
The Wisconsin Council of Churches published this devotional guide for families. It includes scripture readings, conversation started, faith practices and more for each day of the week. Start with week 1, or jump right into what fits best in your home. Click here for information.
Talking with Children About COVID-19
The CDC has resources about how to speak with children during this time of great disruption. Click here for more information.
At Home Learning Resources
Family Education has provided an online guide for resources, activities and more for parents with children who are home from school. Click here for more information.
Child Care Aware – provides resources for families striving to be their child’s first and best teacher.
Child Fun – provides articles, activities, crafts and interactive features to make your in-home experience a better one.
ZOOM – Host meals and celebrations. Play Trivia with friends and family.
Go Noodle offers free short games and exercises for children.
Google Arts and Culture – offers virtual tours of museums, movie locations, musical events, children’s entertainment and more.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center – provides you access to concerts and other performances online.
How to Protect Your Mental Health
This article has strategies for adults and parents to care for themselves, so that they can care for others in their home. Click here for more information.
Audible is allowing children and parents to listen to their stories, for free, as long as students are out of school. Dive into a new story or book! Click here for more information.