Message for Early Childhood Families with Resources
Virtual Field Trips for Families
San Diego Zoo / The Louvre in France – Egyptian Antiquities / The Great Wall of China / Boston Children’s Museum / Canadian Egg Farm / Guggenheim Museum, New York / Live Webcams from the Georgia Aquarium / Mars (Google) / Mars (NASA) / Yellowstone National Park – visit several locations in the park. / Hubble Control Center – Lobby Hubble Control Center / Operations Room (NASA)
Josh Gad (Olaf from Frozen) reads books every weeknight (times vary but you can also watch the recorded videos) on Twitter -#GadBookClub
Drawing with Michael Woodside – learn to draw Disney Characters live-streamed on YouTube and Instagram daily at 10:00 am -#drawingwithwoodsy (videos are also recorded).
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – draw with author and illustrator Mo Willems daily on YouTube at 12:00 pm #MOlunchdoodles. (videos are also recorded). For more information go to https://www.kennedycenter.org/mowillems
Resources for Helping Children
Talking with Children about Corona Virus from the Fred Rogers Center
PBS has some great resources available for children
We Wear Masks a short book for children
Inspiring Song: “You Are Beautiful” By Robbie Schaefer
Television Show for younger children: DANIEL TIGER Daniel Tiger – Season 11, Episode 3 – “Daniel Finds Something To Do/Daniel’s Royal Good Time” – Could be helpful in showing children that Daniel has to occupy himself so mom can get something done.
Inspiring Video: Children sing “Heal the World”
Move your bodies! Go Noodle
Folktales from around the world
Audible Audio Books, currently offering free e-books for children
How to Emotionally Prepare for Quarantine, Guardian Article.
We want to acknowledge the likelihood of an emotional impact on both children and adults stemming from the Coronavirus. I am of the belief that if we listen carefully to what our children are asking, and not provide more information than necessary, we can help calm fears and redirect their energy in a positive way. We see the following resources as good starting points for approaching these conversations, at an age-appropriate level, if needed.
Talking to Children about Covid 19 a Parent Resouce: National Assoc. of School Psychologists