- Video from WDIV - https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2020/03/13/watch-explaining-coronavirus-to-children-what-is-it-why-are-schools-closed/
- Children and COVID-19 from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/children.html
- Toolkit for Families with students with ASD. - This would also be appropriate for parents with young children. https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/sites/afirm.fpg.unc.edu/files/covid-resources/Supporting%20Individuals%20with%20Autism%20through%20Uncertian%20Times%20Full%20Packet.pdf
- A story to help children understand Coronavirus https://static1.squarespace.com/static/595fb0d16a49632afb7e2c00/t/5e73cf66459c9d6afea2bb10/1584648075946/Coronavirus+Story+for+Children.pdf
- Julia Cook “The Yucky Bug” video https://youtu.be/ZD9KNhmOCV4
- APA Social Distancing & Related Resources https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing
- CDC Managing Anxiety & Stress https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
- Autism Speaks Resources re: COVID-19 including social stories https://www.autismspeaks.org/news/covid-19-information-and-resources
- Autism Toolkit for school closures https://l.ead.me/bbTE3n
- Coronavirus Social Stories https://drive.google.com/open?id=115D1gn80OrWocRr-LwG9dYeWbuwXkoDY https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Social-Story-5319239
- Another Coronavirus social story https://www.flipsnack.com/KeshetChicago/coronavirus-social-story/full-view.html?fbclid=IwAR2spJ0sBUaboJC3 UqxeqoHCZjOl2Smg1JSn_CqnzL6V2CQfQf_JG0ohw24
- PDF Social Story in many languages https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
- Sesame Street and Caring for Each Other https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring
- Autism and Special Needs Exercise App. Supported in research and used by universities, parents and professionals around the world. The Free trial period has been extended to both schools and parents during these difficult times. http://www.exercisebuddy.com/
- FAQ about CoronaVirus https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x3eApRJDPdVxpOlq1eEU124oIWpfQDK1/view?mc_cid=b04fa541f1&mc_eid=17a6856e0c
- Something for Everyone ttps://www.wholechildcounseling.com/post/coronavirus-resources-for-kids-parents-counselors-and-educators j
- Hand-washing Steps Using the WHO Technique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IisgnbMfKvI
- Handwashing-The 12 Steps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGQpJafaWj0
- Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak Https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/Coping%20With%20Stress%20During%20Infectious%20Disease%20Outbreaks.pdf?token=AWwirWbwnFZzJLvz3PPjKrKdmjruV9RT8Cv8f-twIduYJgjzyONTCy0XbV5oTOiUJOTRxfHiJypWT3yj1i-II-yvO2FQS0hPdpXuPvuRMGgtAsg8MS8KrPERtPPyMqT7vFLEliQ4HMtrZfdMDF1WbmcMDlnquY_mwl8UUbVqECgpbeErrdrs0hiauXXXv4uzKhBnBOOlTYo7L5jeQuQFClRV
- How to manage emotions and build structure at home during COVID-19 https://makesociallearningstick.com/keep-calm-and-structure-on-how-to-manage-emotions-and-build-structure-at-home-during-covid-19/?__s=xxxxxxx&__s=cw95cvvfixsjp5ptydrm
- FREE Mental Health Support and Resources Through Child Mind https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/?fbclid=IwAR2rIRsR80rCNIZeb9JtEhS7k_CEPRNujVjeQfPfWevFpQYghjatPoNp-sU
Explaining Coronavirus to your Children
Read the article from Detroit PBS KIDS: www.dptv.org/about/media/detroit-public-tv-to-provide-essential-educational-resources-to-caregivers-during-coronavirus-crisis/
You probably grew up watching PBS KIDS and know it is a safe and nurturing place for children. As we begin the first day of at-home learning for thousands of children on Monday, Detroit PBS KIDS wants to be your partner in providing the very best in educational programming and resources. We will give you ideas daily to support in-home learning and fun activities that bring to life the learning provided by Detroit PBS KIDS television programming.
PARENTS: Making Kids Feel Safe
This is a stressful time for everyone and especially for our youngest learners, whose routines are about to undergo a major change – change that they may not fully understand.
If you aren’t sure how to start the conversation, this short article on how to talk to your kids should help.
We recommend making the conversation E.A.S.Y. when discussing issues like this with young children:
Looking for more? The Daniel Tiger team has a suggested activity to help calm your 2-8-year-old.
Check out even more resources about coronavirus (COVID-19).
PARENTS: Learning Resources and Activities
Featured App: PBS KIDS Games
PBS KIDS Games app has more than 100 free games for your 2-8-year-olds. In this safe learning environment, kids learn science, math reading, creativity and more. Play mazes, puzzles, dress-up, coloring and more. The games feature their favorite PBS KIDS characters and help teach everything from the ABC’s and shapes to reading and math. Free for iOS and Android devices in the app store, and no in-app purchases required.
Preschool to Grade 2: Make a Boat
Will a toy car float? How about a tin pie plate? In this short video from The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, Nick and Sally test some objects in their backyard wading pool (a bathtub makes a good substitute), to see what will float and what won’t.
Grades 3-5: Measuring Length Precisely
In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must remove a voice box from a giant statue without touching the laser alarms that protect it. They need an exact measurement, and your student will be asked to help! A ruler is needed.
Grades 6-8:Dunk Tank!
In this interactive math game, learners explore mean, media, mode, range and how to recognize which central tendency best represents a set of data.
Grades 9-12: Making Cents
This video series teaches teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit.
Every word in turquoise is a link!
An exert from an article from healthychildren.org
If your children need to stay at home due to the outbreak, try to keep their days as routine and scheduled as possible. Here are a few tips that can help:
These tips can help:
Stay informed: Families are encouraged to stay up to date about this situation as we learn more about how to prevent this virus from spreading in homes and in communities.
This is an article from American Psychological Association:
TipsNew reports about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, becoming more widespread are making some people anxious. Here are some tips to help you manage your anxiety, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook.
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Your social workers are the link from your student, to the classroom, to the school, to you and to the community.