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|Wash Your Lyrics||All||All||Generate hand washing infographics based on your favorite song lyrics||https://washyourlyrics.com/|
|GoNoodle||Movement, Physical Education||K-5||Engages learners through movement and mindfulness. Whole Child Approach, benefits physical wellness, academic success, and social-emotional health||https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/|
|Little Puddins The Autism Educator||special education, behavioral, social emotional, mindfulness||K-5||Provides free printables for working with students with special needs on social emotional learning, feelings, lifeskills, behavior, rewards, special needs visuals, and mindfulness.||https://littlepuddins.ie/|
|CDC - COVID19 Manage Anxiety & Stress||Social Emotional||K-12||Guidance, from the Center for Disease Control, on how to best handle this stressful time and understand children's varied response to the pandemic.||https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html|
|College Board AP Classroom||Advanced Placement Classes||9-12||For students enrolled in AP courses, the teacher for each classroom can unlock free practice questions in AP Classroom found in the student's CollegeBoard account||https://www.collegeboard.org/|
|Common Sense Media||Personal Learning||k-12||Resources for Families||https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic|
|Coronavirus (COVID-19) & At-Home Learning: 10 Tips for Parents Navigating the New Realities of Online Education||Personal Learning||K-12||10 tips for families as they adjust to the new reality of learning at home.||https://30seconds.com/mom/tip/19127/Coronavirus-COVID-19-At-Home-Learning-10-Tips-for-Parents-Navigating-the-New-Realities-of-Online-Education|
|Coronavirus Social Story||Social Emotional||K-5||A social story to help young children understand the pandemic.||https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story/|
|How 'regular school' parents can homeschool their kids||Personal Learning||K-12||How to make the most of learning at home during COVID-19||https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/health/homeschooling-during-coronavirus-wellness/index.html|
|How to keep kids excited to learn during covid-19 school closures||Social Emotional||K-12||As K-12 schools across the country announce temporary closures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, there are things teachers and parents can do to keep students interested in learning at home||https://www.futurity.org/covid-19-school-closures-kids-learning-at-home-2306492/|
|Khan Academy||Personal Learning||K-12||Asynchonous instruction available for most topics and levels.||http://www.khanacademy.com|
|Libby, The Library App (requires your active public library card)||Reading||K-12||Public Library App - requires an active card for your local library.||https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/|
|National Association of School Psychologists - Talking to Children about COVID-19||Social Emotional||K-12||Guidelines from the National Association of School Psychologists about how to talk with children about this appropriate, but scary, topic.||https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource|
|New York Times - The Learning Network||ELA||7-12||Free reading opportunities and daily written and photo writing prompts. Age 13 to register.||https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/learning/students-can-respond-to-daily-writing-prompts-inspired-by-the-new-york-times-at-home-for-free.html|
|Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)||Social Emotional||K-12||This resource will help you think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect your family,both physically and emotionally, and what you can do to help your family cope.||https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf|
|PBS Kids for Parents||All||PreK-3||Resources across different content areas for ages 2-8.||https://www.pbs.org/parents|
|PBS Learning Media||All||K-12||Standards-aligned lessons created for teachers, but free and available to parents for at-home learning.||https://whyy.pbslearningmedia.org/|
|Project Gutenberg||Reading||K-12||Online printed books for reading online or download.||https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Children%27s_Literature_%28Bookshelf%29#Carroll.2C_Lewis.2C_1832-1898|
|TedEd Talks||Personal Learning||6-12||Mensa for Kids curated TedEd talks for youth that provide accompanying prompts for writing or conversation.||https://www.mensaforkids.org/teach/ted-connections/|
|The Parent's Guide to Educational Technology||Educational Technology||K-12||Provides an overview of edtech for parents||https://www.connectsafely.org/the-parents-guide-to-educational-technology/|