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Wash Your LyricsAllAllGenerate hand washing infographics based on your favorite song lyricshttps://washyourlyrics.com/
GoNoodleMovement, Physical EducationK-5Engages learners through movement and mindfulness. Whole Child Approach, benefits physical wellness, academic success, and social-emotional healthhttps://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/
Little Puddins The Autism Educatorspecial education, behavioral, social emotional, mindfulnessK-5Provides 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 & StressSocial EmotionalK-12Guidance, 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 ClassroomAdvanced Placement Classes9-12For students enrolled in AP courses, the teacher for each classroom can unlock free practice questions in AP Classroom found in the student's CollegeBoard accounthttps://www.collegeboard.org/
Common Sense MediaPersonal Learningk-12Resources for Familieshttps://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 EducationPersonal LearningK-1210 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 StorySocial EmotionalK-5A social story to help young children understand the pandemic.https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story/
How 'regular school' parents can homeschool their kidsPersonal LearningK-12How to make the most of learning at home during COVID-19https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/health/homeschooling-during-coronavirus-wellness/index.html
How to keep kids excited to learn during covid-19 school closuresSocial EmotionalK-12As 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 homehttps://www.futurity.org/covid-19-school-closures-kids-learning-at-home-2306492/
Khan AcademyPersonal LearningK-12Asynchonous instruction available for most topics and levels.http://www.khanacademy.com
Libby, The Library App (requires your active public library card)ReadingK-12Public 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-19Social EmotionalK-12Guidelines 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 NetworkELA7-12Free 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 EmotionalK-12This 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 ParentsAllPreK-3Resources across different content areas for ages 2-8.https://www.pbs.org/parents
PBS Learning MediaAllK-12Standards-aligned lessons created for teachers, but free and available to parents for at-home learning.https://whyy.pbslearningmedia.org/
Project GutenbergReadingK-12Online printed books for reading online or download.https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Children%27s_Literature_%28Bookshelf%29#Carroll.2C_Lewis.2C_1832-1898
TedEd TalksPersonal Learning6-12Mensa 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 TechnologyEducational TechnologyK-12Provides an overview of edtech for parentshttps://www.connectsafely.org/the-parents-guide-to-educational-technology/