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411 for Parents: Resources for the New Not Normal

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Levar Burton Reads: The Best in Short Fiction Handpicked by the Best Voice in Podcasting http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com (March 27)

Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus Practices, resources, and articles for individuals, parents, and educators facing COVID-19 https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/greater_good_guide_to_well_being_during_coronavirus?utm_source=Greater+Good+Science+Center&utm_campaign=f6a0979943-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_GG_Newsletter_Mar_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5ae73e326e-f6a0979943-68453239 M(ARch 27)

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide https://www.seriouseats.com/2020/03/food-safety-and-coronavirus-a-comprehensive-guide.html (March 27)

National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week Interactive Kahoots (A game based platform for learning) Games https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?u=7eb5b4c216c0d42711af53c0f&id=5a2515534e&e=2aab2ccc5a (March 27)

Humor: Schedule of A Quarantine (March 27)

Essex County Covid-19 testing info. https://www.essexcovid.org (March 27)

Common Sense Media: Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home (updated regularly) https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/free-online-events-activities-kids-at-home-coronavirus?j=7711684&sfmc_sub=183647957&l=2048712_HTML&u=143747071&mid=6409703&jb=2326&utm_source=covid19_freeactivities_20200323&utm_medium=email (March 27)

Looking for ways to engage your teen?

Okay Teens: What’s Your Coronavirus Plan? https://www.bayareaparent.com/Article/OK-Teens-Whats-Your-Coronavirus-Plan/ (March 27)

Life Bucket Skills for Teens https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-life-bucket-list-life-skills-teens-20200317-klpxjooa5zdvhlpjxpllj4ufwa-story.html (March 27)

Governor Murphy’s tweet with emergency hotlines. (March 23)

Here’s a comprehensive list of online resources, including online recovery meetings. (March 23)

 The Child-Mind Institute’s article Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis has helpful suggestions for your family’s well being. (March 23)

The Today Show published useful tips (drawn from the homeschooling community) for making school-at-home both a learning environment and one that can help you parent well. (March 23)

From Baristanet: Learning in the Time of COVID-19: Montclair Teachers and Parents Offer Ideas https://baristanet.com/2020/03/learning-in-the-time-of-covid19-montclair-teachers-and-parents-offer-ideas/ (March 20)

From Audible.com:  Stories for children are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablethttps://stories.audible.com/start-listen?mi_cmp=21b6d7d8b2f846dc&mi_ecmp=486622220&mi_sc=t&mi_u=amzn1.account.AFARQRS5K3CHXSS2MGQGXVOAXFEA (March 20)

Just for Laughs: https://twitter.com/getthebagcoach/status/1239716925653090305?s=12 (March 20)

From BuzzFeed: 18 At-Home Ideas To Keep Kids Busy And Entertained During The Coronavirus Outbreak https://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/educational-resources-activities-kids-coronavirus?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Playfull%203%2F18&utm_term=Parents%20confirmed (March 20)

Looking for a way to get screen time under control: The best free parental control software and apps 2020 https://www.techradar.com/best/parental-control (March 20)

20 old-school ways to keep kids busy without screen time https://www.mother.ly/child/how-to-keep-a-preschooler-busy-other-than-screentime (March 20)

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings: amazingeducationalresources@gmail.com https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t3r618pd8MAi6V87dG2D66PtiKoHdHusBpjPKXgm36w/htmlview?sle=true#gid=0 (March 20)

 Just for Laughs: Toilet Paper Exercise Routine https://www.elitereaders.com/kaisa-keranen-toilet-paper-exercise/

50+ Free LEGO Instructions: Learn How To Be a Master Builder! https://www.mykidstime.com/things-to-do/master-builder-lego-instructions-how-to/ (March 20)

Where to Stream Your Favorite Musicals  https://www.todaytix.com/insider/nyc/posts/where-to-stream-all-your-favorite-movie-musicals (March 20)

7 Science Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety (March 11)

Here’s a 30 second video showing you how to keep your cell phone clean and germ free. (March 11)

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus. If you want to print out the comic to make a Zine, click here.

From The Los Angeles Times, A coronavirus danger: Touching your face. Here is how to stop doing it. (March 11)

State of New Jersey Department of Health Information for Communities and the General Public (March 5)

From Reddit: The WHO sent 25 international experts to China and here are their main findings after 9 days

World Health Organization rolling updates on coronavirus (COVID-19)

From The Los Angeles Times, advice on how to stop touching your face (March 5)

World Health Organization rolling updates on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Covid-19 from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network added 3/2/20

From The New York Times: Wash Your Hands. No, Like This: Scientists say that a common technique for applying hand sanitizer, one recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is inferior to an alternative method with twice as many steps.

Here’s a link to a poster you can print out at home and hang over the sink as a reminder of how to wash properly.

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