With the arrival of the corona virus, many of us face unprecedented circumstances, decisions and life-style changes. I believe we need to take these steps rapidly and seriously. At the same time, we need to preserve and create joy and connection, especially with and for our children and elders. Fortunately, many people are offering ideas and resources. I’ll keep adding to this as I come across them:
a list of great shows to keep kids ages 2 through 6, and their caretakers, occupied, from the New York Times.
Early Childhood Development Action Network’s comprehensive list of links, in multiple languages, including information, resources, ideas
A Google Doc of ideas… “Thanks to the Princess Awesome & Boy Wonder Community for the amazing suggestions!!”
A google doc of ideas and links from “Mrs. Farney”
“Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm EDT (US Eastern Daylight Time) where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.”
Activities and tools for children with disabilities who use switches, eye gaze and other alternative access to computers. Free resources and free 14-day trial for paid resources.
How people pull together, even at a moment of social distancing
“An opportunity to come together with other early childhood educators to acknowledge the challenges we are all facing, share ideas, and build new thinking together for ways we can adapt and respond to the educational landscape in the midst of social distancing.” Register
By Rachel Ehmke Kids worry more when they’re kept in the dark.
In English and Spanish.