I no longer have a younger child at home. Mine is in college and we are facing a transition to completing the semester online and having to quickly move her our of her dorm and home. We are all in transition and facing situations we certainly never imagined.
I work remote and it’s still having an impact. We all communicate via slack and have set up a resource channel aptly names #campcovid19. The sharing of resources has been tremendous and thus I though I would share those same resources here. If you know of others or great blog posts you have found helpful – enter them in the comments. Remember, “It takes a village.”
How to explain Social Distancing to your kids
Scholastic has offered free resources while children are tackling school work at home and parents are suddenly becoming teachers.
Keep students academically active with 20 days of meaningful learning journeys with Classroom magazines.
Josh Gad, aka Olaf, is doing daily storytime online.
You can do lunchtime doodles online with MoWillems.
While the kids doodle, parents can take a break and watch John Legend on Instagram.
Sample Plans for the Day
Here’s a rough self-directed plan for the day to keep kids on task and with a structure to help the day go smoothly. https://d.pr/i/SENmUD
Where to find helpful information on Covid19 in your state
Wikipedia coronavirus pages can be very helpful. It’s really hard to get all info about your state in one place if you are tracking the outbreak. I believe in the US you can find pages for your state. There are some other countries in there too. Search for this title with your state. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_Massachusetts
In case anyone needs this or knows someone who needs this: United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. They will help with bills, rent, and food. You can call 1-866-211-9966 and provide zip code and will be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance.
A Little Inspiration
A good article: 1 mom’s coronavirus diary from Japan: ‘I’ve been where you are’
What Covid19 looks like in kids
Quarantini: 2 ounces of Gin, 1/2 ounce blue curacao, splash of bitters. Shake with ice, then strain into martini glass rimmed with Emergen-C powder, garnish with a cherry. Serve with a toilet paper square for a napkin.