During this uncertain time in our area, many of us are embracing a new reality. We're social distancing. We're working from home. We're avoiding crowds. We're doing our best to protect our friends and neighbors.

Even so, it's still hard to know precisely what to say to our children about everything that's going on. Or how to keep our families entertained when everything around us has shut down. That's where our "Stuck at Home Survival Guide" comes in.

We've assembled a variety of resources focusing on online educational options, parenting advice for these unprecedented times, and some recommendations for movies, games and other entertainment options (like virtual museum tours!) that will help you get through these next days and weeks together — and maybe learn a little something along the way.

Resources for Parents

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Parenting During the Coronavirus Outbreak

From the education desk of KQED in San Francisco, a quick rundown of questions and answers about parenting in the age of Coronavirus. For more, listen to NPR's Life Kit podcast.

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Advice on Playdates

Maryland pediatrician Steve Silvestro recommends no playdates during the Coronavirus crisis. Learn why.

Health and Hygiene for Kids

ABC Scrub With Me! | Super Why!

ABC Scrub With Me! | Super Why!

Why do we wash hands after we go potty, before we eat, after playing outdoors, after we sneeze on them? Germs! This fun activity helps kids visualize germs while practicing their alphabet skills

For Families: Things to Do at Home

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Crafts and Experiments for Kids

Find crafts and experiments for kids on PBS KIDS for Parents! Explore fun and educational activities for the whole family.

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PBS Kids Games

Play games featuring characters from PBS KIDS favorites like Curious George, Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger and Peg + Cat, organized by topic and difficulty level!

Resources for Teachers and Educators

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PBS LearningMedia

Inspire your students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.