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.
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these ideas to immerse kids in language and stories, build background knowledge, and inspire creative play.
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.
Maryland pediatrician Steve Silvestro recommends no playdates during the Coronavirus crisis. Learn why.
This is a great time to talk to children about the COVID-19 outbreak, and empower them to be helpers to keep each other healthy.
Tips from PBS Parents about how to reassure children with accurate and age-appropriate information.
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
Big Bird is struggling after a confusing and scary thing happened. Alan helps him cope and recognize his feelings.
In this online interactive, Raya and Elmo travel around the world to learn how people around the world clean their hands.
Through these episodes, clips, activities and articles, Daniel Tiger helps children gain a much more thorough understanding of what a doctor’s visit entails.
Listen to a catchy country song about how germs travel from person to person.
Germs germs go away. Don't come back any day. Help kids exercise their imaginations and learn to stay healthy with Daniel Tiger.
Stuck at home? Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own couch.
Find crafts and experiments for kids on PBS KIDS for Parents! Explore fun and educational activities for the whole family.
The National Zoo is temporarily closed to visitors, but you can still check in on the animals virtually.
Children's author/illustrator Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE.
Play games featuring characters from PBS KIDS favorites like Curious George, Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger and Peg + Cat, organized by topic and difficulty level!
You don't always have to pay big bucks for great educational games, apps, and websites: Lots of outstanding free options are only a click away.
Common Sense Media editors help you choose the perfect picks for your next family movie night.
Kids can learn all kinds of things, from social studies to social skills, with these great apps and games.
Fun, informative and captivating talks to inspire young minds.
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs has created a special unit that covers the basics of local community journalism, storytelling, scripting and video editing.
Inspire your students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.
Multilingual fact sheets, infographics and more for schools to share with all staff and families, including families of English learners.