Sanctuary’s Child Care experts have put together a list of resources to help families across New York navigate the stressful circumstances that have resulted from the continuing spread of the Coronavirus. We will continue to update this list in the coming days, so stay tuned!
TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
Scholastic | Teaching our World – The Coronavirus: https://bit.ly/2TVJS5K
- A collection of resources to help parents ease children’s’ fears and empower them with age-appropriate information
NPR | Just for Kids: https://n.pr/33nkgSC
- A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
LEARN FROM HOME ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Scholastic (FREE): https://bit.ly/3d6NmtT
- Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
- Other Learn from Home Websites with free coupon deal: https://bit.ly/33rbqDk
Lesson Planet |Virtual Field Trip Lesson Plans & Worksheets: https://bit.ly/2IQXTvi
- 10 day free trial, create a login and password in order to access
El Museo Del Barrio | El Museo en Tu Casa/At Home Museum Podcast: https://bit.ly/2xEgpEK
- Listen to El Barrio locals and New York City residents talk about their experiences on various NYC events
DIY Activities: https://u.org/2J6bUWh
- Videogames, matching games, board game ideas, baking to help young kids work on math skills and feelings word game
Arts & Crafts with Empty Toilet Paper Roll Tubes: https://bit.ly/3b2ulqx
Brooklyn Library | Virtual Storytime: https://bit.ly/38QVMCk
Kidstime | 50 Rainy Day Ideas: https://bit.ly/2TUIAIe
Epic! Books – www.getepic.com
- This offers a comprehensive digital library of literature for children age 12 and under. They are offering the first month for free! The service is 7.99 per month after the free month is finished. Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more.
MUSEUM VIRTUAL TOURS
Guggenheim Museum: guggenheim.org
El Museo Del Barrio: ElmuseoDelbarrio.org
Smithsonian Museum: si.edu
American Museum of Natural History (upcoming, stay tuned for updates): amnh.org
Google Arts & Culture Museum – artsandculture.google.com
- More than 2,500 museums around the world have made their collections accessible online through Google Arts and Culture. During this time, cabin fever can become a very real issue for clients and their families. This provides a way to get out of the house without physically leaving. It also allows families to explore different artwork from around the world that they wouldn’t have access to in NYC regardless.