Parent Support

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Parents


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Key Facts - Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors


World Health Organization (WHO)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

WHO Health Topics - Coronavirus

Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)


US Federal Government

Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19


California State

California Department of Health COVID-19


Protect Yourself from COVID-19 and Stop the Spread of Germs

Mental Health, Anxiety, and Stress Management Resources/Information

Taking Care of your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus

Mini Meditation

Down Dog App, which includes the apps Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout is free until April 1st and has exercises you can do at home

Feeling Anxious Or Worried? Listen To These 8 Podcasts

Coronavirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to Cope with Fear

Help Kids Manage Anxiety around the Coronavirus (3 Expert Videos)

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety

Expert Offers Practical Advice to Manage Your Coronavirus Anxiety

Helping Children and Teens Cope with Anxiety About COVID-19

When everything feels overwhelming, check out tips for taking in rapidly changing news

De-stress together with meditation apps for kids and families

Apps, websites, and video games that inspire running, jumping, and more to stay active.

Don’t forget to enjoy a device-free dinner or two

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

The Tim Ferriss Show - Jack Kornfield — How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos (podcast)

The MindTrails Project

How to Spot Fake News

Common Sense Media suggestions


How to Talk to your Children/Family about Coronavirus

Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

BrainPop cartoon video explaining Coronavirus

NPR Comic for Kids explaining Coronavirus (first link is Instagram - second link here)

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty

Fear and Anxiety – An Age by Age Guide to Common Fears, The Reasons for Each and How to Manage Them

How to Talk About Coronavirus With Kids

The Yucky Bug - Julia Cook

So You’ve Got Questions about Coronavirus

Discovery Education has a special channel to help explain what is happening to students

Coronavirus Student Guide - Explanations and News Updates

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource


Activities to do at Home



Time for Kids (K-6)

PBS Kids

Ideas for Activities During School Closings

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)

ByrdseedTV (Educational Videos)

Reading Eggs

Epic! Digital Book Library (for kids 12 and under) (there is a cost - $7.99/month)

Storyline - Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations

Best Music Apps and Games for Kids

New Kids' TV Shows

50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12

Best Family Movies

Common Sense Selections highlighting the best movies and TV shows

Sibling Watch-Together TV

Best Documentaries for Kids and Families

Common Sense Media (reviews for what your kids want to watch before they watch it)

Scratch Jr. - Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer - Learn computer science

Kodable - Programming for kids

Hello Ruby - Hello Ruby is the world's most whimsical way to learn about computers, technology and programming. The story started with a book, and now Ruby continues her adventures in exercises, activities and videos. It’s suited for kids age 5 years and older (but even adults might learn something new)

Public libraries - many public libraries have digital books you can rent for free on their websites, along with other resources

Stick Figure Art YouTube channel

450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

Met to launch “Nightly Met Opera Streams” - A free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure

Emotional ABCs - We teach children ages 4-11 how to figure out WHAT they are feeling, WHY they are having that emotion, and HOW to make better choices

TED-Ed Video Playlist - Sorted by categories

Virtual Field Trips - Over 30 virtual field trips with links

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Educational YouTube channels

Unite for Literacy - free online audiobooks

Cincinnati Zoo is Bringing the Zoo to You!

100 things to do while stuck inside due to a pandemic

Story time from space

11 Amazing Places Around New York That You Can Virtually Travel To Without Ever Leaving Your Home

Podcasts for Kids

Calendar/list of live streams to watch

Netflix Party Chrome extension - a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

20 Virtual Field Trips

Entertainment for a Quarantine

Math card games

Library of Congress digital collections

NASA has made their entire media library - images, sounds, and video - public - formerly stumbleupon, Mix is a social content curation site that allows you to collect articles, and content about specific interests or topics that you like. When you curate and add to your collections, your content is shared with friends and made discoverable to others on Mix who share similar interests.

Use DuoLingo to learn a new language or practice one you already know! 


Resources for Parents

Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom

Google Classroom Guide for Students and Parents


Other Resources

Free Access to WiFi & Broadband from Spectrum: Spectrum will be offering FREE broadband and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. This is designed to ensure that all students have access to the internet so they may continue their education during this time. All installation fees will be waived. If you or someone you know can benefit from this service please call 1-844-488-8395.