COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR PARENTS, GUARDIANS, BIGS AND LITTLES
COPING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
The World Health Organization has a good resource called Parenting in the time of COVID-19, with great tips for parents to help their children cope with this stressful time.
The CDC has published a COVID-19 fact sheet, to help stop the spread of misinformation about the virus.
The Search Institute has a helpful guide for dealing with fear and scapegoating during the pandemic.
NPR has published a cute comic for kids that about coronavirus that is whimsical and positive.
Ways to help Littles and their parents cope with these strange times are available at Greater Good Magazine, whose slogan is “Science-Based Insights for a Meaningful Life.”
STATE & LOCAL RESOURCES
For the latest health orders, answers about the COVID-19 pandemic, and lots of local resources, check out the New Mexico Department of Health website.
For a comprehensive list of resources available to New Mexico families, including meal sites and financial help, check out New Mexico Kids.org.
Yes New Mexico is a portal to quickly and easily apply for, check the status of, update, or renew a variety of public assistance programs.
Roswell ISD has many online learning resources, including how to access RISD student online platforms.
Artesia Public Schools has many online learning resources, as well as support for parents to help their children cope with coronavirus and social distancing.
EXPLORE THE WORLD AND BEYOND
See the Great Wall of China with this awesome virtual tour. You can explore some of the more famous sections of the wall, such as Badaling and Jiankou in Beijing, all from the comfort of your living room!
Virtually venture to Easter Island, one of the most remote islands in the world and check out the moai — the mysterious giant statues that the island is known for.
Explore the surface of Mars without ever leaving Earth! Check out 360-mode to get a feel for what the Curiosity rover sees every day.
The San Diego Zoo has an entire site for kids with live cams, animal facts, activities and games. Check out favorites like the polar bear cam and the baboon cam for an experience that almost feels like being there.
Choose from 10 live cams ranging from hypnotic jellyfish to playful penguins at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. There’s even a cam set up to view Monterey Bay itself and home viewers can spot various birds and sea mammals that call the bay home.
Scholastic has a fantastic learn at home website, with daily learning activities according to grade level.
Jumpstart is a great resource, especially for younger children. They have educational activities by grade level and subject, as well as creative and artistic activities.
For free math learning, check out Desmos. They have lots of free activities, as well as online math and scientific calculators.
National Geographic has a wealth of resources for families to learn and discover, called NatGeo@Home. There you can find fun activities, science experiments, and at-home classroom resources.
Wideopenschool.org is a fantastic free website with resources arranged by age group. There you can find everything from academics to story times, and even cooking and music classes!
For your budding young artists, Education.com has lots of wonderful free drawing and painting worksheets.