Throughout the world and in our local community, we are all facing new and difficult challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our day-to-day lifestyles and habits have changed, and it can be difficult to strike a balance between managing our own needs and those of our families. We’re also, by necessity, having to get creative with the way we’re spending our time.

We’ve assembled the following resources to help you and your family stay engaged and have fun together while you’re at home. From daily sing-a-longs and indoor activities to support for at-home learning and special needs children, we’ve got you covered.

How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus

How to Talk to Kids and Teens about the Coronavirus

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Explaining the News to Our Kids

How to Help Kids Sort Fact from Fiction about the Coronavirus

How to Talk to Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder about Frightening Situations

Managing Coronavirus Anxiety

CDC: Managing Anxiety and Stress

5 Ways to Overcome the Stress of Coronavirus

Tips On How to Help Kids Feel Safe and Manage Stress

How School Closures can Strengthen Your Family

Meditation for Beginners

Meditation Apps for Kids

Fun Activities to Do at Home

Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home

8 Indoor Activities to Release Kids’ Energy

87 Energy-Busting Indoor Games & Activities for Kids

Magical Bridge Foundation Daily Virtual Sing-a-Long

12 Famous Museums that Offer Virtual Tours

Virtual Field Trips Guide

PBS Fun and Educational Family Activities

At-Home Learning

Covid-19 and At-Home Learning

How to Keep Kids Learning When They’re Stuck at Home

Schools Closed? How to Make a New Home Routine

I Home-Schooled My Kids For 3 Years. Here’s What Parents Need To Know Now.

Home-Schooling Tweens and Teens during Coronavirus Closings

Free Educational Apps, Games and Web Sites

Wide Open School – Common Sense Media

Home Resources for Special Needs

For Parents Suddenly Homeschooling a Child with ADHD, Here’s Some Expert Advice

ADHD Guidance during Uncertain Times

Keeping Kids with ADHD in “Study Mode” While Home from School (Webinar)

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times

The Autism Helper — Home School Emergency Kit

Autism Society COVID-19 Toolkit

Zones of Regulation — An Overview for Parents

Occupational Therapy Home Activities

Questions about Technology, Special Needs, and Learning Difficulties

*Material adapted from the blog, Slow Family Online.

The Center for Children and Youth can help you establish healthy family routines, connect with other parents, plan activities at home, and receive critical assistance when you need it most. If you need support or guidance during this time, or are facing other challenges as a parent, we are here for you. Schedule a consultation today or call 650-688-3046.