EmbraceRace list draws only on trustworthy sources and uses categories of
information most relevant to families with preschool and school-aged children
like ours and many of yours. We’re hoping it’ll save you some effort. If you
find this list helpful, we’ll update it regularly. If not, we won’t. So please
let us know either way. Seriously. If there’s a key category of resources you’re looking for that isn’t included
here, or a resource you’ve found invaluable and think others would too, let us
Protecting Yourself and
the Children You Love
- State & Territorial Health Department Websites,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Links to health departments in all US states, territories, and the District of
Columbia. Find out what guidance and resources your state health officials have
- How to Protect Yourself, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. Basic advice on how the virus
spreads; how to protect yourself, your family, and your home; and how to manage
anxiety and stress.
- The Risk Covid-19 Poses for Children, Explained, Vox. Over time, we’ll learn more about children’s
susceptibility and the consequences of infection for children. For now, the
short story is that “the Covid-19 disease appears to be less severe in children
than in some older adults, and scientists aren’t sure why.”
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A
Parent Resource, National Association of School Psychologists. Offers a nice set of guidelines to help parents teach
children preventive measures, talk with them about their worries, and give them
a sense of some control over their risk of infection, which often helps reduce
- Tips for Families: Coronavirus, Zero to Three. Resources with guidance for families including
age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and
activities for young children experiencing social distancing.
- Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being
during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center
at the University of Massachusetts.
Children are generally more vulnerable than adults to the emotional impact of
traumatic events that disrupt their routines. This resource offers information
on supporting and protecting children’s emotional well-being as this crisis
unfolds and includes a nice list of additional resources for parents,
educators, and child care providers.
- What to Do if You Are Sick, Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. Steps to take if you are
sick with COVID-19, or think you might have it, to help protect others in your
home and community.
- During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What to Do if Your Child Is
Sick, KidsHealth. Advice on what to do if
you think your child might have COVID-19 and information about testing and
Activities for Children & Families
- Free Online Activities and Events for Kids During
Coronavirus Shutdowns, Commonsense Media.
Authors, artists, musicians, and creators of educational tools are stepping up
to offer free lessons, tours, and concerts that you can check out from the
safety of your home.
- Free Virtual Education Tools for Children and Their
Caregivers, Children’s Defense Fund. Excellent
choices for caregivers (non-educators) who are looking for engaging and
enriching content to share with their children.
- Scholastic Learn at Home, Scholastic. Day-by-day projects to keep your kids reading, thinking
- Avoid Cabin Fever with These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids
Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis, Parade. There are plenty of ways to keep the whole family from
- Boredom Busters: 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families
& Kids, Family eGuide. This
handy list can easily be printed and placed on the refrigerator – a great way
to have instant “ideas” when boredom strikes!
que hacer con los niños en casa... [Activities to Do with Children at Home], Video. Watch
this with your kids at the very least. It will likely inspire you all to move!