Resources for At Home Learning

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Talking to Children About COVID-19

Get tips from the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention) on how to talk to children about COVID-19.

Something Strange Happened in My City is an amazing social story written by Dr. Jenny Yen, a Jumpstart course professor at CSU Fullerton, to help children understand what’s happening in the COVID-19 crisis. It has been translated into multiple languages and can be found here.

Check out these fun resources from Noggin that teach children how to wash their hands and other ways to reduce the spread of germs.

Internet Access

Do you or your children need internet access to stay connected? Many internet providers are offering free services during this time.

Comcast: Internet Essentials

A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development from the Center for the Developing Child, Harvard University. This guide pulls together information on COVID-19, including what it means for child development, and shareable resources that can help parents, caregivers, child care providers, pediatricians, and others who work with families.

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19: 8 Strategies to Keep Children Healthy and Happy written by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, members of Jumpstart’s National Early Education Council

Caring for Preschoolers at Home provides expert guidance on maintaining structure, routine, and healthy habits for learning and growing at home.

5 Tips for Parents Balancing Screen Time During School Closures

Healthy at Home Toolkit (Ready Rosie) supports families with resources for learning at home, prevention and care, and emotional well-being.

Time to Talk, Play, and Create: Supporting Children’s Learning at Home provides tips based on research for supporting young children’s learning through interactive and fun activities while families shelter in place at home.

Abriendo Puertas (Spanish)–Recursos para familias en español

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