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26.04.2020

Don't despair if your child is glued to a screen, it may be keeping them sane

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/26/dont-despair-if-your-child-is-glued-to-a-screen-it-may-be-keeping-them-sane?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1587878683

50 Free and Fun Printables for Kids - Brit + Co

https://www.brit.co/printable-coloring-pages/

Coursera makes 3,800 courses free for unemployed workers across the globe | Pocketnow

https://pocketnow.com/coursera-makes-3800-courses-free-for-unemployed-workers-across-the-globe

35 Free Virtual Field Trips to take with your kids!

https://cboardinggroup.com/35-free-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids/

Kids' math at home: Think dice games, cooking fractions and ratios with chocolate milk

https://theconversation.com/kids-math-at-home-think-dice-games-cooking-fractions-and-ratios-with-chocolate-milk-134738

25.04.2020

Commentary: LGBTQ youth lost safe spaces during the shutdown. These resources can help.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/story/2020-04-24/commentary-lgbtq-youth-lost-safe-spaces-during-the-shutdown-these-resources-can-help

10 Questions To Help Socially-Isolated Teens Take Better Care Of Themselves

https://www.scarymommy.com/10-questions-socially-isolated-teens/

RT @NVanStyvendale: Today, #InspiredMinds and @STR8UPsaskatoon distributed our #COVID19 Care Kits to over 400 men in jail in Saskatoon. Tha…

https://twitter.com/NVanStyvendale/status/1253811728640434176/photo/1

'Be able to list who you have been in contact with' before you gather: Sask. premier

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/gathering-with-friends-post-lockdown-1.5543851

In coronavirus pandemic, do your part by staying healthy. Here's what doctors recommend

https://in.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-self-care-idINKCN227062

Here’s How 37 People React To A Sign On The Sidewalk Telling Them To ‘Commence Silly Walking’

https://www.boredpanda.com/yorkshire-silly-walks/

Lost your cool with your child? Here are 5 easy steps to reconnect

https://www.mother.ly/child/how-to-apologize-after-yelling-at-your-child

Ten great science projects you can do with your kids

https://www.popsci.com/story/diy/grocery-store-science-projects/

The 10 Best Books On Climate Change, According to Climate Activists

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/best-books-about-climate-change?mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=tv&utm_social-type=owned

Opinion: What Our Children Will Remember

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/25/844877891/opinion-what-our-children-will-remember

Brené Brown and Marc Brackett On Emotional Intelligence During A Pandemic

https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherrim/2020/04/24/bren-brown-and-marc-brackett-on-emotional-intelligence-during-a-pandemic/

7 Spectacular Libraries You Can Explore From Your Living Room

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/7-libraries-you-can-visit-from-home

Here’s How to Correctly and Safely Wear a Face Mask, Plus How Not to Fog up Your Glasses

https://people.com/health/heres-how-to-correctly-and-safely-wear-a-face-mask-plus-how-not-to-fog-up-your-glasses/

Learning during lockdown: The best free online courses to get involved with

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18403356.best-free-online-courses-lockdown---including-open-university-reed/

Parenting Tips: 7 reasons why playing is important for your child’s development

https://www.pinkvilla.com/lifestyle/people/parenting-tips-7-reasons-why-playing-important-your-child-s-development-527498

Easy Mother’s Day Crafts To Make With Stuff You Have At Home

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/mothers-day-gifts-diy_ca_5ea0581fc5b69150246bd48e

The happiness professor's guide to finding pleasure and purpose in lockdown

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/mind/happiness-professors-guide-finding-pleasure-purpose-lockdown/

The 15 coding languages with the highest salaries, and how to learn them online at no cost

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-top-coding-languages-with-the-highest-salary-2020-4

Random House Children’s Books to Launch Magic Tree House Adventures Program

https://redtri.com/magic-treehouse-virtual-program/

The big family lockdown quiz: 100 questions for all to enjoy

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/life/big-lockdown-quiz-100-questions-family/

Worried about your kids' screen time? Try one of these educational video games

https://www.cnet.com/news/15-educational-video-games-for-kids-in-quarantine-that-are-actually-fun/

Coronavirus, Brain and Youth

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_YndrrAA13/?igshid=1lsibk0kltg73 

24.04.2020

Saskatchewan to start reopening from the coronavirus pandemic on May 4

https://globalnews.ca/news/6858118/saskatchewan-reopening-coronavirus-scott-moe/?utm_source=site_banner_persistant

Saskatoon Tribal Council to deliver meals to 435 houses daily

https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/news/index.php?detail=4500

Young people don’t get a pass with COVID-19

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-young-people-dont-get-a-pass-with-covid-19/

'There isn't consistency:' COVID-19 response varies for children in care

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/there-isn-t-consistency-covid-19-response-varies-for-children-in-care-1.4873723

23 Famous People Who Look A Weeeeee Bit Different In Quarantine

Wearing sweats, growing beards, dyeing their hair — they're just like us.

https://apple.news/AVFer4D8JTUSlBVDusW8lpg

This excellent free site will teach your child to play chess during lockdown

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education-and-careers/2020/04/24/excellent-free-site-will-teach-child-play-chess-lockdown/

Hubble Turns 30 Today. Here Are Its 10 Best Photos | Digital Trends

https://www.digitaltrends.com/features/hubble-30th-anniversary-best-photos/

How to listen to your loved ones with empathy when you yourself are feeling the strain of social distancing

https://theconversation.com/how-to-listen-to-your-loved-ones-with-empathy-when-you-yourself-are-feeling-the-strain-of-social-distancing-136377

The 9 Questions Parents Need To Ask at Stressful Times

https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/how-to-ask-what-kids-are-feeling-how-handling-stress/

The key to good mental health in quarantine is in the food you eat

https://qz.com/1840600/the-best-food-for-mental-health-during-your-covid-19-quarantine/

Windowsill Edibles 

https://flipboard.com/@food/windowsill-edibles-jf5dcuf7dqviodj7

Kids' Workbooks Are Selling Out Fast, so You May Want to Grab These

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/g32237981/best-workbooks-for-kids/

Dr. Anthony Fauci, John Legend, Angelina Jolie and More: Highlights from the TIME 100 Talks

https://time.com/5825822/time-100-talks-highlights-2020/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=20200424&xid=newsletter-brief

23.04.2020

Not Forever, But For Now

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0878ZXH9S/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=not+forever+but+for+now+book&qid=1587306473&sr=8-1#immersive-view_1587572383435 

12 Virtual Walking Trails Around the World That You Can Experience Right Now (Video)

In a matter of weeks, the terms shelter in place, self-isolation, and quarantine have become buzzwords, giving definition to many people’s new reality: staying home. Zoom happy hours have replaced post-work drinks and once-neglected home projects are finally getting finished.

https://apple.news/Ap-rr0v_rSXCS5y0I_Pansg

5-Minute Crafts for Kids That Create Hours of Entertainment

https://www.parents.com/fun/arts-crafts/5-minute-crafts-for-kids/

11 podcasts to listen to when you are losing it

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/11-podcasts-to-listen-to-when-you-are-losing-it

Experience America’s National Parks in This Uniquely Incredible Way

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/experience-americas-national-parks-in-this-uniquely-incredible-way

3 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Build Resilience During COVID-19

https://www.purewow.com/family/how-to-help-kids-build-resilience-during-covid-19?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

Canadian Students Who Volunteer Over The Summer Can Get Up To $5000

https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/canada-student-services-grant-provides-up-to-dollar5000-for-volunteers

Where to Buy Face Masks for Kids

https://www.purewow.com/family/face-masks-for-kids?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

Burping Bags and Dancing Raisins: Tricks for Teaching Science During a Pandemic

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-04-23/burping-bags-and-dancing-raisins-tricks-for-teaching-science-during-a-pandemic?src=usn_fl

What to do when anxiety affects your sleep

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-to-do-when-anxiety-affects-your-sleep/?linkId=86956132

7 Easy Ways To Keep Kids Entertained (and Get Crafty) - Bobby Berk

https://bobbyberk.com/7-almost-free-ways-to-keep-kids-entertained-and-get-them-crafting/

16 Activity Books And Journals That Are A Great Way To Pass The Time

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasminnahar/activity-books-and-journals-uk

22.04.2020

How Teens Are Dealing With The Coronavirus Pandemic

https://www.scarymommy.com/coronavirus-pandemic-impact-teens/

Our Kids Are Feeling Lonely In Lockdown. Here Are 10 Ways to Help

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/our-kids-are-feeling-lonely-in-lockdown-here-are-10-ways-to-help_l_5e9f317ac5b6b2e5b8390937

Homeless Families Face High Hurdles Home-Schooling Their Kids

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/22/840276403/homeless-families-face-high-hurdles-homeschooling-their-kids

Shawn Mendes: Here Are 5 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

https://time.com/collection/finding-hope-coronavirus-pandemic/5820627/shawn-mendes-mental-health-coronavirus/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=20200422&xid=newsletter-brief

This Is A Good Time To Start A Garden. Here's How

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/17/837300800/this-is-a-good-time-to-start-a-garden-heres-how

5 ways parents can support their college-age children who've been forced to return home due to COVID-19

https://theconversation.com/5-ways-parents-can-support-their-college-age-children-whove-been-forced-to-return-home-due-to-covid-19-136331

Is Your Kid Acting Out, or Just Sad?

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/is-your-kid-acting-out-or-just-sad-1842965979

Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Virtual School Program, #EduHam at Home | Playbill

https://www.playbill.com/article/lin-manuel-miranda-announces-virtual-school-program-eduham-at-home

Time For A Smile Break: Here Are 20 Wholesome Things People Are Doing In Quarantine This Week

https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/wholesome-quarantine-animals-parents?origin=flipboard

‘Classical 100’ music education resource made free for families in lockdown

https://www.classicfm.com/classical-100/abrsm-music-education-resource-free-lockdown/

HISTORY Launches Free “History at Home” Lessons

https://redtri.com/history-at-home-free-lessons-guest-presenters/

Saying 'Calm Down' to Anyone Doesn't Work, Especially Your Kid

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/saying-calm-down-to-anyone-doesn-t-work-especially-your-kid/

Here Are Some Illustrations That Show Just How Good the Pandemic Has Been for the Environment

https://www.vice.com/en_in/article/m7q8a4/illustrations-environment-good-news-coronavirus

Earth School launched to keep students connected to nature

https://blog.ed.ted.com/2020/04/21/earth-school-launched-to-keep-students-connected-to-nature/

How to Build a Fort Indoors with Your Kids - Detroit and Ann Arbor Metro Parent

https://www.metroparent.com/daily/family-fun/family-activities/build-fort-indoors-kids/

Time Live Talks: Finding Hope

https://time100talks.splashthat.com/?cm_ven=ExactTarget&cm_cat=IPWARM_Email2_Day+1_New&cm_pla=VPL+2898+for+List+44&cm_ite=TIME100+Talks&cm_lm=goebeljerry@me.com&cm_ainfo=&&&&&

21.04.2020

COVID-19 in Sask: Top doc says physical distancing must continue until there is vaccine or immunity

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-covid-19-cases-april-20-2020-1.5538568

Our Kids Are Desperately Lonely In Lockdown. Here Are 10 Ways to Help

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/lets-get-real-our-kids-are-feeling-lonely-in-lockdown_uk_5e9992bdc5b62f4a2df54de3

What to Put in a Covid-19 Emergency Home-Care Kit

Most people who get sick from the coronavirus won’t be going to the hospital. Here’s what doctors say you need to be ready at home.

https://apple.news/A0xpT2-G3QnKTNZTzx9hSzw

Indigenous Stories Streaming Now

https://www.watchaptnlumi.ca/

Easy Ways for Teachers and Parents to Use Atlas Obscura at Home

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/atlas-obscura-for-parents-and-teachers

Top iPhone games gone free

https://www.apppicker.com/appsale/38192/top-iphone-games-gone-free-for-april-21st

7 Habits of the Happiest People (That Most of Us Rarely Practice)

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/7-habits-of-happiest-people-that-most-of-us-rarely-practice.html

6 Cures For Stress During Shelter In Place

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephanieburns/2020/04/20/6-cures-for-stress-during-shelter-in-place/

Age-by-age guide to the best educational apps for kids

https://www.todaysparent.com/family/activities/educational-apps-for-kids/

Parent Burn Out During Coronavirus

https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-parents-stress-066aa3e1-d1d9-4112-84ed-c65184d04e39.html?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100

Udemy Has 100,000 Online Courses, Here Are 12 Of The Best Ones

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kaylasuazo/udemy-has-100000-online-courses-here-are-the-best-ones?origin=flipboard

Cheeseburger Cups

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cheeseburger-cups/?_cmp=quickdinners&_ebid=quickdinners4202020&_mid=340076&ehid=a0542e3de7f3e9d50fdf54d46e7ed119440229a2&os_ehash=a0542e3de7f3e9d50fdf54d46e7ed119440229a2

30 Mug Cake Recipes You Can Make in Minutes

https://www.purewow.com/food/single-serving-microwave-mug-desserts?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

School Officials Are Scrambling to Connect With Homeless Students

https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/education/school-officials-are-scrambling-to-connect-with-homeless-students/

Your Kid's Baby Talk & Tantrums Are Normal Reactions To The Quarantine, Experts Say

https://www.romper.com/p/children-regressing-during-quarantine-is-expected-reaction-experts-say-22816851

How Closed Schools Are Creating More Trauma For Students - MindShift

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/55767/how-closed-schools-are-creating-more-trauma-for-students

Explore Washington, D.C. From Home With This Free, Smithsonian Scholar-Led Tour

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tour-washington-dc-home-great-tours-now-free-all-180974706/

Disney & National Geographic Are Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day With Tons of Virtual Activities

https://www.parents.com/news/national-geographic-will-help-you-celebrate-earth-day-2020-with-these-virtual-activities/

Don't turn your home into school ... the Lego professor of play on lockdown learning

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/apr/21/dont-turn-your-home-into-school-lego-prof-of-play-on-lockdown-learning

Hunched Over Your Computer All Day? These Stretches Are For You

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2020/04/9718709/stretches-for-sitting-all-day

20.04.2020

Wellness Together Canada

https://ca.portal.gs/

Comic: Fake News Can Be Deadly. Here's How To Spot It

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/17/837202898/comic-fake-news-can-be-deadly-heres-how-to-spot-it

Brad Pitt Gives Weather Report on John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’ Show

The 56-year-old Oscar winner made a split-second cameo on the weekly positivity show.

https://apple.news/Al-a7fzcmT3SJcHSorFv1sw

School Counselors Have A Message For Kids: 'It's OK To Not Be OK'

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/20/828026185/school-counselors-have-a-message-for-kids-it-s-ok-to-not-be-ok

The 10 Best Performances From the ‘One World: Together at Home’ Concert

https://www.vogue.com/article/global-citizen-coronavirus-concert-best-performances?mbid=social_twitter_vr&utm_brand=vogue&utm_social-type=owned

10 Destinations Where You Can Spot Bigfoot and His Cryptid Friends

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-destinations-where-you-can-spot-bigfoot-and-his-cryptid-friends

15 Dog Posts From This Week That We Need Now More Than Ever

https://www.buzzfeed.com/sydrobinson1/weekly-dog-posts-april-19-2020?origin=flipboard

U.S. coronavirus closures put homeless students at risk

https://news.trust.org/item/20200420082004-in2yn/

Low Tech/No Tech Distance Learning

https://elementaryenglishlanguagelearners.weebly.com/blog/are-they-learning

Watch the Best Performances From the One World: Together at Home Global Concert

https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/photo-gallery/47403525/embed/47403534/embed

Sir David Attenborough and Danny Dyer confirmed for BBC kids lessons

https://www.whatsonlive.co.uk/birmingham/news/sir-david-attenborough-and-danny-dyer-confirmed-for-bbc-kids-lessons/47893

Blue Ivy Tries the Popular Pepper and Soap Experiment For an Adorable Handwashing PSA

https://www.popsugar.com/family/blue-ivy-handwashing-experiment-video-47404099

It Will Get Easier

https://elemental.medium.com/it-will-get-easier-30d90976b260

The world’s your classroom: 10 fun ways to home school

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/apr/20/10-fun-ways-to-home-school-virtual-learning

19 Cute Non-Medical Masks You Can Buy Online

All of these are reusable, washable, and, of course, super cute.

https://apple.news/ArLH_GFeeTIqyv4egNV8WGg

You Can Take a Virtual Diving Tour of America’s Marine Sanctuaries

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/virtual-scuba-dive-marine-sanctuaries-36746820

The Homeschooling Guide for Non-Homeschoolers https://flipboard.com/@sheknowscom/the-homeschooling-guide-for-non-homeschoolers-hvnnavsfeb7eqeut

Dear Therapist: My Sister Is Really, Deeply Struggling With Her Mental Health During the Pandemic

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/04/dear-therapist-pandemic-has-worsened-my-sisters-anxiety/610192/

Coronavirus: 5 tips to keep kids entertained at home during quarantine

https://gulfnews.com/going-out/coronavirus-5-tips-to-keep-kids-entertained-at-home-during-quarantine-1.1587379970431

For Tons Of Fun Without Leaving The Yard, These Are The Best Backyard Games On Amazon

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-10-best-backyard-games-22762930

Google's AR animals turn you into a Tiger King at home. Try it yourself

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/googles-ar-animals-turn-you-into-a-tiger-king-at-home-try-it-yourself/

How to use Tabletop Simulator to play almost any board game online

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-play-tabletop-simulator

“TIME for Kids” Launches New Interactive Video Series

https://redtri.com/time-draw-with-drew-and-rosie/

Take A Break Mom! Michelle Obama Will Read Children's Books To Your Kids

https://www.essence.com/entertainment/michelle-obama-childrens-books/

Dear Parents: You Don't Have to Be Perfect, Just Be Real

IF THERE’S A UNIVERSAL through line in every conversation I am having with parents of school-age kids right now, it is this: “I miss my children’s teachers so much. When do we get to see them again?”

https://apple.news/AufKI3FmYQROiIlANGkNy4Q

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