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07.04.2020

Trudeau's COVID-19 Address To Kids, But Make It LEGO

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/justin-trudeau-speech-lego-kids_ca_5e8b6e5bc5b62459a92d38ba

'Hamilton' Cast Reunites For Emily Blunt, John Krasinski And One Lucky 9-Year-Old

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/06/828088183/hamilton-cast-reunites-for-emily-blunt-john-krasinski-and-one-lucky-9-year-old

Global Citizen And WHO Announce 'One World,' A Lady Gaga-Curated Concert Special

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/06/828182746/global-citizen-and-who-announce-one-world-a-lady-gaga-curated-concert-special

Passover Celebrations Take Shape Differently To Work Around The Coronavirus

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/07/828023984/passover-celebrations-take-shape-differently-to-work-around-the-coronavirus

This Quebec Health Official Has Become A Sensation With His Coronavirus Tips

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/06/826617849/this-quebec-health-official-has-become-a-sensation-with-his-coronavirus-tips

If You Want Vitamin C, These 7 Foods Are Better for You Than a Supplement

https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/a32063951/foods-high-in-vitamin-c/

Reading Tips for Parents To Help Beginning Readers

https://bookriot.com/2020/04/07/reading-tips-for-parents/

7 Best Apps for Parents at Home With Their Kids

https://www.vogue.com/article/best-apps-websites-parents-home-with-kids/amp

With Home Projects on Hold, Lowe's Encourages DIY Thank-Yous

https://www.adweek.com/agencies/lowes-encourages-diy-messages-to-thank-frontline-workers/

Beyond sanitation and social distancing – a healthy circadian rhythm may keep you sane and increase resilience to fight COVID-19

https://theconversation.com/beyond-sanitation-and-social-distancing-a-healthy-circadian-rhythm-may-keep-you-sane-and-increase-resilience-to-fight-covid-19-135535

6 positive mantras to keep you feeling grounded in shaky, uncertain times

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/affirmations-for-calmness/

How to help seniors get through the COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/the-dose-how-we-can-help-seniors-get-through-covid-19-1.5519909

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1B627337ED6F55F0

The Best Free Education Apps for Kids | Digital Trends

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-education-apps-kids-free/

The Kids Should See These Videos

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/the-kids-should-see-these-videos-1842704183

Free Online Courses: Learn Coding, Game Design, Video Editing, and More

https://www.ign.com/articles/free-online-courses-learn-coding-game-design-video-editing-and-more

Need a good laugh? 53 funny things to ask Alexa to raise your spirits

https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/need-a-good-laugh-53-funny-things-to-ask-alexa-to-raise-your-spirits/

7 Extremely Helpful Apps for Parents at Home With Their Kids

https://www.vogue.com/article/best-apps-websites-parents-home-with-kids

At-Home Learning Tips From an Educator Mom | PBS Education

https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/at-home-learning-tips-from-an-educator-mom?fbclid=IwAR1SZf1C0ZeFGBj7h79dYHsI2G8hT8Lj98lh7VG2pFmdOo4JY98YmP67Ou4

5 absolutely free meditation apps that are like an exhale for your brain

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/free-meditation-apps/

9 Free Audible Books for Kids

https://www.parents.com/news/audible-free-books-for-kids/

06.04.2020

How Multigenerational Families Manage 'Social Distancing' Under One Roof

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/05/826485036/how-multigenerational-families-manage-social-distancing-under-one-roof

Queen Elizabeth II Addresses U.K. In Rare Televised Speech About The Coronavirus

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/05/827659962/queen-elizabeth-ii-to-address-u-k-in-rare-televised-speech-about-the-coronavirus 

The Coronavirus Is Hurting Travel, So Greece Has Begun Offering Virtual Tourism

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/05/826614238/the-coronavirus-is-hurting-travel-so-greece-has-begun-offering-virtual-tourism?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprblogscoronavirusliveupdates 

How To Get Therapy When You Can't Leave The House

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/03/826726628/how-to-get-therapy-when-you-cant-leave-the-house

Dear Therapist: What’s Your Advice to Parents Whose Kids Are Stuck Home During the Coronavirus Lockdowns?

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/04/dear-therapist-how-can-i-help-my-kids-deal-pandemic/609442/

Looking for Ways to Reduce Anxiety? Start By Limiting Your Facebook Usage

https://www.bicycling.com/health-nutrition/a32032802/limiting-facebook-usage-lowers-anxiety-study/

How to Get Motivated to Work Out, So You Can Stick to Your Fitness Goals

https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/how-to-get-motivated-to-work-out

Four Core Priorities for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning - MindShift

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/55679/four-core-priorities-for-trauma-informed-distance-learning

The 12 Healthiest Dried Fruit Snacks Of 2020, According To Nutritionists

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/g31990688/healthy-dried-fruit-snacks/

NHL And MLB Bringing STEM To Homes Of Young Fans

https://frntofficesport.com/nhl-mlb-stem-education/

How Gratitude Can Keep Your Immune System Strong By Conserving Energy

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-support-your-immune-system-with-nothing-but-gratitude

LeVar Burton Reads Stories on Twitter and Other Livestream Learning Opportunities This Week

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/levar-burton-reads-stories-twitter-other-livestream-learning-opportunities-this-week-180974568/

5 free online classrooms to keep the kids e-learning - including ABCmouse and more

https://www.techradar.com/news/5-free-online-classrooms-to-keep-the-kids-e-learning-including-abcmouse-and-more

The Reality of Covid-19 Is Hitting Teens Especially Hard

https://www.wired.com/story/covid-19-is-hitting-teens-especially-hard

05.04.2020

9 Things We Can Do to Stay Safe While at the Grocery Store

https://www.thekitchn.com/safe-grocery-shopping-coronavirus-23020745

Justin Trudeau Was Interviewed By Kids About COVID-19 & Their Questions Were Intense

https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/covid-19-in-canada-justin-trudeau-just-answered-kids-biggest-covid-19-questions

Sleep Is Crucial For Immunity: Here Are 3 Tips From A Neurologist

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/what-this-neurologist-recommends-for-getting-quality-sleep

Disney offers free educational activities for families to do at home

https://www.click2houston.com/news/2020/04/05/disney-offers-free-educational-activities-for-families-to-do-at-home/

How to live with anxiety disorders — and not develop one — during coronavirus lockdown

https://mashable.com/article/coronavirus-anxiety-disorder-agoraphobia-quarantine/

8 Slideshows to Soothe Your Soul (and Help With Homeschooling)

https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/8-slideshows-soothe-your-soul-and-help-homeschooling

Working from home with ADD: Try these apps to stay on task

https://www.cnet.com/news/working-from-home-with-add-try-these-apps-to-stay-on-task/

Former military commanders offer ideas for keeping sane, healthy in COVID-19 lockdown

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/covid19-family-lessons-1.5522207

Kids can splash into Ocean School from home | SaltWire

https://www.saltwire.com/lifestyles/local-lifestyles/kids-can-splash-into-ocean-school-from-home-432456/

A Week of Make-Ahead Family Dinners (It Includes Pizza Rolls!)

https://www.thekitchn.com/a-week-of-easy-make-ahead-comfort-meals-23017865

Need a Change of Scenery? These Walking Tour Videos Will Make You Feel Like You’re in Tokyo, Paris, and NYC

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/virtual-walking-tours-youtube-36742021

04.04.2020

Warning from police to parents: Keep a close eye on your kids' internet and app use

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/warning-from-police-to-parents-keep-a-close-eye-on-your-kids-internet-and-app-use-1.4881689

8 smart tips to help you sleep better during the COVID-19 crisis

https://www.fastcompany.com/90486181/8-smart-tips-to-help-you-sleep-better-during-the-covid-19-crisis

7 Guiding Principles For Parents Teaching From Home

https://www.edutopia.org/article/7-guiding-principles-parents-teaching-home

How to make your own face mask

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/04/health/how-to-make-your-own-mask-wellness-trnd/

Coronavirus FAQs: Is A Homemade Mask Effective? And What's The Best Way To Wear One?

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/04/03/826996154/coronavirus-faqs-is-a-homemade-mask-effective-and-whats-the-best-way-to-wear-one 

19 Relaxing Video Games to Play Inside

https://thewirecutter.com/blog/relaxing-video-games/

Pandemic anxiety is making us sleepless, forgetful and angry. Here are tips for coping.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/anxiety-coronavirus-sleep-memory-anger-focus/2020/04/03/61dab1b0-75b9-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html

The Little Gym is sharing free online gymnastics classes for babies, toddlers and school children

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/health/a32030571/little-gym-free-video-classes-babies-toddlers/

03.04.2020

Here's How to Throw a Virtual Party and Make it a Success

https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/virtual-birthday-party-video-chat-conference-zoom.html

Dog Insists On Petting All The Pups At Daycare

https://www.boredpanda.com/dog-pets-dogs-day-care-alanah-lorraine/

31 Times Creative People Decided To Make Quarantine More Fun By Crafting Or Building These Things

https://www.boredpanda.com/creative-quarantine-handmade-things/

I'm the UK’s no.1 cleaning expert and here's my guide to cleansing your house to reclaim control of your mental health

https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/lynsey-crombie-cleaning-tips

With schools closed, kids face another type of viral threat: misinformation online

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-schools-closed-kids-face-misinformation-online-cbsn-originals-documentary/

18 podcasts and apps to help kids fall asleep

https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/podcasts-and-apps-to-help-kids-fall-asleep

'Stupid coronavirus!' In uncertain times, we can help children through mindfulness and play

https://theconversation.com/stupid-coronavirus-in-uncertain-times-we-can-help-children-through-mindfulness-and-play-135317

Gibson is now offering three months of free guitar lessons during lockdown

https://www.nme.com/news/music/gibson-amped-guitar-app-three-free-months-of-guitar-lessons-during-coronavirus-lockdown-2640469

Self-quarantine can be a great opportunity: 11 things you should try

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/11-best-ways-to-entertain-yourself-when-youre-in-quarantine-update/

Yale's happiness expert shares 5 strategies for how to stay positive when it feels impossible

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/how-to-stay-positive/

Help keep coronavirus off your phone: How to disinfect your device without ruining it

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/help-keep-coronavirus-off-your-phone-how-to-disinfect-your-device-without-ruining-it/

Free online resources for creatives stuck at home

https://www.creativebloq.com/news/free-online-resources-for-creatives-stuck-at-home

Make your own face mask—no sewing machine required

https://www.popsci.com/story/diy/make-diy-face-masks/?taid=5e86609201cef40001c15f11

20 Pictures That Prove Cats Aren't Total Jerks

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahmarder/20-examples-of-cats-being-nice?origin=flipboard

What the world needs now: The importance of friendliness during physical distancing

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/physical-distancing-covid-19-coronavirus-1.5518178

'We needed positivity': Online jigging competitions mixing traditional dance with modern tech

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/online-jigging-competition-tradition-social-media-1.5518010

02.04.2020

The New Rules of Grocery Shopping Under Quarantine

Working in a bio lab and writing for a health magazine for a decade taught me a few things about disease transmission and viral vectors—which might have something to do with why I’m a germaphobe. I’ve long avoided problematic surfaces from subway handles to hotel remote controls, thanks to dozens if not hundreds of doctors...

https://apple.news/AlmtCtzWfQ4Wo2u11kls13A

Human connection bolsters the immune system. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be kind.

One of the many cruelties of the COVID-19 outbreak: In a time when we most need the comfort of closeness, it forces us apart. But decades of research suggests that kinship, even from a distance, can be a powerful balm.

https://apple.news/A9hs6NPZsRfqIzRL8HNomSA

Starting Thursday, Dolly Parton will read bedtime stories to your kids

Country music superstar Dolly Parton wants to bring a little comfort to kids and families during the coronavirus pandemic by providing weekly bedtime stories.

https://apple.news/Angh5qvSkSEma8oazrV3OIQ

5 yoga poses that can help ease anxiety

Yoga is increasingly being used to help manage symptoms of stress and anxiety. Here are five poses you can do at home.

https://apple.news/A9-lq5I-FQk6JkWQN7uunog

13 Tips From An Actual Therapist You Might Find Helpful Right Now

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kaylayandoli/tips-from-an-actual-therapist-you-might-find-helpful-righ

The Best Free Virtual Cooking Classes To Take During Self-Isolation

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cooking-classes-online_l_5e83a194c5b65dd0c5d582f9

Social Distancing is Hard for Teens and Tweens, Here's How to Help Them Cope

https://www.parents.com/kids/teens/social-distancing-is-hard-for-teens-and-tweens-heres-how-to-help-them-cope/

Mental health checklist: 6 daily habits to boost your mood instantly

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/mind-body/a32014357/mental-health-checklis

The 6 Best Brain Games for Kids, According to a Homeschool Mom Who Uses Them All the Time

https://www.purewow.com/family/best-brain-games?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

Here’s what astronauts and submariners say about coping with self-isolation

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/tips-astronauts-submariners-self-isolation/

12 Best Historical Fiction Books to Read

https://www.ancient.eu/article/1529/12-best-historical-fiction-books-to-read/

Acts of kindness help kids celebrate birthdays during pandemic

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/birthday-celebrations-during-pandemic-1.5518069

Learn How to Improve Your Mental Health With an Emotional Self Check-In

YOU SNEAK A PEEK at your Fitbit stats every 10 seconds. You look for suspicious moles after every shower. But when was the last time you checked in with your emotions? Last month? Last year? Five years ago?

https://apple.news/AGNBfnYRRTD2cX9K0j7aaVQ

Your Kids Can Take Virtual Art Classes That Require Minimal Supplies

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/kids-virtual-art-classes-36740667

01.04.2020

How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.unicef.org/turkey/en/stories/how-teenagers-can-protect-their-mental-health-during-coronavirus-covid-19

8 positive parenting tips to connect with your child in less than 5 minutes

https://www.mother.ly/child/quick-ways-to-connect-with-your-child

Things Go Off the Rails Quickly When a Father Lets His Daughter Cut His Hair at Home

https://time.com/5812614/home-haircut-coronavirus/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=20200331&xid=newsletter-brief

The single most common factor for children who develop resilience is at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult.

These relationships provide the personalized responsiveness, scaffolding, and protection that buffer children from developmental disruption.

They also build key capacities—such as the ability to plan, monitor, and regulate behavior—that enable children to respond adaptively to adversity and thrive.

This combination of supportive relationships, adaptive skill-building, and positive experiences is the foundation of resilience. (Michael McKnight)

https://lnkd.in/e38XYhe

'Social Distance': A Community-Style Poem To Help You Feel Less Isolated

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/823853480/social-distance-a-community-style-poem-to-help-you-feel-less-isolated 

Tips From Someone With 50 Years Of Social Distancing Experience

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/824001085/tips-from-someone-with-50-years-of-social-distancing-experience 

The best video call apps to use while you're social distancing

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/31/the-best-video-call-apps-to-use-while-youre-social-distancing.html

Homeschooling Tips From Actual Teachers

https://www.thecut.com/2020/03/expert-advice-homeschooling-during-quarantine.html

Watch Seven Medieval Castles' Digital Reconstruction

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-seven-medieval-european-castles-digitally-rebuilt-180974541/

18 Dog Posts From This Month To Help Get You Through This Quarantine

https://www.buzzfeed.com/sydrobinson1/monthly-dog-posts-march-2020?origin=flipboard

WHO encourages public to stay active even while cooped up at home during lockdown

https://news.abs-cbn.com/life/04/01/20/who-encourages-public-to-stay-active-while-coop

Classroom Leaders Make Homeschooling Easier

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/classroom-leaders-make-homeschooling-easier/

COVID-19: Access school resources with new virtual education hub - Saanich News

https://www.saanichnews.com/news/covid-19-access-school-resources-with-new-virtual-education-hub/

Spotify Kids Is Here To Keep Your Children Busy While You're Stuck At Home

https://in.mashable.com/tech/12743/spotify-kids-is-here-to-keep-your-children-busy-while-youre-stuck-at-home

How to Relieve Stress Through Drawing, According to an Art Therapist

https://www.purewow.com/wellness/how-to-relieve-stress-through-drawing?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

Wide Open School organizes free educational resources to help parents and teachers homeschool

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/31/wide-open-school-organizes-free-educational-resources-to-help-parents-and-teachers-homeschool/

These Authors And Illustrators Want To Help Keep Your Kids Busy At Home

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/authors-illustrators-storytime-kid-videos-coronavirus

Sesame Street Is Offering Over 100 Ebooks Free for Children and Parents

https://www.purewow.com/news/sesame-street-free-ebooks

The penguins who were let loose in a Chicago aquarium met Beluga whales, and it's hard to tell who was more starstruck

https://www.insider.com/penguins-explore-empty-aquarium-that-was-shut-due-to-coronavirus-2020-3

31.03.2020

Girl Adorably Lists 'Forbidden' Activities in Social-Distancing PSA: 'Do You Understand Me?!'

The child reminds everyone not to go outside — and to especially stay away from the mall

https://apple.news/A6gNWuE6TT06pOaXO0-Jwfg

With The 'I Am' Books, You Are A Hero Too

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/31/822840039/with-the-i-am-books-you-are-a-hero-too

We Need Art Right Now. Here's How To Get Into Poetry

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/30/823944128/we-need-art-right-now-heres-how-to-get-into-poetry 

6 steps to master indoor meditative walking, because being mindful while stuck inside isn't so simple

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/indoor-meditative-walking/

In these uncertain times, validation is the best way to support loved ones

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/in-these-uncertain-times-validation-is-the-best-way-to-support-loved-ones

6 Best TED Talks You Should Listen to Right Now | The Manual

https://www.themanual.com/culture/best-ted-talks/

'Mental escape' pictures actually relieve stress. Here's what they look like

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/31/mental-vacations-and-travel-photos-relieve-stress.html

Kristen Bell Is Hosting an Hour-Long Nick Special About the Coronavirus For Kids

https://www.popsugar.com/family/kidstogether-nickelodeon-town-hall-special-kristen-bell-47353643

The Best Montessori Toys for Every Age

https://www.purewow.com/family/montessori-toys-for-every-age?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

Family Of Orangutans Forms A Special Bond With Their Otter Friends That Share The Same Zoo Enclosure

https://www.boredpanda.com/orangutans-otters-friendship-belgian-zoo/

Take a 3D Tour Through Ancient Giza, Including the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx & More

http://www.openculture.com/2020/03/take-a-3d-tour-through-ancient-giza-including-the-great-pyramids-the-sphinx-more.html

Flip through Educational Resources for Kids https://flipboard.com/@flipshopping/educational-resources-for-kids-s9db9bhs040fm453

30.02.2020

Here’s how to watch the iHeart Living Room Concert in Canada

https://mobilesyrup.com/2020/03/29/iheart-living-room-concert-canada-covid-19/ 

Kids Help Phone Link-Please Share (SK Child’s Advocate)

https://kidshelpphone.ca/text/

Bored and on a budget? Here’s how to read for free while social distancing

https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-ent-books-read-for-free-coronavirus-20200329-rrnylovcubbjrkixr5pjjkawdm-story.html

12 Wacky Ways To Occupy Kids That Require Very Little Effort

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/things-for-kids-to-do-lockdown_uk_5e7c9a0dc5b6cb9dc19b273f

Short of masks? Sew your own: Malaysian YouTube lesson shows the world how to make a fabric mask – and goes viral

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-beauty/article/3077502/short-masks-sew-your-own-malaysian-youtube-lesson-shows

Museums Around The World Ask Their Followers To Recreate Famous Artwork At Home, And People Deliver (104 Pics)

https://www.boredpanda.com/art-recreation-at-home-museum-challenge/

Home is where the hearts are: Community movements in Sask. share love from a distance

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/hearts-photography-movements-sask-coronavirus-1.5507837

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