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Awesome Resources for Caregivers During COVID-19

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These are unprecedented times and here are some great ideas on how to occupy your time:

  • Here are some tips for adding structure and skill-building to your home life – HERE 
  • Anxiety concerning uncertainty can become overwhelming. Forbes has a wonderful article titled, “The Psychology of Uncertainty: How to Cope with COVID-10 Anxiety” that we have found helpful – HERE
  • Explaining what is happening in the world right now to your kids can be daunting. Here is a NPR Web-Comic that succinctly explains the coronavirus to kids – HERE
  • Galveston County Food Bank – Many of Galveston’s children rely on schools for their daily meals. If your family needs assistance during this time please visit the Galveston County Food Bank – HERE
  • 20 Screen-Free Things to do with Your Kids – There are fun things to do that can also limit screen time, here are a few ideas – HERE
  • 3 Weeks of Maker Stations – Let’s make something and get those creative juices flowing – HERE
  • Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums – It’s a perfect time for a virtual field trip to these 12 famous museums. Check them out here –HERE
  • Virtual Field Trips – Visit the world from the comforts of home! Both of these documents have some great resources for virtual field trips – HERE and HERE
  • Virtual Book Readings – Are your books from home feeling a little tired? Check out these 2 websites for some fresh titles – HERE
  • Online Author & Illustrator Resources – Author Kate Messner has compiled a list of authors reading their own books. There are more than a few readings to check out here – HERE
  • Favorite author and illustrator of the Elephant & Piggie books and the Pigeon books is creating a series of videos called Lunchtime Doodles with Mo Willems. It’s sure to be a fun time – HERE
  • Let’s get creative and draw with illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka using his video series – HERE
  • Physical Activity – Get up and move around! Physical activity is important and has been proven to reduce stress and boredom in children. Here is a great yoga video to do at home – HERE

This list is presented by Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas.

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