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COPING WITH COVID-19

Resources for Parents, Children, and Friends

 

Given the recent shelter-in-place orders for the state of Missouri and the city of West Plains, Missouri, we are ready now, more than ever, to help parents, children, and our friends.

We have put together a series of resources. We hope they are helpful to you.

A D U L T S

Physical / mental Health

* The YMCA provides 360 Online Exercise Videos.

* SB Nation offers 13 free online workouts while stuck at home. 

* The Center for Disease Control (CDC) on how to cope with stress during the virus.

* The University of Berkeley talks about how to manage anxiety due to Coronavirus.

* Tips to maximize work and play when stuck at home. 

* Benefits for women to consider wearing makeup at home during quaranatine.

* The Child Mind Institute offers various resources for parents during Covid-19.

financial health

* Visit the Missouri Jobs Center for employment opportunities.

* Many internet and phone providers have pledged to Keep Americans Connected.

* Find programs and services in your specific county in Missouri.

Missouri governor’s daily debriefing

* Visit Facebook for Governor Parson’s daily debriefing.

Put Kids first

* From Missouri Kids First: Speak up for kids if you witness abuse.

* The Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education provides updates on Covid-19 and public school operations.

* How to help kids cope with school closure.

* Center for Parent Information & Resources offers schooling tips and resources.

* Parent of a toddler? Great tips for a daily routine.

enjoy art from home: museum virtual tours

* Check out these museums, zoos, and theme parks virtually from home. 

* Take a tour of The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

* Visit 12 world-class museums from the comfort of home. 

coronavirus information resources

* The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Fact Sheet.

* The CDC Frequently Asked Questions about the Coronavirus.

* John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

* The Children’s Bureau Covid-19 Resources.

* Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services information and hotline.

A D U L T S

Physical / mental Health

* The YMCA provides 360 Online Exercise Videos.

* SB Nation offers 13 free online workouts while stuck at home. 

* The Center for Disease Control (CDC) on how to cope with stress during the virus.

* The University of Berkeley talks about how to manage anxiety due to Coronavirus.

* Tips to maximize work and play when stuck at home. 

* Benefits for women to consider wearing makeup at home during quaranatine.

* The Child Mind Institute offers various resources for parents during Covid-19.

financial health

* Visit the Missouri Jobs Center for employment opportunities.

* Many internet and phone providers have pledged to Keep Americans Connected.

* Find programs and services in your specific county in Missouri.

Missouri governor’s daily debriefing

* Visit Facebook for Governor Parson’s daily debriefing.

Put Kids first

* From Missouri Kids First: Speak up for kids if you witness abuse.

* How to help kids cope with school closure.

* Center for Parent Information & Resources offers schooling tips and resources.

* Parent of a toddler? Great tips for a daily routine.

enjoy art from home: museum virtual tours

* Check out these museums, zoos, and theme parks virtually from home. 

* Take a tour of The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

* Visit 12 world-class museums from the comfort of home. 

coronavirus information resources

* The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Fact Sheet.

* The CDC Frequently Asked Questions about the Coronavirus.

* John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

* The Children’s Bureau Covid-19 Resources.

* Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services information and hotline.

K I D S

reading

* Check out Celebrity Story Time.

* Good Night with Dolly: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Videos & Virtual tours

* Dr. Panda teaches kids about the Coronavirus.

* The Coronavirus explained in simple terms for kids.

* Raya teaches Elmo the “The Handwashing Song.”

* Watch the classic book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar as an animated film.

* Go on virtual field trips around the world and all the way to Mars!

* Travel to art museums and zoos right from your couch.

exercise & Yoga

* Enjoy some yoga for kids

* Check out 10 children’s exercise and yoga classes.

* Here are 20-minute physical activities for kids. 

* Check out this indoor workout lesson for kids—no equipment needed. 

Activities

* Check out these weekly learning activities

* Have some fun with these 15 development activities.

* Enjoy 50 super fun rainy day activities

* Check out these school-age, creative kid activities

* Explore Seussville with Dr. Seuss

* Live Science provides a kids’ list of resources for education and entertainment

* The City of Los Angeles shares a list of resources focused on the arts

F R I E N D S

engaging in meaningful conversation

* Check out 10 phrases to start a meaningful conversation with your kids.

* Here are 40 questions that can get kids talking. 

* Bounce Back Parenting offers classic conversation games to play with kids. 

making the most of video chat

* Read the ultimate guide to hanging out virtually with your friends.

* Check out this list of 21 games to play over Facetime of Skype calls. 

* Here are 5 video chatting tips for babies and toddlers.