With massive public closures to prevent the spread of COVID19, some 300 million students around the world are currently home from school for what could be weeks. This will certainly be a stressful time for many families, but with a little planning and imagination, it can also be a time to make memories, explore, imagine, learn, and play!
The Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood is developing resources, tools and tips to help families adjust to the changes and anxiety of COVID-19. They are publishing resources from webinars with health experts to tips for managing social distancing for different age groups.
Check out some of their resources:
Screen-Free Saturdays: A campaign to turn off devices in favor of connection, reflection and quality time during quarantine and social distancing.
Tips, advice, and ideas for low-screen, commercial-free options to keep kids engaged – and yourself sane – through quarantine or social distancing. (And remember: wash those hands!)
Social Distancing as a Family: Screen Time Strategies and Resources. This is a recording of a two-part Action Network Live! Q&A series that brought developmental experts directly to viewers to help navigate these uncertain times.