Coronavirus Resources for Families

Even though these may feel like trying times for you and your family, this is a special opportunity for you to strengthen you relationships and learn more about each other.  These are only a few of the resources that are available to support you.  We hope you find something helpful, something encouraging, and something fun! 

General

SiteResources Available
Augusta University HealthFree virtual COVID-19 screening
Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Resource PageSymptoms; protecting yourself; daily life; coping; and more!
Zero to Three Tips for FamiliesA great catch-all resource site for parents!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Resources for FamiliesAnother resource-rich site covering creative activities, behavior management, health, self-care and much more!

Talking With Children And Supporting Social-Emotional Health

SiteResources Available
Spokane Regional Health District
1-2-3 CARE
A Trauma-Sensitive Toolkit for Caregivers of Children
Topics include brain development, stress, resilience, attachment, emotional regulation and more! Many practical ideas included!
University of Rochester Medical Center
A Toolkit for Helping Your Child Wear a Mask During COVID-19
Tips including choosing masks, preparing children for wearing masks, and supporting children throughout the process.
Learning with Millie and Suzie
by Samantha Harris
and Devon Scott
Free downloadable picture book for children
Talking with Your Children
About COVID-19
Talking points from Georgia SEEDS for Success
NPR Just For KidsA comic exploring the new coronavirus
PBS How to Talk with Your Kids
About Coronavirus
English and Spanish versions of the article available
Sesame StreetTalking to children about coronavirus
UCSF Trauma Center,
Mary Wise
Helper Hero Guide
Guidance for Parents who are Essential Workers; Discussion Guide; Activities for Children
Tallahassee DemocratArticle about responding to child stress about coronavirus
Piplo ProductionsStories; feelings chart; parent guide; also in Spanish
Child Mind Institute,
Dr. Jamie Howard
Video covering how to talk with your child about coronavirus.
BrainPopVideo; lessons; activities for school-age children

Supporting Learning at Home

Site Resources Available
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Toddler Time at Home
Learning themes; activities; and instructions
Georgia Department of
Early Care and Learning
Pre-K at Home
Themes; activities; virtual field trips; screen-free time; outside activities; and more!
Georgia Department of
Early Care and Learning
School-Age at Home
Links; games; activities; resources; and more!
Georgia Early Learning and Development StandardsStrategies, tips and activities to support learning across all domains at home
Cox CampusTips and techniques for supporting literacy and language development everyday
National Center for Families LearningA clearinghouse of amazing resources for families including Wonderopolis, Cultivating Readers, 30 Days of Families Learning Together, and more! Many resources are in English and Spanish.
The Spanish ExperimentFamiliar stories read in Spanish.

Focusing on Family Fun

SiteResources Available
Forbes101+ Ideas to Keep Your Kids Busy During Coronavirus Closures
Kids Out and About250+ Creative Ways to Keep Your Family Sane During the COVID-19 Crisis
Atlanta Parent Family-Friendly
Streaming Shows and Movies
Updated monthly
USA Today Recommended
Books for Kids
50+ suggestions for babies through teenagers
Georgia Public Library ServiceScroll down to find out what services your county library might be offering.

Scratching that Creative Itch

SiteResources Available
Homeschool Hideout Art Lesson IdeasLinks to recommended YouTube art lessons.
AFARVirtual art museum tours, concerts and online art lessons.
Debbie Allen Dance Lessons LivestreamFAME! For adults and kids! Remember, remember, remember….

Healthy Habits

SiteResources Available
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHandwashing: A Family Activity
Big Green at Home
Little Green Chefs
A virtual learning program that focuses on a new ingredient each week and how to grow, harvest, store and cook it.
U.S. Food & Drug AdministrationUpdates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol
National Center for Families Learning Healthy Family HabitsMenu planning; establishing good routines; teamwork; and more!
Active for LifeArticles; activities; lesson plans; resources for healthy living
Children’s Hospital of Georgia10 Fun At-Home Workouts for Kids
Very Well FamilyAll things healthy families – from pregnancy to ages and stages to parenting and much more!

Financial Resources

Site Resources Available
Statewide Emergency
Feeding Locations
Sites – by county, days of the week and end date
Georgia Child and Parent Services (CAPS)Eligibility requirements; applications; FAQ’s; and more!
Georgia Department of Labor
COVID-19 Information
Details on Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program and how to apply
Consumer Reports
Car Insurance Rebates
Find out what coronavirus-related rebates might be available from your car insurance provider.
Consumer Reports
Help for Paying Bills
Article (with links) that covers information about rent, mortgages, student loans, utilities, credit counseling and more!