Our Resource Page for Mental Health and Self-Care
We’re living through challenging times. From quick meditations to a course in mindfulness to a mental health crisis hotline, we’ve put together some of our favorite online resources to help you manage your anxiety and stress. Find it here.
Our Recommendation for News Source: None
Yes, you read that right. The constant stream of news updates can be overwhelming. It often leads us down a black hole of hopping from one link to the next, and when we finally shut our computers or turn off our phones, we’re bleary-eyed, wishing that we could get that time back. If you’re happy with your consumption of news, then great - but if you find that it’s more harmful than helpful, then we give you permission to dial it down. Consider making a pact with yourself to check the news no more than twice a day for 10-minutes at a time — or try a “no news” day and see how it feels.
For Your Kids:
Create a Routine Our Sample Schedule
Parents, kids - routines help us all to thrive. You can avoid getting lost in the days and weeks by creating a routine. Check out this sample schedule.
Listen to This Song Each Day: Raffi’s “Take A Breath”
This song was written by the acclaimed children’s songwriter Raffi to help children self-regulate their emotional state. Encourages singing, breathing and movement.
Our Resource Page for Keeping Things Fun for Young Children in Quarantine
Want our favorite Youtube channel for kids’ yoga? 14 ideas for screen-free fun? Aleph Beta coloring pages? Get it all here.
Our Pick for Learning from Home: Scholastic
So many homeschooling companies are offering free accounts, but our favorite of the bunch is Scholastic Learn at Home. They have a curriculum for each day with hours worth of activities. Go to the home page or better yet, jump straight to your grade-level: PreK and Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3-5 , and Grades 6+ .