We’re collecting resources from around the web; things that are fun, helpful, and thoughtful. Things that might help parents and kids (or anyone really) navigate these days of necessary isolation. If you have resources to share send them to David.
The Faith 5 are five things to do at the end of the day as a couple or as a family:
- share your highs and lows
- read a Bible verse or story
- talk about how the verse might relate to your highs or lows
- pray together for each others highs and lows
- bless one another
Mission St. Clare, the Daily Office online with hymns.
Illustrated Children’s Ministries, which we use here frequently, is offering free, weekly, faith formation resources for all ages.
Faith at Home is an offering from Forward Movement.
Praying with Children
- Praying with children
- Praying Compline with your children
- Illustrated Ministry (Coloring)
- Weekly Godly Play Stories (from the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Minor, All Saints’ Church, Belmont)
Graces at Meals
- Home Prayer (page 685 in the Book of Alternative Services, Anglican Church of Canada)
- Thanksgiving Prayers & Table Graces
- Agape Meal
Choral Evensong: stunning music broadcast and saved by the BBC, from cathedrals around the UK
Live Streaming Concerts: a list with links of live-streamed concerts people are sharing for free during this outbreak, including the Berlin Philharmonic, The Riot Ensemble, and Bach Collegium Japan
Lunch Doodles with the great Mo Willems, author and illustrator of Don’t the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and the Elephant & Piggie books.
Staying Mentally & Emotionally Healthy
Staying Grounded, Connected, & In Community During Covid-19: Excellent set of resources from a local Quaker and justice-based facilitator and trainer. Including daily practices, ideas for staying connected, and other resources.
Protecting Your Mental Health during the Covid-19 Outbreak: “Separate what is in your control from what is not.”
World Health Organization’s Mental Health Considerations during Covid-19 Outbreak: “Seek information updates at specific times during the day once or twice.” Help children find positive ways to express disturbing feelings such as fear and sadness.” and “Engage in healthy activities that you enjoy and find relaxing.”
Helping Children & Teens Cope with Anxiety about Covid19: advice from Dr. Blossom a children’s psychiatrist from Seattle Children’s.
Create a family media use plan for this time.
For Parents & Caregivers Teaching at Home
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities tons of links for all ages (pre-k through high school).
A (one-page) Crash Course in Homeschooling from an experienced parent, with good advice like “Avoid trying to recreate a classroom environment” and “It’s all about quality, not quantity.”
Making the Most of School Closures from NESCA in Newton, including: “Create routines,” “Schedule recess,” and include “Life Skills Education.”
Education.com Learning Library Education.com is offering free resources while schools are closed due to Covid-19. This learning library features recipes from Pre-K through 5th Grade.
Khan Academy COVID-19 school closure resources: Daily Schedules for students ages 2-18 & remote learning resources. Want to help us help others? We are a nonprofit. Please consider making a donation to help us respond.
Thought.Co is providing high-quality homeschooling resources are available online at no cost
Arts and Music
From the Wider Church
Workouts and Fitness
Blogilates offers various fitness videos for free
Fitness Blender also offers free workout resources including low-impact workouts!
Yoga With Adriene is a Youtube channel with complete yoga videos.
Work out from home with Sweaty Betty’s online fitness classes. With workouts ranging from yoga to HIIT, explore the video library to find a class to suit your time frame and fitness level.
FitOn is an app (available on Apple and Android-based devices) Best workouts. Always Free. Always On. They offer quick and effective workouts from celebrity trainers that you can do anywhere.
Supercook: Dinner’s Met its Match! Just add your ingredients and Supercook instantly finds matching recipes from the most popular cooking websites! To get started, choose your ingredients from the categories on the left. Already have a dish in mind? You can also just search for recipes.
MyRecipes: Build-A-Meal(find recipes with ingredients you have on hand).