Parenting

 

Child Mind Institute

Support for families during COVID-19. Videochat, consultation and tips.

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Early Years Self Regulation (PDF)

By Dr. Stewart Shanker.

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FirstAidForFeelings_Eng

Scholastic Workbook to help kids cope during the coronavirus pandemic.

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National Child Tramatic Stress Network (PDF)

Parent/Caregiver guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19.

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130 Activities with Common Household Items

Choose a fun activity to do with your children at home using common household items.

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Learning at Home

Association of Native, Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario

Cultural Resources for Families.  Includes Family Wellness, Story Time and excellent activities.

Brains On

Podcast for Kids – Understanding Coronavirus and how Germs Spread.

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CBC Kids

Justin Trudeau answers Kids’ questions about the Coronavirus.

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Cora and the Corona

Cora and the Corona: One Little Girls Journey to Healing in Quarantine. Download your FREE colouring book or order a copy online. Free copies for mental health essential services interested in distributing it.

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Children’s Therapy Centre

Music at Home to provide Bonding, Development and Learning

Everybody Worries – A picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus

The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly

The Stay at Home Superheros

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Entertain Kids on a Dime

100 Activities to do at home doing school closures.

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Fun Learning for Kids

Printable Games and activities.

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Google Classroom

List of sites to use while school is closed.

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GreatSchools.org

Printable worksheets.

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Homeschooling During COVID-19:
7 Stress-free Ways to Keep Your Child On
Track

By Anne Dolin, M.Ed

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Lego Justin Trudeau (Video)

VERY CUTE!! Justin Trudeau’s message to children done in a Lego Video.

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Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Ancestry Library Edition from Home – For a limited time, Ancestry Library Edition is now  available for you to try at home! Our Genealogy Librarian explains how to get started in her series of videos.

Virtual Storytime Express – Storytime Express will bring a taste of our favourite children’s programs to you by video each week. Register to receive a link each week.

Cloud Library – Library card carriers can access books with your favorite device.

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Limestone District School Board

Online resources to support students learning and wellbeing.

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LiveScience

Activities and resources for homebound kids.

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Melt and Freeze

Body relaxation for young children. Helps to learn how to melt when we freeze!!! Youtube Video

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Mindheart

A book that parents can print and read to their children (includes pages that child can fill out) reassuring them about the virus and encouraging them to discuss the full range of emotions relating to it. Available in many languages.

Hello, My name is Coronavirus. Book for Children

Je m’appelle Coronavirus. Book for children

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Motherly

Tips and resources for homeschooling your children.

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MPR News

Just for Kids – A comic exploring coronavirus.

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Ontario

Find supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills and learn at home.

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Parent Map

Education Resources for families during COVID-19.

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Prodigy

Free curriculum-alligned math platform.

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Raising Our Kids

Dot to Dot worksheets.

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Reading Rockets

Spelling Word Lists (by grade).

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Social Distancing Social Story 

Educational book for children by Jessica Askew, MS

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Toybox Tools

Dance Mat Typing Program.

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TVO Teach Ontario

Resources for educators. Designed for teachers but can be used by parents as well!

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Wash Your Lyrics

EXCELLENT!! – Choose your child’s favourite song, enter the song name and artist, then click ‘generate’. A poster will be generated pictures of each stage of hand washing along timed to the lyrics of the song.

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Youtube – Art for Kids (Videos)

How to draw a Health Hero.

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Youtube – Beginner Painting (Video)

How to draw a tree with acrylic paint.

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Physical Activity

 

Jigga Jump (Videos)

Judy & David, Canada’s beloved children’s singers, are combining their spectacular music with fantasy adventure to inspire children to get physically active in this new TV show.

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UIC

Healthy Games and Activities for Kids.

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Youtube (Video)

Kids workout for beginners.

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Youtube (Video)

Animal Exercises for kids.

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Entertainment

 

Audible

For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

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Google Arts & Culture

Visit hundreds of museums around the world virtually, all from the comfort of your own home.

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Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines from the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

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Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera will be hosting free online streams. May not be suitable content for younger children.

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Scribd

Read e-books for free without limits for 30 days.

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VidAngel

Free services and content during the outbreak. No credit card required. Skip objectionable content on Netflix and Amazon shows, Access to “Family Night Out” titles for the family, Free access to the show “The Chosen.” Access to Dry Bar Comedy episodes.

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Big Life Kids Podcast

Big Life Kids podcast teaches children to stay resilient, believe in themselves, and face life’s challenges with confidence for kids ages 5 to 10.

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We Are Teachers

Free Read-Aloud Books by their authors.

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Art

 

ArtBabble

The YouTube of Arts.

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Arts Edge

Art’s Education Resources.

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Google Arts & Culture

Explore Artwork.

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Hello Kids

Colouring Pages.

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National Gallery of Art

NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. A standards-based reproduction guide and a help section provide advice for both novices and experts.

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Process Art

Process art is a contemporary artistic movement recognized within the world’s art communities. The Guggenheim states “process art emphasizes the ‘process’ of making art”. The MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) points out that “in process art, the means count for more than the ends.”

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The Art of Education University

Art Education and the Coronavirus.

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The Kitchen Table Classroom

Printable Crafts and Instructions.

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The Met

Five decades of Met publications on art history available to read/download and/or search for free.

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