COVID-19 Parent Resources

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**Please note: The following is a compilation of resources collected from multiple sources. These resources have not been vetted or reviewed by NOAH, and parents are encouraged to use their judgement in determining which resources will be of benefit to their family.


FREE WEBINAR: Strategic Study Skills: Smart Steps For Studying at Home

Objective Ed Digital Curriculum
Objective Ed, which provides digital curriculum for students with disabilities, is providing free access through the end of the 2019/2020 school year

OPINION: Four effective strategies for parents who are now homeschooling their children
Article from two educators discussing how to navigate jobs, students and quarantine.

Audible Streaming
For as long as schools are closed, audible is offering free audiobook streaming to kids.

Discussing COVID-19 with Kids
NPR has created a comic to discuss COVID 19 with your kids.

The Mysteries of Life with Tim & Moby: Coronavirus
Animated video to help explain COVID 19 to kids

Autism Speaks: COVID-19 Information & Resources
Autism Speaks is closely monitoring developments around COVID 19 and the impact on the autism community.

Coronavirus & Kids: Resources from Save the Children
Save the Children has activities, schedules and suggested talking points for kids.

Greater New York Council of the Blind
This organization is the NYC chapter of the American Council of the Blind of New York. The website contains a comprehensive list of life apps, useful websites, computer help desk phone numbers, museums that provide accessible tours in NYC, information on remote audio described theatre performances online, as well as information on COVID 19, and even shopping and grocery links.

11 Ways to Have Quality Family Time at Home

Activities

Kidtivity: Ways to Continue Serving Others in Connecticut
While this article is geared towards Connecticut families, Kidtivity provides links to activities and resources that can be accessed from other states as well.

Screen Free Things to Do Indoors
A list of 20 ideas for screen-free indoor activities with kids.

Learn in Color Blog
Free educational activities, book and movie lists, reference charts, and much more.

Lunch Doodles with Mo
Artist’s learn to draw videos.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Projects by grade level and resources for teachers, students, and families.

Virtual Field Trips
Links to over 30 virtual educational field trips.

Boredom busters
110 fun at-home activities for kids.

Center for Puppetry Arts @ Home
Tons of free programming including virtual workshops, livestream puppet shows, and much more.

Duolingo
Learn a language for free!

Project Kid 
Arts and craft project ideas for kids of all ages.

Sidewalk Talk: Activities to do at home as a family
Family games and activities for when boredom strikes.

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation videos for kids ages 3+

Learn Origami
Download free folding diagrams to learn origami.

Jam with Jamie
Join in on the fun with virtual jam sessions.

Sway: Magic Dance App
Fun dancing motion filters. Currently available on Apple mobile devices only. Coming soon to Android.

Miss Melodee’s Online Dance Academy
Take dance classes from the comfort of your own home with Miss Melodee.

How to Make a Terrarium & Keep it Alive
Instructions on starting an indoor garden or terrarium.

Brainpop.com
Fun educational games available free during school closures.

Pedicures and Pampering: How to Host a Spa Day for Kids
Ideas for a DIY spa day with kids.

Virtual play-dates
Join Indy with Kids for virtual playdates each morning at 10AM ET.

Story Pirates
A fun podcast for kids that includes writing prompts with each episode.

Story Time from Space
Listen to a real astronaut read you a book from space.

Puppy Playroom Livestream
Watch puppies playing live, or explore countless other livestreams of animals, nature, and much more.

How to Stage a Family Play with your Kids
Put on a family show/performance.

Science Kids
Fun & free science experiments for kids.

Create a High Production DIY Photoshoot with Kids
How to create a photoshoot with DIY costumes, lighting, location, etc. for fun and memorable images.

Earthcam
Travel the globe through live webcams.

Boston Children’s Museum
Take a tour of the Boston Children’s Museum.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Otter Cam
Watch the sea otters at any time of day.

National Zoo Live Broadcasting
Check-in with the animals and participate in educational activities while watching.

National Aquarium Livestream
Watch a live view of Blacktip Reef, Jellyfish Invasion, or Pacific Coral Reef.

African Wildlife Cam
Explore Africa from home!

Play Virtual Cards
Play cards together online while social distancing from friends and loved ones.

3-D Google Animals
Explore animals in 3-D on your phone in your house.

Computer Science Classes
Learn computer science when schools are closed. Courses available for grades K-12+

COVID-19 Time Capsule
We are living through history right now! Download and print to make your very own time capsule.

Rosie Practices Social Distancing – Read Along
Read along with this social story created by Pre-K Speech Therapist Alison Rotolo in hopes of providing educators and caregivers a tool to help their little ones understand and adapt to the challenging times brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Museums Offering Remote Teleconference Tours in NYC

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Phone: (212) 849-8353
Email: CHAccess@si.edu

Guggenheim Museum
Phone: (212) 360-4355
Email: access@guggenheim.org

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Phone: (646) 381-5158
Email: access@intrepidmuseum.org

Jewish Museum
Phone: (212) 423-3289
Email: access@thejm.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Phone: (212) 650-2010
Email: access@metmuseum.org

Museum of Arts and Design
Phone: (212) 299-7759
Email: petra.pankow@madmuseum.org

Museum of Modern Art
Phone: (212) 408-6447
Email: accessprograms@moma.org

Poster House
Phone: (917) 722-2439, Extension 413
Email: access@posterhouse.org

Whitney Museum of American Art
Phone: (212) 671-1823
Email: Accessfeedback@whitney.org