Fun Resources for Families and Kids with Special Needs
Dear families...we hope you are all healthy and staying safe. We wanted to share some fun activities (download) for you to do at home with your kids. The therapists at the MTU, NVUSD, the Assistive Technology Lending Library teachers and other families have added to this list and will keep adding to it in the coming weeks. Have you found something fun to do? Please email the link to email@example.com
Recursos para Familias y Niños con Discapacidades
Estimadas familias ... esperamos que todos estén sanos y se mantengan seguros. Queríamos compartir algunas actividades divertidas para hacer en casa con tus hijos. Los terapeutas del MTU, NVUSD (Distrito Escolar del Valle de Napa), los maestros de la Biblioteca de Préstamos de Tecnología Asistencial y otras familias han agregado a esta lista y seguirán añadiéndola en las próximas semanas. ¿Has encontrado algo divertido que hacer? Por favor envíe el enlace a firstname.lastname@example.org
Coping during Covid-19 Resources for Parents
These all-digital offerings are aimed to help all families navigate this situation, and offer extra support for families whose children need specialized clinical care — now more than ever.
Talking to Children About COVID-19
It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy. More…
Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Un recurso para padres
Es muy importante recordar que los niños buscan orientación en los adultos sobre cómo reaccionar ante eventos estresantes. Si los padres parecen excesivamente preocupados, la ansiedad de los niños puede aumentar. Más…
Click on this image for a graphic resource from The Autism Educator which is very helpful for explaining the Coronavirus to younger children!
Another wonderful graphic resource can be found here.
These sites hold information and events for both children and their parents:
- The Mighty Event Calendar
- Free online courses are now offered by the 8 Ivy League schools, which are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Now, how about some fun?
Virtual Field Trips Includes virtual outings to zoos, museums, aquariums and some wonderful, additional resources!
Online drawing class! Graphic journalist and best-selling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton is hosting a live 30-minute online drawing class for children, Mondays through Fridays at 10:00am PST. Online drawing class for children - live on Instagram @wendymacnaughton_7770
Here’s a fun video “Caring for Each Other” from Elmo!
And other fun tips from Sesame Street.
Tools for learning:
Link to educational worksheets from greatschools.org
Apps for Students With Special Needs. The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.