Resources for Parents: March 2020 Edition


Keeping Kids Busy During COVID

It’s not a snow day, or those dreaded administrative/planning days. We’re in the middle of a pandemic and we’re all stuck at home. All of us. Including the kids. Our herculean task is keeping kids busy during COVID-19. Because of their ages and attention spans, they need constant engagement and variety. Not to worry, we’re here for you! We’ve done the work of compiling an exhaustive list for all your needs.

We’ve included varied blogs for all interests, podcasts to listen to while doing the laundry, and a reservoir of arts and crafts sites for the artistic parents among us. Keeping kids busy during COVID-19 is a team effort and we’re part of that village. Please see the listing below with all the relevant links.

COVID-19 BLOGS

Coronavirus Slideshow for Kids
Coronavirus for Kids and the Science of Soad Podcast
Parents Canada: 5 Ways to Help Kids with COVID-19 Anxiety
Coursera: Free Online Learning During COVID-19

PARENTING BLOGS AND WEBSITES

Psychology Today
Alpha Mom
Working Mother
Life of Dad
The Dad Website
Dad or Alive
Bundoo | Doctor Led. Parent Love
Babble
Teach Mama
Scary Mommy
My Life Suckers
The Funny Mom Blog
The Life of a Single Mom
The Single Mom Journey
Stepmom Help
Jamie Scrimgeour
Stepmomming
Creating a Family
Foster the Family Blog
Rage Against the Minivan
What to Expect
Mom Tricks
Pregnant Chicken
The Moat Blog Home
Your Teen Magazine
Raising Teens Blog
Popsugar | Moms
Parents
Kids in the House
Rookie Moms
New Parent
PBS Kids for Parents
Parent Tool Kit
Janet Lansbury
Today’s Parent
Family – The New York Times
Today’s Parent | New Born Care
The Green Parent
The Mabelhood
Mommy In Me
Penniless Parenting
Nature Moms
Adoptive Families
Lets Talk Mommy
Moms
Cafe Mom
Parenting
Co-Parenting
Pampers
Ask Dr. Sears
The Scholastic Store | Parent
The Bloggess
My Kind of Parenting
I Mom So Hard
Chicago Now
Masshole Mommy
Resilient Sons
Fatherly
Motherly

CRAFT & ACTIVITY BLOGS

Kids Activities Blog
RedTedArt
Crafty Morning
The Imagination Tree
Easy Peasy and Fun
Artsy Craftsy Mom
Deep Space Sparkle
Tinker Lab
The Stem Laboratory
KidPass
Science Sparks
Messy Little Monster
Stem Activities for Kids
Woo! Jr. Crafts for Kids
MEL Chemistry
Little Passports

EDUCATIONAL BLOGS

The Measured Mom
Play Dough to Plato
Gift of Curiosity

PARENTING PODCAST

ParentingPower Podcast

KIDS & PARENTING RESOURCES

Kids & Co Family Resource Centre
Roots and Shoots Resources
Coursera Free Online Courses

YOUTUBE CHANNELS

Rainbow Learning
Moriah Elizabeth
5-Minute Crafts
Kids & Company

LEARNING APPS

IXL
Adventure Academy

 

We know you’re worried. We know you’re tired. We’re always here to support your family unit as best we can. Use the resources we provided and share with other families. It is during this period that we learn the true meaning of family.

Stay safe and sleep well.

**We are updating this blog all the time so if you have something you’d like to see added, send us a DM on Instagram!