I have been sharing resources for a few days now on my personal Facebook page, and I have had several people thank me, share posts, text me, and tell me how helpful it has been. So I figured, let’s take this one step further! I have put together a list of FREE resources and things that might be useful to folks during this time. Honestly, there is so much here and more that I can’t cover in a single blog post!
This list includes resources for everyone. There are links for adults, kids, artists, musicians, students of all ages, and more. I have grouped them into categories as best I can (ex: special education, college students, virtual tours, field trips, art, theatre, math, writing, etc). These resources are not my own, I am just compiling a list. I am not responsible for the content of any of these resources. Take some time and look through. There is everything from self-care tips to free courses at Harvard to Montessori inspired indoor activities, apps for musicians and everything in between.
Personally, I have found it helpful for my husband and I to stick to a routine. We have sketched out a rough daily schedule and we are communicating throughout the day to support each other as needed, and yes, to vent as well. I also felt so much better after I exercised, so please, practice some self-care. There are TONS of free exercise programs and videos online. Lots of local fitness studios are offering virtual workouts and apps are waiving their subscription fees. If you need help, ask me.
Please comment with more resources and ideas too! Let’s keep this growing.
Stay well and be kind.
Special Education/ELL/Spanish Resources
Massachusetts Council for Exceptional Children has compiled a reference list of resources
The Autism Educator – lots of resources
Spanish Children’s Stories – A friend of mine who is a high school Spanish teacher is using this with her students for enrichment.
Stress Management/Self-Care for Adults & Children
Harvard Professor Podcast – you will see a list of related episodes when the page loads, it is the second one down about stress & anxiety
Self-Care is NOT Cancelled blog post (yes, my own blog is helpful) 😉
National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) Guide – lots of info, but there is a 13 page downloadable guide too on the website
Education Tools for Teachers/Families/Administrators
Arts & Music Resources for Kids and Artists
Resources for College Students
Virtual Tours & Field Trips
Animal Livestream Opportunities
Livestream of Various Animals – I recommend the Kitten one, but there are lots of select from
And Even More…
Things To Do In Boston This Week – spoiler alert: STAY HOME! But link includes other important resources, so it was worth sharing.