Dr. MC’s COVID-19 Quarantine Survival Guide: Bonus Blog!

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. 

Dr. MC

Special Education/ELL/Spanish Resources

Google Extensions to help support students 

The Cotting School in Lexington, MA Compiled a List of Resources

Boston Higashi School in Randolph, MA Compiled a List of Resources

Massachusetts Council for Exceptional Children has compiled a reference list of resources

Special Education Resources & Packets

Tools for Students with Autism

The Autism Educator – lots of resources

Spanish Children’s StoriesA friend of mine who is a high school Spanish teacher is using this with her students for enrichment. 

Education Information for ELL/Immigrant Students 

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) 😉

Managing Reactions to COVID-19


Social Emotional Learning & Self-Care for Educators, Schools and Parents 

Mental Health

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 

Scholastic Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing

Online Resources 

Free Education Subscriptions 

Educational Resources List 

Learning & Teaching Math Resources

Workbooks for Teachers 

Websites Offering Read Aloud Activities

More Free Education Subscriptions & Tools

Arts & Music Resources for Kids and Artists 

Teaching Kids to Draw

Free Coloring Books from World-Class Museums & Libraries 

Free Synth Apps for Musicians

Resources for Artists and Theatres

Resources for College Students 

College Students Learn from Home Strategies

College Students with ADHD Strategies

Free Access to eTextbooks for College Students 

Online College Campus Visits

Tips for Completing College Courses Online

Virtual Tours & Field Trips 


National Parks

Virtual Field Trips

Historic Museum Tours

Paris Museums Unrestricted Online Access

Italian Museum Tours

Art & Design Resources/Tours

Virtual Field Trip Ideas 

NE Aquarium Virtual Visits

Performing Arts

Broadway Shows 

Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Livestream 

Center for Puppetry Livestream Performances

Dance Vision Free Month

Animal Livestream Opportunities 

Fiona the Hippo through the Cincinnati Zoo

Livestream of Various Animals – I recommend the Kitten one, but there are lots of select from

TinyKittens Rescue Livestream

Georgia Aquarium Livestream

Indoor Activities 

Montessori-Inspired Indoor Activities

Screen-Free Indoor Activities

Go Noodle Videos and Activities for Kids

Educational Indoor Activities

And Even More…

Daily Writing Prompts from the New York Times 

Ivy League Free Online Courses 

Actor Josh Gad Reading Bedtime Stories to Kids Nightly 

Educational Shows on Netflix

Free Audio & eBooks

Things To Do In Boston This Week – spoiler alert: STAY HOME! But link includes other important resources, so it was worth sharing. 

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