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
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 Stories – A 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
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
Learning & Teaching Math Resources
Websites Offering Read Aloud Activities
More Free Education Subscriptions & Tools
Arts & Music Resources for Kids and Artists
Free Coloring Books from World-Class Museums & Libraries
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
Tips for Completing College Courses Online
Virtual Tours & Field Trips
Paris Museums Unrestricted Online Access
Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Livestream
Center for Puppetry Livestream Performances
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
Montessori-Inspired Indoor Activities
Go Noodle Videos and Activities for Kids
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
Things To Do In Boston This Week – spoiler alert: STAY HOME! But link includes other important resources, so it was worth sharing.