Even if children and teens don’t appear to be following the virus news carefully, it is likely that they are absorbing the information and stress from adults. They are hearing about it from friends and making their own inferences about what it all means. Rather than leave this education up to siblings, the media, or friends, you play an important role in helping children and teens better understand what’s happening and helping them manage their own related worries or anxiety.
Do you wonder how to help your young child and his loved ones stay in touch when they are far apart? Children as young as 8 months old respond very well to interactions with people via video chat platforms. Research shows that interactive responsive experiences in real time via video chat enhance even very young children’s language learning.
Search Institute’s research is demonstrating that when young people experience developmental relationships with parents, educators, youth program staff, and other adults their outcomes are better, their risk behaviors are lower, and they are more likely to be on the path to thrive in life.
This site provides content and resources you can use with your family to offer comfort
and spark playful learning activities. Children thrive with structure in their lives and
they learn best through play, even in everyday moments like mealtimes and morning
and evening routines.
Age-and-proficiency-based language learning program for children in English and
Spanish. Includes activities, experiments, lessons, quizzes, videos, etc. Free for 30 days,
or until schools reopen using the “FREE family access” button.
High quality training and education opportunities for professionals whose work impacts
the emotional development of infants, toddlers, and their families. Free access to online
courses for a limited time.