COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
To help you through this time of social distancing and school closures, our teams at the Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy are creating resources just for you. Check them out below.
We also curated a list of resources from others. You can view them here.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Rebuilding the Early Child Care and Education System
Our country’s early care and education system was fractured and in crisis, even before COVID-19. The abrupt closure of many child care centers, new requirements upon opening, and challenges facing families make it even more pressing that our “rebuilding” efforts work toward a more sustainable and equitable child care system.
Resources for Parents and Caregivers
3 Tips for Parents to Help Keep Children Learning
Executive Director Dr. Laura Justice recently penned an op-ed in The Columbus Dispatch, encouraging parents to focus on three tips while managing young children at home during COVID-19. She explains – from a child-development and research perspective – that parents focus most on reading, talking with children (using serve-and-return interactions), and focus on reducing stress.
MEDIA & SCREENS
3 Smart Ways to Use Screen Time While Coronavirus Keeps Kids at Home
As families everywhere adjust to social distancing measures like closed schools and child care centers, workplaces and more, parents are grappling with questions regarding their kids’ use of technology. Crane Center’s Rebecca Dore, an expert on children and media, offers some tips for how to make the most of screen time for kids who are cooped up at home.
Children’s Media Resource List
As COVID-19 precautions move us into social distancing, many families are wondering how to best use media with their children. Rhonda Moskowitz, founder of Practical Solutions Parent Coaching, LLC, and Rebecca Dore, Senior Research Associate at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, created a resource list about children’s media to help families navigate.
Activities To Do at Home
Bubble Lava Lamp
Our teachers and researchers have teamed up to offer you activities meant to help engage your child through play and fun, creating optimal opportunities for learning. Try this fun science experiment that is a cool way to practice language, observing scientific phenomenon, and natural curiosity!
Interactive Read Alouds: Tips for Parents and Caregivers for Enriching Reading Experiences at Home
Reading aloud is one of the most significant activities for developing literacy that also creates a sense of connection and safety in what may be a difficult time. This post offers research-backed tips to help make the most of these shared experiences.