School Help, Tips, Tricks and More
The librarians at Fairfield Public Library have curated some helpful, fun and informative resources for school help. Bookmark this page for updates!
Learn more about COVID-19:
Ask an expert about COVID
Keep Children Healthy during the COVID-19 Outbreak
How to prepare your children for this school year:
The Hangout Spot’s YouTube Videos: The Path back to school and Kids and Face Masks:
Posters for Unique learners:
From the CDC:
Schools and Childcare Programs: Plan, Prepare, and Respond
Helping Children Cope
From Connecticut Children’s:
Back to School Training: 8 Things to Practice With Your Kids Now for COVID-19 Classroom Safety
Back to School 2020: Reads to Get Kids Ready, Tips for Parents & Educators, and More
From The Official Blog of Children’s Hospital of Orange County:
7 Ways to Help Kids Cope with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Anxiety
From Fairfield County Mom
Ten Ways to Help Reduce the Stress of Homework
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From National School Choice Week:
Free Educational Resources, FAQ for Families Impacted by Coronavirus
101 Free Resources for Home-Schooling during COVID Crisis (Updated for Fall 2020)
A popular YouTube channel with science concepts videos for children:
SciShow Kids: https://www.youtube.com/c/scishowkids/featured
Kids out and about
This is a website that provides a list of events and resources happening in the area and virtually. The link provided below leads to their “The Ultimate Parents Survival Guide to the 2020-2021 School Year”.
Just Dance – Youtube Channel
They have a bunch of Disney song dances for kids and there are family ones with “two player” too.
Kidz Bop Kids:
Kidz Bop Kids Youtube Channel – Learn what it takes to be a Kidz Bop kid – they teach you the choreography the kids dance to in the music videos.
Group HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training):
There are some free videos that have children and adult exercise classes. They are 30 minutes long. People can subscribe monthly for $8 if they wish to choose a paid package.
Sworkit Kid Workouts
This collection has some workouts that have a child demonstrate the exercises, then the kids do it for a certain amount of seconds based on how long they chose to work out for at the beginning.
YMCA Health and Fitness Videos ranging from barre to boot camp, cycling, to dance, Pilates, tai chi, yoga, youth sports and youth activities
Yoga videos for children – if you subscribe you get some free before you have to pay for a subscription https://www.gaia.com/style/kids-yoga