Pregnancy/Childcare/Education

Here are several resources one pregnancy, childcare, and education. These resources were collected by our community partners and vetted by CUIMC Columbia Students.

Talking To Your Kid About COVID-19

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre el coronavirusHow to talk to your kids about COVID-19. This page is in Spanish. 

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus: Learn how to talk to your kids about COVID-19 while keeping your anxiety in check.

Supporting and Reassuring ChildrenA short book for kids under the age of  seven about COVID-19. This book helps families talk about emotions arising from the current situation. It is available in 25 languages. 

Resources

Diapers For Families In NeedIf you or someone you know needs diapers cal 2-1-1 or search online at 2-1-1.org. You can also learn how to make a makeshift diaper out of a t-shirt in case of an emergency.

Support For Working Families Learn about the different ways your family can receive financial support. 

Recreation/Exercise

CMOM at Home:  Engaging downloadable interactive activities from the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, such as arts and crafts projects, dances, food, and stories. Every day of the week has a theme.

Disney Inspired Workouts: Family-friendly Disney inspired workouts. 

Parks @ HomeLive park tours, meditation, fitness, art classes, fun activities for kids, etc.

“Tool Kit” for Parents and ProvidersIncludes Sesame Street-themed resources for self-care and caring for family, educational videos, and printable lessons/activities. 

Virtual ProgrammingVirtual events, such as storytime, music, and games. Events in Spanish are available.

Virtual School Activities:  The latest live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun educational sites.

Tips

Creating a RoutineLearn how to create a new normal for your family by having consistent routines.

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your KidsLearn about different techniques to manage your stress in a healthy way and avoid passing anxiety onto your kids.

New Baby During COVID-19Helpful tips for coping with a new baby during COVID-19.

Preparing for Extended School Closing: A social worker talks about how to prepare for school closures and outlines strategies to cope with the stresses it will bring. 

Resources & Tips for Parents: Learn about tips for staying connected and active and managing stress and anxiety.  

Tips For Families: CoronavirusThis resource offer tips for families, age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing. It’s also available in Spanish. 

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