Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Page
MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletins
Public School Websites (by County) – Student Learning Resources – Meal pick up locations
5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus – Adults can help by making sure adolescents don’t overestimate the dangers or underestimate their ability to protect themselves
Coronavirus: What Is It and What Can I Do? — The Arc Maryland and Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students – U.S. Department of Education
IEP Modification/Amendment or Individualized Continuity of Learning Plans: Preserving The Rights You and Your Child Have Under the Law
(Brief Guide for Parents #2) — Disability Rights Maryland
Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Outbreak – U.S. Department of Education
Safeguard Against Disability Discrimination During COVID-19 by the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource — National Association of School Psychologists
At home activities
Active For Life – Raising Physically Literate Kids
Art for Kids Hub — Many of our lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies!
Audible Stories — Free Audiobooks
Boredom Busters — 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families and Kids — Our list of Boredom Busters includes over 100 fun (and mostly free) activities that you and your kids can enjoy at home. This handy list can easily be printed and placed on the refrigerator – a great way to have instant “ideas” when boredom strikes!
Broadway Collective Study Hall — Each week for 3 weeks, starting Monday March 30th, we will drop exclusive masterclasses taught by Broadway performers for you to stream – all for FREE.
Cartooning Club – How to Draw – YouTube Channel — Looking for fun and easy ways to improve your drawing skills? You’ve come to the right place. Art is an essential life skill that everyone should learn.
GoNoodle — When it’s time for them to get up and move around, this always-free app has videos that kids can follow along with for a little dance break.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.
MOCO Movement Center Facebook Page — Move with MOCO –Each day, check in to this page at noon to follow along LIVE with activities like dance, yoga, ball games, scavenger hunts, fun with bubbles, and more with your favorite MOCO friends.
Muffalo Potato — Drawing Lessons
Over 100,000 images from museums in Paris have been put online — Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website.
Rebel Girls — Activities include how to write a business plan, how to write a computer program, how to plant a garden, and more.
School of Strength – fitness videos led by six Special Olympics athletes and featuring WWE star Becky Lynch that are designed to get people with disabilities moving, all from home.
Unleashing Readers – There are some incredible authors who are doing LIVE (yes, LIVE!) readings and doodle alongs of their books. We are, quite frankly, blown away and in awe of these authors. Ricki’s and Kellee’s children are loving so many of these! Here’s amazing opportunities for our children/students as we move to digital/distance learning.
Activities from a Speech Therapist
Bamboo Learning — Bamboo works with Amazon’s Alexa to do free, voice-based activities around math, music, social studies, and stories
Bibliomania — Free Online Literature
Brainbashers.com — A collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions.
BrainPOP video about the Coronavirus — It can be scary to hear about a disease outbreak, but learning the facts can help ease your mind.
Class Central — 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free
ClubSciKidz – Where Science and Technology Connect
Duolingo — teaches foreign languages using bite-size lessons.
Fun and Free Educational Websites for Kids — Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 17 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online teaching games, printable activities, videos, and so much more.
HippoCampus.org — Free educational resources for middle school to college
LightSail – Literacy Platform
Mommy Speech Therapy — Words in various speech position, great for articulation
Picture Dictionary — This dictionary contains more than 2500 illustrations with translations in more than 50 languages.
Readwritethink.com — Learning Idioms
ScratchJr — With ScratchJr, participants can program their own interactive stories and games
Special Education and Your Child with an IEP During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Brief Guide for Parents by Disability Rights Maryland
Special Needs for Special Kids — Free online resources for teachers and parents of kids with autism and significant learning challenges.
Splashlearn.com — K-5 math
Squiggly’s Playhouse — Creative Writing
Storyjumper.com — Provides a free online tool to write, illustrate and publish children’s stories.
TEDEd — TED-Ed provides everything you need to spark and celebrate your child’s ideas.
Toy Theater — Visual memory activities
Resources specific to Maryland
Help Kids Understand the Corovavirus
My Clean Hands
Virtual Field Trips