Learning, Working, and Thriving from Home

Resources During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

The following is a compilation of resources members of the Literacy First and Central Texas community have shared during these extraordinary circumstances. See our statement on Literacy First’s response to the pandemic here.

CATEGORIES
LEARNING FROM HOME

TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19
FOOD RESOURCES
WORKING FROM HOME





LEARNING FROM HOME

AISD Learning At-Home Site

Scholastic Learn at Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 

Austin PBS Learning at Home Resources

Caring for Each Other: Resources from Sesame Street

Reading Through It Together: Educational Resources & Activities to Use While the Kids Are at Home (From Brightly)

Full List of Authors and Illustrators Doing Online Story Time

Mo Willems LUNCHDOODLES

LIST OF EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Audible is offering free listening as long as schools are closed. This collection is a mix of stories intended for people ages 0–18. Includes selections in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian.  

TED-Ed is offering interactive, daily video lessons developed alongside expert educators from all over the world.

Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis (#17 features Austin’s own DJ Mel!

How to Support Home Learning in Elementary Grades

Coloring book pages from beloved children’s book illustrators

Favorite kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/

Virtual library of FREE read aloud, podcasts, kid lit crafts, drawing & writing resources for kids from KidLit

Everywhere Book Fest (May 1-2): A virtual gathering of kidlit authors, books, and readers that will bring the book festival experience to everyone.

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations

17 Fun Ways to Practice Sight Words at Home





TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19

United Way for Greater Austin shared this COVID 19 activity book—a great way to talk to children about the virus and encourage them to talk about their feelings. https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

From PBS Austin: https://austinpbs.org/highlight/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus





FOOD RESOURCES IN CENTRAL TEXAS

https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/food-assistance/get-food-now?clicked-modal

Austin ISD curbside meal services: available to anyone under 19 and a parent: https://www.austinisd.org/student-health/coronavirus/meals





WORKING FROM HOME

“HOW TO WORK FROM HOME (WHEN YOU’RE THRUST INTO IT): 6 TIPS FROM A LONG-TIME WORK FROM HOME-R”

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816631571/coronavirus-triple-duty-working-parenting-and-teaching-from-home

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