Resources: adults, children & youth

Self-Care Activities during COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is stressful for individuals and communities. This is why, taking care of your mental health is even more important than ever! Bellow is a list of activities to help you nurture your self.

LIST OF FREE ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES FOR SELF-CARE DURING COVID-19

ADULTS

Well-being:

Resilience in Challenging times free videos: https://product.soundstrue.com/resilience-in-challenging-times/

Science of Well-Being course offered through Yale: https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being

Meditation App: https://www.headspace.com/

Free CBT based tools: https://www.keltyskey.com/self-help/

87 ways to decompress: http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

Plant Courses:

Free intro to Master Gardener Class:
https://workspace.oregonstate.edu/course/free-intro-to-oregon-master-gardener-program

Free Permaculture course:
https://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/

Education:

Free online courses: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR12P0WnXIHR6yC1grrEVuu2mz6ShnEIHeM4jexRKXGFngdI80XJnvu1DLo

www.classcentral.com

Learn to code:  https://www.codecademy.com/ and http://sap.to/61821sTu8

Free financial literacy course that comes with a certificate at the end:
 
https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/industry/community-engagement/mcgill-personal-finance-essentials

Arts & Culture

Museum Tours: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online

Free Library ebooks: https://www.vpl.ca/ebooks?fbclid=IwAR3pjeuVcgC-HvQL7pFVWQJBMAIEh_MxOK_EIk_z9ai5xvUDGTG44TH8deQ

Audible is offering free books to read right now: https://www.audible.ca/

The Social Distancing Festival https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/

Adobe Cloud free for two months- video editing, illustrator, etc
https://petapixel.com/2020/03/18/adobe-is-giving-everyone-2-months-of-free-creative-cloud-heres-how-to-get-it/?fbclid=IwAR1QNtKEI0CwQFPKToFYNbeuBc1GBHb4AG74ckzMIZTY5QlKW32hSQTpj28

National Film Board- over 200 indigenous centred films for free viewing:
https://www.nfb.ca/indigenous-cinema/?&film_lang=en&sort=year:desc,title&year=1917..2020

Daily drawing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCObbZ-lkhRQ203mtX9ZmgtA

Free online Canadian musician concerts: https://nac-cna.ca/en/

Online choir sing along: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/choirntine-epic-social-distan-/249447186075694/


Online Broadway musicals: https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home?fbclid=IwAR3asw7wzTNfiet_kHNqDVs8NSlMM3POUiQt77oFPUkzy0lSBflKJy7JwSU

Noon daily drawing together
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/?

Online Pictionary with friends https://skribbl.io/
Instagram Drag Queen streamed shows
https://www.thecut.com/2020/03/how-to-watch-drag-queen-live-stream-shows.html
 
The quarantine sessions- music streaming
https://www.facebook.com/quarantinesessionsofficial/
 
Orchestra: https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/titelgeschichten/20192020/digital-concert-hall/?fbclid=IwAR3kMnzoYEdeAYdKCjKW0NaDpRTX1Q_eTG_NAJsNQ790eoJGz8YMXd17Ips
 
Met Opera: https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/coronavirus-the-metropolitan-opera-to-stream-free-operas.html?utm_campaign=nym&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=s1&fbclid=IwAR3ydwjNkNMbDTedJ8USqN3EEB7RWx6lVHwlO0g3CGTrAiDmr8xHsuQjP5A

Exercise:
 
Virtual hip hop classes every monday
https://www.facebook.com/events/2906862216072936/
 
Baza Dance studio free classes: 
https://www.facebook.com/bazadance/?hc_location=ufi
 
 Free Yoga online till April 15th
https://christinewuyoga.com/online-practice
 
Yoga free online classes
https://www.doyogawithme.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Mq3lOK1ySzLfOqim5Qt2XNnTCjeicjbNNzfaoMu-5N5bJSqozYP0au8s
 
fbclid=IwAR3kMnzoYEdeAYdKCjKW0NaDpRTX1Q_eTG_NAJsNQ790eoJGz8YMXd17Ips
 
Fitness Blender is a YouTube channel with hundreds of free workouts of all types
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiP6wD_tYlYLYh3agzbByWQ

At home free body workouts: https://instagram.com/cammacdougall?igshid=1ofp5yxotgj

Free at home yoga classes and workouts: https://instagram.com/emilylee.co?igshid=1q6j13lu4071v
https://instagram.com/lucy.ulmer?igshid=1591br0o6mrql
https://instagram.com/jesslemon83?igshid=1siva5nsl5jem

Free online dance party/workout:
https://instagram.com/mkik808?igshid=wddg8agvc3pb
 
Instagram dance parties: @mkik808

CHILDREN & YOUTH

Online Resources for Children at Home; Created by the Integrated Practice Program (IPP) March 2020

Mind and Body:

https://gonoodle.com/

  • Yoga/relaxation/mindfulness/dance for kids

https://www.cosmickids.com/

  • Mindfulness for teens

http://mindfulnessforteens.com/resources/resources-for-mindfulness/

  • 15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for kids with Anxiety

https://parentingchaos.com/anxiety-apps-kids/

  • Born to move – energetic dance

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=born+to+move+les+mills

  • Oxygen Yoga for Kids:

Facebook: follow “Oxygen Everywhere”

Instagram: follow “oxygenyogaandfitness”

Pop Up Live Events

  • Peter H. Reynolds, author of ‘The Dot’ (and many more) will read aloud at 12:00 noon (Eastern time?) each day on Facebook. He’s also given teachers permission to read his books aloud on social media platforms while they are teaching their students from a distance. https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds
  • Jarret J. Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series and the National Book Award finalist “Hey, Kiddo,” is hosting daily drawing webcasts on YouTube at 2 p.m. EDT for all ages.
  • Narwhal and Jelly: Doing a FB live on March 18 (1 pm local time) and March 20 (4 pm local time) – graphic novels on the adventures of a narwhal and his friend with author Ben Clanton. https://www.facebook.com/pg/narwhalandjelly/posts/
  • Daily Science and Math Lessons from The Science Mom and Dad on FB Live: a daily show from 10 to noon central time, featuring science and math lessons, crafts and games. Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour livestream is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine. For ages 7-12. https://www.facebook.com/TheScienceMom
  • 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. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at noon local time. https://www.facebook.com/events/2544781839094130/
  • Mac Barnett, The author of The Mustache, Oh No, and various Jack books will be reading books every day at 2:00pm (central) on Instagram.
  • Author Tara Lazar will read a book daily LIVE at 11 am central time, plus also will talk about writing tips and other fun stuff. Here’s the channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_e9wBEdWSZBf7xaJadl7dg
  • The Language Sprout Facebook page is offering a unique opportunity for families everywhere. Each day they will be offering FREE story times, activities, and games in Spanish, French, Mandarin, English, Portuguese for kids 0 – 103!
  • Khan Academy: Having daily (weekdays) 9 am PST/12 EST live streams on Facebook and YouTube for students, parents, and teachers navigating school closures. Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers. https://www.khanacademy.org
  • Valerie Tutson is a gifted story teller who is doing a Facebook Live story every day at 10:30 a.m. CST. Reader comment: “We just watched and we all LOVED it. it was interactive and glorious.”
  • “Virtual Preschool” Daily circle time lessons, song, game, and story… all are welcome! Weekdays (live video) at 11:00 AM EDT at Play to Learn Preschool, event link https://www.facebook.com/PlayToLearnPS/posts/1481128188727660
  • Free art lessons on the Make Paducah Facebook page each weekday for the next two weeks. These will be family oriented for a range of ages and utilize supplies typically found in your home. https://www.facebook.com/makepaducah/posts/1392825977585686
  • Some libraries are offer free story time. Please view your local library website

Virtual Tours

  • The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
  • This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/
  • Virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. https://artsandculture.google.com/
  • Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
  • This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Educational Games and Activities

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/adventures-in-chemistry.html

https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/about/

  • Sensory Activities and Experiments

On Facebook, follow “TheDadLab”

Academic

  • Online education program for toddler through high school

https://www.khanacademy.org

  • Digital learning content for preschool through high school

https://www.curriki.org/ 

  • Phonics skills and math activities for Kindergarten to grade 3.

https://www.starfall.com/h/

  • Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults

https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

  • Mystery Science – free science lessons for students in Kindergarten to 5th

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

  • Scholastic learn at home program; an activity portal of free daily courses for kids

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

  • 7,000 videos free videos in math, natural science, social science and humanities subjects areas https://hippocampus.org/

Creative Indoor Activities

https://www.highlightskids.com/

 

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