Kids Know How to Occupy Themselves. We Need to Let Them Do It: Life Kit.

As we continue in some version of a shelter-in-place, teaching children to occupy themselves not only helps parents who are working from home but children also benefit from learning how to entertain and educate themselves.…/kids-know-how-to-occupy-themselves-we…American parents often feel like event planners for their kids. There’s a pressure to make sure kids are entertained and content …

Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters

Empathizing with their feelings, making space for relief, allowing time for connecting socially through digital media, be considerate of requests for alone time, and engaging their help in problem-solving family needs can go a long way in helping teens during the shelter in place.

At Playtime, Your Own Backyard Might Beat the Local Playground

Looks like play in unstructured settings may be more beneficial than structured playgrounds, leading to improved mood, concentration, and behavior. Ditch the playground equipment and go explore the backyard or an empty field to see these benefits while also maintaining physical distancing.


We hope you all have what you need and are settling in nicely for this three-week shelter in place. We will keep posting resources for educators and families during this time. Here are some educational movies to help occupy some time.