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Focus on Your Relationship

Connecting with your kid is more important than any assignment. Make time for it, and learning will be easier.

It's Never Too Early to Talk About Justice

Listen to this story about racial inequities told in a way that's easy to understand and encourages action.

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Understood

Find resources to help students and their families cope with coronavirus-related anxiety and support their social and emotional health during this uncertain time.

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The Wonderment

Ambitious global community aims for public good through student engagement.

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Take a Deep Breath

Pratice belly breathing with Rosita to help calm yourself down, and learn some new words to describe how you're feeling.

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Identifying Strengths

Color and create a paper chain where each link represents a personal strength. Add more throughout the year.

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Pause for People

Make sure to take breaks from tech and focus on people. It's easy: Just pause, breathe, and finish up!

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Take a walk and practice using more than just your ears to listen. Use this activity to increase your kids' attention and sensory skills.

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Draw Your Feelings

Find some markers and paper and turn your emotions into art. What color is joy? Sadness? Boredom? Love?

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Simple Stress Busters

Try out one of these simple activities to de-stress, release tension, and relax.

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Learning Contract

Complete this contract to commit to some learning goals for the week. Discuss it at the end of each week, and change as needed.

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Advice on Parenting in a Pandemic

Join Noggin, Common Sense Media, and the surgeon general of California for a discussion on how to handle the stress of the pandemic on little kids, with host Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

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In It Together

Read about efforts in four countries to keep people healthy during the pandemic. What can you do to help lift people's spirits?

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Body Language and Feelings Charades

Help kids learn to use more than their words with this easy-to-play activity.

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George Washington Carver's Innovations

Learn about Carver's life, challenges he faced, and his accomplishments as an inventor and innovator. Then, consider how his ideas changed life for us all today.

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Make an Accomplishments Box

Turn a tissue box into an accomplishments archive. Decorate the box and use the printable to make paper strips to slip into it.

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Inspiring Stories About Pathbreaking Women

Listen to these absorbing, 20-minute tales of remarkable women who have shaped our world.

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What Is Race?

Help kids consider how race is defined, then hear a handful of people share their experiences related to race from when they were growing up.

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What Can I Say Instead?

Complete this worksheet to rethink and reframe the things you say when struggling. Do you think changing the way you speak shapes your thinking?

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The Power of a Letter

Read about a teacher who wrote encouraging letters to students. Then take the quiz, review the power words, and write about why the letters meant so much.

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Letters of Appreciation

Practice your writing skills and say thank you to your favorite teacher by writing them a note and drawing a picture.

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Benjamin Franklin's Curiosity

Introduce kids to the curiosity that led to Franklin's many successes. Afterward, help kids consider how their own curiosity could improve the lives of others.

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Encouragement Jar

Give kids' self-esteem a boost with daily encouragements with this clever, DIY project.

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Appreciating the Small Things

Thinking about your mother or another caregiver, identify some of the everyday ways that person shows you love. Show your appreciation with a note or hug.

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Practice Self-Care and Compassion

Help kids decrease stress and boost happiness, especially during these trying times. Use this video to introduce the concept of self-compassion.

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Focus on Focus

Try out some of these tips and strategies for building attention span, focus, and self-control.

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Heroes in Our Community

Play this game to think about the people in our communities that help us every day, from doctors to police officers to mail carriers.

How to Draw Health Heroes: Doctors and Nurse

Learn how to draw a doctor or nurse. Parents, you could even challenge your little artists to turn their drawing into a thank-you card!

Managing Frustration

Help young kids cope with their everyday frustrations. Watch this short rap video, then have a conversation about strategies to move past what frustrates us.

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Guess the Feeling

Join Daniel Tiger to learn about types of feelings and how to identify them.

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Just Breathe

End the day with deep, calming breaths.

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Grow Your Language

How does what we say shape our mindset toward learning? Cut out these common phrases and sort them on the worksheet to start a discussion.

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Use Your Words

Play through this series of activities -- including videos and songs -- that'll help you learn how to process and talk about feelings.

Gratitude and Happiness

Take a moment out of your day to consider the role of gratitude in our lives.

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Community Hero Story

Make up a story about someone who's a hero in your community.

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Let's Make a Deal

Brainstorm ideas on how to compromise when you and someone else want different things.

How Do You Feel Today?

Create a "feel wheel" to express emotions without saying a word.

Attention, Please!

Choose from some easy and familiar games, like Simon says or red light, green light, and practice being a good listener.

Appreciation Cards Craft

Help your child talk about appreciation by making cards for the special people in their life.

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How Does Technology Make You Feel?

Learn a short poem to help you reflect upon the various feelings you can experience when using technology.

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Take on the Day

Start the day by harnessing energy and focus with this energizing breathing video!

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Building Empathy: Laughing with or at Friends

Follow along with this story about Arthur. Is he laughing with his friends or at them? Think about the line between playing and bullying.

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Hero Breathing Exercise

Practice the often overlooked but amazing power of breathing! Get moving, then slow down and focus on how you're feeling.

Create a Calm-Down Jar

Follow instructions to create a sensory experience to shake up and watch settle while breathing deeply. Find a glitter version if you want some sparkle!

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Learning Cultures, Challenging Assumptions

Join Arthur as he learns about his pen pal from another country. What assumptions does Arthur have about his pen pal, and how does he challenge them?

Build a Tree of Thanks

Make a simple tree of thanks together, and bolster your family’s gratitude practice—maybe even start a new family tradition!

Printable Coloring Pages

Free coloring pages by different artists. Scroll down to find the sheets.

Zen Den

These videos, for kids age 5-8, are great for introducing mindfulness and calm.

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

Use your library card for access, and then watch Scaredy Squirrel get over his fear of making friends. Talk about some ways to get past fears.

I Spy With My Little iPhone/Digital Camera

Head into nature, where the objects and forces to identify, categorize, and photograph are wonderful and virtually endless.

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The Internet Traffic Light

Watch this video to learn how to keep yourself on the internet, whether you're learning, playing, or exploring.

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You Can Do This

Fill out this worksheet to think through how to get from "I can't" to "I can try."

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Media Balance is Important

With this fun video, your kids will learn when and why it is important to take breaks from device time

Yoga with Adriene

Put mindfulness in action as you tune into your body and do some breathing and stretching.

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Silly Street Learn & Play

Up to six players can join this character-building game that focuses on empathy, curiosity, adaptability, and more.

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Essential Digital Citizenship Lessons for the Coronavirus Epidemic

Support the transition to virtual learning and help students think critically and compassionately about what they see online.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Stretch, learn kid-friendly poses, and practice mindfulness for energetic or calm activity.

Daniel Tiger Stories

Listen to Daniel read stories aloud, and learn important social-emotional skills along the way.

Mission Mindfulness

An app with guided meditations, movement activities, and emotion-tracking tools for parents and children to engage with together.

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Tips for Teachers with Anxiety

How can teachers with anxiety help calm students during the coronavirus pandemic? See the strategies an Understood teacher fellow uses to manage her emotions.

Social-Emotional Learning

Choose three videos, watch them, and write down the main idea from each one to share with someone else.

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Every Day Mindfulness

Using the free login, watch the video about mindfulness and take the quiz or do the worksheet. Then, think of some ways to work mindfulness into every day.

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Teaching Media Balance

With this fun video, your kids will learn when and why it is important to take breaks from device time.

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How Were You Kind Today?

A podcast where we use our imaginations to talk about the things that matter, with the people who matter most.

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Get Your Mind Ready

A library of research-based guided mindfulness sessions that help kids and their adults calm their minds, focus their attention, and connect to the world around them. Created by nonprofit Committee for Children.

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Reach Out and Connect

Wave to your neighbors. Write a letter. Make a call. Schedule some special time with a friend or family member.

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Watch an episode and talk about how the characters were feeling. When have those feelings come up in real life?

Meditation for Kids

Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.

Caring for Each Other

A toolkit with tips, activities, and videos of Elmo and friends to soothe and comfort parents and children alike.

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How to Talk to Kids

Practical advice on how to promote your child's emotional health at home and communicate with them about the pandemic in an age-appropriate way.

Get Help if Someone in Your Home is Making you Unsafe

Around the clock, confidential support for anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

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Get Immediate Crisis Support

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis via text and webchat. Text SCHOOL to 741741 from anywhere in the US to speak with a trained Crisis Counselor.