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Social Emotional At-Home Resources

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We have compiled learning activities, example videos, and digital resources that are aligned with the Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards to continue and reinforce your child's education. Parents and caregivers should promote good screen time practices when students are online continuing their studies, playing games, or socializing with friends and family. 


Coronavirus Picture Book for Children


  • PBIS World
    This website gives appropriate strategies to support students with their social-emotional and behavioral needs.
  • Reading is Fundamental Activity Center
    Let the young children in your life explore resources about fairness on their own. This vetted, safe, and appropriate set of activities – including puzzles, games, and more – are ready for kids in grades Pre-K to 3 to use independently.

Conversation and Reflection

  • Conversation Starters for Families
    Sometimes the hardest challenge is finding the right question to ask. This resource provides a multitude of questions to start conversations in the car, at the table, or when you have a few minutes to chat


  • Giraffe Heroes Project
    Giraffe heroes are regular people who are willing to stick their neck out for others – compassionate risk takers. This resource has a database of heroes to explore and activities for students.
  • Social-Emotional Learning Games to Play with Your Child
    Learning to manage our own emotions while be sensitive to others is a challenge that all children face. This site provides five games that families can play to sharpen their social and emotional skills, no tech required

Stress and Anxiety

  • SAMHSA: Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
  • SAMHSADisaster Distress Hotline

Talking with your children about the Coronavirus

    Guidelines for Parents and Caregivers
  • Livescience
    The Ultimate Kids’ Guide to the New Coronavirus
  • My Hero is You, a Storybook for Children on COVID-19 (K - 4th grade)
    This online book is written by children from around the world in the face of COVID-19 and is a resource for children and families to talk about their feelings and mental health in light of the crisis.  It is available in English and in 16 other languages.  It is meant for children to read with an adult.
  • NPR
    What To Say To Kids When The News Is Scary
  • PBS Parents
    How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Important Information

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or text "Home" to 741741 to text with a Crisis Text Line counselor (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Mississippi Department of Mental Health
    Keep Up Enjoyable Activities
    Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
    Some quick tips on how to cope include:
    • Avoid excessive exposure to media coverage of COVID-19.
    • Take care of your physical health by eating well and getting exercise.
    • Keep a sense of hope and positivity with your thoughts and interactions.
    • Even when practicing social distancing, you can connect with others. Make time to have phone calls or video chats with your friends and loved ones.