As districts move to a learning at home model during school closures, we hope that families will continue to focus on student learning. 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.
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- 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
- Journaling Prompts for Self-Reflection and Self-Discovery
Before we can understand others, we must understand ourselves. This resource provides 30 prompts to start children writing, or drawing and acting, as they learn more about themselves.
- 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.
- Mindfulness Activities for Children and Teens + Tips
Mindfulness, the joy of being, can help children slow down and understand the world around them, and their inner thoughts and feelings. This resource provides activities for children of all ages.
- 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
Talking with your children about the Coronavirus
Guidelines for Parents and Caregivers
- Child Mind Institute
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Kids Health is a nonprofit children’s health system that aims to give families the tools and confidence to make the best health choices.
Teens Talk About Stress (Video)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Preventing the Spread
Coronavirus: What Kids Can Do
The Ultimate Kids’ Guide to the New Coronavirus
Coronavirus Coloring Book
- National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
What To Say To Kids When The News Is Scary
- NPR: Just For Kids
A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
- PBS Parents
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus