As people are confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, Common Sense has launched two new webpages compiling extensive resources for parents and educators with best practices for learning at home, keeping kids supervised and engaged, safeguarding physical and mental wellness, and much more.
The Common Sense parenting page for the coronavirus includes:
What to watch, read, and play while staying home, with quality age-appropriate media and books lists
Online resources for learning at home and homework help
Guidance for understanding COVID-19 news coverage and helping kids to process what is happening
How to stay calm for yourself and your kids, with movement games and wellness apps
Spanish language resources
A Common Sense educator page for the coronavirus includes:
Extensive tools and advice for virtual education, including student-led learning and virtual field trips
Remote teaching resources for core subjects
Tools for video collaboration and discussion and communicating with parents
Digital Citizenship resources for challenges and cyberbullying students may face as learning and interaction moves online
Family education materials
Research-backed strategies to ease stress and encourage learning
News and media literacy to help students and families understand what information is credible and what isn't
Media balance tips
Common Sense can also offer additional information and tips as well as experts to speak on any of these topics.
About Common Sense
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Learn more at commonsense.org.
For Spanish language content and experts, contact Andrea Moreno at [email protected].