Parenting Resources

CHILD CARE

The First Baptist Church of New London is offering child care and supervision for school-age children (ages K-6) for New London Hospital and DHMC personnel only. This service is limited to NLH and DHMC personnel only. If you feel you qualify for this free service, please call the church office, 603-526-6511.

Any family with an Essential Workforce Member needing childcare, can access information on open centers and open spots with Early Care and Education Association. 

Any family with an Essential Workforce Member needing childcare, can be matched by visiting Individuals Available to Provide Child Care During the COVID-19 Emergency  Visit for more information.

EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Closegap is the first youth-facing emotional wellness platform that combines mood tracking, self-guided emotional regulation activities and sharing so your kiddos feel supported and you have peace of mind. You can use it for managing bullying, learning emotional regulation, coping with divorce at home, and any other challenges kids face.  https://www.closegap.org/

REMOTE LEARNING

Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families and restores community.  This is a free collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.  If you have a school aged child, it is worth a click.  https://wideopenschool.org/

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Between quarantine, illness, and difficult conversations, parenting during a pandemic outbreak can bring up some interesting new challenges. Below are a few downloadable resources we’ve assembled to help cope with stress and parenting during this time.

CHOPCHOP KIDS CLUB NEWSLETTER

The ChopChop Kids Club weekly newsletter includes at-home cooking curriculum to support kids’ learning, to help keep them calm and busy, and (bonus!) to put food on your table. With so many children and teenagers home from school, now is a great time to learn to cook together.

DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS

These downloadable books are written to help children understand and cope with COVID-19.

My Hero is You
How Kids Can Fight COVID-19!

This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries.

COVIBOOK

This short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. My recommendation is to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo’s anxiety all over the world.

 

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