Suggestions for Social/Emotional Well-being During Distance Learning and Social Distancing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
*Try to maintain a schedule at home.
*Have a positive thought of the day. These websites have free affirmations and positive thinking for kids:
*Take care of your body by exercising regularly, eating healthy foods and eating regularly to regulate blood sugar, getting enough sleep, and taking breaks from work.
*Exercise: do free workouts online, do fitness DVDs that you have at home, or that are free on demand. Here are free online fitness workouts for kids:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu_I_UIFtt0 (Planet Fitness is offering free work-ins for the family)
*Go outside to get some sunshine and fresh air.
*Go on a walk or run.
*Keep a daily gratitude journal. This can be on paper, on a device, or in a blank notebook or book. Here is a free printable gratitude journal for kids:
*Write down 10 things you are grateful for. Here are free 52 Journal Prompts for Journal or Conversation for Kids:
*Write in a journal. This can be on paper, on a device, or in a blank notebook or book. Here are free printable journal prompts for kids:
*Color for mindfulness. Here are free coloring sheets for mindfulness for kids:
*Draw a picture.
*Listen to music.
*Do meditation. Here are free online meditations for kids:
*Practice mindfulness. Here are free mindfulness videos for kids:
*Take deep breaths.
*Do belly breathing. Here are free videos on belly breathing for kids:
*Make a glitter jar with a jar with a lid, warm water, food coloring, glitter glue, and glitter. Here is how to make a glitter jar:
Here is a free video of a glitter jar song for kids:
*Do yoga. Here are some free yoga videos for kids:
*Talk to a friend or adult if you are feeling worried or stressed.
*Stay in touch with people.
*Tell jokes and funny stories—laughter is good for you!
*Watch movies or television shows, especially those that are comedies.
*Get news from reputable sources.
*Take breaks from social media and devices.
*Take time to unwind and do an activity that you enjoy.
*Resource for adults: Take Control of Working from Home Temporarily -free book at this website: https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/working-from-home/