Healthi Kids acknowledges the challenges that families are facing due to the recent COVID-19 news. Since schools are closed and a lot of kids are home with their parents, we understand the importance of creating daily routines that incorporate learning, physical activity, and social-emotional development for kids. Remember, play and learning go hand in hand. Every child has the right to play – it is a natural stress reliever, increases happiness and promotes healthy habits. As parents and caregivers, it is important to make sure kids get a lot of play time while they are home from school. Check out the links below for some resources to keep kids busy during these challenging times. 

Resources for kids aged 0 – 5

Play Activities for Birth to 12 months

Play Activities for 12 to 24 months

Play Activities for 24 to 36 months

How to introduce toddlers and babies to books

Early Literacy

Desmond Dennis Nursery Rhymes

Indoor activities for busy toddlers

Toddler and preschool age ideas

Educational Resources

130+ Amazing Online Learning Resources 

American Museum of Natural History 

Teaching Relief packs 

Coding for kids 

Diverse Learning at Home for Special Populations 

RMSC Open for Curiosity 

PBS for Parents 

The Strong Museum of Play - Play at Home Activities

                                                                        

Physical activities

Kids workouts 

Playworks – Play at Home 

P.E. with Joe, The Body Coach  

GoNoodle Movement & Mindfulness Videos 

Healthy Eating Resources

Healthy Activities to Do at Home 

Healthy Recipe Ideas 

Cooking With Kids 

 

Family & Mental Health Resources

Sesame Street Toolkits 

The importance of self-care for young children 

CDC: Manage anxiety and stress 

Using social-emotional learning to help in times of stress 

Helping children cope with emergencies 

Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Resources 

Sesame Workshop's Tips for Parenting During a Pandemic

 

Monroe County Resources

Rochester Area Community Foundation Resource Page 

211 Finger Lakes region