Resources During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
The following is a compilation of resources members of the Literacy First and Central Texas community have shared during these extraordinary circumstances. See our statement on Literacy First’s response to the pandemic here.
LEARNING FROM HOME
Caring for Each Other: Resources from Sesame Street
Reading Through It Together: Educational Resources & Activities to Use While the Kids Are at Home (From Brightly)
Audible is offering free listening as long as schools are closed. This collection is a mix of stories intended for people ages 0–18. Includes selections in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian.
TED-Ed is offering interactive, daily video lessons developed alongside expert educators from all over the world.
Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis (#17 features Austin’s own DJ Mel!
Favorite kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/
Virtual library of FREE read aloud, podcasts, kid lit crafts, drawing & writing resources for kids from KidLit
Everywhere Book Fest (May 1-2): A virtual gathering of kidlit authors, books, and readers that will bring the book festival experience to everyone.
3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations
Center for Applied Linguistics in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico announced the free release of hundreds of online, authentic Spanish language educational materials for language teachers across the United States, including digital textbooks, movies, videos, audioclips, and more.
TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19
United Way for Greater Austin shared this COVID 19 activity book—a great way to talk to children about the virus and encourage them to talk about their feelings. https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
BASIC NEED RESOURCES IN CENTRAL TEXAS
KUT’s list of Austin resources: https://www.kut.org/post/how-get-help-and-help-austin-during-coronavirus-pandemic
Austin ISD curbside meal services: available for pick-up by a parent or caretaker to anyone under 19 on weekdays: https://www.austinisd.org/student-health/coronavirus/meals
WORKING FROM HOME