May 19, 2020
Supports for you, your clients and families:
COVIBOOK: Manuela Molina created this short book to support and reassure our children regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. Click Here It is available in multiple languages
Spike and Toody: is a show about a little boy and girl who are able to talk about the kinds of things they’re thinking about during this pandemic. Click Here
Roots of Empathy: Click Here for a series of mental health and well-being videos designed for parents of elementary school children. These videos are offered in 18 languages, including six Indigenous languages
Infant Mental Health Promotion: shares IMH resources that are free on their Facebook page Click Here
Growtherapy: Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing: Click Here for their Facebook page that contains many free tips and information.
Wellness Together Canada: is a new portal for Canadians seeking information on mental health and substance use support specifically designed to provide support in the midst of the pandemic Click Here
Kindness Curriculum: Click Here for their new Kindness in the Classroom® curriculum. It is an evidenced-based social emotional learning curriculum designed to help create a culture of kindness.
Pathstone Mental Health: Click Here For existing Pathstone clients/ families, Counselling will be offered one-on-one, over the phone with your therapist. For ALL children, youth up to age 18 and their families across Niagara Region, Counselling is offered 24/7 through our Crisis & Support Line at 1-800-263-4944.
Niagara Parents: Click Here to connect with a public health nurse about parenting questions or call 905-684-7555 or 1-888-505-6070 ext. 7555 (available in multiple languages)
Check out these Locally Sourced resources and activities:
Safari Niagara Click Here to get up close and personal with the animals or Click Here for scavenger hunts, colouring pages and contests.
Wye Marsh: Click Here for some activities and resources that you and your family can utilize to stay connected to nature while social distancing.
Great Wolf Lodge: Click Here for crafts ideas, yoga poses, how to make a teepee and many more ideas.
The Brock Learning Lab: Brock’s educational team has curated online resources for parents to use at home with their children Click Here for the full list of ideas and resources.
Things to do to keep you and your children busy while you at home:
#CanadaTogether: Click Here for the national initiative to inspire, educate & engage Canadians as we band together during these times.
Cultivating Fitness in Kids: Lambton College is offering free on-line mini courses Click Here
Life on Earth: twitter feed will give you animal cuteness overload. Click Here
ASCY: Click Here for some amazing virtual learning opportunities. Or Click Here and check out the activities and ideas on their Facebook page
Ontario Science Centre: Click Here for experiments and activities for you children to engage in at home
Kid Food Nation: Click Here for lots of fun activities and recipes for kids and it’s Canadian.
YTV: Click Here for downloadable games and activities.
SKIP for Early Years Educators: Click Here for “A Parent’s Guide to Promoting Early Learning and Development at Home in the Early Years”
Scholastics Learning From Home: Click Here for teaching at home activities for grades pre-K to 9, as well as resources for families and teachers