Navigate Parenthood, Navigate New Jersey
The following is a website of resources for NJ parents, families, communities and professionals from NJ.gov.
NJ Parent Link
- NJ Guidance & COVID-19 Information webpage: www.njparentlink.nj.gov/njparentlink/current/covid-19.html
- All NJ Parent Link webpages include new or redirected linkages to assist with COVID-19 family support needs.
- Tailored Perinatal, Parenting, Stay at Home, Hotlines & Helplines integrated throughout the website.
- Multi-Language Features: En Español & Google TM Translator (50 Languages).
Resources for Coping with the Coronavirus Outbreak
The following are downloads/links containing various coping strategies for children and parents/caregivers. They have been vetted by the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics.
Resources for Children
Resources for Parents/Caregivers
Talking to Kids About Wearing Masks
The following are links that have helpful information regarding talking to children about wearing masks.
^ Social story for children about wearing masks that includes a page where they can decorate/color pictures of face masks.
^ Information for parents about face masks and how to help children become more comfortable wearing them.
^ Information for parents about talking to children about wearing masks and seeing others wear masks.
**How to make a mask according to the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-make-cloth-face-covering.html
Social Emotional Learning Activities
The following are downloads/links containing Social Emotional Learning Activities for children and families.
Social Distancing Kindness BINGO - A Kindness Club in Monmouth County created this BINGO board. It is filled with their ideas of how we can all be kind during this time. They have challenged themselves to try to fill their BINGO boards over the coming weeks and we challenge YOU to do the same! Let's spread some KINDNESS!
30 Days of Kindness Challenge - How many can you and your family do?!
100+ Questions to Build Relationships - Families can use these interesting questions to get to know one another better!
Coping Skills Checklist - Find out what skills work for you!
Taking Care of Me Checklist - Setting up routines and making sure you are taking care of yourself is important!
Career Art Project - Be creative with your thoughts about a future career!
Identity Collage - This is a good activity for older students to reflect on who they are and who they want to be!
Family Tree - Explore your family tree and talk about your relatives!
Middle School Keys to Success - So you want to be successful in middle school? What does “being successful” even mean? Find out!
Self-Esteem Challenge Pack - Raising your self-esteem can help you make the most of opportunities, feel motivated and less anxious, strengthen your relationships and feel excited about your future!