COVID-19: Play in the Pandemic
Even though schools are closed, play and learning can continue! Play is essential for providing opportunities for rich learning to take place. Here you can find inspiration for ways to incorporate playful learning into your COVID-19 routines from others who have posted with #PlayinthePandemic, activities and coloring pages for your kids to work on, and resources for parents to learn how their children can overcome time away from the classroom.
In our Playwall project, we asked people to share how they played when they were little. Now we want to hear how you #PlayinthePandemic. Send us the ways you and your family have been playing by using #PlayinthePandemic in your tweets and mentioning us @playfullearng. We will feature great examples of playful learning on this page!
Tips for parents on remote schooling – ABC News
(May 7, 2020) [Online link]
Avoiding the COVID-19 slump: Making up for lost school time – Brookings
by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Helen Shwe Hadani, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek (April 30, 2020) [Online link]
Announcing Love Your Park @ Home: May 9-17 – Love Your Park
(April 29, 2020) [Online link]
COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide – International Arts + Mind Lab
(April 22, 2020) [Online link]
Kids home? Tell them, as your mother used to say, “Go outside and play!” – Wilmington News Journal
by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff (April 1, 2020) [Online link]
A parent’s guide to surviving COVID-19: 8 strategies to keep children healthy and happy – Brookings
by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff (March 17, 2020) [Online link]
We will be updating this list of resources as more become available! Thank you to our play partners for helping us stay up-to-date with these opportunities for #PlayinthePandemic!
Playworks – Play At Home
William Lane – Families at Home
William Lane – Sports at Home
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy – Sing-a-longs at Home, Coloring, Science
After School Activities Partnerships – Youth Activities, Chess, Debate, Drama
Fairmount Water Works – Virtual Learning
Parks to Kids Day (May 16) – Virtual Learning