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Massachusetts Coronavirus Resources
one tough job is closely monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Below is a list of carefully selected, up-to-date resources for Massachusetts parents. For the latest updates on Coronavirus or the flu, please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website or the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website.
Mass.gov Coronavirus Updates - regularly updated
City of Boston Coronavirus Updates - regularly updated
NBC Boston Coronavirus Coverage - regularly updated
How to Talk to Your Kids about COVID-19
Mom and Epidemiologist's Advice on Traveling with Kids This Summer
Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Massachusetts Parenting Support Groups and Playgroups by Region
Good Habits and Manners: Reminders for Kids Beyond COVID
Children, COVID-19, and the Vaccines
Free Lesson Plans and Printables from Lakeshore Learning
Free Stories for Kids from Audible
12 Virtual Museum Tours You Can Take on Your Couch
Olaf From ‘Frozen’ Will Read Books To Your Kids On Twitter
WGBH Educational Foundation - Resources for Early Learning
A Guide for Fun Inside Series: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4
Indoor Activities for You and Your Toddler
Indoor Activities for You and Your Preschooler
25 Surefire Indoor Play Ideas from a Preschool Teacher's Bag of Tricks
20 Fun Indoor Games to Keep Kids Entertained
Boston Children's Museum - 100 Ways to Play
10 Online Exercise & Yoga Kid Classes To Make Up For P.E.
Family Yoga by Overjoyed & Overloaded: Week 1, Week 2
Summer 2021: Stay Local and Stay Cool in Massachusetts
10 Crafts for Non-Crafty Moms and Dads
Writing Prompts for Elementary School Students
14 Easy Recipes for Cooking With Kids
10 Favorite Art Activities for Kids
Resources for Parents of Kids with Disabilities:
Family Resource Toolbox for Families with Children with Disabilities
CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
How to Properly Wash Your Hands
Apply for SNAP and Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Emergency Child Care for Massachusetts Essential Workers
Family Resource Centers are Open During COVID-19
Information and Resources from Medical Legal Partnership Boston
MEMA Interactive Resource Map: Find food resources near you
Women's Infant and Children: Pregnant, breast-feeding, or moms with kids under 5 are eligible to receive supplemental food.
Early Intervention (EI): If you are worried about your child (0-3) is not growing or developing, you can receive virtual visits from EI.
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Parenting is stressful even in the best of situations, but the unprecedented events surrounding the COVID-19 global crisis is adding a new level of anxiety for parents. Whether you’re balancing working from home while homeschooling kids, dealing with anxiety about finances, or simply feeling isolated in this new era of social distancing, experiencing stress is normal. You are not alone.