Safe at Home coloring pages for the Covid 19 quarantine (for those students who are staying home from school) is a free PDF download in our free eMember area. Many children may be worried but not voicing their thoughts out loud. These pages should offer a vehicle for some discussion about their feelings. Talking while coloring, or just coloring, can be a calming activity.
If your children are suddently being homeschooled — by you — it can be a learning curve. Many schools are offering common core online learning or printable worksheets for families to use during the stay at home order. Not all schools are under these orders, of course. Maybe a cousin is being homeschooled in a different state, and a child is wondering about how that works. Just hearing about coronavirus has some impact on the children. Miss Owl saw the empty grocery stores shelves and asked if it was the end of the world. And she said to quit telling everyone that she asked that question. She coughed one day at school (a few weeks ago, remember school) and told me she didn’t want to die. Children are picking up on the worries of the adults, and probably hearing quite a bit about the pandemic. I’ve never lived through anything like this, myself. Few people probably have experienced anything like schools being closed for very long. So we have to be careful and patient with children who are more mystified than we are.