Staying positive, seeking routine, managing stress and sharing information are at the forefront of parenting during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kids Help Line is available 24/7 for children & youth to call or text.
Phone: 1-800-668-6868 Text: 686868
They have a number of helpful resources available for parents.
Covid-19 Info For Young Children
Rachel Peet, a local medical student, who is home in Huron County during the pandemic, created a helpful booklet and animated video for young children who are eager to visit their local playground or park.
As of May 15, 2020, provincial parks are open for day use. Most municipalities continue to keep local parks and playgrounds closed to the public. We hope this resource helps parents/caregivers explain why children need to stay out of parks for awhile longer.
Hand Washing Heros animated video by Public Health Agency of Canada
My Hero Is You: How Kids Can Fight Covid-19 is a storybook that needs to be read by a parent/caregiver with children. It is not encouraged as a book for independent reading by children. This story is also available in many languages.
Covid-19 Info for Pregnancy & Parenting
The Public Health Agency of Canada provides numerous resources about Covid-19.
The World Health Organization offers new Covid-19 Parenting Tip Sheets on many topics.
- Keeping It Positive
- Structure At Home
- One on One Parent Time
- Keep Calm & Manage Stress
- Coping With Stress During Covid-19
- Helping Children Cope with Stress During Covid-19
- Talking About Covid-19
- Keeping Children Safe Online
- Family Budgeting
- Family Harmony
- Learn Through Play
- When Parents Get Angry
- Parenting in Crowded Houses
The Parenting Tip Sheets are also available in many languages.