“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Now, more than ever, we need to come together and support each other as a community, even if it's in a small way. Below is a collection of DIY projects, lists of family friendly movies, sources to read about the good that's going on in the world, community recipe box, and other resources. Send in your contributions to email@example.com
Doing Good Together has a number of ideas and ways you can help. Click on the link below to see their most recent newsletter.
Silicon Valley April 2020 Family Volunteer Opportunities - "Although we like to encourage our subscribers to get out in the community and volunteer, right now fulfilling an organization's wish list or making a financial donation may be the best way that we can help. We are including a list of organizations you can contact in your community, as well as a few national sites you can use to search for additional organizations in your area. We suggest you be cognizant of potential staff shortages and the increased work demands on nonprofit staff and check an organization's website and social media channels for updated information. Please check with project organizers before beginning a project as needs are changing quickly!"
News Literacy 101 - Is your family feeling overwhelmed by news on the coronavirus? Follow these steps to help kids (and you!) resist fake news, fact-check, and think critically about news and information.
Tour National Parks - Check-out these breathtaking virtual tours of the nation's best national parks. Enjoy the calm and beauty of nature without leaving your home.
Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums - Stuck at home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You can Take On Your Couch.
Educational Apps That Don't Need Wi-Fi or Data - Having internet access shouldn't be a requirement for kids to use great learning apps. Even if you don't have broadband access at home or you're worried about data limits on the go, these excellent educational tools are always ready when you are. From coding games to apps that encourage creative thinking, everything on this list provides high learning potential.
Wide Open School - Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.