Youth & Family
As communities across America experience the impact of school closures, it can be stressful for parents and families to find resources available to maintain a sense of normalcy and balance in their daily lives.
Looking for ideas to help your children continue learning, exploring — and avoid feeling cooped up — while their schools or daycare centers are closed? We’ll help you make the most of this impromptu time off with learning resources, at-home activities and stress-relieving resources.
- COVID Moms Helpline
- Free remote text support to mothers as they navigate their pregnancy and postpartum period safely during the COVID-19 crisis.
- NC State Science House Express (K-12 virtual STEM content for teachers, parents and students)
- 4-H Daily Spark Sessions on Facebook Live
- 5 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged and Learning at Home
- Boredom Busters: 5 Fun Indoor Projects for Kids
- Combating Stress and Anxiety in Family Life During COVID-19
- Balancing Life: Teens, Stress and Anxiety – webinar recording presented in partnership with Virginia Tech that features Dr. Kim Allen, NC State Extension specialist, along with her two teen daughters, who share coping strategies for dealing with stress and anxiety in youth.
- COVID-19 Resources for Parents
- Now What? 5 Outdoor Activities for the Family
- Resources to Help Parents Teaching at Home During COVID-19 School Closures (NC State College of Education)
- Family Activities from Project Learning Tree
- Southeastern 4-H Wildlife Projects
- National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety – to help parents with children living and/or working on the farm manage through unprecedented times, the National Children’s Center offers a list of resources on topics ranging from appropriate farm tasks for children to fun, virtual adventures.
- Faith and COVID-19: A List of Helpful Resources