Updated: Apr 3
In Conversation with Dr. Yvonne Becher,
Child Psychologist and Chief Executive and Director of Programme Development & Learning at Child Development Centre, Hongkong.
Registered Psychologist (Hong Kong-AFHKPS; Australia-AHPRA) Member of College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists Ph.D. (HKU); MClinPsych (Macquarie U, Austr.)
Interviewed by - Sanjana Rao,Ph.D.
on 11th July, 2020
In this conversation, she answers many concerns parents have about how to deal with the sudden change brought about by COVID-19 in the family's routine, children's daily activities and what next with schools running online or reopening. She beautifully explains how to see this as a change and not a problem and work on the positives of the situation.
Below are resources put together by Dr. Becher
Kids at home – COVID-19 and-beyond resources
Talking about Coronavirus to children: https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
Children’s book in different languages: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Comprehensive guide regarding parenting during Coronavirus times: https://www.unicef.org/parenting/coronavirus-covid-19-guide-parents
Parenting tips in 90 languages: https://www.covid19parenting.com/
Healthy parenting during COVID-19: https://www.who.int/campaigns/connecting-the-world-to-combat-coronavirus/healthyathome/healthyathome---healthy-parenting?gclid=Cj0KCQjwl4v4BRDaARIsAFjATPkkmqeAzvJqsupdFWLgMTjsW1E1yI8kmeamDlUCsDAZxK1Kf7LEfYQaAprCEALw_wcB
General parenting website for all ages: https://raisingchildren.net.au
115 examples of screen-free activities: https://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/intelligent-creative-child/boredom-busters-good-for-kids
Age-based media reviews (movies, books, TV, games: www.commonsensemedia.org
Digital library for ages <12; 1 month free trial: www.getepic.com
Audio books/ online stories https://stories.audible.com/
Meditation app with section for adults and kids: https://insighttimer.com
Yoga app: www.downdogapp.com
Ready-made daily schedule with activity and learning ideas by grade level: www.wideopenschools.org
Daily Schedule Template Components: (https://www.connectionsacademy.com/Portals/4/ca/documents/pdfs/tips/RESOURCE_%20Learning_at_Home-Sample_Daily_Schedules.pdf : Components recommended to create a balanced daily schedule for any age group
Education Resources by school subject, incl. Khan Academy, Duolingo, etc. https://www.parentmap.com/article/resource-guide-homeschooling-kids-education
General Educational website for school subjects www.brainpop.com
English Language Learning: https://ell.brainpop.com
Learn to code; Age 5+ www.tynker.com
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