Coronavirus and Kids: Resources from Save the Children

Across America, school districts are making the difficult decision to close due to coronavirus. An unintended consequence for kids is losing valuable learning and instruction time.

The earliest years are most important for a child’s development, and missing out on learning now could have devastating impact on their future growth. As national leaders in early childhood education, Save the Children is committed to help children and families during this uncertain time by providing learning resources for our nation’s youngest learners.

You’re not alone. As the world’s leading expert on childhood, we’re here to help by providing tools and tips you can trust for parents, caregivers, teachers and all those who care about children in crisis.

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Jennifer Garner & Amy Adams Launch #SAVEWITHSTORIES

Jennifer Garner helping a child in school.

Across the country, schools are shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. But millions of children in the U.S. go to school not just to learn, but also for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. 

That’s why Trustee Jennifer Garner and fellow actor Amy Adams came up with #SAVEWITHSTORIES. In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, they’ll be offering stories on Instagram and Facebook to provide a little fun, a little education, and a little distraction for kids and parents.

Join Your Favorite Sports Figures for #SAVEWITHSPORTS

#SaveWithSports graphic with Derek Hough

With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic – and without recess, Phys Ed or sports – kids may not be moving their bodies as much as they should. As a leader in child health, education and protection, Save the Children is here to help with #SAVEWITHSPORTS.

Join athletes like for at-home workouts, drills, fitness tips and pep talks. Visit @savewithsports anytime to stay entertained, active and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic – all while raising funds to support children.

Tools and Tips You Can Trust

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Get Moving with Kinder

A Save the Children educator helps a young child with school work.

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

A student reads a book at her South Carolina home

How to Help Kids Cope with Extended School Closures

An 18-month old girl stares at the camera during an Early Steps home visit in Kentucky

Weekly Learning Activities: Young Children

A young student plays a board game on the floor

Weekly Learning Activities: K-Grade 1

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Weekly Learning Activities: Grades 2 – 6

Two young boys read a book with their mother at home.

5 Tips for Families on Self-Care and Coping with Stress

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Relaxation Activities to Do at Home with Kids

Students participate in Save The Children peer to peer health education programme 'Little Doctors', at a school in West Sumba, Indonesia.

A Guide to Washing Your Hands

A family of three reads a book together.

Reading with Your Child

A woman and child play a math game with red cups.

Fun Ways to Incorporate Math

A woman and a young girl play a board game together.

10 Family Learning Activities

A young child smiles as she holds a picture book while sitting on the lap of an older adult caretaker in her family.

5 Tips to Help Grandparents Stay Connected with their Grandkids

A girl reads a picture book while seated outside at a picnic table.

Vroom: Turning Every Day Moments into Brain Building Moments

A young boy stands next to a bookcase that displays wooden car toys and puzzles.

Scholastic Learn at Home

A girl holds a stack of pink playing cards as she enjoys a game with friends at school.

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