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Preparing your kids for the new school year during COVID-19 - Boston Children's Hospital

Preparing your kids for the new school year during COVID-19 - Boston Children's Hospital | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
There are still many questions around what the school year will look like during COVID-19. Our experts offer tips to help your kids prepare.
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9 things to know about COVID-19 and the Delta variant as kids return to school (video)

9 things to know about COVID-19 and the Delta variant as kids return to school (video) | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it

As communities are seeing more cases of COVID-19 and the highly contagious Delta variant, what does this mean for students who are slated to be back on campus, especially those too young to be vaccinated?

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Kids Activities in Rhode Island | Fun Family Attractions

Kids Activities in Rhode Island | Fun Family Attractions | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
These family-friendly attractions will get both you and your kids excited. Visit the Providence Children's Museum, Biomes and Roger Williams Park Zoo or explore nature in RI.
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Preparing your kids for the new school year during COVID-19 - Boston Children's Hospital

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There are still many questions around what the school year will look like during COVID-19. Our experts offer tips to help your kids prepare.
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Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers  | CDC

Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers  | CDC | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it

For many families, back to school planning will look different this year than it has in previous years. Your school will have new policies in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may also be starting the school year with virtual learning components. Whatever the situation, these checklists are intended to help parents, guardians, and caregivers, plan and prepare for the upcoming school year.

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Twelve Books to Help Children Understand Race, Anti-Racism and Protest | At the Smithsonian

Twelve Books to Help Children Understand Race, Anti-Racism and Protest | At the Smithsonian | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
Literature is just one part of fostering positive sense of self and others, say educators at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Apps for Students With Special Needs

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The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.
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How to give your kids stability when coronavirus closes schools 

How to give your kids stability when coronavirus closes schools  | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it

A consultant to schools and teachers shares her advice: "Create family schedules. Simple things like getting dressed in regular school clothes instead of lounging around in pajamas can help to normalize a non-normal situation (working-from-home guidelines apply here: working in jammies is never really a great idea). Also, help kids understand that if they will be working online for long periods of time, they need breaks to move, to be offline, and to talk to friends."

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A Quick Google Classroom Primer for Parents/Guardians 

A Quick Google Classroom Primer for Parents/Guardians  | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it

WMS Families: several of your child's teachers use Google Classroom throughout the school year, but more teachers will be activating this useful dashboard for Wilbur McMahon Virtual Schooling. This slideshow offers a quick overview.

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Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
A new type of coronavirus, abbreviated COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory (lung) disease. It was first detected in China and has now been detected internationally. While the immediat
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COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know - Stanford Children’s Health Blog

COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know - Stanford Children’s Health Blog | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
Stanford Children’s Health pediatrician Anita Juvvadi, MD, addresses some of the most common questions she is hearing from parents about COVID-19.
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The "Grown Folks" Guide to Popular Apps in Social Media

The "Grown Folks" Guide to Popular Apps in Social Media | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
Technology moves fast and so does social media. Here is an evolving resource to help adults stay current with what is new in the world of popular social media sites and apps for youth.
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How to Help Your Child Study - The New York Times

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Regardless of a child’s age or challenges, parents can encourage sound homework routines for a successful start to the school year.
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How One Mom Talks To Her Sons About Hate On The Internet 

How One Mom Talks To Her Sons About Hate On The Internet  | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
White teenage boys are being exposed via social media to groups peddling hate. Writer Joanna Schroeder explains how she protects her kids from the extremist propaganda they encounter online.
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How to explain Pride month and LGBTQ rights to kids

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Any time is a good time to talk to kids about what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ), but June is an especially important opportunity to get the conversation started. June is Pride month, which commemorates the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and aim
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Safe Summer Activities for Kids During the Pandemic

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Safe activities for kids during the pandemic this summer can include visits with relatives, family vacations, and camp with proper precautions against COVID-19, Consumer Reports says.
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Back to school: how European classrooms are coping with COVID - Reuters

Back to school: how European classrooms are coping with COVID - Reuters | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
Schools across Europe are reopening as summer break ends and governments insist that students return to the classroom after months of online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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How to help your young child cope with the pandemic - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing

How to help your young child cope with the pandemic - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
It's easy to think that the COVID-19 pandemic has not changed life much for younger children, but it has, and they certainly notice their parents' or caregivers' behavior. There are no easy solutions, but there are definitely things parents can do to help their children understand what's happening, and cope.
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What It Might Look Like to Safely Reopen Schools

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...interesting read. From shorter days to smaller classes, some experts believe that school may look radically different in the fall. Let's hope they're wrong, and we return to school full-bore!

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Tips for Managing the Stress of Social Distancing as a Family - MindShift

Tips for Managing the Stress of Social Distancing as a Family - MindShift | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
As families shelter-in-place and figure out how to homeschool while juggling work and personal safety, mental health expert Lisa Damour offers some guidance on how to find balance and be alert for trouble.
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Little Compton Distance Learning Plan 2020 

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The Rhode Island Department of Education-approved Little Compton Distance Learning Plan is a working draft but a great start, as we shift from brick and mortar schooling to virtual schooling.

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ParentSquare Tour for Parents

Wilbur McMahon Families: Check out this quick overview of ParentSquare -- WMS' new communication tool intended to forge partnerships between schools and  parents, regardless of language or technology barriers at home, to increase student success! 

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.
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Preparing At Home For A Potential Coronavirus Outbreak In The U.S. : Goats and Soda : NPR

Preparing At Home For A Potential Coronavirus Outbreak In The U.S. : Goats and Soda : NPR | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week urged the American public "to prepare in the expectation that this could be bad." Here are some of the steps you might consider.
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Slurs and Biased Language

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Slurs and other biased language have become commonplace.  What are they and how can we address them in order to prevent the next generation from perpetuating this offensive language?
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How Parents Can Model Better Screen Time Behavior for Their Kids 

How Parents Can Model Better Screen Time Behavior for Their Kids  | ... for WMS Families | Scoop.it
Parents of young kids pick up their phones an average of almost 70 times a day — often to escape a stressful parenting moment. Here's how to stop using your phone as a pacifier, for you or your kids.
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