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Tips & Resources for Families Sheltering In Place

The Best Virtual Field Trips at Home and Afar

“Walk through” a museum without the crowds or travel to a faraway rainforest, geyser or even outer space.

Keeping Your Cool During Coronavirus Quarantine

A Bay Area mom and author shares playful ways to stay sane with your children while you’re stuck inside during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Pregnancy and the Coronavirus

Dr. Natali Aziz, director of Perinatal Infectious Diseases at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, discusses what is known about the impact of the coronavirus on pregnancy, breastfeeding and conception.

Boredom Buster! Playdough Recipes

Looking for a way for the kids to while away the hours? Let them make their own playdough or slime with ingredients from your kitchen or crafts cabinet. It's easy.

Helping Kids Sift Through Virus Misinformation

As news about the growing coronavirus pandemic changes by the minute, everyone is struggling to stay informed – including tweens and teens whose favorite information sources may not always be accurate. You can help.

Handling Screentime During School Closures

With schools closing throughout the Bay Area and an increasing number of parents working from home to stop the spread of coronavirus, families are sure to be grappling with how to handle screentime. Here's helpful advice.

Calm the Coronavirus Chaos

Nicola Ries Taggart is an Alameda mom, life leadership coach and author of "Calm the Chaos Journal." She has some great tips to share for dealing with the stress around the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Updates for Families

Gardening With Kids

Staying home more because of coronavirus concerns? This can be an opportunity to get your whole family into the garden – to grow flowers and food.

At-Home Science Projects

Heading to one of our wonderful hands-on science museums may not be wise during the coronavirus outbreak. But here are opportunities for science fun and learning at home.

Coronavirus Impact: Educating the Kids at Home

As the coronavirus continues to spread and schools close or limit hours, Common Sense, a Bay Area-based, nationally-recognized nonprofit offers these suggestions to help you make the most of online educational resources.

Social Distancing Biking

While the coronavirus has forced many of us to avoid gathering places and events, we still need to get fresh air and exercise. A great way to do this is to go for a bike ride. Here are some great paths in the Bay Area for all levels.
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