Guidance Corner

Guidance Corner
Posted on 03/10/2021
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Parent and Family Resources - Coronavirus and Wellness

Resources for Anxiety Related to Coronavirus

Coronavirus Anxiety:Helpful Tips and Resources (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (The Child Mind Institute)

Talking with Children About Coronavirus Disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Stress and Coping During Coronavirus (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Coronavirus Parenting: Managing Anger and Frustration (Child Mind Institute)

Notes From the Backpack (Podcasts for Parents by Parents -one on Coronavirus)

Resources for Child and Family Well Being

Notes From the Backpack (Podcasts for Parents by Parents -Various topics)

Activities for Stress Relief and Relaxation

HBEC Special Area Activities and Lessons
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Guided Relaxation - Freezing then relaxing, Melting activity 

Keep Your Hand to Yourself - YouTube

From Mindless to Mindful (Go Noodle)

Calming emotions “Swirling” focus on breath to calm settling thoughts

Rainbow breath

Guided Relaxation - Self Control: Turning energy on/off

Guided Relaxation/Visualization - Weather the Storm

Bring it Down: An activity to settle the energy

10 Surprising Ways to Calm an Anxious Child

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Books with Read Alouds

Books about enjoying the quiet and learning to listen...

Shower, Paul. The listening walk. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. During her silent walk with her father, a little girl discovers an extraordinary world of sounds in her everyday environment. 
Audience: Grades K-3 on YouTube as a read aloud:

Underwood, Deborah. The quiet book. New York: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010. From the quiet of being the first one awake in the morning to "sweet dreams quiet" when the last light is turned off, simple text explores the many kinds of quiet that can exist during the day. Audience: Grades K-2. YouTube read aloud:

Lester, Helen. Listen, Buddy. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013, This funny tale follows Buddy, who almost ends up as bunny stew, because he just never wants to take the time to listen. Audience: Grades K-4 on YouTube as a read aloud:

Books about Worrying

Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly worried. New York; Toronto: Scholastic, 2001. A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school. Audience: Grades K-3 (READ ALOUD) on YouTube as a read aloud

Huebner, Dawn, PhD. What to do when you worry too much: A Kid’s guide to Overcoming Anxiety. Imagination Press, 2005. A great interactive book for parents and kids that tackle anxiety and how to address it in a realistic and kid-friendly manner. (K-5) can be found as read aloud on You Tube

Cook, Julia. Wilma Jean the Worry Machine. National Center for Youth Issues (2012). A story about the nature of anxiety in a fun manner. (K-4) on YouTube as a read aloud: