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In the midst of the chaos and fear, there is an opportunity to connect with your kids in new ways and make the best of difficult circumstances. This document is designed to help you make the most of a seemingly desperate situation. Axis has also included free resources as well as other suggestions for fun activities to do as a family.
Understanding the “why” behind teaching practices can help parents create meaningful and effective at-home learning opportunities during the pandemic. Here are some basic principles, grounded in research and science, that provide an overarching structure to your approach and make the learning more productive and long-lasting—whatever the learning materials in your home.
Family.fit is a mobile phone tool that will help a family at home connect in fun ways and exercise regularly in their house, apartment or local park. With a little creativity, everyone can be fit and healthy, stay connected, and grow in character and faith.
from Focus on the Family: Adventures in Odyssey
This Easter season gather as a family for creative fun and games you can enjoy together — it’s a great way to go deeper into Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection — the story that changed the world forever! This pdf includes family devotionals, Christian adventure journal page, sermon note page, shareable cards, easter egg wraps, and more.
by Michelle Medlock Adams
An engaging introduction to the true meaning of Easter, now in a new, convenient size. Michelle Medlock Adams' warm, humorous text lists all of the things that Easter might be about, only to conclude that it is truly about celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus, our Savior. Through the whimsical art and rhyming, fun-to-read verse, even the youngest child will come to understand what Easter is. (Ages 2-5)
from LifeWay: Kids Ministry 101
This devotional guide is a free eight-day resource taking families through the resurrection week. Parents and kids will interact with stories and pray together throughout the week as they go from the Triumphal Entry to the resurrection.
from Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
All of us find ourselves navigating some difficult and trying times. The current global health crisis has led to lots of soul-searching as we think about an uncertain future. No doubt, our anxiety levels are high. For the Christian, understanding and handling anxiety has to happen from the perspective of the biblical narrative as opposed to the cultural narrative. Youth workers and parents have been given an unprecedented opportunity to address anxiety with our children and teens. After all, they're worried. Dr. Ed Welch is a valuable resource to us all as we think about and address anxiety from a biblical perspective. Stick with us for this very practical, helpful, and timely discussion with Ed Welch, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.
As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, schools are closed across the country leading to many parents and children having increased time at home together. Home Chats are one-page conversation guides to enable you and your kids to discuss and build relevant leadership and life skills. Each Home Chat guide uses a Habitude to build an applicable life skill by utilizing relevant visuals and activities to create a fun way for parents to engage their kids.
from National Association of School Psychologists
The NASP has prepared this resource to help parents navigate conversations with their children about the coronavirus.