In these times of social distancing and unimaginable collective stress, our need to take care of ourselves and each other is more critical than ever. We need to move beyond me and them to we and us. The more we all focus on the collective us, the more each of us benefits.
We are thinking of you. We are sending you lots of virtual hugs.
And, we are here to contribute to your wellness.
During these difficult times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you are in need of guidance regarding your marital situation, your spousal situation, as grand-parents or simply as a person interested in our precious children’s well-being.
Children Now offers you a free information telephone service for a 30 minute duration. You may obtain more information by calling two other times on the same subject for 30 minutes without costs. The only thing you need to do is to call us and a legal counsel will contact you by phone within the next 24 hours; you will be able to gather some information and strategies that may be useful to you, or some referrals. Many of our callers are referred through Ligne Ado or Ligne Parents.
The choice is yours : call us at (514) 593-4303 ; we will listen !
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
This fun, illustrated e-book is another great tool to help children continue to thrive during these uncertain times - particularly in quarantine. Written by psychotherapist, author, lecturer, and researcher Ana M Gomez and illustrated by Sergio Aguirre, this book offers fun and insightful ways to navigate through the various emotions children might be experiencing. This book helps children regain a sense of control by offering "powers" they can utilize during this epidemic.
"Daily yoga and breathing exercises combined with the practice of meditation keep the body healthy and flexible and the mind focused."
Sivananda Yoga Camp is currently offering various free online yoga classes - for adults, all levels, as well as prenatal and chair yoga - but also, kids yoga!
Every Saturday and Sunday classes are offered from 11am - 12pm via Zoom. These classes are appropriate for children aged under 5 years old and parents are required to be present for the classes.
Additionally, every Thursday from 7:30 - 8pm, storytelling is offered to children live on their Facebook and Instagram pages: SivanandaYogaCamp.