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School Anxiety in Children: Causes, Signs, and What to Do
Anxiety is common in children as they begin new school years. Whether they are in daycare, preschool, or elementary school Parents Magazine has tips for parents to help.
Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
This website provides 10 different do-at-home science themes, each with a separate and easy to follow guide for parents that includes multiple activities. They align with state science standards. All are available in both English and Spanish.
TODAY Parenting Guides
NBC News Learn
This website provides an incredibly rich selection of articles and videos to help parents support their kids in school and in life, including their academic, physical and social emotional growth. It’s from the NBC network in collaboration with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Arbor Day in the Classroom (or at Home)
The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum has created a list of lessons for grades preK through 12 to learn more about the amazing world of trees! These activities can be used in a classroom, by a parent in the home, or as part of a science night at school.
Activities and Guides about Trees
National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation has created activity books for parents and children centered around understanding the importance of trees. These booklets have crafts, hands-on activities, experiments, and songs to sing all to help see the beauty and importance of trees.
Carly’s Kids Corner
The Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation has some fun games, coloring sheets and activities for kids to learn more about this holiday. Learn about the life of a tree, play a leaf matching game and discover how you can be a junior arborist!
Learning Heroes Readiness Check
Use the fun, short activities to get a gut check on how your child is doing with key math and reading skills and get resources for learning at home. It’s organized by subject and grade level, and based on your child’s results, the site suggests fun, free activities to help set your child up for success in their next grade.
Arts in Education Month Webinar
California State Parent Teacher Association
California State PTA Arts Leaders host a fun and informative night where they showcase some at-home arts activities for you and your family and provide resources for how you can learn more about arts education in California.
Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, & Performing Arts: A New Arts Guide by CAPTA & CREATE/CA
The Lunch Bites Podcast takes a look at the Parent’s Guide to Arts Education in CA Public Schools with special guests from CA State PTA’s partners.
Why Art? Posters and Banners
Download and print the Arts=Opportunity’s new WHY ART? posters to hang in your classroom, library or office. Feel free to customize the tools and make them your own.
Coping with Traumatic Events
National Institute of Mental Health
A traumatic event is a shocking, scary, or dangerous experience that can affect someone emotionally and physically. Researchers are investigating the factors that help people cope or that increase their risk for other physical or mental health problems following a traumatic event.