As families bunker down at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might find these resources useful.
The Australian Council on Children and the Media:
Enjoyable movies to watch as a family. Check out our age guide here.
Our Lockdown List provides a guide to age-appropriateness movies on Netflix and Disney+. The list is available here.
The ABC has launched ABC Education to support parents and caregivers to keep their children engaged in learning while at home during the pandemic. The support comes through ABC Education; Behind the News; and ABC Kids. Link to ABC Education's Facebook page here.
News story: How is the ABC going to support students at home during the COVID-19 crisis?
Watch: A special episode of Play School explains COVID-19 in a child-friendly way
The Australian Children's TV Foundation:
Advice: The Australian Children's TV Foundation's guide to home learning, which includes a range of content and lesson ideas. Read more here
SBS On Demand:
News story: A guide to movies fit for the whole family, now streaming on SBS On Demand. Read more here
Researcher Joanne Orlando:
News story: Forget the old screen 'time' rules during coronavirus. Here's what you could focus on instead. Read more here
US child psychotherapist Dr Susan Linn:
Watch: Here’s a delightful video of Dr Susan Linn, US child psychotherapist and talented puppeteer, helping her little friend Audrey cope with corona virus issues. Watch here
UK CBBC Kids Newsround:
News story: RadioTimes.com spoke to four of the presenters of Newsround about their important role in reassuring children during the coronavirus pandemic. Read here
and in other news:
Postponement: The COVID-19 outbreak has caused the postponement of the Global Summit on Media for Children. The summit will instead take place from December 9 to 11 this year in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read more
Free research: The Society for Research in Child Development is pleased to share a cross journal virtual issue on The Science of Learning and Teaching at Home. These articles, freely available online until July 30, 2020, were selected from SRCD's scholarly journals and publications because they explore research relevant to remote learning, as children and families transition to new educational paradigms as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Read them here