Parents' Guide to Coronavirus Quarantine Survival

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As coronavirus continues to keep us home from work and school, The Doctors have compiled some healthy ways to keep busy, educated and entertained.

Check out online activities like interactive baby and toddler music classes with Sweet Potato, or Cosmic Kids yoga classes, break a sweat with GoNoodle dance classes, and amazing programming and activities from PBS Kids, and Highlights

Children's book author Mo Willems is doing free lunchtime doodles, brilliant actors and performers reading children's books, and Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner reading books on instagramCincinnati Zoo has a live event everyday on their homepage and the Georgia Aquarium has webcams set up on otters, beluga whales, sea lions, and more. Plus, the world's most amazing museums have shared their collections online for free. 

If you've got younger kids, Sesame Street and Yo Gabba Gabba can help with teaching healthy activities and hand washing. 

There are ways to entertain kids of all ages at home with things you have on hand like playing hopscotch by putting tape on the floor, or DIY ping-pong tables, making your house a museum by putting craft paper on the wall, sensory rice play, and don't be afraid to use the tub when it's not bath time.

Cooking with your kids can be a great (and time consuming) activity that teaches them about healthy eating. The Doctors love Chef Lillian's meals for kids, this dad and daughter cooking duo, and these healthy food swaps your kids will love from nutritionist Keri Glassman. And here is a roundup of 8 kid-friendly recipes from our friends at Rachael Ray! 

Plus, Dr. Judy Ho shares some great ways to stay connected to others while we are not together. 

*Stay informed on the latest information on the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization and learn about prevention methods and what to do if you are infected.

 

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