Parent-Child
Activity Ideas

Parent-Child
Activity Ideas

COVID-19 Ideas


0-2 Year Olds


2-4 Year Olds

  • Write down a story that they say out loud

  • Think of something you can do to help others

  • Help with cooking or baking

  • PBS Kids has a daily newsletter with ideas for activities

  • Playworks Play At Home Playbook
    • Games to play with children who are home due to school closures

  • Free online music classes for children K-12 at MacPhail Center for Music

Screen Time

It is possible that you are finding your children are watching TV or using other electronic devices more than usual. Many families are trying to figure this out so you are not alone. Here are some general guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics to think about:

  • If possible, sit with your child and watch together sometimes

  • Check out educational programs and options for extra screen time

  • Encourage connecting with other safe friends and adults

  • Try virtual play dates

  • Limits are still important – screen time should not get in the way of regular bed time, meals, physical activity, and time for connecting with family.


Resources

For Pregnant Individuals & Parents

Links to mental health, pregnancy and parenting resources

For Children

Links to children’s mental health and child development resources

Other Resources

Links to food, housing, and mind-body-spirit resources

For Professionals

Links to support professionals

Services

HopeLine

Our staff will listen and guide you to the right support — either at the Mother-Baby HopeLine or in your community.


Mother-Baby Day Hospital

Pregnant individuals and mothers receive mental health treatment 20 hours per week


Perinatal Outpatient Program (POP)

Pregnant individuals and mothers receive 6 hours of mental health treatment per week


Redleaf Outpatient Clinic

Outpatient mental health and parenting support, and integrative reproductive psychiatric care for individuals considering pregnancy, currently pregnant, or parenting a child ages 0-5 years.