COVID-19 and Kids
Our team has created this page with many different resources to help you and your family through this challenging time.
CDC: COVID-19 and Children
The CDC has a list of FAQs including questions of how COVID-19 effects children.
The American Academy of Pediatricians website has helpful information about COVID-19 and children.
Alachua County School Board
Here you can find more information about public schools, free meals, and much more.
Florida Health Department
The FL DOH website has helpful information specific to the state of Florida.
Growe Counseling LLC
A Certain Kind of Sick
Activities To Do at Home
Fun Activities | Coding | Cooking | English/Language Arts | Finance | Geography | History | Languages | Math | Mindfulness | Museums and Art | Music | Nature | Reading | Science | Test Prep | Typing | Zoos & Aquariums | Misc.
- Busy Toddlers
Indoor Activities for busy toddlers
- Conservation Ideas – Knowsley Safari
Fun activities that teach children about animals and conservation
- PBS Kids
Play with fave show characters and learn too
Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss
- Highlights Kids
Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities
- Preschool Express
Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.
- Cool Kids Facts
Gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.
Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.
- Star Wars
Coding with Star Wars
- Nomster Chef
Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.
- Classroom Cereal
Grammar practice for middle grades
- No Red Ink
Online curriculum that builds better writers.
- Spelling Train
Spelling 1-4 grade
Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.
- Teach Banzai
Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.
- What Was There
Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.
- Carmen Sandiego
Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas
- Carmen Sandiego Google Earth Game
- Bunk History
Digital archive of history
- Mission US
An interactive way to learn history
- Rock Alingua
Music Based Spanish Learning
22 languages to learn
- Dream Box
K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them.
- Dr. Roger’s Math Neighborhood
Higher level math series… online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math
- Math at Work
Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors
- Math Playground
Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources.
Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others.
- A+ Click
Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult
Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
- The OT Toolbox
At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play.
Museums and Art
- National Gallery of Arts Kids
Interactive offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.
- The Louvre
Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
- The Museum of the World
This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.
No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen.
- Chrome Music Lab
Music is for everyone
- The Well
Poetry and music
- Music Theory
Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.
- Mister G
Bilingual music artist has wonderful sing-along videos for children, a book about Monarch migration called Senorita Mariposa, and is working on some new material to help parents and kids get through the pandemic
- Yellowstone National Park
Tour Yellowstone National Park!
- Farm Food 360
This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
- Switch Zoo
Play games and learn all about animals
- National Geographic Kids
Geography and animals
- Young Explorer
National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow.
Learn all about earthquakes
- Farms Almanac Kids
Farmer’s almanac for kids… Date, weather, moon phase, etc.
- Into the Outdoors
Outside-oriented, with some curricula for elementary, middle, and high school students
- Discover the Forest
Activities for kids and can give people places to go (once parks are open again)
Check out five great places to NatureWatch in National Forests across the United States
- Pollinator Partnership
Hosts annual Pollinator Week and has an entire curriculum for grades 3-6, plus tons of pollinator and flower-themed activities for children of all ages.
- Project EduBat
Has a lot of bat-themed activities.
Geared towards middle schoolers with science-based curricula and student-led videos on themes such as pollinators, bats, climate change, etc
- Storyline Online
Fave kids books read by famous people
ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.
- Reading Eggs
Phonics and learning to read
- Magic Tree House Kids
Interactive games based on the book series
- Free Children Stories
Free stories online ages 3-12
- Access Mars
Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
- Biology Simulations
Science and math labs and simulations
- The Science Spot
Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access
- TYTO Online
Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems.
- NASA Kids Club
Space science for kiddos
- Cells Alive
Learn all about cells
- Google Earth
All sorts of learning here if you dig in
- Climate Kids
This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.
- Ask Dr. Universe
Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.
- Weather Wiz Kids
From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather.
This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life.
- Inner Body
Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.
- Natural Inquirer
Teaches children about the scientific process and nature using science standards. They have materials from elementary through high school, with some in Spanish also
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- BWS Education Consulting
Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc.
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- Nitro Type
Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world.
Zoos & Aquariums
- Fun Brain
Math and Reading games
- Curriculum Associates
Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish)
Science, Math, Social Studies
Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
- Maker Stations
3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet.
Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects.
- Khan Academy
Online education program for toddler through high school.
- PBS Learning Media
PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials
For students to practice and master whatever they are learning.
- The Concord Consortium
A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials.
- Fee Code Camp
450 Ivy League courses that you can take
- Crypto Club
Immerse yourself in cryptography
- Super Simple
Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents.
- Overcoming Obstacles
Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.
- Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin.
- United Stats Mint
Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.
Offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.
- Preschool Inspiration
Toddler and preschool age ideas
- PBS Brain Pop
Medicaid Transportation Services
For patients with a Medicaid health insurance plan, transportation to appointments or hospital stays can be provided by a transport service if you do not have a reliable vehicle or gas. If you or someone else takes you to your appointment, you can request gas mileage reimbursement. You will be mailed a check in a specific amount according to the distance between your home and the facility. For details or to schedule, call your insurance transportation hotline below.
Please note most services need at least 72 hours advance notice to ensure a ride unless transport is an emergency hospital visit.
- Transport: 855-381-3778
- Mileage Reimbursement: 855-464-8812 x0 x3051010832
Sunshine State Health:
- Transport: 877-659-8420
- Mileage Reimbursement: 866-381-4853
United Health Care:
- Transport: 844-714-2219 (check on status 866-372-9892)
- Mileage Reimbursement: 866-372-9891
Wellcare/Staywell and CMS Wellcare:
- Transport: 866-591-4066
- Mileage Reimbursement: 866-591-4066
Some insurance providers (ex. CMS Wellcare) may also reimburse for hotel stays and food. For more information, call your insurance provider and ask to speak with a care coordinator or case manager.
To assist customers financially impacted by the pandemic, many utility service providers are suspending disconnections for a limited time. For more information, please contact your local utility provider for policy and enrollment details.
If your child relies on electrical medical equipment to support their health or survival, your household may be entitled to enroll in a medically essential electric service. These typically include preventing utility disconnections due to nonpayment and prioritizing turn-on service during electrical power outages. For more information, please contact your local utility provider for policy and enrollment details. The CF Clinic would be happy to provide letters of support to assist with enrollment, when needed.
To assist with social distancing efforts and mandatory closures, many internet service providers are offering low-cost (and possibly free) services for a limited amount of time. For more information, please contact your local internet service provider for policy and enrollment details.
If you have general questions about COVID-19 and how it effects children, please email us at COVID-19InKids@ufl.edu
**DISCLAIMER: UF Health Department of Pediatrics has set up this email for general questions only. Any questions that are specific to a person or a person’s medical condition will not be answered. If you have specific questions about your child, please contact your doctor.**