CASW recognizes that children, youth and their families are needing to get creative during this time of isolation and physical distancing.
CASW has pulled together free online resources to help support adapting to the new realities of day to day life during these extraordinary times.
In doing so, CASW fully recognizes that the online resources compiled can only be accessed by people with the financial means and resources to access the internet. CASW commits to join others in making internet access not a privilege but a human right in this time that connectively dictates accessibility to learning, employment and entertainment.
Activities for Children and Youth:
Jays Care Foundation
Unstoppable Kids Challenge: Get involved in Jays Care's daily challenges and have fun while gaining new skills at home (for children and youth ages 4 to 18 who live in Canada).
Mothers Matter Centre
Mothers Matter Centre’s guide to parents for a weekly, in-home schedule that is full of easy to follow parent-child activities.
YMCA Health & Fitness Videos
The Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross has compiled a list of free resources and links to entertain while at home whether looking to be entertained by performing arts, in need of kids’ activities to online education or even mental health support, there’s something here for you to enjoy.
Canada's National Ballet School
Dance at Home Kids - you will find step-by-step videos, activity plans, and more to help your child discover the joy of creative movement—all in fun and engaging activities that are easy to do at home. The age-rages are approximate and we encourage you to dance together as a family. If you are looking for more activities to keep your family active during this time, visit NBS' Online Learning Space, which offers a variety of freely available online dance resources that can be adapted for home use.
The Toronto Public Library
Ready for Reading - a collection of songs, stories, activities and games to help your little ones aged 0-5 develop their early literacy skills.
Nuna (Inuktitut, English and French)
mindyourmind partnered with a group of youth in Arviat, Nunavut to develop the Nuna journal book. They wanted a way to share their Inuit culture, recipes, coping strategies, and more.
Activities Specific to Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities:
The National Organisation for FASD - UK