This school year is going to look very different. Virtual, in-person, hybrid: there are so many new formats to understand and embrace. The Alumni Education Gateway — populated with resources from some of the greatest minds at the U-M — can help. Whether you want to learn something new or need activities for children, you have plenty always something to explore, even while at home, during the pandemic.
SOCIAL DISTANCING WITH KIDS
In a livestream Q&A, Michigan Medicine behavioral pediatrician Jenny Radesky gives advice on how to navigate social distancing with children and how to handle their new routine during this global pandemic.
EXPLORING LINKS BETWEEN COVID-19 AND KIDS
Alison Tribble, a pediatric disease specialist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, answers questions about the role of children in spreading COVID-19 and the research surrounding some common theories.
HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT RACE AND RACISM
U-M pediatrician Alanna Nzoma discusses why it’s critical for families to talk about race and racism and weighs in on how parents can work toward being actively anti-racist at home.
MICHIGAN MINDS: HELPING CHILDREN EXERCISE
In this episode of the Michigan Minds podcast, Rebecca Hasson, associate professor in U-M’s School of Kinesiology and director of the Active Schools and Communities Core, highlights the InPACT at Home initiative, which helps children exercise at home during the pandemic.
BLOSSOMING PAPER FLOWERS ART PROJECT
In this video, Michigan Medicine art therapist Raja Aossey teaches how to make blossoming paper flowers while music therapist Susan Smiddy provides soothing background accompaniment.