Ochsner Health is here to provide helpful resources to parents during the COVID-19 stay home mandate. Working with our Education Outreach Team, we’ll be sharing a variety of ideas to keep your children entertained, engaged and learning while staying at home.
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Dr. William Lennarz, system chair of pediatrics, discusses opening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. From screening upon entry to decreasing "mixing" during the school day, here are some of Ochsner's recommendations for a safe reopening. For more information, visit ochsner.org/coronavirus.
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To help address the concerns of parents, caregivers, teachers, and school staff, Ochsner Hospital for Children specialists discuss developmentally appropriate ways to talk to youth about COVID-19. Hear ideas on how to guide adolescents through ongoing uncertainty, while learning strategies to help with the anxieties and fears that accompany COVID-19 and related stressors.
A 30 Day Guide to Child Development
As schools are closed, and kids and parents are stuck at home, it can be hard to maintain structure that will keep your child occupied while still learning new concepts. The Boh Center of Child Development at Ochsner Hospital for Children is here to help by providing daily activities that are engaging, educational and promote your child’s development. Check in weekly to try each new activity that your kid will love – in fact, they won’t even realize they are learning!