While you’re safe at home, we’re here for you.

Take a look at the resources we’ve gathered for you. We cannot wait to see you again!

Meditation

https://www.mindful.org/— Mindful is a mission-driven non-profit. We’re dedicated to inspiring, guiding, and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness—to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and compassionate society.

Free & Open Sourced PDF books for children’s mental health

COVID19 Books for Children from Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan (4 titles).

When Everything Opens – a response story and distance Learning during COVID-19  – FREE registration and download from Teachers Pay Teachers.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Resources & Activities

Developmental Trauma, Children and Family Mental Health, and more resources from Beacon House Therapeutic Services (UK).

ACES Too High Resources on adverse childhood experiences.

Managing COVID-19 Anxiety (all ages) from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, including

My Pandemic Story: A Guided Activity Workbook for the World’s Children, Families, Teachers, and Caregivers from The Children’s Psychological Health Center.

COVID-19 Time Capsule from Loving Creations.

Barefoot Books At-Home Activity Books include “Managing Anxiety “and “Mindfulness for All Ages.”

Tech Tips

Families & Tech During COVID-19 from Navigating Screens Project (LSTA).

Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic from Common Sense Media

Caitlin Decker, Youth & Teen Librarian has been busy!

Follow the links below to see all of Caitlin’s wonderful videos!

Dog Storytime

Earth Day video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WQDvg_zk4Q&t=2s

Wiggle and Dooby Dooby Moo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxPsNjPu7zk

Buttons and Fish Story Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjcAJ41VC80&t=1s

The Library is here to help!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRM_7FbM62s

Turtle Power Storyhour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXlGpY-QKXY&t=2s

The Book with No Pictures, read by David Court

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEfwO6pkuU0&t=22s

Let’s build a reading fort!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv40WflqnG0&t=5s

@Home Storytime with Miss Caitlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH_7VOPnAqc&t=4s

Librarians Sara, Caitlin, Ashley and Marissa host a monthly book club called “Get Lit”.

April’s meeting was virtual, take a look at the links below!

eBooks and virtual book chats!

Discussing “Keeping Lucy”, by T. Greenwood

Click here to register for May’s Get Lit zoom book talk!

Below is a list of resources for virtual learning:

DAZL Scholastic-at-Home & TumbleBooks Library

MOOC – Find with multiple criteria MOOCs and Free Online Courses from Coursera, edX, FutureLearn and other Top Providers and Universities in a wide range of categories and subjects.

edX – Access 2500+ Online Courses from 140 Top Institutions. Start Today!

Coursera – Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies

Bluprint – Bluprint is home to a collective group of curious, driven doers who believe in the power of creating. From our expert instructors to our passionate employees—we’re here to answer your questions, share inside tips and ensure all of our members thrive in our community.

HGTV Handmade! Subscribe for new DIY videos every single week and tons of ideas to craft your entire life!

Free coloring pages from Crayola

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3O-N20tAFA

What recipes are staff making at home?

Homemade Ricotta

Super Crumb Coffee Cake

Oven Baked Ribs

Quinoa Salad

Fruit and Cheese Board

Mississippi Roast

Butter Chicken

Kitchen Counter Chronicle – If you are anything like me, then your life lands on your kitchen counter.  A few years ago I decided to start sharing our adventures in parenting, crafting, baking, gardening and greening our lives right here on Kitchen Counter Chronicles.

The Kitchn – This is a site for people who like to get their hands dirty while they cook. It is for those who care about the quality of their food, and how it affects the health of themselves and the planet. It is for cooks who care about design and want to create a beautiful kitchen. It’s a place to dive in deep, and embrace the joy of one of our basic needs: Food, cooked at home, nourishing ourselves and our households.

What do you have? What can you make? – Discover Recipes by Ingredient

Our Desert Foothills Community is very special to us and during this time we want to make sure we are still supporting as many of our local businesses as we possibly can. Please find great virtual links below.

Craving some of your favorite foods? Many restaurants are hosting take-out or walk up services! Craving that sandwich, take a chance and call in an order. You’ll be happy you did and supporting a local business at the same time. Click on the Business Icon to be taken to their website!

Eye Care North, Dr. Julie Lam is now available for virtual at home office visits for eye related problems such as red eyes, ocular discharge, swollen eye lids and itchy eyes. Call 480-361-7040 if you need to schedule. 

Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce. Your one stop shop for all things local! Check out the business directory, local events (virtual), and great news about our towns.

Get Organized with Bridges & Co has been creating seminars and blogs to help you find home projects and to stay organized during this time.

The Fulton-Rizzo Team is offering virtual home showings and working with homebuyers to safely find their perfect home. Check out their Youtube and website for more information or contact MariaElena Rizzo at [email protected] or 602-402-6373.

Contact your local Representatives:

Senator Martha McSally – https://www.mcsally.senate.gov/

Senator Kyrsten Sinema – https://www.sinema.senate.gov/

Congressman David Schweikert – https://www.sinema.senate.gov/

Any businesses that would like to be featured on our website please contact Ashley Ware at [email protected] We are happy to support our local community as they have graciously supported us!

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