Winter Kit for Families During COVID-19

Need help deciding which winter activities are safe for your family during COVID-19? How about ideas to keep your kids occupied when they’re stuck inside? Below, Connecticut Children’s pediatric experts share tips, tools and encouragement to make your season a little easier.

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Winter Fitness Challenges to Keep Kids, Teens and Athletes Active

It’s important for all kids to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day for their heart health – and it’s important for athletes to stay active in order to prevent injury. So how about a fitness challenge?

Outdoor Activities and Cold Weather Tips During COVID-19

Despite the colder temperatures, getting kids outside in winter can be the cure for the winter blues, even if it requires kids and parents alike to stretch and push themselves in new ways. Here are some tips to help.


What’s the Risk? Which Winter Activities Are Safe During COVID-19

Sledding, skiing, shopping: Find out which favorite winter activities are low, medium and high risk.

5 Mental Health Tips for Kids This Winter

Winter darkness and colder weather can cause your child’s mood and health habits to take a dive. Here are 5 tips to help.


More Than the Winter Blues? Kids and Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the days grow shorter, your child may be feeling sad or sluggish. For some kids and teens, it’s a sign of a more serious problem.

23 Indoor Activities for Heart-Healthy Kids

Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. How can you keep your child moving, even when they’re stuck indoors?


7 Yoga Videos to Help Children Relax, Focus and Move Through Stress

Yoga helps your child get exercise, practice mindfulness and cope with stress. These videos are created specifically for children.

Is Your Child Missing Friends? 5 Quarantine Playdates

Try these ideas to help your child maintain friendships (and cultivate new ones) during the COVID-19 pandemic.


8 Tips to Get Kids Involved in the Kitchen This Winter

Cooking together is a great way to get your child interested in healthy eating, and teach them important skills.

Resilience is Family: 40 Ideas for New Family Traditions

Routines and stability help kids get through stressful times. Start some new family traditions to give your child something they can count on.


Stuck at Home This Winter Break? Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained

Your child’s school break could start to feel very long… unless, of course, you have a plan.

Creating Routines to Help Your Child Cope With COVID-19 Uncertainty

Life right now is unpredictable – but kids thrive on consistency. Try these simple tips at home.

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