SUPPORTS AND SERVICES
Ministry of Education
Financial support for parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures
Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services
Temporary changes to eligible services with Special Services at Home Funding
Ontario Autism Program
Latest updates on the Ontario Autism Program (information regarding service disruption due to covid-19, interim one-time funding, and childhood budgets).
Autism Ontario general support during Covid-19
Virtual Walk-In Clinic
Receive medical advice and prescriptions through an online medical clinic.
Public Health Agency of Canada
The most up-to-date and reliable information on the covid-19 situation in Canada.
Toronto Public Health
The most up-to-date and reliable information on the covid-19 situation in Toronto.
Toronto Public Health
Covid-19 Fact Sheet
Online self-assessment if you think you were exposed to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) or have symptoms.
CLINICAL TOOLS FOR PARENTS
Social Story About Missing My Friends
This social story is brief and explains how kids can communicate with their friends during COVID-19
Social Story - What is Coronavirus?
Simple story explaining what the coronavirus is, how to protect themselves and others, and what to do to prevent the virus
Free Printable AAC Cards
Create and print your own PECS pictures for free!
First - Then App
Interactive First-Then App to download
Interactive Visual Schedule
Games to Help your Child with Autism Communicate
In the video, the SLP provides games that parents can play with their children. It provides examples of games depending on the child’s sensory needs.
LITERACY, MATH AND SCIENCE
Ontario Ministry of Education
Supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math, literacy and learning at home.
Interactive educational games, movies, books, and songs specializing in reading, phonics & math.
Learn to read online with with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes.
Audible (Amazon Company)
Listen to stories online.
A website with math problems and explanations for grades 1-6.
For grades K-5, interactive math games and rewards that can motivate your child to learn.
Educational math games for grades 1-8.
Free award winning STEM, coding and learning activities.
Mad Science - At Home Experiments
Videos and PDFs of science experiments you can do at home.
Research-based, explicit, systematic and multi-sensory method to teach handwriting.
Carnegie STEM Projects for Girls
Instructions for making marshmallow rockets, exploding foam, hovercrafts, bath bombs, and more.
LEARNING APPS AND SITES
Educational games for that keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, and games.
Educational games from PBS Favourites like Curious George!
10 000+ early learning activities, games, books, songs, and art.
EDUCATIONAL GAMES AND VIDEOS
Germ Smart- Wash Your Hands
This is an animated song for kids to understand germs and the importance of handwashing and cleaning surfaces to keep germs away
Explaining Coronavirus to Kids
This is a short video that will help parents explain what the coronavirus is, who may be getting sick, symptoms
The Coronavirus Explained to Children
This is a short social story video presented in a child’s voice what the coronavirus is, how it spreads, why schools are closed and the importance of staying home
Interactive Self-Regulation Games
Includes 5 games to teach young learners self-regulation
Virtual Museums and Art Gallery Tours
Links to museums and art galleries from all over the world.
Canada's Wonderland Virtual Rollercoasters
Ride rollercoasters virtually from your own home. Choose from Roller Coaster Point of View's (POV), Thrill POV's, or Family Ride POV's.
Live events online, activities, and downloadable educational materials to do at home.
Practice keyboard skills!
Games to practice keyboard skills and typing.
Sploder – Free Video Game creator
Introduction to game design for kids. Targets creativity, problem-solving and storytelling skills:
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Yoga, mindfullness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance, and confidence.
Active and engaging movement videos for kids to follow.
Be Fit for Life
Active games and activity Ideas for the whole family to do together.
PE with Joe
Daily 30-minute workout videos for kids (prek to grade 8).
The Learning Station
Songs with movement and actions.
Indoor Gross Motor Activities
87 indoor gross motor games and activities to burn energy.
Build an indoor obstacle course in 7 easy steps!
ARTS & CRAFTS & SENSORY
Make your own Playdough
No cook recipe and easy instructions!
Make your own Slime
Recipes and instructions to make your own slime.
Recipe and instructions to make your own bubbles.
Have some paint and soap lying around in the house? Mix these two items along with a straw and have your child create a beautiful masterpiece with bubble paint!
31 Days of Sensory Activities
31 days of sensory activities that target the five senses (see, hear, smell, touch, taste).
My Bored Toddler
Activities, games, printables and ideas for toddlers and early learners.
Easy Peasy and Fun Spring Crafts
Fun spring arts and crafts with printable documents and picture instructions.
Kids Craft Gallery
Step-by-step instructions on how to create the crafts along with free, downloadable printable templates
Need to get outside? Find some rocks in your backyard or neighborhood and then turn them into Rock Monsters. All you need is rocks and some paint.