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Tips for Parents for Working from Home (WFH)

Updated 29 Jun 2020

 

Inter-agency advisory on supporting mental well-being of workers under Covid-19 work arrangements

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to significant disruptions to work arrangements. It has hit our economy hard and brought about many uncertainties to our workers, including employees and self-employed persons. During this period of uncertainty, employers and workers could consider taking practical steps, and tapping on counselling resources, to support one’s mental well-being.

https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/inter-agency-advisory-on-supporting-mental-well-being

 

 

Maintaining your mental wellbeing while working from home

Research has shown that although WFH is both a necessity and a choice for many, it is also associated with increased mental ill-health; particularly if that homeworking is for more than 3 days a week. Although the current situation is unprecedented, in that many of us will also be working in an environment with many other distractions, we have drawn on existing evidence to compile these suggestions to support you in maintaining your mental health and wellbeing during this period.

https://www.internationalsos.com/client-magazines/maintaining-your-mental-wellbeing-while-working-from-home

 

10 tips for eating healthy when you’re working from home

Keeping your nutrition in check can be tough when your home is your office. You feel comfortable and there’s plenty of food available. And unlike in the office, you’re free to graze all day and the fridge is all yours. But this habit can wreak havoc on your waistline, sabotage weight loss and halt your productivity. Registered dietitian Anna Taylor discusses strategies and hacks for eating healthy while WFH. 

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/10-tips-for-eating-healthy-when-youre-working-from-home

 

Working from home: 64 expert tips for staying healthy, happy, and productive

Whether you've been WFH for years, or are just getting started, it's not as easy and fun as you one might think. There are mental hurdles to overcome, including the feeling of isolation, especially if the only voice you've heard all day long is yours as you talk to your dog or cat. Sure, the idea of rolling out of bed and going to work in your pyjamas sounds like a dream come true. But in reality, it does more harm than good to your mental health. We asked ZDNet's team of remote workers from all over the world for their best advice when it comes to working from home. From setting a daily routine to desk setups and ensuring you take care of yourself, here's what they had to say.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/work-from-home-64-expert-tips-for-staying-healthy-happy-and-productive


28 ways to eat healthy while working from home

Are you WFH and wondering what your next meal will be, and further, how to make sure it’s healthy? A you looking for fresh tips for how to keep your eating healthy, to spice things up? We had formed lots of good habits for healthy eating. Among these were a conscious effort to stay hydrated, shopping with an emphasis on local produce (fruits and vegetables) and cooking whenever possible.

https://www.halfhalftravel.com/remote-work/healthy-eating-work-from-home.html

 

Your work-from-home survival guide for self-care

Transitioning from an office to WFH is challenging even in normal circumstances. Throw in a pandemic, closed schools, no gym time, new work procedures, zero social events, and plenty of time with your housemates? That's a recipe for overwhelm. That's why self-care isn't a luxury, but an essential part of adjusting to a new normal. Here are some tips on how to work from home happily and productively – and without dialling up your stress. These 11 tips can help you stay productive, happy and healthy. 

https://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/your-work-from-home-survival-guide-for-self-care

 

10 tips from CEOs on working from home effectively and happily

I’ve worked from home for almost 14 years, both remotely as a CMO for a sports company and while I launched and grew my marketing and PR agency. My priority has always been to educate people on how to live happier and healthier lives through movement, nutrition, attitude and communication. Beyond the obvious of getting out of your pyjamas in the morning and learning how to use the mute button for calls, below are tips that focus on healthy habits of work for me.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347479

 

Working from home? Why detachment is crucial for mental health

As an academic who regularly worked from home in the days before coronavirus, my friends often joked about what they imagined my daily routine might be (such as enjoying a morning gin and not changing out of my pyjamas). But as many people now realise, the reality is quite different. WFH can be quite a challenge.

https://theconversation.com/working-from-home-why-detachment-is-crucial-for-mental-health-135986


9 ways to be a healthy, happy telecommuter

Self-care is an important aspect of our telecommuting lifestyle. It is arguably even more important for us to take better care of ourselves when we’re WFH. We may end up sitting in front of the computer for 8 hours straight. We forget to stretch our legs and incorporate other healthy habits into our new WFH routine. Some of us might even find it difficult to stop thinking about work as the line between work and home is blurred. What can you do to take better care of yourself? Here’s how you can start a healthy WFH routine and boost your health in little ways throughout the day.

https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/2072/9-ways-healthy-happy-telecommuter

 

Remote work advocates warn companies about Covid-19 work-from-home strategies

A few months ago, 2020 was predicted to be the “year of remote work”. But even the most optimistic telecommuting advocates never anticipated the launch of the world’s largest WFH experiment before the end of the first quarter. Here are three things that remote work experts from around the world advise businesses to do in order to effectively and sustainably implement a WFH policy.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurelfarrer/2020/03/05/ironically-remote-work-advocates-warn-companies-about-covid-19-work-from-home-strategies/#ba581f320515

 

Remote work starter guide for employees: How to adjust to work-from-home

Covid-19 has forced untold employees into a WFH arrangement. For those who are accustomed to a dedicated workspace outside of the home, being mandated to work in the same place you sleep is disorienting at best, and debilitating at worst. For employees who are grappling with their new remote reality, here are 5 tips to implement straight away in your journey to acclimate.

https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote/remote-work-starter-guide

 

Get more done: 18 tips for telecommuters

WFH is great on so many levels. Not having to commute saves money and time, and can actually make you happier. A plethora of free tools make it dead simple to check in with office teammates. But there are challenges, as well. How do you keep from getting distracted with domestic duties? How do you handle a friend who stops by unannounced in the middle of the day? How do you get anything done if you have kids around? A slew of people who work from home chimed in on the subject. Here's their advice on how to make telecommuting work.

https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/get-more-done-18-tips-for-telecommuters.html

 

The ultimate list of stay-home activities to do during the Covid-19 crisis in Singapore

Circuit breaker measures have been in place in Singapore for over a week now, and most of us have been staying home. It might have taken some getting used to as people eased into the norm of working from home while many parents try to cope with HBL for their kids too. Brighter days may seem to be a ways-away – but the team at Tatler Singapore has put together a comprehensive list of at-home activities for yourself, the family and also friends thanks to the wonders of technology. This list will be updated regularly so don’t forget to check back for more quarantine-friendly ideas to chase boredom away.

https://sg.asiatatler.com/society/the-ultimate-list-of-stay-home-activities-covid-19-crisis-singapore

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) parenting tips

The coronavirus disease pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remote, physical distancing – it's a lot to navigate for anyone, but especially for parents. We teamed up with the Parenting for Lifelong Health initiative to bring parents and caregivers a set of handy tips to help manage this new (temporary) normal. These expert tips will help you deal with Covid-19 parenting challenges.

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/covid-19-parenting-tips


The alternative workplace: Changing where and how people work

The potential benefits are clear. But at the same time, alternative workplace (AW) programmes are not for everyone. Indeed, such programmes can be difficult to adopt, even for those organisations most suited to them. Ingrained behaviours and practical hurdles are hard to overcome. And the challenges of managing both the cultural changes and the systems improvements required by an AW initiative are substantial. How should senior managers think about AW programmes? What are the criteria for determining whether the alternative workplace is right for a given organisation? What are the most common pitfalls in implementation? The lessons learned by managers who have successfully launched such programs and by those who are struggling to do so suggest that the best place to start is with a clear understanding of the many forms an AW can take.

https://hbr.org/1998/05/the-alternative-workplace-changing-where-and-how-people-work

 

Working from home increases productivity

Many employees and business owners alike have been working from home for years, thanks to developments in tech that make remote work possible. For a growing number of Americans, this is the norm. Now, amid the recent Covid-19 outbreak, most companies and their workers are following suit, raising the question: Is this working arrangement a productive one? A 2019 survey by Airtasker says yes. Researchers polled 1,004 full-time employees throughout the U.S. about their productivity, their commutes and other facets of their lives. Among that group were 505 people who worked remotely. The study found that working from home not only benefits employees by eliminating their daily commutes, it also increases productivity and leads to healthier lifestyles. It's a win-win situation that workers relish for its flexibility – but often at the cost of their work-life balance.

https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/15259-working-from-home-more-productive.html

 

Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way

Google, Microsoft, Twitter. Hitachi, Apple, Amazon. Chevron, Salesforce, Spotify. From the UK to the US, Japan to South Korea, these are all global companies that have, in the last few days, rolled out mandatory WFH policies amid the spread of Covid-19. And it’s realistic to assume that shifting to the home office will become the new normal for many of us for a while, given Wednesday’s announcement by WHO that the coronavirus has officially reached pandemic status. Whether you’re a newbie or WFH veteran, here’s what you need to do to stay productive.

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200312-coronavirus-covid-19-update-work-from-home-in-a-pandemic

 

Staying focused when you're working from home

Working from home can be highly productive, but it can also go badly wrong. Without a proper office space, a prioritised schedule, and on-the-spot supervision, it's all too easy to be distracted, and to get very little done. In this article and video, we explore ways to avoid the pitfalls, conquer distractions, and stay professional and productive while you're working from home.

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/working-from-home.htm

 

Why working from home is beneficial for the employer and employee

The benefits of enabling employees to work remotely have been driving a steady increase in its acceptance throughout the U.S. According to FlexJobs, a service connecting telecommuters with employers, more than 4.7 million Americans either worked remotely or telecommuted at least half-time by 2018, which is more than twice the number who had done so just ten years earlier. However, that now appears to have been just the start. Last fall, an Owl Labs study projected that by 2025, about half the U.S. workforce would be working remotely for at least part of their week. 42% of those who currently work remotely expect to increase the amount of remote work they do over the next 5 years.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347292


Tips from experts—our co-workers in Asia—about working from home

When the novel coronavirus started spreading across Asia in January, forcing the world’s largest work-from-home experiment, not many knew what to expect, least of all Bloomberg’s 400-plus journalists in the region. Six weeks later (and counting), only now are some starting to return to the office. Chances are that you will be executing a mandatory telecommute sometime soon, if you aren’t already. To help get you through your own ad-hoc, at-home office situation, we turned to our colleagues in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Tokyo for tips and advice.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-15/how-to-work-from-home-tips-on-staying-healthy-sane-productive

 

5 best practices to working from home

The option to WHF has become increasingly common these days. A wealth of studies, research and surveys have been conducted to discover the benefits of offering such flexibility to your employees. It has been found that WFH would make employees happier as it lowers stress and boosts morale, that it drives employee efficiency and increase productivity rate. Any mismanagement of the WFH option, however, will cause collateral damages to the company. Hence, well-defined expectations and guidelines are important to ensure working from home is a positive experience for all parties. Here are some of the best practices HR can take to manage employees who WFH.

https://www.jobstreet.com.sg/en/cms/employer/5-best-practices-working-home

 

Marie Kondo shares work-from-home productivity tips

One of the most important factors of being productive is having a conducive place to work. Marie Kondo shares tips on how to create one at home.

https://hrmasia.com/marie-kondo-shares-work-from-home-productivity-tips

 

Work from home: A survival guide for Singaporeans

So here’s the big question: While humanity battles the threat of Covid-19, how can we win the productivity battle at home with countless distractions? At 99.co, we’ve gotten into the groove of WFH and have come up with some ideas to help you stay focused and sane.

https://www.99.co/blog/singapore/work-from-home-survival-guide

 

The ultimate working from home guide

The WFH job force just got a big push from the current global coronavirus pandemic. But even before Covid-19 became a factor, increasing numbers of people have been saying goodbye to their onerous commute to work. Thanks to ever-evolving technologies, it's no longer necessary to be in an office full-time to be a productive member of the team. As appealing as remote work is to employees, it wouldn’t be such a strong trend if employers didn’t also recognise benefits from their side of the desk. In fact, many kinds of work can be done just as effectively, if not more so, from a home office.

https://www.investopedia.com/personal-finance/work-from-home-guide

 

 

15 questions about remote work, answered

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to fundamentally change the way many organisations operate for the foreseeable future. How do corporate leaders, managers and individual workers make this sudden shift? Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, has spent two decades helping companies learn how to manage dispersed teams. In this edited Q&A, drawn from a recent HBR subscriber video call in which listeners were able to ask questions, she offers guidance on how to work productively at home, manage virtual meetings, and lead teams through this time of crisis.

https://hbr.org/2020/03/15-questions-about-remote-work-answered

Home based learning & working from home: Tricks to organise your space and time for kids and adults

We are all playing our part social distancing to fight the spread of Coronavirus but with the whole family at home, how do you best organise your space and time so that kids can do HBL while parents work from home? Our regular contributor, professional organiser and time management coach Nathalie Ricaud from Get Organised and Beyond, tells us how to best get organised for both kids and adults.

https://www.sassymamasg.com/home-based-learning-working-organisation-tips

 

Don’t let uncertainty paralyze you

When confronting a situation freighted with anxiety and ambiguity – a pandemic, a recession, a job loss, an unwanted family change – most of us can imagine no upside. We become paralysed, caught in a state I call unproductive uncertainty. But some can see their way through such moments and find a positive path forward. How? In this article, I share three habits that can help you develop your own “uncertainty capability”.

https://hbr.org/2020/04/dont-let-uncertainty-paralyze-you?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ecom_regs&utm_campaign=wfhseries_youatworkdoingyourbestworkremotely_20200430&deliveryName=DM78246


Tips for Zoom: 5 ideas on how you can make a good impression during your meetings

With the extension of Singapore's circuit breaker measures by another month till June 1, those working, studying or socialising from home will be relying on video-conferencing tools like Zoom even more. If you are still struggling to make a good impression in Zoom meetings, here are some tips to up your game.

https://www.straitstimes.com/tech/pcs/tips-for-zoom

 

Staying in shape at home

More people are enjoying the convenience of online workouts as gyms and fitness studios offer virtual classes during the circuit breaker.

https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/staying-in-shape-at-home

 

Coronavirus: How to work and manage kids at home at same time

Parents will have to continue multitasking for a while more, with the school holidays being brought forward to coincide with the extension of the circuit breaker until June 1. Parents who homeschool their children provide tips on how to cope during these times.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/how-to-work-and-manage-kids-at-home-at-same-time?utm_medium=social&utm_source=telegram&utm_campaign=sttg

 

Work from home and get things done!

Every single one of us has a different situation happening at home, but we can all still find ways to be productive each day. Working from home is a challenge even under the best of circumstances, so I wanted to share some amazing productivity hacks to help you navigate this time. I promise you can maximise your time at home and get things done!

https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/how-to-work-from-home-and-get-things-done-suls059/

 

Perfect eBooks for family bonding

NLB has made 346 books and 19 audiobooks free and available through its Libby platform. Some of these eBooks even come with voice narration.

https://libbyapp.com/library/nlb/curated-1065762/page-1

 

Build your team’s resilience – from home

To make it through the current crisis and return to a new normal, you and your team will need to be resilient. The good news is that leaders can help create the conditions that make this possible. We’ve done multiple studies with US Navy recruits that show how this can best be done – and, recently, in studying how leaders are responding to the crisis, we’ve come across valuable stories of how they can achieve this even when team members are working remotely. The key is to focus on two things: people and perspective.

https://hbr.org/2020/04/build-your-teams-resilience-from-home?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ecom_regs&utm_campaign=wfhseries_youatworkdoingyourbestworkremotely_20200430&deliveryName=DM78246

 

Discipline looks different in a pandemic

In an ideal world, we wouldn’t be cooped up together 24 hours a day in a home with only 12 pillows. Should I be more lenient, then, when my kids act out? Or should I be strict in an attempt to maintain limits? What is the best way for parents to respond to misbehaviour in the midst of a global crisis? It might seem strange to respond to misbehaviour with support and empathy, but kids right now need “much more compassion than ever before.” (All Covid-19 articles have been free. Requires registration, not subscription.)

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/parenting/coronavirus-discipline-child.html?referringSource=articleShare

 

Trove of online arts activities for kids

From interactive jigsaw puzzles to educational worksheets, various arts and heritage institutions here have put content on the Web to occupy children of all ages – from pre-school to secondary school. Three institutions under the National Heritage Board have created interactive jigsaws of their artefacts, inspired by the Museum Of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida, which posted a #GameTime challenge on its Facebook page.

https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/trove-of-online-arts-activities-for-kids

 

Live healthy: Articles on healthy living

Here are a variety of articles by the Ministry of Health on how to love healthy. This is especially important when Singapore works from home.

https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy

 

Low-cost upgrades for better work from home

Unwilling to buy pricey gadgets to make the home office bearable? Consider these wallet-friendly solutions instead: using books as a monitor stand, using an ironing board as a computer table and using your smartphone as a webcam.
https://www.straitstimes.com/tech/low-cost-upgrades-for-better-work-from-home

 

Looking good on a tiny screen

Businesses and schools have been using video-conferencing services such as Zoom and Google Hangouts Meet to replace face time. But presenting yourself through a rectangle on the Internet can be an aesthetic affair too. Take it from the people who have built careers on curating an image of themselves online: influencers.

https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/fashion/looking-good-on-a-tiny-screen

 

Working from home? 4 tips for staying productive

Covid-19 has led many companies to recommend that employees work from home. For many, remote work is a new reality and one that takes some getting used to. Below are a few tips for working remotely from Google’s Primer team to help you make the most out of the situation.

https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/marketing-resources/organizational-culture/work-from-home-tips/

 

32 Working from home tips you can do right now

Planning on working from home? You’re among the emerging trend of remote workers who work from their home office. This handy guide helps you maximise your newfound freedom (and responsibility). These tips and best practices don’t only apply to individual contributors, but also managers and team leaders.

https://www.nextiva.com/blog/working-from-home-tips.html

 


7 essential tips for working from home during the coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, many companies are implementing voluntary or mandatory WFH policies. That means lots of us are dealing with an unusual challenge: WFH for the first time, full-time. These tips will help you make sure that you’re successful, both at getting your work done and at maintaining your mental well-being.

https://www.themuse.com/advice/coronavirus-work-from-home-tips

 


#WorkSmart during Covid-19

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower provides tips on how to work effectively and collaboratively while being at home. See these several articles on how to work smart and work well.

https://www.manpower.com.sg/candidates/career-resources-manpower/number-worksmart-during-covid-19?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-Mr0BRDyARIsAKEFbecN2NKqgdMiPOejPjDZ_YK2IFZ2-OG1vH4u6Sb9AA84VoEazO72PEwaAqEbEALw_wcB

 


This cardboard desk gives each family member their own WFH space

If you’re a large family working and learning from home during the circuit breaker period, desk space would have suddenly become a very precious commodity overnight. It’s technically possible to crowd around a paper-strewn dining table with the kids doing HBL on one side, and parents working from their laptops on the other, but let’s be honest with ourselves: it’s not the most productive of setups. For minimal distraction, everyone should ideally have their own desk.

https://www.homeanddecor.com.sg/shopping/this-cardboard-desk-gives-each-family-member-their-own-wfh-space

 


5 tips for staying productive and mentally healthy while you're working from home

With the spread of the novel coronavirus affecting everything from international travel to the availability of hand sanitiser, mitigating Covid-19 in the US has become a growing concern. That’s why many companies are mandating or recommending that as many employees as possible work remotely until the virus can be slowed. Here are 5 tips TIME Magazine recommends.

https://time.com/5801725/work-from-home-remote-tips

 


How to solve your home-office problems

In this circuit breaker period, for thousands of Singaporeans, the worlds of home and work computing collided as they have never done before. In some cases, it was the greatest crossover of all time; but in others, the result was a train wreck. Here are solutions to some issues those who are working from home might face.

https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/how-to-solve-your-home-office-problems




7 essential tips for working from home during the coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, many companies are implementing voluntary or mandatory work-from-home policies. That means lots of us are dealing with an unusual challenge: working from home for the first time, full-time. These tips will help you make sure that you’re successful, both at getting your work done and at maintaining your mental well-being.

https://www.themuse.com/advice/coronavirus-work-from-home-tips



#WorkSmart during Covid-19

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower provides tips on how to work effectively and collaboratively while being at home. See these several articles on how to work smart and work well.

https://www.manpower.com.sg/candidates/career-resources-manpower/number-worksmart-during-covid-19?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-Mr0BRDyARIsAKEFbecN2NKqgdMiPOejPjDZ_YK2IFZ2-OG1vH4u6Sb9AA84VoEazO72PEwaAqEbEALw_wcB



This cardboard desk gives each family member their own WFH space

If you’re a large family working and learning from home during the circuit breaker period, desk space would have suddenly become a very precious commodity overnight. It’s technically possible to crowd around a paper-strewn dining table with the kids doing home-based learning on one side, and parents working from their laptops on the other, but let’s be honest with ourselves: it’s not the most productive of setups. For minimal distraction, everyone should ideally have their own desk.

https://www.homeanddecor.com.sg/shopping/this-cardboard-desk-gives-each-family-member-their-own-wfh-space



5 tips for staying productive and mentally healthy while you're working from home

With the spread of the novel coronavirus affecting everything from international travel to the availability of hand sanitiser, mitigating COVID-19 in the United States has become a growing concern. That’s why many companies are mandating or recommending that as many employees as possible work remotely until the virus can be slowed. Here are 5 tips TIME Magazine recommends.

https://time.com/5801725/work-from-home-remote-tips/



How to solve your home-office problems

In this circuit breaker period, for thousands of Singaporeans, the worlds of home and work computing collided as they have never done before. In some cases, it was the greatest crossover of all time, but in others, the result was a train wreck. Here are solutions to some issues those who are working from home might face.

https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/how-to-solve-your-home-office-problems



A Guide for Working (From Home) Parents

Here are three steps to bring your old plan into your new normal:

Maintain routines, Create modified schedules, Swap in new ways to do old things, and Creative athletic activities for the kids.

https://hbr.org/2020/03/a-guide-for-working-from-home-parents

 


03.14.20 Daily Bulletin: Kids out of school? Educational resources and tools to help.

Parents everywhere are facing the reality that their kids may be be out of school for 4+ weeks. Worried about falling them behind? The Modern Village shares a wide range of options.

https://modernvillage.substack.com/p/031420-daily-bulletin-kids-out-of?r=3n9gr&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy



7 Guiding Principles For Parents Teaching From Home

Understanding the “why” behind teaching practices can help parents create meaningful and effective at-home learning opportunities during the pandemic by establishing a Flexible Learning Space, checking in every morning and throughout the day, allowing frequent brain breaks, finding a rhythm that works, consolidating learning, encouraging productive struggle, and considering passions and play.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/7-guiding-principles-parents-teaching-home



How to Master Working From Home—While Under Quarantine With Kids

The spread of the coronavirus is forcing working parents into telecommute situations across the country. If you’re struggling to stay productive while working from home, these tips from full-time work-from-home moms may help: create a schedule, capitalise on naptime, separate mom and business roles, keep kids entertained, plan for interruptions, and seek extra help if you need it.

https://www.parents.com/parenting/work/life-balance/how-to-master-being-a-work-at-home-mom/



Coronavirus: 5 ways to work from home with your kids (and stay sane)

Here are some tips on how to find perspective and a sense of balance as you prepare to work and parent within the confines of coronavirus self-isolation: talk about values, get on the same page, let go of perfectionism, stay connected, and innovate and iterate.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/working-parents-school-closures-coronavirus/



How to Utilise Twinkl during the Coronavirus Shutdown: A Guide for Parents

Twinkl put together a simple, step-by-step guide about this offer of help, for parents to use. This guide is not designed to override or replace any official guidance, but is intended to advise on using the Twinkl website during this period.

https://www.twinkl.com.sg/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-parents



Free Audible resources

Free audio books for children and teens by Audible in response to Covid-19.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen



32 totally free educational resources for kids stuck at home

The writer is still adjusting to having her two kids—ages 7 and 5—home all day while she works, but they managed to find some pretty incredible online resources to keep everyone occupied. From printable worksheets to virtual museum tours, here are 18 of the free resources that they discovered, used—and loved—over the last few days.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2020/03/18/free-educational-classes-and-programs-kids-home/5064311002/



200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More

This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers.

http://www.openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources



Surviving a School Closure: 12 Tips for Working Parents

Whether you’re scrambling to create a homeschooling schedule to keep your kids learning while they’re cooped up inside, or you’ve decided to give yourself grace and take it one day at a time, we’ve put together our best tips and ideas to make surviving a school closure as painless as possible.

https://www.merakilane.com/surviving-a-school-closure-during-a-pandemic-12-tips-for-parents/



Day 8 of COVID-19 School Closure – Home Teaching

Blog entries by Singaporean mother teaching in Michigan as she copes with home-teaching and home-schooling her 3 children across preschool, primary school and secondary school, at the same time. She is currently 24 days ahead of Singapore in HBL. Top tip: having "enclosures" for everyone, a great read for teachers and parents. Might want to check out Day 4 for a screenshot of her customised home-learning schedule.

https://walcottswalk.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/day-8-of-covid-19-school-closure-home-teaching/



MAKE YOUR OWN: FACE MASK.

(Inspiration - Things to do)

Some inspiration to create your own facemask in the midst of the pandamic.

https://readingmytealeaves.com/2020/03/make-your-own-face-mask-coronavirus.html



Working from Home with Kids

To limit the spread of Covid-19, many working parents are now working from home with students also doing home-based learning at the very same time. Distractions and interruptions can come more easily, potentially impacting our productiveness. As you work towards a new norm with work and family life, consider how these 6 Rs could help you create a more successful and less stressful environment for everyone in the family!

https://family.org.sg/FOTFS/Blog/Work-Life/working_from_home_with_kids.aspx




Teachers, parents can tap free content from The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

From next week, teachers can opt to receive complimentary electronic copies of IN, The Straits Times' publication for secondary school students, and Little Red Dot, for primary school pupils. They will also receive a package of 25 standalone, ready-to-use lessons based on news articles in PDF format. Interested schools or teachers can sign up to receive the English language content by contacting Mr David Tan at davtan@sph.com.sg or Miss Chong Xin Wei at cxinwei@sph.com.sg. Parents and teachers can contact Miss Tyu Ke Wei at tkewei@sph.com.sg for the Chinese language.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/teachers-parents-can-tap-free-content-from-the-straits-times-lianhe-zaobao



Use Snapask app to enhance learning at home

A mobile app that connects students doing home-based learning with tutors will enhance learning through a free subscription in partnership with SPH. The Snapask application, which offers tutoring on demand for students studying at home, will now also provide specially curated news content from The Straits Times. The service from the Asia-based edutech firm is open for the first 1,000 students to sign up for free by next Wednesday (15 April 2020). A total of more than 10,000 free subscriptions will be available, with sign-ups for the rest to take place later. Snapask will also work with ST's award-winning Schools team of teaching experts and editors to curate articles and co-create news content. Students can sign up at https://start.snapask.com/st. If they are already using Snapask, they can go to the Home Based Learning tab on the site to sign up.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/use-snapask-app-to-enhance-learning-at-home 


Office of Education Research – NIE guide to work from home

A guide to all colleagues who are working from home. May everyone stay home, stay safe, stay curious! (As Education Minister Ong Ye Kung would say.)

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2983002085071660&id=956153501089872

 


Coping with Covid-19

Changi General Hospital developed a series of self-care resources to provide individuals with resilience building activities and strategies that can be practiced during this difficult period. Stay strong, Stay well! #SGUnited #CopingwithCOVID19

https://www.cgh.com.sg/centres-services/tracs/Pages/Coping%20With%20COVID-19.aspx



All abstracts were taken from the source material and slightly edited.