We need to distance ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help each other. During difficult times, we often see the most beautiful acts of kindness. If you’re home and looking for things to do to keep busy, scroll down for a list of resources to help! We will get through this sooner if we take care of ourselves and each other (without risking contagion). Kindness is a powerful tool. Let’s use it.
During this period of increased shelter at home, Rebel Girls is dedicated to making your family time fun and inspiring. We’ve collected our best activities and podcast episodes to keep your family engaged.
New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!
In the aftermath of the Challenger accident, the crew’s families came together, firmly committed to the belief that they must carry on the spirit of their loved ones by continuing the Challenger crew’s educational mission. Their efforts resulted in the creation of Challenger Center for Space Science Education.Challenger Center and its global network of Challenger Learning Centers use space-themed simulated learning and role-playing strategies to help students bring their classroom studies to life and cultivate skills needed for future success, such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication and teamwork. A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education organization, Challenger Center reaches hundreds of thousands of students, and tens of thousands of teachers every year.
Radio Garden is an app that lets you rotate the globe and highlight thousands of radio stations all over the planet. Every green dot represents a town that has one or more radio stations. Want to listen to a station in a language you are studying? Want to hear Mongolian music? The variety is amazing. Here’s an NPR article about Radio Garden.
Mental Health Apps
Dailyo– helps to set daily goals and will remind you. Allows you to process how you feel that day and write in a journal.
MyDBT – Provides skills to manage difficult emotions and allows tracking of skills.
Impulse App – helps to note impulses and help with managing and recognizing them
Headspace – Helps with guided imagery/meditation and allows you to write about and process difficult thoughts/feelings.
Reflectly– journaling app to reflect on your day
Sanity & Self – helps you to stay well with yourself during difficult times
Relax+ – Relaxation techniques
I am – Helps with positive affirmations and allows for pop up reminders of selected affirmations
Self Checkout – allows you to check in on yourself and your feelings, allows for journaling too
CBT-i coach – helps with sleeping better and with insomnia and techniques for combatting it
Woebot – virtual “personal life coach” to help think and feel better.
Toobee – positive affirmations and reminders as pop-up notifications to remind you of the affirmation at a frequency that works for you
The Mighty – mental health articles and affirming posts for self-help