4.10 2020

Week four: staying connected during social distance

Dear community,

We reach out in hopes of your continued safety and well-being. Spring continues to bloom all around us, bringing the anticipation of brighter days ahead. We hope that you find time to get outdoors, safely and responsibly. May you continue to breathe, and take in the small gifts that nature presents; a warm ray of sunlight through a window, a faint, fragrant breeze, the chirping of a robin or chittering of a squirrel, the rustling of branches as they prepare for new life. We hope that you continue to find joy and light in each coming day, and look forward to reuniting with you all as soon as possible.

In the pdfs below, please find activities for children and adults (including Week of the Young Child Daily Themes), awareness resources, mindfulness moments (such as “going on a mindfulness safari”), and information on emotional wellbeing, specifically on cultivating the Quaker value of EQUALITY.


Resources include:
New Videos Up on The Friends Center for Children YouTube Channel!
“I’m a little seed” by Nicole from Preschool 1
“The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss read by Jan from Pod 4
Pepper and Soap experiment showing the importance of washing hands
Mindfulness Poses
Week of The Young Child – Overview and Daily Themes
Acoustic Mornings with Papa Tom
The FCfC COVID Emergency Fund – En Inglés y Español
The Disproportionate Racial Impact of COVID-19
Local Mental Health Resources
Explore Healthy Lives CT for Free Wellness Assessments and Resources
Mindfulness Safari
14 Mindfulness Tricks to Reduce Anxiety