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How to help your kids keep reading during stay-at-home order and distance learning

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics and medical director of Reach out and Read Minnesota, shares tips for reading with kids of any age.

How to talk to kids about reimagined milestones during COVID-19

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares about the emotional impact of the continuation of COVID-19 and how you can help your child cope.

How can families navigate technology and distance learning during COVID-19

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares how families can balance screen time recommendations with the social connection kids need during social distancing.

Is COVID-19 affecting kids’ mental health? What parents need to know

Dr. Sarah Jerstad shares what parents need to know about keeping their kids' minds and bodies healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual care services at Children’s Minnesota are rapidly expanding

Children’s Minnesota is responding to changing patient, family and provider needs as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold. In order to offer the best care possible, we are expanding virtual care for specialty services, primary care and inpatient units.

Children’s Minnesota staff explain personal protective equipment through song

Personal protective equipment (PPE) can be scary to kids, that’s why our staff joined together to create a song and music video to put kids’ minds at ease when they see care teams wearing PPE.

How to stay connected when you can’t be together

In order to help families, friends, classmates, and more stay connected, Children’s Minnesota child life specialists have put together a list of helpful suggestions.

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19: How to make homemade face masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public places where it may be difficult to maintain social distancing, such as the grocery store. Learn how to make your own face masks.

International Transgender Day of Visibility

On Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, we recognize and celebrate the lives and achievements of youth and families who identify as transgender and gender-diverse.

COVID-19 quarantine tips from patient families for families

Families part of our Family Advisory Council wanted to help other families who are experiencing the difficulties of coming up with creative ideas to keep your children entertained while also keeping them safe at home. Get their tips here.