Work From Home Resources

Focus on 4 health pillars

Welcome to Well to Work’s digital guide to working from home

We have composed this list of useful resources for anyone working from home who is looking for accessible resources for staying healthy, fit, productive and safe. 

Share these with your colleagues, family members and clients – we included something for everyone! 

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MENTAL HEALTH 

Brain games for adults

Learning something new

Mindfulness & Breathing

EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Self-care & laughter

  • Remember to laugh – watch stand up comedy, funny videos, call your funniest friends and have a laugh 
  • Smile therapy – smile with your teeth out and breathe through your smile for at least 1 full minute, as you smile sense how your body chemistry changes (for more practice, attend the weekly 30 minute SupaWell class organised by your company or on Facebook). 
  • Play an activity with your kids
  • Journal or do a writing prompt 
  • Gratitude practice – every day, list at least 3 things you are grateful for 
  • Shower regularly & if you can, take relaxing baths 
  • Listen to your favourite music

Connect with friends 

Connect with family & kids

Brain games for kids & family 

HBR article on how working parents can set themselves up for success

  • KiwiCo – Monthly subscription boxes with STEAM-driven projects ($20 a month), ages 0-14.
  • Khan Academy Kids – Free, fun educational app for kids 2-7. They created daily schedules and curriculum while your kids are home.
  • Homer – Educational app for kids ages 2-8 (free 30-day trial available, $9.99/month)
  • Kodable – App that teaches kids the basics of coding, for ages 4-10 (free 7-day trial, $6.99/monthly) 
  • Tynker – Coding app for ages 5+ (free during school closure)
  • Epic! – Digital library app, reads to kids as needed ($7.99/month)
  • BrainPop – Video-based educational app (free access during school closures)
  • Participate in a reading challenge
  • TodoMath – Math app for grades Pre-K to 2 ($69.99/year)
  • Prodigy – Math app for grades 1-8 ($8.95/month)
  • Splash Learn – Math app for grades K-5 (free version available)
  • MentalUp – Games for attention, concentration, memory, logic and more, for kids ages 4-13 (free version available)
  • YouTube Learning – Huge educational video library covering a broad array of topics (free)
  • Scholastic Learning From Home – Day-by-day educational projects for grades Pre-K – 6 (free)  
  • Mystery Science – Easy science lessons for grades K-5 (free during school closure)
  • National Museum of Mathematics – Great line-up of virtual events (free and paid options)
  • ABCmouse.com – free online curriculum for kids ages 2-8 with code AOFLUNICEF
  • Adventure Academy – online curriculum for kids ages 8-13 (first month free), or start here with code SCHOOL7771
  • Prodigies Music – web and app streaming music curriculum (3 weeks free, then $13.99/mo)
  • Vooks – web and app streaming read alouds of children’s books (30 days free, then $4.99/mo)
  • NYPL: In the coming days, NYPL will be announcing a partnership with an online tutoring service, giving all PreK–12 students in NYC access to private tutors via chat “after school.” The chat service will be available from 2 PM to 11 PM every day, including the weekends, in English and Spanish. 
  • Education.com – printable worksheets and lessons plans for preschool – 5th grade (currently 50% off, $42/year)
  • Listen to an educational podcast – try Wow in the World! if you like science, Stories Podcast or Circle Round to hear a story, or Noodle Loaf to learn about music.

Release your kids’ energy 

  • GoNoodle – Movement and mindfulness videos (free)
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga – YouTube channel with yoga-based workouts (free)
  • Yogi Beans – Online streaming (14 day free trial, then $14.99/mo)
  • Scavenger hunts (free printouts)
  • Go on a treasure hunt – Tell them to hide something and create a treasure map for you to find it. Block off 30 min. so you can go on the treasure hunt together.
  • Headspace for Kids – Meditation (2 week free trial, $69.99/year)
  • 7 minute workout for kids – High intensity interval training for kids ages 7-13
  • Move This World – Move This World has created a resource library filled with exercises and activities that families can use to support social emotional learning and to prioritize their wellbeing. As a part of the resource library, Move This World has released free video showcases featuring SEL videos that students can engage in independently or with family members.

Mindfulness for kids 

Take care of your babies + toddlers

Schedules and structure

If your kids wonder why

PHYSICAL HEALTH

HIIT & Boxing

Dance Cardio 

Yoga

Pilates + Barre

Running 

Other

WORK RITUALS

Time Management

Connect with your colleagues 

  • Organise a weekly breakfast meeting with your colleagues (see Workshop 3 of the Care & Resilience Programme for instructions) 
  • Have lunch with one or more colleagues over video-call 
  • Organise a daily tea/coffee break with one or more colleagues over video-call
  • Do a challenge together (7min workout, plank challenge, push up challenge, 3 rounds breath of fire challenge, etc) 
  • Organise daily check-in calls with your favourite colleagues at 10:30am and 3pm every day

Take regular breaks (ideally every hour)

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