Mental Health Resources for Families


Don’t forget about the Library’s creativebug database for instructional videos on arts & crafting. A library card number is required for access.

Drawing Videos from Young Rembrandts. They have a printable Drawing Worksheet for a more unplugged version. Young Rembrandts is also suggesting to this free eBook, Rainy Day Survival Guide, which features 25 activities to do at home with creative children.

Coloring is another good way to unplug from the computer using art. There are many online resources for coloring pages, both for children and adults.

Participate in an online Peep Diorama Contest here.

Mental Wellness

The Child Mind Institute has uploaded a series of videos about your children about CoVid-19. Topics include screen time, parenting tips, making your home feel safe, and staying calm.

There is also this article about How to Talk to Children about CoVid-19 from Smithsonian Institute.

Mental Heath America has a centralized page for quality mental heath resources related to CoVid-19. is a virtual service that connects people to mental health help services. They have a specific page about CoVid–19 concerns as well.

For localized general mental health services check in with the McHenry County Mental Heath Board. For localized mental health services related to substance abuse disorder, check in with Live4Lali’s McHenry County Office.


Brookfield Zoo is bringing the zoo to you with their video chats. Here is the archived video playlist on Youtube. Here is their blog with links to Facebook Live Stream Chats.

Many zoos are offering live video feeds of their animals.


Miss Alexa has a Virtual Yoga Storytime Video for the kiddos.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

The YMCA has yoga videos here, among a wide array of other exercise videos.