Extra Coronavirus Resources for Parents 2020 - 2021
You’re stuck at home, we’re stuck at home, the kids are stuck at home. Here’s a little gift from us to working parents everywhere… our colour-in-able sketchnote guide to staying happy when going out isn’t an option.
Download it, print it, colour it, stick it on the wall.
Parents' Wellbeing Toolkit
Downlaod the document at the bottom of the page - an uplifting toolkit for parents / carers.
Planning the day
Downlaod the document at the bottom of the page to help you plan the days with your child during lockdown.
Reading at home
Shared reading is a great way to develop children’s language and communication and to boost their reading skills. Regular reading routines can offer lots of opportunities for learning during school closures. Download the resource at the bottom of the page for more information.
Learning about online safety at home
Schools across the UK are now closed to most families. We know this is a difficult time for most parents. The documents at the bottom of the page are intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child.
Parents and Carers Helpsheets
If you haven’t already, the first thing to do is read our Parents and Carers Helpsheet. This contains key online safety advice and links to resources, as well as support services.
Home activity packs
Once you have read the Helpsheets, download home activity packs for each age range at the botom of the page.
Each pack contains two 15 minute activities to do with your child, using Thinkuknow resources.
Covid-19 Medical Advice for Parents
This is the latest guidance published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and outlines potential symptoms and necessary actions. Please download the document from the selection below.
Child-Friendly Explanation of Covid-19
This is a downloadable resource / activity for you to complete with your child if they are feeling worried or confused about coronavirus. Please download from the selection below.
Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak
A useful resource for parents to use with their children. The document can be found at the bottom of the page.
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. Their aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. They believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals.
The Centre have released some information and resources to help families during the coronavirus. Click on the link to find out more.
This is a really useful, easy to understand guide to digital family life. It brings parents up to speed with the latest tech information and developments to help make sure you can keep yourselves and your children safe online, when gaming or using social media. It also contains ideas to help manage your time if you have to work from home whilst also caring for and educating your family at the same time. Please follow the link below for the current edition – you are also able to sign up to receive regular editions in the future.
The Liberty Centre
The Liberty Centre, West Lancashire is a domestic abuse charity. They will provide help, advice and support if you are feeling unsafe at home during this period of lockdown. Please either follow the link to their website, or download the document from the selection below.