We, at Learning & Wellbeing Psychology, have compiled a set of links to help you and your loved ones through this time. Just take a look under the relevant heading.
If any other resources have helped you and aren’t listed here, do let us know and we add it to our list. Also, take a look at the social stories and infographics we have produced to help you at this time.
Learning readiness: Check in if your child(ren)/pupils are ready to learn:
An all-encompassing site on staying emotionally well during this time when many things in our lives have changed:
Audio on compassion at this time:
Activities to do with your little ones. Many are free.
Is your child starting Reception this September? Check out our blog for our top tips for parents.
Visit the Portsmouth Education Partnership site for a comprehensive list of learning websites for children from Key Stage One to Key Stage Three and those with English as an Additional Language:
Below are some other links we think may be helpful:
https://stories.audible.com/discovery - offering many free children’s books to listen to
STUFF FOR KIDS
Check out these resources for things to share with the children you are caring for.
A video by Brainpop on the Coronavirus:
These are links that children can use speak about anything or if they are concerned about their welfare at home.
Mental wellbeing / Self-isolation
Whilst We Can't Hug (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY
Physical and mental health
For those who have or are supporting those with an eating disorder: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus
For those who have or are supporting those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: https://www.ocduk.org/ocd-coronavirus-summary/
Perhaps try learning a new skill! British Sign Language is offering a free 20 hour course for students, with discounted rates for others.
Sensory activities to help regulation at home:
Easing of Lockdown
As lockdown eases, children may begin to show increased anxiety around returning to school, accessing public spaces and interacting with others.
Masks & PPE
Bereavement & Loss