The coronavirus outbreak is a challenging time for many, including children and young people.
Listed below are some resources to help support children during the outbreak.
For parents and carers:
- The Government has published guidance on supporting children and young people during the outbreak
- The World Health Organisation has published advice on helping children cope with stress
- NSPCC have published advice on how to keep children safe and happy at home
For children and young people:
- Headspace offer meditation for children aged 5 - 12 in 'Headspace for Kids'
- Childline have published advice on the virus and how to cope
- YoungMinds have published tips, advice and guidance on where to access mental health support
- Mind have put together information and advice for young people
- Health For Teens offers coronavirus-themed information and advice aimed at young people
Talking about coronavirus:
- YoungMinds, The British Psychological Society, The Mental Health Foundation and Health for Kids have all prepared guidance on talking to children about the virus
- Place2Be has compiled answers to questions children may ask
- BBC Newsround have also compiled some answers to frequently asked questions
Reading about coronavirus:
- New Government advice has been released to help children aged 2 - 4 and primary-school children learn at home.
- The Government has also published guidance for parents and carers of SEND children on continuing their education during coronavirus, including links to useful educational resources.
- The Oak National Academy provides 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects, for Reception through to Year 10.
- Discovery Education offers free English, Maths and Science resources for children in KS1 or KS2.
- Oxford Owl offers English and Maths resources for children aged 3 - 11.
- The Maths Factor offers Maths-themed resources for children aged 4 - 12.
- The Science Museum Group and Explorify offer Science resources for children of varying ages.
- The Met Office offers weather themed resources for children aged 7 - 14.
- Code offers computer sciences courses for children of all ages.
- Crash Course, BBC Bitesize and National Geographic Kids offer videos, activities and resources on a variety of topics.
- Visions Children's Centre have put together some activities to try at home, as well as online Musical Mavericks and Baby Yoga sessions
- Hungry Little Minds offer simple, fun activities for hcildren aged 0 - 5.
- Active Creative have published some Dinky Dancers videos for pre-schoolers.
- The Imagination Tree have a range of activities for young children
- Small Talk and Tiny Happy People provide ideas to encourage and improve communication
- Change4Life offers a range of indoor and outdoor physical activities
- The Rutland Ospreys' live cameras offer round-the-clock coverage of the star pair
- The RSPB list a variety of bird-themed activities to do indoors and outdoors
- Seussville - home of all things Dr. Seuss - provides activities for parents to access, as well as information, games and videos for children
- The Art For Kids Hub Youtube channel teaches children how to draw a variety of things
- Active Creative have published some dance videos for children in Key Stage 1 and Performing Arts videos for children in Key Stage 2.