‘Shake it Off’ video. We miss you all!

 

Resources to support children

Look on the bright side resource- Ask an adult to read the instructions to you and create your own positive goals.

School of thought-

Make time for quality time. Explore the world together at home.
We believe that all children benefit from spending quality time with their parents – connecting and having conversations about the things that really matter.

This focus is on the importance of relationships.

Mindfulness Challenge cards- Being aware of our body and mind and the word around us. Can you try a card daily?

Let’s focus on our own happiness. Take 5 minutes and look at these useful ideas. 

Happiness tree for the month – Understand how your feeling today, use your colours to mark your emotion, maybe add a reason why.- Click here

The Happy meter- How can you make your day just a little brighter? Find out by read these tips. – Click here 

Create your own happiness colouring sheet or use this example – Click here 

Happiness diary – Helps you to focus and reflect on your day ahead and perhaps the day you’ve just had. – Click here

Design your own T shirt- What makes you happy? Can you draw it ? What colours will you add? – Click here

Can you create your own happiness bookmark? Here are a few examples. Click here

Compliment cards- A compliment is a small act of kindness to brighten somebody’s day. It will make you feel better. Here are a few examples. Have you used a compliment today? How do you feel? Click Here

 Social Stories to support children’s understanding.

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler- Click here

Social Stories about Coronavirus

Social Stories

Social Stories are great for helping children deal with things that they may find difficult to understand. Reading and sharing these stories regularly with your child should help to develop their understanding of a situation.

School is Closing 

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/School-is-closing.pdf

 

What is Coronavirus?

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Story-about-Coronavirus.pdf

 

We are at home

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/We-are-at-home-right-now.pdf

 

Social Distancing

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Social-contact-story.pdf

 

What is going on?

https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html

 

Children’s Commissioner Guide to Coronavirus

Children’s Commissioner Guide

The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

 

Mind Up 

Mind Up

MindUP is a school-based programme grounded in research. As part of our training and support we provide parent information workshops demonstrating the benefits of MindUP and how to apply some of the practices at home to support the whole family. They have created some great resources to help support parents and carers through this difficult time.

https://mindup.org.uk/families/

 

Childline Support

Childline Support

On this page you will find the….

CALM ZONE

There are lots of way to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. Try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

·        Activities and tools

·        Breathing exercises

·        Expressing yourself

·        Yoga videos

·        Play games

·        Way to cope videos

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Young Minds

Offers advice, guidance and support to young people and parents/carers of Young People who are feeling anxious about coronavirus.  We all know of the negative impact that social media can have on young people.  This site also has some good advice on how to manage social media.

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

 

Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation

At the present time we are surrounded by news of the Coronavirus. This site gives advice on what you can do to minimise the negative impact it has on your children.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/talking-to-your-children-scary-world-news

Mindfulness 

Brain Break

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU

 

Useful apps such as Worry Time and Smiling Mind are free to download and appropriate for Primary ages, parents, teachers and all adults!