Your mental wellbeing
You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. There is some brilliant information from the charity MIND, offering advice and help on plans for staying at home or indoors and taking care of your mental health and wellbeing.
Working from home
This is a really useful podcast for those unused to working from home.
Activities for children and young people
YoungScot is an amazing organisation that supports children and young people across Scotland. They have put together a series of blogs, videos, TikTok and interviews that will help children and young people to find out for themselves more about what’s happening and the simple steps they can take to help prevent catching COVID-19 and spreading to others. Also find out more about what they can do if they are feeling anxious and worried, and how they can support others in their community.
Information for children
Children are likely to be worried about all the changes as a result of Coronavirus. If your child is anxious, there are a number of resources to help you comfort them and explain what is happening in terms they will understand.
You can follow this link to take your children on a free virtual tour of museums, educations sites and galleries around the world.
There is also a new list of 101 places people can virtually tour. These are world-famous places, both natural (such as the Great Barrier Reef) and created by humans (such as Versailles or Taj Mahal). The article has details on each one as well as information on how to do the tour.
National Literacy Trust has launched a new free online zone for parents to engage children and support learning at home as schools close. Visit the National Literacy Trust’s Family Zone: http://www.literacyfamilyzone.org.uk
And here is a list of educational resources for children
https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/ (I think there’s a limit to how many you can print)
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ (free for computers)
STEM including DT