Covid-19 Wellbeing and activities for children and those self isolating

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.

www.mind.org

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.

https://young.scot/campaigns/national/coronavirus

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.

https://www.childline.org.uk/

You can follow this link to take your children on a free virtual tour of museums, educations sites and galleries around the world.

Free Virtual Tours of World Museums, Educational Sites & Galleries For Children

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

General
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
https://www.freeeducationalresources.com/
http://www.ichild.co.uk/
https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/
https://printplaylearn.com/explore/
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/
https://www.khanacademy.org/
https://www.tes.com/
https://www.brainpop.com/
https://www.arcademics.com/
http://www.familylearning.org.uk/
https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/
https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/ (I think there’s a limit to how many you can print)
https://www.paperzip.co.uk/category/resources/
https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/free-resources
https://www.weareteachers.com/…/free-printables-for-teache…/
https://www.educationcity.com/free-resources/
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/
https://www.risingstars-uk.com/free-stuff
https://homeschoolgiveaways.com/category/themed/
http://www.free-teaching-resources.co.uk/index.html
https://wordunited.com/resources/

English
https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/free-resources
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ (free for computers)
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
https://www.teachitenglish.co.uk/
https://resources.poetrysociety.org.uk/
https://literacytrust.org.uk/free-resources/
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/schoolzone/
https://www.wimpykidclub.co.uk/teachers-resources/
https://www.seussville.com/
https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach

Drama
https://www.shakespeareweek.org.uk/
https://www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources

STEM including DT
https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/

Maths
https://www.mathsisfun.com/
https://www.coolmath4kids.com/
https://www.prodigygame.com/
https://www.coolmathgames.com/
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Science
www.thedadlab.com
https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/…/challenge-cards.ht…
https://bpes.bp.com/
www.science-sparks.com
https://edu.rsc.org/resources/primary
https://www.funbrain.com/
https://sciencebob.com/
http://www.kidsciencechallenge.com/…/teachers_activities.php
https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental
https://www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-you…/activity-packs/
https://www.crestawards.org/

History
https://www.historyforkids.net/
https://www.teachithistory.co.uk/
https://schoolhistory.co.uk/resources/
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/
https://www.ichistory.com/

Geography
https://nature.disney.com/educators-guides
https://www.geography.org.uk/teaching-resources
https://www.archiboldclutterbuck.co.uk/
https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/geography-topic
https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/geography-trivia.ht…
https://www.natgeokids.com/…/teacher-cat…/primary-resources/
https://www.jumpstart.com/p…/worksheets/geography-worksheets
https://www.rootsnshoots.org.uk/resources/
https://www.geocaching.com/play

Art
https://www.arthistorykids.com/
https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/
https://www.redtedart.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub
https://artfulparent.com/
https://www.teachstarter.com/…/free-printable-craft-templa…/
https://doodles-academy.org/projects/

Computing
https://mediasmart.uk.com/primary-resources/
https://scratch.mit.edu/
https://microbit.org/projects/design-challenges/
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-computing-resources

Languages
https://www.duolingo.com/

Physical Activity
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities