Home Learning: Useful links and ResourcesHow to work from home while you have a family
In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, EPIC have created the following Parent Resource Pack to support you in boosting your family’s resilience, reducing anxiety and ensuring your families overall wellbeing throughout these unprecedented times.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) right now. Children might find it difficult to understand what they are seeing online or on TV – or hearing from other people – so they can be particularly vulnerable to feelings of worry. By having open and supportive discussions with your children, you can help them understand, cope and boost their resilience. The resources below will help to support your children’s understanding of COVID-19.
- My Hero is You Storybook for Children (Coronavirus)
- Children’s Booklet (Coronavirus)
- Helping Children Cope with Stress -Coronavirus
- Talking to children about Coronavirus (BPS)
- Coronavirus Social Story
- DECP (2020) UK schools closures - Support and Advice
Useful Web LinksHand Washing Tips for Children with Sensory Difficulties Resources and Videos to help explain Coronavirus to Children
To help calm your family’s anxiety around COVID-19, please see below our selected resources that include anxiety busting strategies and activities:
- Parent Anxiety Support Handout
- Talking to your child about anxiety
- Anxiety Activity Book
- Relax Kids ‘21 Days to Stay Cool’ – Parent EBook
- Decatastrophising Worksheet (Psychology Tools)
- Relaxation Pack
- Muscle Relaxation
- Destress Apps
- Managing Feelings of Uncertainty
Useful Web LinksHeadspace App
Headspace is an app that teaches you how to meditate. Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple, teaching you life-changing mindfulness skills in just a few minutes a day.
Cosmic Kids Yoga- EYFS and KS1 appropriate Yoga Sessions
During times of adversity, we need to tap into our resilience and use resilience boosting strategies to help us be more positive and bounce back. See the below resources to help boost your family’s wellbeing:
- Resilience Parent Activity Book
- Parent Resilience Leaflet
- Resilience Phrases Poster
- FACE COVID – Russ Harris
- RESOURCE Parent Pack (AEP)
- Self-care (Working from home)
- Educational Psychology Support Service Links
Useful Web Links
Big Life Journal - The Big Life Journal creates engaging resources and podcasts that help children develop a growth and resilient mindset so they can face life’s challenges with confidence. Listen to their podcast and sign up to receive a free and engaging activity every Friday.
With everyone facing changes to their ‘typical’ daily routine and most families working from home, it’s important we create a new daily structure. Structure decreases anxiety and promotes healthy coping. See our resources below to help create your family’s new daily structure:
General Games and Activities
EPIC have collated a list of indoor activities and useful links for children and families that target boosting not only mental health and wellbeing but also child development.
- Indoor Activities for Children
- Emotional Regulation Games for Children
- Self-Regulation Games for Children
- Free Audible stories for parents and children
Useful Web Links
Special Education and Inclusive Learning tips, games, activities and information - Games and resources that support behaviour, wellbeing, special education and inclusive learning.
David Walliams Stories - Walliams is releasing a story each day from ‘The Worst Children’ Series.
EYFSEarly Reading Skills Development
Useful Web Links
https://www.eyfshome.com/activities-by-day - EYFS Home offer home learning support for your little ones. They provide a simple, organised programme of activities, advice and support and a much needed community for all those looking after 3-5 year-olds and their siblings.
Cosmic Kids Yoga - EYFS & KS1 appropriate Yoga Sessions