Home Learning

Home Learning: Useful links and Resources

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.

Understanding Coronavirus

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.

Useful Web Links

Hand Washing Tips for Children with Sensory Difficulties Resources and Videos to help explain Coronavirus to Children

Anxiety

To help calm your family’s anxiety around COVID-19, please see below our selected resources that include anxiety busting strategies and activities:

EPIC Resources

Useful Web Links

Headspace 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


Resilience

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:

EPIC Resources

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.


Structure

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:

EPIC Resources


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.

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.


EYFS

Early 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

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