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      🇬🇧🔗🏕️https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

      Nature-related activities and educational resources.

      Big History Project

      🇬🇧🔗https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

      Big History Project, aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

      Toy Theater

      🇬🇧🔗https://toytheater.com/

      Educational online games for younger kids.

      DK Find Out

      🇬🇧🔗https://www.dkfindout.com/

      Online encyclopedia with activities and quizzes.

      Twinkl

      🇬🇧🔗https://www.twinkl.co.uk

      Educational resources, especially printable worksheets. Some free downloads. Free month subscription using this code: UK TWINKL HELPS or PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

      Paw Print Badges

      🇬🇧🔗https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

      Paw Print Badges- Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

      Outdoor Classroom Day

      🔗https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/resources/

      Hundreds of ideas for outdoor play and taking lessons outdoors. Make sure if children are being home-schooled you include 15 mins recess for every 45 mins instruction. (Resources in 15 languages).

      World Geography

      🔗https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

      Play ideas to do at home, outdoor lesson ideas for school, or guidance on making time outdoors part of every child’s day

      Tinkercad

      🔗https://www.tinkercad.com/

      From AutoDesk - free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

      Live Science

      🔗 https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-activities.html

      Kids science activities.

      Five Minute Mum

      🔗 📝https://fiveminutemum.com/

      BLOG: Five minute fun activities for busy people to do with little kids. Five minute set up, five minute clear up is the theme. 

      The Artful Parent

      🔗📝https://artfulparent.com/

      BLOG: Guides and tips for art activities.

      Red Ted Art

      🔗📝https://www.redtedart.com

      BLOG:Easy arts and crafts for little ones

      The Imagination Tree

      🔗 📝https://theimaginationtree.com

      BLOG: Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

      Virtual Tours

      List of Virtual Tours

      🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YfcmgRDbP-Kfrh0-jTyFP2fNWsbNXdJAemblLiCRHdA/edit 

      List of Virtual Tours of museums and zoos and other cultural places.

      Smithsonian Animals

      🔗https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-079.html

      Smithsonian Animal Tour

      Smithsonian Dinosaur

      🔗https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-029.html

      Smithsonian Dinosaur Tour

      Louvre

      🔗https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

      Louvre Art Museum, Paris

      Uffizi Galleries

      🔗https://g.co/arts/YNKYhdMiRcEu8axc6

      Uffizi Galleries, Italy

      🔗https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours

      National Gallery, London

      Brighton Royal Pavilion

      🔗https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/whattosee/virtual-tour/

      Brighton Royal Pavilion

      Buckingham Palace

      🔗https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace

      Buckingham Palace, London

      Communities and Groups

      FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

      👨‍👩‍👦https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326

      Home activities for kids

      👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/876013606173448/

      Fun, activities and education for kids at home

      👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/593701314558951/

      Kids' Activities for During Lockdown

      👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/823672224818823/

      Indoor activities for kids (COVID-19 outbreak)

      👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/indoorswithkids/

      Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

      👨‍👩‍👦🇬🇧: https://www.facebook.com/groups/670287490403923/

      Lockdown activities for kids (Surviving covid19)

      👨‍👩‍👦https://www.facebook.com/groups/512281423007895/

      kids crafts & diy ideas

      👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/325056278158030/

      Isolation Activities for Kids

      👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/578686586068826/

      Coronavirus School closures-kids activities

      👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/328254331465481/

      Keeping Kids Busy in Isolation

      👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541118002710081/

      Keeping Kids Busy and Learning

      👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/activelittles

      💡Project/activity Ideas (add your own!)

      Make-up-a-voice Activity

      💡🔗Learn about voice acting and then try to improvise a voice for each character.

      🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/make-up-a-voice-activity

      Banish-boredom Printable Journal

      💡🔗A list-making journal to prepare you for boredom, plus wise words by wise people about boredom.

      🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/banishing-boredom

      7-day Challenge Printable Journal

      💡🔗A journal inviting kids, 8-year olds and older, to take on a daily challenge and track it for a week.

      🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/day-challenge-printable-journal

      Space Colonization Printable Activity

      💡🔗Watch fascinating videos about space colonization and then try to design your own space colony.

      🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/space-colonization-printable-journal-watch-learn

      Song + Art Project

      🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️In the morning, learn to sing a folk song. If it contains words/objects/concepts/instruments the children don’t know, learn about them together.

      In the afternoon, make an art project based on the song. Draw, build a model of an item from the song, make the song in Lego.

      Activity Cache- Geocaching for activities.

      🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Think of an open-air activity that can be done with no materials, or with materials you bring with you. Choose a location in your area and walk there. Save the GPS coordinates and do the activity. Take pictures! Bring home the coordinates and pictures and then post them on a local parent’s Internet group. Other families can go to the same place.

      Do not leave items at the site; repeated handling of them can spread virus particles.

      In order to respect social distancing, the parents can organise between themselves (“we’ll go this afternoon, you go tomorrow”) or just plan that if someone else is there, that they will continue walking past and come back in a half hour.

      Make a maze with forest materials.

      🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Set up a target, visitors throw pinecones at it. Find a tri-corner of three counties, and learn about map coloring there.

      Offer Short Lessons

      💡If you can give short lessons to children who are being home educated (you don’t have to be an educator, could be an instrument, a story from history, etc.), please email Tim Cook

      ✉️ [email protected]

      Other Helpful Information

      National Trust Free Parks & Gardens

      🇬🇧🔗https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

      The National Trust is keeping its parks and gardens open for free during social distancing.

      RSPB Nature Reserves Open for Free

      🇬🇧🔗https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/stories/coronavirus/

      The RSPB is keeping the majority of its nature reserves open and is waiving car parking charges until further notice (visitor centres and cafes are closed, however).

      Education and Learning

      See also:

      🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/educational-content

      Mental Health

      See also:

      🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health

      Young Minds

      🇬🇧🔗https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

      This organisation aims to ensure all young people get the best possible mental health support.

      For children

      Fischy Music

      🔗https://www.youtube.com/user/Fischymusic

      Fischy Music. Free music video website for children’s emotional and mental wellbeing. Online assemblies on YouTube every Monday morning at 11am (primary aged children and families).

      Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advice

      🔗https://www.dropbox.com/s/389s08v6kflosyf/COVID19_advice-for-parents-and-carers_20.3_.pdf?dl=0&mc_cid=cdc03b607d&mc_eid:=3f078d562d

      Advice from the University of Reading and University of Oxford for young people to manage their mental health during the pandemic

      For Parents

      Parent Zone Crisis Messaging

      🔗https://parentzone.org.uk/parent-zone-crisis-messenger

      If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text PARENTZONE to 85258.

      Child Mind

      🔗https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

      Clinical and supportive resources - Resources for parents struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries

      Child Mind Institute Live Chats

      🔗https://www.facebook.com/ChildMindInstitute/live/

      Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians - Live Chats that parents have access to with clinicians that discuss children and parents health

      Co-parenting in Coronavirus

      🔗https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/divorce-busting/202003/co-parenting-and-the-coronavirus

      Co-parenting and Coronavirus- Article discusses how separated parents can bridge their differences during the pandemic

      Potential In Me

      🔗https://potentialin.me/families-online/

      Potential in Me are running an online support group for parents & carers of kids in adolescence (8-25). We’re running personal development workshops, community connection calls and a limited amount of one-to-one coaching support.

      DevieCoach

      🔗https://deviecoach.com/

      Free mobile app that delivers research-based daily support for parents at home with young children in the form of automated 2-5 min chats. All content based on RCT-validated. 

      General support for parents

      Dads Rock

      🔗https://www.dadsrock.org.uk/ 

      Dads Rock! Supporting fathers across Scotland.

      Parenting Across Scotland

      🔗https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/info-for-families/coronavirus/

      Parenting across Scotland- Provides guides for the family.

      Barnardo Whatsapp Tool

      🔗https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FU1VhPd7zmmQJF2kwIMUeWFzqLuBbEpc

      Barnardo's pilot of WhatsApp as a service delivery tool. Guidance, policy, lessons learned, etc.

      Dads Rock will be running online workshops, such as Antenatal for Dads to be, Antenatal for Mums to be, Feeding, sleeping and hairstyle workshops.

      Parenting NI

      🔗https://www.parentingni.org/

      Parenting NI established in 1979, as the Parents Advice Centre, provides free support for parents across Northern Ireland.

      Parent Info

      🔗https://parentinfo.org/

      Help and advice for families in a digital world

      Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

      Social Networks and Communication

      Chatting/Communicating with other

      Mush

      🇬🇧🔗https://letsmush.com/ 

      GovStart 2019 startup Mush is the local social network for mums. They can swap advice and tips on how to deal with the virus.

      Positive Birth Under COVID-19

      🔗https://m.facebook.com/groups/204187680864008/

       

       

         

         

         

        Parenting & Childcare

        Resources and tools for guardians and parents to use

        💬 WhatsApp Chat for Childcare sectibon 💬

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        Talking About Coronavirus 

        Talking to Children about Coronavirus

        CDC Advice

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

        How to help children cope

        Child Mind Institute

        🇺🇸🔗https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

        Advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.

        Health Line Guide

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus

        How to Talk to Your Kids About the COVID-19 Outbreak

        NY Times Coronavirus and Kids

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/parenting/coronavirus-kids-talk.html

        How to talk to your kid about the outbreak and keeping your anxiety in check

        Telegraph Coronavirus and Kids

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/parenting/how-explain-coronavirus-kids-talk-children-about-covid-19/

        How to talk to children about Coronavirus, without giving them nightmares.

        Project Fear Not

        🔗http://opsafeintl.com/project-fear-not/

        Project fear not- Anti-COVID-19 Information for Children

        PBS Guide to Talking to Children about Coronavirus

        🔗https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

        How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus- Guide to help parents talk to their children properly about the virus

        Kids Friendly Info on Coronavirus

        Colouring Books

        🌏🔗https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

        Coloring book on the Coronavirus for kids. By Manuela Molina. In many languages.

        Matt Smeed Guide for Kids

        🌏🔗https://www.linkedin.com/posts/matt-smeed-b6033922_wellbeing-and-resilience-tookit-for-kids-activity-6647797497831927809--mZ-

        Cute wellbeing and resilience guide for kids created by a psychologist

        ICAN Resources

        🇬🇧🔗https://ican.org.uk/a-message-to-our-supporters-on-coronavirus/how-to-talk-to-children-about-coronavirus/

        ICAN communication charity with great resources to help speak to children about Coronavirus.

        Coronavirus Comic

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584661920343

        Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

        How Germs Spread

        📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/see-germs-spread-mark-rober

        How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus) with Mark Rober

        Hand washing

        📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-soap-and-water-kills-coronavirus

        “Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate Coronavirus.” – Vox

        📺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QKrFxahFC4

        Proper hand washing

        Social Distancing

        📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/coronavirus-covid-19-social-distancing-soap-pandemic

        Coronavirus COVID-19: What is social distancing?

        Live Science

        🔗 https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-guide.html

        Live Science “ultimate kids’ guide to the new Coronavirus”- Answers from science to all the questions.

        Make your own soap

        🌏🔗https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/hidden-surprise-diy-soap-how-to-wash-your-hands

        How to make your own soap against Coronavirus.

        Brain Pop

        🌏 🔗https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

        All you need to know. Quizzes, animations and more.

        Baby Sharky: Wash Your Hands

        📺🔗 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI

        "Wash Your Hands", from the makers of "Baby Shark"

        Spun Out

        🇮🇪🔗 https://spunout.ie/ 

        SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.- Ireland

        Preparing for the Outbreak

        For learning how to prepare for the outbreak

        See also:

        🔗coronavirustechhandbook.com/advice

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/hygiene

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/food

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/isolation-toolkit

        CDC Advice for Parents

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools-faq.html

        CDC advice for parents

        Live Q&A with Scotland's First Minister

        🔗https://twitter.com/YoungScot/status/1240942821219188736?s=19

        Live Q&A with Scotland’s First Minister @ScotGovFM and National Clinical Director @jasonleitch

        Childcare

        SiteEander

        🇪🇺🔗https://www.siteinander.com 

        SitEinander is a hyper-local social network in Europe specifically designed for nearby parents to help each other. 

        🔗🇮🇪https://join.slack.com/share/IVDKJ6WH0/pxcCVsGpmmIcNmF8iguWH8dR/enQtOTk5NjY0MjM0NTc4LWVlMjVmM2E4NWEyYjVmNDU2NzQyMzY0MTgwYmYyYzMwY2JiNjk4ZmEwYWYzZjFmNzY5YTYzY2I5YzVhMzlkNDQ

        Helpful Engineering channel #project-kids-in-crisis- An idea to create a set of reusable legal forms/templates for families to use for full-time hosting/fostering a child of a healthcare worker or hospitalized patient.

        Rally Round Me

        🌏🔗https://rallyroundme.com/

        Online tool that family, friends and communities can use to support people they care about. Everyone in a network can share and discuss jobs and volunteer to help out. 

        UK Government Advice on Childcare

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/government/news/free-childcare-offers-to-continue-during-coronavirus-closures

        The UK Government will continue to pay funding to local authorities for the free entitlements for two, three and four-year-olds

        Family Support NI

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.familysupportni.gov.uk/ -

        Government backed service directory of all registered childcare providers along with all services that provide support for children and families in NI.

        Yoopies

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.yoopies.co.uk emergency, last minute, volunteer childcare available. Free use of the platform for NHS staff.

        Your Baby Doctor

        🇺🇸🔗https://twitter.com/yourbabydoctor/status/1237966097485193220

        Informal Seattle based.Babysitting exchange during school closure if parents are unable to self isolate. 

        Mutual Childcare

        Wiggle Room

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.wiggleroomnow.com/

        Wiggle Room is a new app designed to help people manage a network of informal childcare. 

        Childcare Coop for Doctors

        🇬🇧 🔗https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUL1b4tDUf8ICDEmRBDTHu7AikLs1sSyB54wny0F8SUWu_gw/viewform

        Childcare for doctors co-op

        Childcare Coop

        🔗https://childcarecoop.org/

        Easily schedule childcare with other people, if you're in the situation where the schools have closed, but you still have to go to work.

        KoruKids

        🇬🇧🔗www.korukids.co.uk

        KoruKids is looking at nanny share options for families.

        Routines and Schedules

        Mansour's Musings

        🌏🔗https://kfahttps://coronavirustechhandbook.com/homen.iheart.com/featured/mansour-s-musings/content/2020-03-15-try-this-covid-19-daily-schedule-to-keep-your-kids-from-going-stir-crazy/

        Try this COVID-19 daily schedule to keep your kids from going stir crazy.

        LitterBox Comics

        🌏🔗https://twitter.com/LitterboxComics/status/1239003086569582592

        COVID-19 daily schedule

        Jesse, Lucia, Giacomo's Daily Schedule

        🌏🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13AB1SSmKR-mO3yyxKh5w2EJrzq6vfbjY4QlB-GDTzUA/edit?usp=sharing 

        Two people working full-time with a 3-year-old at home (will update with learnings as we go). Put in a 15-min cocktail break for the pleasure of it

        Fun and Activities

        Advice

        CPR Staying at Home with Kids

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cpr.org/2020/03/17/what-to-do-with-kids-at-home-on-coronavirus-break-mental-health-for-parents-too/

        What To Do With Kids At Home On Coronavirus Break For Who Knows How Long (Without Losing It)

        Yoopies Guide for Parents

        🇬🇧🔗https://yoopies.co.uk/c/press-centre/stayhomesavelives-guide-for-parents

        How to stay home" guide for parents including homeschooling, keeping in touch with friends/family, answering difficult questions kids pose.

        CDC Childhood advice

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fchildren-faq.html

        CDC Childhood advice

        Quarantine Parenting Advice

        🔗https://bit.ly/CSDPQuar

        Digital Parenting Advice for Quarantined Families: Five helpful tips for staying sane while sharing space, time and wifi. Plus register for FREE Digital Sanity Summit & Get one-on-one help.

        UNICEF Advice for Parents

        🔗https://www.unicef.org/stories/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-what-parents-sho inuld-know

        What UNICEF says parents should know about Coronavirus.

        Keeping the Kids Connected

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/keeping-kids-connected-entertained-during-covid-19-school-monday/?trackingId=JMnqph8UtklVPpxQ3TMRdw%3D%3D

        Keeping the Kids Connected and Entertained During the COVID-19 School Shut Down

        Resources and Lists of Activities

        National Geographic Kids

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

        Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

        BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

        Educational videos and activities for kids of school age.

        BBC CBeebies

        🇬🇧https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

        Games, puzzles, videos and radio for younger kids.

        BBC CBBC

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/

        Games, quizzes, videos and other cool stuff for older kids.

        World at Home

        🌏🔗https://worldathome.net

        Tool for parents, carers and kids to find useful activities, information and ideas.

        Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely

        🌏🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KCFnWreu4v7VoO3NbgP-Qcq2LyE1FvliYSoiTLRY7Qg/edit?usp=sharing

        This google sheet provides a list of activities that children can do while they stay at home. You can also add activities to the⁸ list.

        Little Light Bulbs

        🌱🌏🔗🎬https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/

          Printable journals and educational 'zines'.A community of parents and carers engaged in educational activities.Curated YouTube videos, arranged by topics.

        Audible Free Audio Stories

        🔗 https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

        Audio stories and books for free.

        Nature Detectives

        🇬🇧🔗🏕️https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

        Nature-related activities and educational resources.

        Big History Project

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

        Big History Project, aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

        Toy Theater

        🇬🇧🔗https://toytheater.com/

        Educational online games for younger kids.

        DK Find Out

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.dkfindout.com/

        Online encyclopedia with activities and quizzes.

        Twinkl

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.twinkl.co.uk

        Educational resources, especially printable worksheets. Some free downloads. Free month subscription using this code: UK TWINKL HELPS or PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

        Paw Print Badges

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

        Paw Print Badges- Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

        Outdoor Classroom Day

        🔗https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/resources/

        Hundreds of ideas for outdoor play and taking lessons outdoors. Make sure if children are being home-schooled you include 15 mins recess for every 45 mins instruction. (Resources in 15 languages).

        World Geography

        🔗https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

        Play ideas to do at home, outdoor lesson ideas for school, or guidance on making time outdoors part of every child’s day

        Tinkercad

        🔗https://www.tinkercad.com/

        From AutoDesk - free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

        Live Science

        🔗 https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-activities.html

        Kids science activities.

        Five Minute Mum

        🔗 📝https://fiveminutemum.com/

        BLOG: Five minute fun activities for busy people to do with little kids. Five minute set up, five minute clear up is the theme. 

        The Artful Parent

        🔗📝https://artfulparent.com/

        BLOG: Guides and tips for art activities.

        Red Ted Art

        🔗📝https://www.redtedart.com

        BLOG:Easy arts and crafts for little ones

        The Imagination Tree

        🔗 📝https://theimaginationtree.com

        BLOG: Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

        Virtual Tours

        List of Virtual Tours

        🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YfcmgRDbP-Kfrh0-jTyFP2fNWsbNXdJAemblLiCRHdA/edit 

        List of Virtual Tours of museums and zoos and other cultural places.

        Smithsonian Animals

        🔗https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-079.html

        Smithsonian Animal Tour

        Smithsonian Dinosaur

        🔗https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-029.html

        Smithsonian Dinosaur Tour

        Louvre

        🔗https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

        Louvre Art Museum, Paris

        Uffizi Galleries

        🔗https://g.co/arts/YNKYhdMiRcEu8axc6

        Uffizi Galleries, Italy

        🔗https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours

        National Gallery, London

        Brighton Royal Pavilion

        🔗https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/whattosee/virtual-tour/

        Brighton Royal Pavilion

        Buckingham Palace

        🔗https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace

        Buckingham Palace, London

        Communities and Groups

        FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

        👨‍👩‍👦https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326

        Home activities for kids

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/876013606173448/

        Fun, activities and education for kids at home

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/593701314558951/

        Kids' Activities for During Lockdown

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/823672224818823/

        Indoor activities for kids (COVID-19 outbreak)

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/indoorswithkids/

        Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

        👨‍👩‍👦🇬🇧: https://www.facebook.com/groups/670287490403923/

        Lockdown activities for kids (Surviving covid19)

        👨‍👩‍👦https://www.facebook.com/groups/512281423007895/

        kids crafts & diy ideas

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/325056278158030/

        Isolation Activities for Kids

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/578686586068826/

        Coronavirus School closures-kids activities

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/328254331465481/

        Keeping Kids Busy in Isolation

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541118002710081/

        Keeping Kids Busy and Learning

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/activelittles

        💡Project/activity Ideas (add your own!)

        Make-up-a-voice Activity

        💡🔗Learn about voice acting and then try to improvise a voice for each character.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/make-up-a-voice-activity

        Banish-boredom Printable Journal

        💡🔗A list-making journal to prepare you for boredom, plus wise words by wise people about boredom.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/banishing-boredom

        7-day Challenge Printable Journal

        💡🔗A journal inviting kids, 8-year olds and older, to take on a daily challenge and track it for a week.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/day-challenge-printable-journal

        Space Colonization Printable Activity

        💡🔗Watch fascinating videos about space colonization and then try to design your own space colony.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/space-colonization-printable-journal-watch-learn

        Song + Art Project

        🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️In the morning, learn to sing a folk song. If it contains words/objects/concepts/instruments the children don’t know, learn about them together.

        In the afternoon, make an art project based on the song. Draw, build a model of an item from the song, make the song in Lego.

        Activity Cache- Geocaching for activities.

        🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Think of an open-air activity that can be done with no materials, or with materials you bring with you. Choose a location in your area and walk there. Save the GPS coordinates and do the activity. Take pictures! Bring home the coordinates and pictures and then post them on a local parent’s Internet group. Other families can go to the same place.

        Do not leave items at the site; repeated handling of them can spread virus particles.

        In order to respect social distancing, the parents can organise between themselves (“we’ll go this afternoon, you go tomorrow”) or just plan that if someone else is there, that they will continue walking past and come back in a half hour.

        Make a maze with forest materials.

        🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Set up a target, visitors throw pinecones at it. Find a tri-corner of three counties, and learn about map coloring there.

        Offer Short Lessons

        💡If you can give short lessons to children who are being home educated (you don’t have to be an educator, could be an instrument, a story from history, etc.), please email Tim Cook

        ✉️ [email protected]

        Other Helpful Information

        National Trust Free Parks & Gardens

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

        The National Trust is keeping its parks and gardens open for free during social distancing.

        RSPB Nature Reserves Open for Free

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/stories/coronavirus/

        The RSPB is keeping the majority of its nature reserves open and is waiving car parking charges until further notice (visitor centres and cafes are closed, however).

        Education and Learning

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/educational-content

        Mental Health

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health

        Young Minds

        🇬🇧🔗https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

        This organisation aims to ensure all young people get the best possible mental health support.

        For children

        Fischy Music

        🔗https://www.youtube.com/user/Fischymusic

        Fischy Music. Free music video website for children’s emotional and mental wellbeing. Online assemblies on YouTube every Monday morning at 11am (primary aged children and families).

        Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advice

        🔗https://www.dropbox.com/s/389s08v6kflosyf/COVID19_advice-for-parents-and-carers_20.3_.pdf?dl=0&mc_cid=cdc03b607d&mc_eid:=3f078d562d

        Advice from the University of Reading and University of Oxford for young people to manage their mental health during the pandemic

        For Parents

        Parent Zone Crisis Messaging

        🔗https://parentzone.org.uk/parent-zone-crisis-messenger

        If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text PARENTZONE to 85258.

        Child Mind

        🔗https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

        Clinical and supportive resources - Resources for parents struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries

        Child Mind Institute Live Chats

        🔗https://www.facebook.com/ChildMindInstitute/live/

        Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians - Live Chats that parents have access to with clinicians that discuss children and parents health

        Co-parenting in Coronavirus

        🔗https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/divorce-busting/202003/co-parenting-and-the-coronavirus

        Co-parenting and Coronavirus- Article discusses how separated parents can bridge their differences during the pandemic

        Potential In Me

        🔗https://potentialin.me/families-online/

        Potential in Me are running an online support group for parents & carers of kids in adolescence (8-25). We’re running personal development workshops, community connection calls and a limited amount of one-to-one coaching support.

        DevieCoach

        🔗https://deviecoach.com/

        Free mobile app that delivers research-based daily support for parents at home with young children in the form of automated 2-5 min chats. All content based on RCT-validated. 

        General support for parents

        Dads Rock

        🔗https://www.dadsrock.org.uk/ 

        Dads Rock! Supporting fathers across Scotland.

        Parenting Across Scotland

        🔗https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/info-for-families/coronavirus/

        Parenting across Scotland- Provides guides for the family.

        Barnardo Whatsapp Tool

        🔗https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FU1VhPd7zmmQJF2kwIMUeWFzqLuBbEpc

        Barnardo's pilot of WhatsApp as a service delivery tool. Guidance, policy, lessons learned, etc.

        Dads Rock will be running online workshops, such as Antenatal for Dads to be, Antenatal for Mums to be, Feeding, sleeping and hairstyle workshops.

        Parenting NI

        🔗https://www.parentingni.org/

        Parenting NI established in 1979, as the Parents Advice Centre, provides free support for parents across Northern Ireland.

        Parent Info

        🔗https://parentinfo.org/

        Help and advice for families in a digital world

        Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

        Social Networks and Communication

        Chatting/Communicating with other

        Mush

        🇬🇧🔗https://letsmush.com/ 

        GovStart 2019 startup Mush is the local social network for mums. They can swap advice and tips on how to deal with the virus.

        Positive Birth Under COVID-19

        🔗https://m.facebook.com/groups/204187680864008/

        Facebook group supporting those who are going to give birth in the time of Coronavirus.

        FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

        🔗https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326/

        Facebook group for Family Lockdown tips and ideas

        Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.facebook.com/groups/670287490403923/

        Facebook Group for Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

        Campaigns

        In this Together

        🇦🇪🔗#InThisTogetherDubai, A social media campaign that links all education community members together to share their ideas and practices and support each other

        Safeguarding

        Safeguarding Advice

        🔗https://medium.com/@catherineknibbs/what-are-the-issues-to-consider-working-online-with-children-young-people-during-covid-19-66cd53254d58

        What are the issues to consider working online with children/young people during Coronavirus outbreak

        Internet Matters

        🔗https://www.internetmatters.org/

        Helping parents keep their children safe online

        Safeguarding for Music Tuition

        🔗https://274483.temp-dns.com/upload/Connect_Resound_Safeguarding_for_synchonous_online_music_tuition_final.pdf

        Safeguarding: synchronous online music tuition

        Online Compass

        🔗https://swgfl.org.uk/products/online-compass/

        Online Compass produced by SWGfL (who also run online safety mark for schools) Online Compass is an online-safety self-review tool designed for organisations working with children and young people. It helps assess your current practice and provides guidance for ongoing development re online policies/procedures etc. Nb the resources are in the process of being updated so some links don’t work.

        Safety while online

        https://www.scrtracker.com/blog/how-can-we-keep-students-safe-as-their-internet-usage-increases

        Parenting & Childcare

        Resources and tools for guardians and parents to use

        💬 WhatsApp Chat for Childcare sectibon 💬

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        ✏️ Edit this document to make it better ✏️

        Talking About Coronavirus 

        Talking to Children about Coronavirus

        CDC Advice

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

        How to help children cope

        Child Mind Institute

        🇺🇸🔗https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

        Advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.

        Health Line Guide

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus

        How to Talk to Your Kids About the COVID-19 Outbreak

        NY Times Coronavirus and Kids

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/parenting/coronavirus-kids-talk.html

        How to talk to your kid about the outbreak and keeping your anxiety in check

        Telegraph Coronavirus and Kids

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/parenting/how-explain-coronavirus-kids-talk-children-about-covid-19/

        How to talk to children about Coronavirus, without giving them nightmares.

        Project Fear Not

        🔗http://opsafeintl.com/project-fear-not/

        Project fear not- Anti-COVID-19 Information for Children

        PBS Guide to Talking to Children about Coronavirus

        🔗https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

        How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus- Guide to help parents talk to their children properly about the virus

        Kids Friendly Info on Coronavirus

        Colouring Books

        🌏🔗https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

        Coloring book on the Coronavirus for kids. By Manuela Molina. In many languages.

        Matt Smeed Guide for Kids

        🌏🔗https://www.linkedin.com/posts/matt-smeed-b6033922_wellbeing-and-resilience-tookit-for-kids-activity-6647797497831927809--mZ-

        Cute wellbeing and resilience guide for kids created by a psychologist

        ICAN Resources

        🇬🇧🔗https://ican.org.uk/a-message-to-our-supporters-on-coronavirus/how-to-talk-to-children-about-coronavirus/

        ICAN communication charity with great resources to help speak to children about Coronavirus.

        Coronavirus Comic

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584661920343

        Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

        How Germs Spread

        📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/see-germs-spread-mark-rober

        How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus) with Mark Rober

        Hand washing

        📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-soap-and-water-kills-coronavirus

        “Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate Coronavirus.” – Vox

        📺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QKrFxahFC4

        Proper hand washing

        Social Distancing

        📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/coronavirus-covid-19-social-distancing-soap-pandemic

        Coronavirus COVID-19: What is social distancing?

        Live Science

        🔗 https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-guide.html

        Live Science “ultimate kids’ guide to the new Coronavirus”- Answers from science to all the questions.

        Make your own soap

        🌏🔗https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/hidden-surprise-diy-soap-how-to-wash-your-hands

        How to make your own soap against Coronavirus.

        Brain Pop

        🌏 🔗https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

        All you need to know. Quizzes, animations and more.

        Baby Sharky: Wash Your Hands

        📺🔗 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI

        "Wash Your Hands", from the makers of "Baby Shark"

        Spun Out

        🇮🇪🔗 https://spunout.ie/ 

        SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.- Ireland

        Preparing for the Outbreak

        For learning how to prepare for the outbreak

        See also:

        🔗coronavirustechhandbook.com/advice

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/hygiene

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/food

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/isolation-toolkit

        CDC Advice for Parents

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools-faq.html

        CDC advice for parents

        Live Q&A with Scotland's First Minister

        🔗https://twitter.com/YoungScot/status/1240942821219188736?s=19

        Live Q&A with Scotland’s First Minister @ScotGovFM and National Clinical Director @jasonleitch

        Childcare

        SiteEander

        🇪🇺🔗https://www.siteinander.com 

        SitEinander is a hyper-local social network in Europe specifically designed for nearby parents to help each other. 

        🔗🇮🇪https://join.slack.com/share/IVDKJ6WH0/pxcCVsGpmmIcNmF8iguWH8dR/enQtOTk5NjY0MjM0NTc4LWVlMjVmM2E4NWEyYjVmNDU2NzQyMzY0MTgwYmYyYzMwY2JiNjk4ZmEwYWYzZjFmNzY5YTYzY2I5YzVhMzlkNDQ

        Helpful Engineering channel #project-kids-in-crisis- An idea to create a set of reusable legal forms/templates for families to use for full-time hosting/fostering a child of a healthcare worker or hospitalized patient.

        Rally Round Me

        🌏🔗https://rallyroundme.com/

        Online tool that family, friends and communities can use to support people they care about. Everyone in a network can share and discuss jobs and volunteer to help out. 

        UK Government Advice on Childcare

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/government/news/free-childcare-offers-to-continue-during-coronavirus-closures

        The UK Government will continue to pay funding to local authorities for the free entitlements for two, three and four-year-olds

        Family Support NI

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.familysupportni.gov.uk/ -

        Government backed service directory of all registered childcare providers along with all services that provide support for children and families in NI.

        Yoopies

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.yoopies.co.uk emergency, last minute, volunteer childcare available. Free use of the platform for NHS staff.

        Your Baby Doctor

        🇺🇸🔗https://twitter.com/yourbabydoctor/status/1237966097485193220

        Informal Seattle based.Babysitting exchange during school closure if parents are unable to self isolate. 

        Mutual Childcare

        Wiggle Room

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.wiggleroomnow.com/

        Wiggle Room is a new app designed to help people manage a network of informal childcare. 

        Childcare Coop for Doctors

        🇬🇧 🔗https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUL1b4tDUf8ICDEmRBDTHu7AikLs1sSyB54wny0F8SUWu_gw/viewform

        Childcare for doctors co-op

        Childcare Coop

        🔗https://childcarecoop.org/

        Easily schedule childcare with other people, if you're in the situation where the schools have closed, but you still have to go to work.

        KoruKids

        🇬🇧🔗www.korukids.co.uk

        KoruKids is looking at nanny share options for families.

        Routines and Schedules

        Mansour's Musings

        🌏🔗https://kfahttps://coronavirustechhandbook.com/homen.iheart.com/featured/mansour-s-musings/content/2020-03-15-try-this-covid-19-daily-schedule-to-keep-your-kids-from-going-stir-crazy/

        Try this COVID-19 daily schedule to keep your kids from going stir crazy.

        LitterBox Comics

        🌏🔗https://twitter.com/LitterboxComics/status/1239003086569582592

        COVID-19 daily schedule

        Jesse, Lucia, Giacomo's Daily Schedule

        🌏🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13AB1SSmKR-mO3yyxKh5w2EJrzq6vfbjY4QlB-GDTzUA/edit?usp=sharing 

        Two people working full-time with a 3-year-old at home (will update with learnings as we go). Put in a 15-min cocktail break for the pleasure of it

        Fun and Activities

        Advice

        CPR Staying at Home with Kids

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cpr.org/2020/03/17/what-to-do-with-kids-at-home-on-coronavirus-break-mental-health-for-parents-too/

        What To Do With Kids At Home On Coronavirus Break For Who Knows How Long (Without Losing It)

        Yoopies Guide for Parents

        🇬🇧🔗https://yoopies.co.uk/c/press-centre/stayhomesavelives-guide-for-parents

        How to stay home" guide for parents including homeschooling, keeping in touch with friends/family, answering difficult questions kids pose.

        CDC Childhood advice

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fchildren-faq.html

        CDC Childhood advice

        Quarantine Parenting Advice

        🔗https://bit.ly/CSDPQuar

        Digital Parenting Advice for Quarantined Families: Five helpful tips for staying sane while sharing space, time and wifi. Plus register for FREE Digital Sanity Summit & Get one-on-one help.

        UNICEF Advice for Parents

        🔗https://www.unicef.org/stories/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-what-parents-sho inuld-know

        What UNICEF says parents should know about Coronavirus.

        Keeping the Kids Connected

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/keeping-kids-connected-entertained-during-covid-19-school-monday/?trackingId=JMnqph8UtklVPpxQ3TMRdw%3D%3D

        Keeping the Kids Connected and Entertained During the COVID-19 School Shut Down

        Resources and Lists of Activities

        National Geographic Kids

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

        Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

        BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

        Educational videos and activities for kids of school age.

        BBC CBeebies

        🇬🇧https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

        Games, puzzles, videos and radio for younger kids.

        BBC CBBC

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/

        Games, quizzes, videos and other cool stuff for older kids.

        World at Home

        🌏🔗https://worldathome.net

        Tool for parents, carers and kids to find useful activities, information and ideas.

        Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely

        🌏🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KCFnWreu4v7VoO3NbgP-Qcq2LyE1FvliYSoiTLRY7Qg/edit?usp=sharing

        This google sheet provides a list of activities that children can do while they stay at home. You can also add activities to the⁸ list.

        Little Light Bulbs

        🌱🌏🔗🎬https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/

          Printable journals and educational 'zines'.A community of parents and carers engaged in educational activities.Curated YouTube videos, arranged by topics.

        Audible Free Audio Stories

        🔗 https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

        Audio stories and books for free.

        Nature Detectives

        🇬🇧🔗🏕️https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

        Nature-related activities and educational resources.

        Big History Project

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

        Big History Project, aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

        Toy Theater

        🇬🇧🔗https://toytheater.com/

        Educational online games for younger kids.

        DK Find Out

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.dkfindout.com/

        Online encyclopedia with activities and quizzes.

        Twinkl

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.twinkl.co.uk

        Educational resources, especially printable worksheets. Some free downloads. Free month subscription using this code: UK TWINKL HELPS or PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

        Paw Print Badges

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

        Paw Print Badges- Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

        Outdoor Classroom Day

        🔗https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/resources/

        Hundreds of ideas for outdoor play and taking lessons outdoors. Make sure if children are being home-schooled you include 15 mins recess for every 45 mins instruction. (Resources in 15 languages).

        World Geography

        🔗https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

        Play ideas to do at home, outdoor lesson ideas for school, or guidance on making time outdoors part of every child’s day

        Tinkercad

        🔗https://www.tinkercad.com/

        From AutoDesk - free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

        Live Science

        🔗 https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-activities.html

        Kids science activities.

        Five Minute Mum

        🔗 📝https://fiveminutemum.com/

        BLOG: Five minute fun activities for busy people to do with little kids. Five minute set up, five minute clear up is the theme. 

        The Artful Parent

        🔗📝https://artfulparent.com/

        BLOG: Guides and tips for art activities.

        Red Ted Art

        🔗📝https://www.redtedart.com

        BLOG:Easy arts and crafts for little ones

        The Imagination Tree

        🔗 📝https://theimaginationtree.com

        BLOG: Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

        Virtual Tours

        List of Virtual Tours

        🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YfcmgRDbP-Kfrh0-jTyFP2fNWsbNXdJAemblLiCRHdA/edit 

        List of Virtual Tours of museums and zoos and other cultural places.

        Smithsonian Animals

        🔗https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-079.html

        Smithsonian Animal Tour

        Smithsonian Dinosaur

        🔗https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-029.html

        Smithsonian Dinosaur Tour

        Louvre

        🔗https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

        Louvre Art Museum, Paris

        Uffizi Galleries

        🔗https://g.co/arts/YNKYhdMiRcEu8axc6

        Uffizi Galleries, Italy

        🔗https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours

        National Gallery, London

        Brighton Royal Pavilion

        🔗https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/whattosee/virtual-tour/

        Brighton Royal Pavilion

        Buckingham Palace

        🔗https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace

        Buckingham Palace, London

        Communities and Groups

        FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

        👨‍👩‍👦https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326

        Home activities for kids

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/876013606173448/

        Fun, activities and education for kids at home

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/593701314558951/

        Kids' Activities for During Lockdown

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/823672224818823/

        Indoor activities for kids (COVID-19 outbreak)

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/indoorswithkids/

        Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

        👨‍👩‍👦🇬🇧: https://www.facebook.com/groups/670287490403923/

        Lockdown activities for kids (Surviving covid19)

        👨‍👩‍👦https://www.facebook.com/groups/512281423007895/

        kids crafts & diy ideas

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/325056278158030/

        Isolation Activities for Kids

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/578686586068826/

        Coronavirus School closures-kids activities

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/328254331465481/

        Keeping Kids Busy in Isolation

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541118002710081/

        Keeping Kids Busy and Learning

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/activelittles

        💡Project/activity Ideas (add your own!)

        Make-up-a-voice Activity

        💡🔗Learn about voice acting and then try to improvise a voice for each character.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/make-up-a-voice-activity

        Banish-boredom Printable Journal

        💡🔗A list-making journal to prepare you for boredom, plus wise words by wise people about boredom.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/banishing-boredom

        7-day Challenge Printable Journal

        💡🔗A journal inviting kids, 8-year olds and older, to take on a daily challenge and track it for a week.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/day-challenge-printable-journal

        Space Colonization Printable Activity

        💡🔗Watch fascinating videos about space colonization and then try to design your own space colony.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/space-colonization-printable-journal-watch-learn

        Song + Art Project

        🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️In the morning, learn to sing a folk song. If it contains words/objects/concepts/instruments the children don’t know, learn about them together.

        In the afternoon, make an art project based on the song. Draw, build a model of an item from the song, make the song in Lego.

        Activity Cache- Geocaching for activities.

        🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Think of an open-air activity that can be done with no materials, or with materials you bring with you. Choose a location in your area and walk there. Save the GPS coordinates and do the activity. Take pictures! Bring home the coordinates and pictures and then post them on a local parent’s Internet group. Other families can go to the same place.

        Do not leave items at the site; repeated handling of them can spread virus particles.

        In order to respect social distancing, the parents can organise between themselves (“we’ll go this afternoon, you go tomorrow”) or just plan that if someone else is there, that they will continue walking past and come back in a half hour.

        Make a maze with forest materials.

        🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Set up a target, visitors throw pinecones at it. Find a tri-corner of three counties, and learn about map coloring there.

        Offer Short Lessons

        💡If you can give short lessons to children who are being home educated (you don’t have to be an educator, could be an instrument, a story from history, etc.), please email Tim Cook

        ✉️ [email protected]

        Other Helpful Information

        National Trust Free Parks & Gardens

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

        The National Trust is keeping its parks and gardens open for free during social distancing.

        RSPB Nature Reserves Open for Free

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/stories/coronavirus/

        The RSPB is keeping the majority of its nature reserves open and is waiving car parking charges until further notice (visitor centres and cafes are closed, however).

        Education and Learning

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/educational-content

        Mental Health

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health

        Young Minds

        🇬🇧🔗https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

        This organisation aims to ensure all young people get the best possible mental health support.

        For children

        Fischy Music

        🔗https://www.youtube.com/user/Fischymusic

        Fischy Music. Free music video website for children’s emotional and mental wellbeing. Online assemblies on YouTube every Monday morning at 11am (primary aged children and families).

        Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advice

        🔗https://www.dropbox.com/s/389s08v6kflosyf/COVID19_advice-for-parents-and-carers_20.3_.pdf?dl=0&mc_cid=cdc03b607d&mc_eid:=3f078d562d

        Advice from the University of Reading and University of Oxford for young people to manage their mental health during the pandemic

        For Parents

        Parent Zone Crisis Messaging

        🔗https://parentzone.org.uk/parent-zone-crisis-messenger

        If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text PARENTZONE to 85258.

        Child Mind

        🔗https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

        Clinical and supportive resources - Resources for parents struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries

        Child Mind Institute Live Chats

        🔗https://www.facebook.com/ChildMindInstitute/live/

        Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians - Live Chats that parents have access to with clinicians that discuss children and parents health

        Co-parenting in Coronavirus

        🔗https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/divorce-busting/202003/co-parenting-and-the-coronavirus

        Co-parenting and Coronavirus- Article discusses how separated parents can bridge their differences during the pandemic

        Potential In Me

        🔗https://potentialin.me/families-online/

        Potential in Me are running an online support group for parents & carers of kids in adolescence (8-25). We’re running personal development workshops, community connection calls and a limited amount of one-to-one coaching support.

        DevieCoach

        🔗https://deviecoach.com/

        Free mobile app that delivers research-based daily support for parents at home with young children in the form of automated 2-5 min chats. All content based on RCT-validated. 

        General support for parents

        Dads Rock

        🔗https://www.dadsrock.org.uk/ 

        Dads Rock! Supporting fathers across Scotland.

        Parenting Across Scotland

        🔗https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/info-for-families/coronavirus/

        Parenting across Scotland- Provides guides for the family.

        Barnardo Whatsapp Tool

        🔗https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FU1VhPd7zmmQJF2kwIMUeWFzqLuBbEpc

        Barnardo's pilot of WhatsApp as a service delivery tool. Guidance, policy, lessons learned, etc.

        Dads Rock will be running online workshops, such as Antenatal for Dads to be, Antenatal for Mums to be, Feeding, sleeping and hairstyle workshops.

        Parenting NI

        🔗https://www.parentingni.org/

        Parenting NI established in 1979, as the Parents Advice Centre, provides free support for parents across Northern Ireland.

        Parent Info

        🔗https://parentinfo.org/

        Help and advice for families in a digital world

        Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

        Social Networks and Communication

        Chatting/Communicating with other

        Mush

        🇬🇧🔗https://letsmush.com/ 

        GovStart 2019 startup Mush is the local social network for mums. They can swap advice and tips on how to deal with the virus.

        Positive Birth Under COVID-19

        🔗https://m.facebook.com/groups/204187680864008/

        Facebook group supporting those who are going to give birth in the time of Coronavirus.

        FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

        🔗https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326/

        Facebook group for Family Lockdown tips and ideas

        Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.facebook.com/groups/670287490403923/

        Facebook Group for Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

        Campaigns

        In this Together

        🇦🇪🔗#InThisTogetherDubai, A social media campaign that links all education community members together to share their ideas and practices and support each other

        Safeguarding

        Safeguarding Advice

        🔗https://medium.com/@catherineknibbs/what-are-the-issues-to-consider-working-online-with-children-young-people-during-covid-19-66cd53254d58

        What are the issues to consider working online with children/young people during Coronavirus outbreak

        Internet Matters

        🔗https://www.internetmatters.org/

        Helping parents keep their children safe online

        Safeguarding for Music Tuition

        🔗https://274483.temp-dns.com/upload/Connect_Resound_Safeguarding_for_synchonous_online_music_tuition_final.pdf

        Safeguarding: synchronous online music tuition

        Online Compass

        🔗https://swgfl.org.uk/products/online-compass/

        Online Compass produced by SWGfL (who also run online safety mark for schools) Online Compass is an online-safety self-review tool designed for organisations working with children and young people. It helps assess your current practice and provides guidance for ongoing development re online policies/procedures etc. Nb the resources are in the process of being updated so some links don’t work.

        https://www.scrtracker.com/blog/how-can-we-keep-students-safe-as-their-internet-usage-increases

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus

        How to Talk to Your Kids About the COVID-19 Outbreak

        NY Times Coronavirus and Kids

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/parenting/coronavirus-kids-talk.html

        How to talk to your kid about the outbreak and keeping your anxiety in check

        Telegraph Coronavirus and Kids

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/parenting/how-explain-coronavirus-kids-talk-children-about-covid-19/

        How to talk to children about Coronavirus, without giving them nightmares.

        Project Fear Not

        🔗http://opsafeintl.com/project-fear-not/

        Project fear not- Anti-COVID-19 Information for Children

        PBS Guide to Talking to Children about Coronavirus

        🔗https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

        How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus- Guide to help parents talk to their children properly about the virus

        Kids Friendly Info on Coronavirus

        Colouring Books

        🌏🔗https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

        Coloring book on the Coronavirus for kids. By Manuela Molina. In many languages.

        Matt Smeed Guide for Kids

        🌏🔗https://www.linkedin.com/posts/matt-smeed-b6033922_wellbeing-and-resilience-tookit-for-kids-activity-6647797497831927809--mZ-

        Cute wellbeing and resilience guide for kids created by a psychologist

        ICAN Resources

        🇬🇧🔗https://ican.org.uk/a-message-to-our-supporters-on-coronavirus/how-to-talk-to-children-about-coronavirus/

        ICAN communication charity with great resources to help speak to children about Coronavirus.

        Coronavirus Comic

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584661920343

        Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

        How Germs Spread

        📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/see-germs-spread-mark-rober

        How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus) with Mark Rober

        Hand washing

        📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-soap-and-water-kills-coronavirus

        “Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate Coronavirus.” – Vox

        📺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QKrFxahFC4

        Proper hand washing

        Social Distancing

        📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/coronavirus-covid-19-social-distancing-soap-pandemic

        Coronavirus COVID-19: What is social distancing?

        Live Science

        🔗 https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-guide.html

        Live Science “ultimate kids’ guide to the new Coronavirus”- Answers from science to all the questions.

        Make your own soap

        🌏🔗https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/hidden-surprise-diy-soap-how-to-wash-your-hands

        How to make your own soap against Coronavirus.

        Brain Pop

        🌏 🔗https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

        All you need to know. Quizzes, animations and more.

        Baby Sharky: Wash Your Hands

        📺🔗 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI

        "Wash Your Hands", from the makers of "Baby Shark"

        Spun Out

        🇮🇪🔗 https://spunout.ie/ 

        SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.- Ireland

        Preparing for the Outbreak

        For learning how to prepare for the outbreak

        See also:

        🔗coronavirustechhandbook.com/advice

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/hygiene

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/food

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/isolation-toolkit

        CDC Advice for Parents

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools-faq.html

        CDC advice for parents

        Live Q&A with Scotland's First Minister

        🔗https://twitter.com/YoungScot/status/1240942821219188736?s=19

        Live Q&A with Scotland’s First Minister @ScotGovFM and National Clinical Director @jasonleitch

        Childcare

        SiteEander

        🇪🇺🔗https://www.siteinander.com 

        SitEinander is a hyper-local social network in Europe specifically designed for nearby parents to help each other. 

        🔗🇮🇪https://join.slack.com/share/IVDKJ6WH0/pxcCVsGpmmIcNmF8iguWH8dR/enQtOTk5NjY0MjM0NTc4LWVlMjVmM2E4NWEyYjVmNDU2NzQyMzY0MTgwYmYyYzMwY2JiNjk4ZmEwYWYzZjFmNzY5YTYzY2I5YzVhMzlkNDQ

        Helpful Engineering channel #project-kids-in-crisis- An idea to create a set of reusable legal forms/templates for families to use for full-time hosting/fostering a child of a healthcare worker or hospitalized patient.

        Rally Round Me

        🌏🔗https://rallyroundme.com/

        Online tool that family, friends and communities can use to support people they care about. Everyone in a network can share and discuss jobs and volunteer to help out. 

        UK Government Advice on Childcare

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/government/news/free-childcare-offers-to-continue-during-coronavirus-closures

        The UK Government will continue to pay funding to local authorities for the free entitlements for two, three and four-year-olds

        Family Support NI

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.familysupportni.gov.uk/ -

        Government backed service directory of all registered childcare providers along with all services that provide support for children and families in NI.

        Yoopies

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.yoopies.co.uk emergency, last minute, volunteer childcare available. Free use of the platform for NHS staff.

        Your Baby Doctor

        🇺🇸🔗https://twitter.com/yourbabydoctor/status/1237966097485193220

        Informal Seattle based.Babysitting exchange during school closure if parents are unable to self isolate. 

        Mutual Childcare

        Wiggle Room

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.wiggleroomnow.com/

        Wiggle Room is a new app designed to help people manage a network of informal childcare. 

        Childcare Coop for Doctors

        🇬🇧 🔗https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUL1b4tDUf8ICDEmRBDTHu7AikLs1sSyB54wny0F8SUWu_gw/viewform

        Childcare for doctors co-op

        Childcare Coop

        🔗https://childcarecoop.org/

        Easily schedule childcare with other people, if you're in the situation where the schools have closed, but you still have to go to work.

        KoruKids

        🇬🇧🔗www.korukids.co.uk

        KoruKids is looking at nanny share options for families.

        Routines and Schedules

        Mansour's Musings

        🌏🔗https://kfahttps://coronavirustechhandbook.com/homen.iheart.com/featured/mansour-s-musings/content/2020-03-15-try-this-covid-19-daily-schedule-to-keep-your-kids-from-going-stir-crazy/

        Try this COVID-19 daily schedule to keep your kids from going stir crazy.

        LitterBox Comics

        🌏🔗https://twitter.com/LitterboxComics/status/1239003086569582592

        COVID-19 daily schedule

        Jesse, Lucia, Giacomo's Daily Schedule

        🌏🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13AB1SSmKR-mO3yyxKh5w2EJrzq6vfbjY4QlB-GDTzUA/edit?usp=sharing 

        Two people working full-time with a 3-year-old at home (will update with learnings as we go). Put in a 15-min cocktail break for the pleasure of it

        Fun and Activities

        Advice

        CPR Staying at Home with Kids

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cpr.org/2020/03/17/what-to-do-with-kids-at-home-on-coronavirus-break-mental-health-for-parents-too/

        What To Do With Kids At Home On Coronavirus Break For Who Knows How Long (Without Losing It)

        Yoopies Guide for Parents

        🇬🇧🔗https://yoopies.co.uk/c/press-centre/stayhomesavelives-guide-for-parents

        How to stay home" guide for parents including homeschooling, keeping in touch with friends/family, answering difficult questions kids pose.

        CDC Childhood advice

        🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fchildren-faq.html

        CDC Childhood advice

        Quarantine Parenting Advice

        🔗https://bit.ly/CSDPQuar

        Digital Parenting Advice for Quarantined Families: Five helpful tips for staying sane while sharing space, time and wifi. Plus register for FREE Digital Sanity Summit & Get one-on-one help.

        UNICEF Advice for Parents

        🔗https://www.unicef.org/stories/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-what-parents-sho inuld-know

        What UNICEF says parents should know about Coronavirus.

        Keeping the Kids Connected

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/keeping-kids-connected-entertained-during-covid-19-school-monday/?trackingId=JMnqph8UtklVPpxQ3TMRdw%3D%3D

        Keeping the Kids Connected and Entertained During the COVID-19 School Shut Down

        Resources and Lists of Activities

        National Geographic Kids

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

        Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

        BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

        Educational videos and activities for kids of school age.

        BBC CBeebies

        🇬🇧https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

        Games, puzzles, videos and radio for younger kids.

        BBC CBBC

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/

        Games, quizzes, videos and other cool stuff for older kids.

        World at Home

        🌏🔗https://worldathome.net

        Tool for parents, carers and kids to find useful activities, information and ideas.

        Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely

        🌏🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KCFnWreu4v7VoO3NbgP-Qcq2LyE1FvliYSoiTLRY7Qg/edit?usp=sharing

        This google sheet provides a list of activities that children can do while they stay at home. You can also add activities to the⁸ list.

        Little Light Bulbs

        🌱🌏🔗🎬https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/

          Printable journals and educational 'zines'.A community of parents and carers engaged in educational activities.Curated YouTube videos, arranged by topics.

        Audible Free Audio Stories

        🔗 https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

        Audio stories and books for free.

        Nature Detectives

        🇬🇧🔗🏕️https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

        Nature-related activities and educational resources.

        Big History Project

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

        Big History Project, aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

        Toy Theater

        🇬🇧🔗https://toytheater.com/

        Educational online games for younger kids.

        DK Find Out

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.dkfindout.com/

        Online encyclopedia with activities and quizzes.

        Twinkl

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.twinkl.co.uk

        Educational resources, especially printable worksheets. Some free downloads. Free month subscription using this code: UK TWINKL HELPS or PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

        Paw Print Badges

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

        Paw Print Badges- Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

        Outdoor Classroom Day

        🔗https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/resources/

        Hundreds of ideas for outdoor play and taking lessons outdoors. Make sure if children are being home-schooled you include 15 mins recess for every 45 mins instruction. (Resources in 15 languages).

        World Geography

        🔗https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

        Play ideas to do at home, outdoor lesson ideas for school, or guidance on making time outdoors part of every child’s day

        Tinkercad

        🔗https://www.tinkercad.com/

        From AutoDesk - free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

        Live Science

        🔗 https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-activities.html

        Kids science activities.

        Five Minute Mum

        🔗 📝https://fiveminutemum.com/

        BLOG: Five minute fun activities for busy people to do with little kids. Five minute set up, five minute clear up is the theme. 

        The Artful Parent

        🔗📝https://artfulparent.com/

        BLOG: Guides and tips for art activities.

        Red Ted Art

        🔗📝https://www.redtedart.com

        BLOG:Easy arts and crafts for little ones

        The Imagination Tree

        🔗 📝https://theimaginationtree.com

        BLOG: Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

        Virtual Tours

        List of Virtual Tours

        🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YfcmgRDbP-Kfrh0-jTyFP2fNWsbNXdJAemblLiCRHdA/edit 

        List of Virtual Tours of museums and zoos and other cultural places.

        Smithsonian Animals

        🔗https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-079.html

        Smithsonian Animal Tour

        Smithsonian Dinosaur

        🔗https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-029.html

        Smithsonian Dinosaur Tour

        Louvre

        🔗https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

        Louvre Art Museum, Paris

        Uffizi Galleries

        🔗https://g.co/arts/YNKYhdMiRcEu8axc6

        Uffizi Galleries, Italy

        🔗https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours

        National Gallery, London

        Brighton Royal Pavilion

        🔗https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/whattosee/virtual-tour/

        Brighton Royal Pavilion

        Buckingham Palace

        🔗https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace

        Buckingham Palace, London

        Communities and Groups

        FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

        👨‍👩‍👦https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326

        Home activities for kids

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/876013606173448/

        Fun, activities and education for kids at home

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/593701314558951/

        Kids' Activities for During Lockdown

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/823672224818823/

        Indoor activities for kids (COVID-19 outbreak)

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/indoorswithkids/

        Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

        👨‍👩‍👦🇬🇧: https://www.facebook.com/groups/670287490403923/

        Lockdown activities for kids (Surviving covid19)

        👨‍👩‍👦https://www.facebook.com/groups/512281423007895/

        kids crafts & diy ideas

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/325056278158030/

        Isolation Activities for Kids

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/578686586068826/

        Coronavirus School closures-kids activities

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/328254331465481/

        Keeping Kids Busy in Isolation

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541118002710081/

        Keeping Kids Busy and Learning

        👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/activelittles

        💡Project/activity Ideas (add your own!)

        Make-up-a-voice Activity

        💡🔗Learn about voice acting and then try to improvise a voice for each character.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/make-up-a-voice-activity

        Banish-boredom Printable Journal

        💡🔗A list-making journal to prepare you for boredom, plus wise words by wise people about boredom.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/banishing-boredom

        7-day Challenge Printable Journal

        💡🔗A journal inviting kids, 8-year olds and older, to take on a daily challenge and track it for a week.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/day-challenge-printable-journal

        Space Colonization Printable Activity

        💡🔗Watch fascinating videos about space colonization and then try to design your own space colony.

        🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/space-colonization-printable-journal-watch-learn

        Song + Art Project

        🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️In the morning, learn to sing a folk song. If it contains words/objects/concepts/instruments the children don’t know, learn about them together.

        In the afternoon, make an art project based on the song. Draw, build a model of an item from the song, make the song in Lego.

        Activity Cache- Geocaching for activities.

        🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Think of an open-air activity that can be done with no materials, or with materials you bring with you. Choose a location in your area and walk there. Save the GPS coordinates and do the activity. Take pictures! Bring home the coordinates and pictures and then post them on a local parent’s Internet group. Other families can go to the same place.

        Do not leave items at the site; repeated handling of them can spread virus particles.

        In order to respect social distancing, the parents can organise between themselves (“we’ll go this afternoon, you go tomorrow”) or just plan that if someone else is there, that they will continue walking past and come back in a half hour.

        Make a maze with forest materials.

        🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Set up a target, visitors throw pinecones at it. Find a tri-corner of three counties, and learn about map coloring there.

        Offer Short Lessons

        💡If you can give short lessons to children who are being home educated (you don’t have to be an educator, could be an instrument, a story from history, etc.), please email Tim Cook

        ✉️ [email protected]

        Other Helpful Information

        National Trust Free Parks & Gardens

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

        The National Trust is keeping its parks and gardens open for free during social distancing.

        RSPB Nature Reserves Open for Free

        🇬🇧🔗https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/stories/coronavirus/

        The RSPB is keeping the majority of its nature reserves open and is waiving car parking charges until further notice (visitor centres and cafes are closed, however).

        Education and Learning

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/educational-content

        Mental Health

        See also:

        🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health

        Young Minds

        🇬🇧🔗https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

        This organisation aims to ensure all young people get the best possible mental health support.

        For children

        Fischy Music

        🔗https://www.youtube.com/user/Fischymusic

        Fischy Music. Free music video website for children’s emotional and mental wellbeing. Online assemblies on YouTube every Monday morning at 11am (primary aged children and families).

        Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advice

        🔗https://www.dropbox.com/s/389s08v6kflosyf/COVID19_advice-for-parents-and-carers_20.3_.pdf?dl=0&mc_cid=cdc03b607d&mc_eid:=3f078d562d

        Advice from the University of Reading and University of Oxford for young people to manage their mental health during the pandemic

        For Parents

        Parent Zone Crisis Messaging

        🔗https://parentzone.org.uk/parent-zone-crisis-messenger

        If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text PARENTZONE to 85258.

        Child Mind

        🔗https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

        Clinical and supportive resources - Resources for parents struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries

        Child Mind Institute Live Chats

        🔗https://www.facebook.com/ChildMindInstitute/live/

        Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians - Live Chats that parents have access to with clinicians that discuss children and parents health

        Co-parenting in Coronavirus

        🔗https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/divorce-busting/202003/co-parenting-and-the-coronavirus

        Co-parenting and Coronavirus- Article discusses how separated parents can bridge their differences during the pandemic

        Potential In Me

        🔗https://potentialin.me/families-online/

        Potential in Me are running an online support group for parents & carers of kids in adolescence (8-25). We’re running personal development workshops, community connection calls and a limited amount of one-to-one coaching support.

        DevieCoach

        🔗https://deviecoach.com/

        Free mobile app that delivers research-based daily support for parents at home with young children in the form of automated 2-5 min chats. All content based on RCT-validated. 

        General support for parents

        Dads Rock

        🔗https://www.dadsrock.org.uk/ 

        Dads Rock! Supporting fathers across Scotland.

        Parenting Across Scotland

        🔗https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/info-for-families/coronavirus/

        Parenting across Scotland- Provides guides for the family.

        Barnardo Whatsapp Tool

        🔗https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FU1VhPd7zmmQJF2kwIMUeWFzqLuBbEpc

        Barnardo's pilot of WhatsApp as a service delivery tool. Guidance, policy, lessons learned, etc.

        Dads Rock will be running online workshops, such as Antenatal for Dads to be, Antenatal for Mums to be, Feeding, sleeping and hairstyle workshops.

        Parenting NI

        🔗https://www.parentingni.org/

        Parenting NI established in 1979, as the Parents Advice Centre, provides free support for parents across Northern Ireland.

        Parent Info

        🔗https://parentinfo.org/

        Help and advice for families in a digital world

        Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

        Social Networks and Communication

        Chatting/Communicating with other

        Mush

        🇬🇧🔗https://letsmush.com/ 

        GovStart 2019 startup Mush is the local social network for mums. They can swap advice and tips on how to deal with the virus.

        Positive Birth Under COVID-19

        🔗https://m.facebook.com/groups/204187680864008/

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          Parenting & Childcare

          Resources and tools for guardians and parents to use

          💬 WhatsApp Chat for Childcare sectibon 💬

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          Talking About Coronavirus 

          Talking to Children about Coronavirus

          CDC Advice

          🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

          How to help children cope

          Child Mind Institute

          🇺🇸🔗https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

          Advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.

          Health Line Guide

          🇺🇸🔗https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus

          How to Talk to Your Kids About the COVID-19 Outbreak

          NY Times Coronavirus and Kids

          🇺🇸🔗https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/parenting/coronavirus-kids-talk.html

          How to talk to your kid about the outbreak and keeping your anxiety in check

          Telegraph Coronavirus and Kids

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/parenting/how-explain-coronavirus-kids-talk-children-about-covid-19/

          How to talk to children about Coronavirus, without giving them nightmares.

          Project Fear Not

          🔗http://opsafeintl.com/project-fear-not/

          Project fear not- Anti-COVID-19 Information for Children

          PBS Guide to Talking to Children about Coronavirus

          🔗https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

          How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus- Guide to help parents talk to their children properly about the virus

          Kids Friendly Info on Coronavirus

          Colouring Books

          🌏🔗https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

          Coloring book on the Coronavirus for kids. By Manuela Molina. In many languages.

          Matt Smeed Guide for Kids

          🌏🔗https://www.linkedin.com/posts/matt-smeed-b6033922_wellbeing-and-resilience-tookit-for-kids-activity-6647797497831927809--mZ-

          Cute wellbeing and resilience guide for kids created by a psychologist

          ICAN Resources

          🇬🇧🔗https://ican.org.uk/a-message-to-our-supporters-on-coronavirus/how-to-talk-to-children-about-coronavirus/

          ICAN communication charity with great resources to help speak to children about Coronavirus.

          Coronavirus Comic

          🇺🇸🔗https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584661920343

          Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

          How Germs Spread

          📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/see-germs-spread-mark-rober

          How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus) with Mark Rober

          Hand washing

          📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-soap-and-water-kills-coronavirus

          “Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate Coronavirus.” – Vox

          📺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QKrFxahFC4

          Proper hand washing

          Social Distancing

          📺https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/coronavirus-covid-19-social-distancing-soap-pandemic

          Coronavirus COVID-19: What is social distancing?

          Live Science

          🔗 https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-guide.html

          Live Science “ultimate kids’ guide to the new Coronavirus”- Answers from science to all the questions.

          Make your own soap

          🌏🔗https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/hidden-surprise-diy-soap-how-to-wash-your-hands

          How to make your own soap against Coronavirus.

          Brain Pop

          🌏 🔗https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

          All you need to know. Quizzes, animations and more.

          Baby Sharky: Wash Your Hands

          📺🔗 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI

          "Wash Your Hands", from the makers of "Baby Shark"

          Spun Out

          🇮🇪🔗 https://spunout.ie/ 

          SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.- Ireland

          Preparing for the Outbreak

          For learning how to prepare for the outbreak

          See also:

          🔗coronavirustechhandbook.com/advice

          See also:

          🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/hygiene

          See also:

          🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/food

          See also:

          🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/isolation-toolkit

          CDC Advice for Parents

          🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools-faq.html

          CDC advice for parents

          Live Q&A with Scotland's First Minister

          🔗https://twitter.com/YoungScot/status/1240942821219188736?s=19

          Live Q&A with Scotland’s First Minister @ScotGovFM and National Clinical Director @jasonleitch

          Childcare

          SiteEander

          🇪🇺🔗https://www.siteinander.com 

          SitEinander is a hyper-local social network in Europe specifically designed for nearby parents to help each other. 

          🔗🇮🇪https://join.slack.com/share/IVDKJ6WH0/pxcCVsGpmmIcNmF8iguWH8dR/enQtOTk5NjY0MjM0NTc4LWVlMjVmM2E4NWEyYjVmNDU2NzQyMzY0MTgwYmYyYzMwY2JiNjk4ZmEwYWYzZjFmNzY5YTYzY2I5YzVhMzlkNDQ

          Helpful Engineering channel #project-kids-in-crisis- An idea to create a set of reusable legal forms/templates for families to use for full-time hosting/fostering a child of a healthcare worker or hospitalized patient.

          Rally Round Me

          🌏🔗https://rallyroundme.com/

          Online tool that family, friends and communities can use to support people they care about. Everyone in a network can share and discuss jobs and volunteer to help out. 

          UK Government Advice on Childcare

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/government/news/free-childcare-offers-to-continue-during-coronavirus-closures

          The UK Government will continue to pay funding to local authorities for the free entitlements for two, three and four-year-olds

          Family Support NI

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.familysupportni.gov.uk/ -

          Government backed service directory of all registered childcare providers along with all services that provide support for children and families in NI.

          Yoopies

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.yoopies.co.uk emergency, last minute, volunteer childcare available. Free use of the platform for NHS staff.

          Your Baby Doctor

          🇺🇸🔗https://twitter.com/yourbabydoctor/status/1237966097485193220

          Informal Seattle based.Babysitting exchange during school closure if parents are unable to self isolate. 

          Mutual Childcare

          Wiggle Room

          🇺🇸🔗https://www.wiggleroomnow.com/

          Wiggle Room is a new app designed to help people manage a network of informal childcare. 

          Childcare Coop for Doctors

          🇬🇧 🔗https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUL1b4tDUf8ICDEmRBDTHu7AikLs1sSyB54wny0F8SUWu_gw/viewform

          Childcare for doctors co-op

          Childcare Coop

          🔗https://childcarecoop.org/

          Easily schedule childcare with other people, if you're in the situation where the schools have closed, but you still have to go to work.

          KoruKids

          🇬🇧🔗www.korukids.co.uk

          KoruKids is looking at nanny share options for families.

          Routines and Schedules

          Mansour's Musings

          🌏🔗https://kfahttps://coronavirustechhandbook.com/homen.iheart.com/featured/mansour-s-musings/content/2020-03-15-try-this-covid-19-daily-schedule-to-keep-your-kids-from-going-stir-crazy/

          Try this COVID-19 daily schedule to keep your kids from going stir crazy.

          LitterBox Comics

          🌏🔗https://twitter.com/LitterboxComics/status/1239003086569582592

          COVID-19 daily schedule

          Jesse, Lucia, Giacomo's Daily Schedule

          🌏🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13AB1SSmKR-mO3yyxKh5w2EJrzq6vfbjY4QlB-GDTzUA/edit?usp=sharing 

          Two people working full-time with a 3-year-old at home (will update with learnings as we go). Put in a 15-min cocktail break for the pleasure of it

          Fun and Activities

          Advice

          CPR Staying at Home with Kids

          🇺🇸🔗https://www.cpr.org/2020/03/17/what-to-do-with-kids-at-home-on-coronavirus-break-mental-health-for-parents-too/

          What To Do With Kids At Home On Coronavirus Break For Who Knows How Long (Without Losing It)

          Yoopies Guide for Parents

          🇬🇧🔗https://yoopies.co.uk/c/press-centre/stayhomesavelives-guide-for-parents

          How to stay home" guide for parents including homeschooling, keeping in touch with friends/family, answering difficult questions kids pose.

          CDC Childhood advice

          🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fchildren-faq.html

          CDC Childhood advice

          Quarantine Parenting Advice

          🔗https://bit.ly/CSDPQuar

          Digital Parenting Advice for Quarantined Families: Five helpful tips for staying sane while sharing space, time and wifi. Plus register for FREE Digital Sanity Summit & Get one-on-one help.

          UNICEF Advice for Parents

          🔗https://www.unicef.org/stories/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-what-parents-sho inuld-know

          What UNICEF says parents should know about Coronavirus.

          Keeping the Kids Connected

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/keeping-kids-connected-entertained-during-covid-19-school-monday/?trackingId=JMnqph8UtklVPpxQ3TMRdw%3D%3D

          Keeping the Kids Connected and Entertained During the COVID-19 School Shut Down

          Resources and Lists of Activities

          National Geographic Kids

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

          Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

          BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

          Educational videos and activities for kids of school age.

          BBC CBeebies

          🇬🇧https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

          Games, puzzles, videos and radio for younger kids.

          BBC CBBC

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/

          Games, quizzes, videos and other cool stuff for older kids.

          World at Home

          🌏🔗https://worldathome.net

          Tool for parents, carers and kids to find useful activities, information and ideas.

          Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely

          🌏🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KCFnWreu4v7VoO3NbgP-Qcq2LyE1FvliYSoiTLRY7Qg/edit?usp=sharing

          This google sheet provides a list of activities that children can do while they stay at home. You can also add activities to the⁸ list.

          Little Light Bulbs

          🌱🌏🔗🎬https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/

            Printable journals and educational 'zines'.A community of parents and carers engaged in educational activities.Curated YouTube videos, arranged by topics.

          Audible Free Audio Stories

          🔗 https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

          Audio stories and books for free.

          Nature Detectives

          🇬🇧🔗🏕️https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

          Nature-related activities and educational resources.

          Big History Project

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

          Big History Project, aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

          Toy Theater

          🇬🇧🔗https://toytheater.com/

          Educational online games for younger kids.

          DK Find Out

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.dkfindout.com/

          Online encyclopedia with activities and quizzes.

          Twinkl

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.twinkl.co.uk

          Educational resources, especially printable worksheets. Some free downloads. Free month subscription using this code: UK TWINKL HELPS or PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

          Paw Print Badges

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

          Paw Print Badges- Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

          Outdoor Classroom Day

          🔗https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/resources/

          Hundreds of ideas for outdoor play and taking lessons outdoors. Make sure if children are being home-schooled you include 15 mins recess for every 45 mins instruction. (Resources in 15 languages).

          World Geography

          🔗https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

          Play ideas to do at home, outdoor lesson ideas for school, or guidance on making time outdoors part of every child’s day

          Tinkercad

          🔗https://www.tinkercad.com/

          From AutoDesk - free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

          Live Science

          🔗 https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-activities.html

          Kids science activities.

          Five Minute Mum

          🔗 📝https://fiveminutemum.com/

          BLOG: Five minute fun activities for busy people to do with little kids. Five minute set up, five minute clear up is the theme. 

          The Artful Parent

          🔗📝https://artfulparent.com/

          BLOG: Guides and tips for art activities.

          Red Ted Art

          🔗📝https://www.redtedart.com

          BLOG:Easy arts and crafts for little ones

          The Imagination Tree

          🔗 📝https://theimaginationtree.com

          BLOG: Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

          Virtual Tours

          List of Virtual Tours

          🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YfcmgRDbP-Kfrh0-jTyFP2fNWsbNXdJAemblLiCRHdA/edit 

          List of Virtual Tours of museums and zoos and other cultural places.

          Smithsonian Animals

          🔗https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-079.html

          Smithsonian Animal Tour

          Smithsonian Dinosaur

          🔗https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-029.html

          Smithsonian Dinosaur Tour

          Louvre

          🔗https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

          Louvre Art Museum, Paris

          Uffizi Galleries

          🔗https://g.co/arts/YNKYhdMiRcEu8axc6

          Uffizi Galleries, Italy

          🔗https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours

          National Gallery, London

          Brighton Royal Pavilion

          🔗https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/whattosee/virtual-tour/

          Brighton Royal Pavilion

          Buckingham Palace

          🔗https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace

          Buckingham Palace, London

          Communities and Groups

          FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

          👨‍👩‍👦https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326

          Home activities for kids

          👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/876013606173448/

          Fun, activities and education for kids at home

          👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/593701314558951/

          Kids' Activities for During Lockdown

          👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/823672224818823/

          Indoor activities for kids (COVID-19 outbreak)

          👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/indoorswithkids/

          Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

          👨‍👩‍👦🇬🇧: https://www.facebook.com/groups/670287490403923/

          Lockdown activities for kids (Surviving covid19)

          👨‍👩‍👦https://www.facebook.com/groups/512281423007895/

          kids crafts & diy ideas

          👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/325056278158030/

          Isolation Activities for Kids

          👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/578686586068826/

          Coronavirus School closures-kids activities

          👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/328254331465481/

          Keeping Kids Busy in Isolation

          👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541118002710081/

          Keeping Kids Busy and Learning

          👨‍👩‍👦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/activelittles

          💡Project/activity Ideas (add your own!)

          Make-up-a-voice Activity

          💡🔗Learn about voice acting and then try to improvise a voice for each character.

          🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/make-up-a-voice-activity

          Banish-boredom Printable Journal

          💡🔗A list-making journal to prepare you for boredom, plus wise words by wise people about boredom.

          🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/banishing-boredom

          7-day Challenge Printable Journal

          💡🔗A journal inviting kids, 8-year olds and older, to take on a daily challenge and track it for a week.

          🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/day-challenge-printable-journal

          Space Colonization Printable Activity

          💡🔗Watch fascinating videos about space colonization and then try to design your own space colony.

          🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/posts/space-colonization-printable-journal-watch-learn

          Song + Art Project

          🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️In the morning, learn to sing a folk song. If it contains words/objects/concepts/instruments the children don’t know, learn about them together.

          In the afternoon, make an art project based on the song. Draw, build a model of an item from the song, make the song in Lego.

          Activity Cache- Geocaching for activities.

          🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Think of an open-air activity that can be done with no materials, or with materials you bring with you. Choose a location in your area and walk there. Save the GPS coordinates and do the activity. Take pictures! Bring home the coordinates and pictures and then post them on a local parent’s Internet group. Other families can go to the same place.

          Do not leave items at the site; repeated handling of them can spread virus particles.

          In order to respect social distancing, the parents can organise between themselves (“we’ll go this afternoon, you go tomorrow”) or just plan that if someone else is there, that they will continue walking past and come back in a half hour.

          Make a maze with forest materials.

          🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Set up a target, visitors throw pinecones at it. Find a tri-corner of three counties, and learn about map coloring there.

          Offer Short Lessons

          💡If you can give short lessons to children who are being home educated (you don’t have to be an educator, could be an instrument, a story from history, etc.), please email Tim Cook

          ✉️ [email protected]

          Other Helpful Information

          National Trust Free Parks & Gardens

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

          The National Trust is keeping its parks and gardens open for free during social distancing.

          RSPB Nature Reserves Open for Free

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/stories/coronavirus/

          The RSPB is keeping the majority of its nature reserves open and is waiving car parking charges until further notice (visitor centres and cafes are closed, however).

          Education and Learning

          See also:

          🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/educational-content

          Mental Health

          See also:

          🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health

          Young Minds

          🇬🇧🔗https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

          This organisation aims to ensure all young people get the best possible mental health support.

          For children

          Fischy Music

          🔗https://www.youtube.com/user/Fischymusic

          Fischy Music. Free music video website for children’s emotional and mental wellbeing. Online assemblies on YouTube every Monday morning at 11am (primary aged children and families).

          Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advice

          🔗https://www.dropbox.com/s/389s08v6kflosyf/COVID19_advice-for-parents-and-carers_20.3_.pdf?dl=0&mc_cid=cdc03b607d&mc_eid:=3f078d562d

          Advice from the University of Reading and University of Oxford for young people to manage their mental health during the pandemic

          For Parents

          Parent Zone Crisis Messaging

          🔗https://parentzone.org.uk/parent-zone-crisis-messenger

          If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text PARENTZONE to 85258.

          Child Mind

          🔗https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

          Clinical and supportive resources - Resources for parents struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries

          Child Mind Institute Live Chats

          🔗https://www.facebook.com/ChildMindInstitute/live/

          Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians - Live Chats that parents have access to with clinicians that discuss children and parents health

          Co-parenting in Coronavirus

          🔗https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/divorce-busting/202003/co-parenting-and-the-coronavirus

          Co-parenting and Coronavirus- Article discusses how separated parents can bridge their differences during the pandemic

          Potential In Me

          🔗https://potentialin.me/families-online/

          Potential in Me are running an online support group for parents & carers of kids in adolescence (8-25). We’re running personal development workshops, community connection calls and a limited amount of one-to-one coaching support.

          DevieCoach

          🔗https://deviecoach.com/

          Free mobile app that delivers research-based daily support for parents at home with young children in the form of automated 2-5 min chats. All content based on RCT-validated. 

          General support for parents

          Dads Rock

          🔗https://www.dadsrock.org.uk/ 

          Dads Rock! Supporting fathers across Scotland.

          Parenting Across Scotland

          🔗https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/info-for-families/coronavirus/

          Parenting across Scotland- Provides guides for the family.

          Barnardo Whatsapp Tool

          🔗https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FU1VhPd7zmmQJF2kwIMUeWFzqLuBbEpc

          Barnardo's pilot of WhatsApp as a service delivery tool. Guidance, policy, lessons learned, etc.

          Dads Rock will be running online workshops, such as Antenatal for Dads to be, Antenatal for Mums to be, Feeding, sleeping and hairstyle workshops.

          Parenting NI

          🔗https://www.parentingni.org/

          Parenting NI established in 1979, as the Parents Advice Centre, provides free support for parents across Northern Ireland.

          Parent Info

          🔗https://parentinfo.org/

          Help and advice for families in a digital world

          Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

          Social Networks and Communication

          Chatting/Communicating with other

          Mush

          🇬🇧🔗https://letsmush.com/ 

          GovStart 2019 startup Mush is the local social network for mums. They can swap advice and tips on how to deal with the virus.

          Positive Birth Under COVID-19

          🔗https://m.facebook.com/groups/204187680864008/

          Facebook group supporting those who are going to give birth in the time of Coronavirus.

          FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

          🔗https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326/

          Facebook group for Family Lockdown tips and ideas

          Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

          🇬🇧🔗https://www.facebook.com/groups/670287490403923/

          Facebook Group for Family lockdown activities, tips & ideas UK

          Campaigns

          In this Together

          🇦🇪🔗#InThisTogetherDubai, A social media campaign that links all education community members together to share their ideas and practices and support each other

          Safeguarding

          Safeguarding Advice

          🔗https://medium.com/@catherineknibbs/what-are-the-issues-to-consider-working-online-with-children-young-people-during-covid-19-66cd53254d58

          What are the issues to consider working online with children/young people during Coronavirus outbreak

          Internet Matters

          🔗https://www.internetmatters.org/

          Helping parents keep their children safe online

          Safeguarding for Music Tuition

          🔗https://274483.temp-dns.com/upload/Connect_Resound_Safeguarding_for_synchonous_online_music_tuition_final.pdf

          Safeguarding: synchronous online music tuition

          Online Compass

          🔗https://swgfl.org.uk/products/online-compass/

          Online Compass produced by SWGfL (who also run online safety mark for schools) Online Compass is an online-safety self-review tool designed for organisations working with children and young people. It helps assess your current practice and provides guidance for ongoing development re online policies/procedures etc. Nb the resources are in the process of being updated so some links don’t work.

          Safety while onl

          https://www.scrtracker.com/blog/how-can-we-keep-students-safe-as-their-internet-usage-increases

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              🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/educational-content

              Mental Health

              See also:

              🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health

              Young Minds

              🇬🇧🔗https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

              This organisation aims to ensure all young people get the best possible mental health support.

              For children

              Fischy Music

              🔗https://www.youtube.com/user/Fischymusic

              Fischy Music. Free music video website for children’s emotional and mental wellbeing. Online assemblies on YouTube every Monday morning at 11am (primary aged children and families).

              Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advice

              🔗https://www.dropbox.com/s/389s08v6kflosyf/COVID19_advice-for-parents-and-carers_20.3_.pdf?dl=0&mc_cid=cdc03b607d&mc_eid:=3f078d562d

              Advice from the University of Reading and University of Oxford for young people to manage their mental health during the pandemic

              For Parents

              Parent Zone Crisis Messaging

              🔗https://parentzone.org.uk/parent-zone-crisis-messenger

              If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text PARENTZONE to 85258.

              Child Mind

              🔗https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

              Clinical and supportive resources - Resources for parents struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries

              Child Mind Institute Live Chats

              🔗https://www.facebook.com/ChildMindInstitute/live/

              Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians - Live Chats that parents have access to with clinicians that discuss children and parents health

              Co-parenting in Coronavirus

              🔗https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/divorce-busting/202003/co-parenting-and-the-coronavirus

              Co-parenting and Coronavirus- Article discusses how separated parents can bridge their differences during the pandemic

              Potential In Me

              🔗https://potentialin.me/families-online/

              Potential in Me are running an online support group for parents & carers of kids in adolescence (8-25). We’re running personal development workshops, community connection calls and a limited amount of one-to-one coaching support.

              DevieCoach

              🔗https://deviecoach.com/

              Free mobile app that delivers research-based daily support for parents at home with young children in the form of automated 2-5 min chats. All content based on RCT-validated. 

              General support for parents

              Dads Rock

              🔗https://www.dadsrock.org.uk/ 

              Dads Rock! Supporting fathers across Scotland.

              Parenting Across Scotland

              🔗https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/info-for-families/coronavirus/

              Parenting across Scotland- Provides guides for the family.

              Barnardo Whatsapp Tool

              🔗https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FU1VhPd7zmmQJF2kwIMUeWFzqLuBbEpc

              Barnardo's pilot of WhatsApp as a service delivery tool. Guidance, policy, lessons learned, etc.

              Dads Rock will be running online workshops, such as Antenatal for Dads to be, Antenatal for Mums to be, Feeding, sleeping and hairstyle workshops.

              Parenting NI

              🔗https://www.parentingni.org/

              Parenting NI established in 1979, as the Parents Advice Centre, provides free support for parents across Northern Ireland.

              Parent Info

              🔗https://parentinfo.org/

              Help and advice for families in a digital world

              Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

              Social Networks and Communication

              Chatting/Communicating with other

              Mush

              🇬🇧🔗https://letsmush.com/ 

              GovStart 2019 startup Mush is the local social network for mums. They can swap advice and tips on how to deal with the virus.

              Positive Birth Under COVID-19

              🔗https://m.facebook.com/groups/204187680864008/