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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

🔗 ğŸ“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


National Gallery

🔗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

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Parenting & Childcare

Resources and tools for guardians and parents to use

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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. 


Legal Forms and Templates for Fostering in case of illness

🔗🇮🇪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

ğŸŒ±ğŸŒğŸ”—ğŸŽ¬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

🔗 ğŸ“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


National Gallery

🔗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

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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. 


Legal Forms and Templates for Fostering in case of illness

🔗🇮🇪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

ğŸŒ±ğŸŒğŸ”—ğŸŽ¬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

🔗 ğŸ“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


National Gallery

🔗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. 


Legal Forms and Templates for Fostering in case of illness

🔗🇮🇪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

ğŸŒ±ğŸŒğŸ”—ğŸŽ¬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

🔗 ğŸ“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


National Gallery

🔗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

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Resources and tools for guardians and parents to use

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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. 


Legal Forms and Templates for Fostering in case of illness

🔗🇮🇪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

ğŸŒ±ğŸŒğŸ”—ğŸŽ¬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

🔗 ğŸ“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


National Gallery

🔗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/