As we enter the fourth week of lockdown in the UK are you finding your groove or is the novelty of enforced time at home starting to wear off? For some, it’s doubtless a time to reassess priorities and spend time with family, but for others it can be lonely and isolating. Whatever the case, there’s an overwhelming amount of information available online to help.

We’ve spent some time researching and trying out some of the resources and have put together our picks:

Home schooling:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – there are some great video clips and lessons on a variety of subjects split into Key Stage 1 and 2
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/lifestyle/a31928448/home-schooling-uk-advice/ Some sound practical advice about homeschooling and some useful links too
https://www.theschoolrun.com/home-education-step-by-step – some free resources and some additional well priced ones too

https://www.pobble365.com/ – A picture a day with some questions/ activities and ideas for story writing

Arts and Crafts

Some great crafty ideas to do with your children

https://www.kigaportal.com/ng/ng6/en/ideas/activities/arts-crafts?

https://www.toucanbox.com/activities/fun-things-to-do-at-home-with-your-kidshttps://www.care.com/c/en-gb/stories/3780/101-things-to-do-when-kids-say-im-bored/

 

 

Support for Mental Health – Resilience for Teens, Mindfulness crafts for kids and Meditation and Mindfulness Apps

These sites which are supportive for  all ages, from young children, teens through to us adults.

https://www.mindfullittleminds.com/5-fun-and-easy-mindfulness-crafts-your-kids-will-love/
https://stem4.org.uk/resilience/resilience-for-teenagers/
https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-family-life-and-parenting/parenting-teenagers/mental-health/teen-anxiety?gclid=Cj0KCQjwpfHzBRCiARIsAHHzyZoMMwz88WDGd2O6F5eF-Ezsl0VUCe2MtmGVFMwTJt3EAglFrdYR0NIaAsOxEALw_wcB
https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/
https://www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/health/best-meditation-apps-free-mindfulness-guided-meditations-calm-music-reduce-stress-anxiety-a4065971.html

Take care and stay safe.

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Lockdown resources – our homeschooling and wellbeing picks