Useful Links for Schools, Parents & Children (COVID-19)
Published on 23/03/20
The current UK situation is unprecedented and, with the closure of schools for all but those children of key workers, there are now lots of young people at home implementing home-learning (and social distancing) for the first time.
We've put together a helpful list of resources, collated from our staff, schools and other genuine sources to provide you with information on mental health & wellbeing, physical activities & exercise, educational resources and other links of interest.
Please Note: We take no responsibility for the content found within these third-party websites and have added these links in good faith as to the relevance of the content within them.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Young Minds
What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus
Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Having a difficult time with your mental health during coronavirus
5 ways to keep your children occupied and learning at home
Helping children to cope with life without school
- Books Beyond Words - Beating the virus
A short wordless story, that will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe (empowering people through pictures - shared by one of our Special Schools)
- Save the Children
7 simple tips on how to talk to children about the coronavirus
Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from childrenttps://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Worried about coronavirus? Here's what you need to know...
A comic for kids - explaining coronavirus
Physical Activities & Exercise
- PE with Joe Wicks
A free daily home workout aimed at children, Monday to Friday at 9am https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html
- Cosmic Karma Yoga
Yoga exercises for children
- NHS Change 4 Life
Indoor Activities for Kids
- BBC Bitesize
- Oak National Academy
Online classroom and research hub for teachers, by teachers
- Be Ready Schools Support
Free online interactive learning platform for secondary school teachers and students
- BBC Teach
Thousands of free curriculum videos arranged by age group and subject.
- Phonics Play
Free to use during the COVID-19 period to help children with their phonics
Introductory coding and programming - free app (primary)
- Oxford Owl
Learning at home activities (primary)
- TTS Group
Free home learning resources for Early Years, KS1 & KS2
- DK Find Out
Easily digestible information on lots of different topics
- Book Trust
Book recommendations and quizzes
- Kids Guinness World Records
Activities to try and fun facts
- Audible (by Amazon)
Free Audio Books
Last updated 20th April 2020
This is a working blog post and will be updated over the next few weeks/months as new links and resources appear.
If you have any suggestions of free, easily accessible-to-all resources that may be of use to the educational community, please don't hesitate to drop a message to our marketing team and we'll get them added in.
From all of us here at e4education, stay safe.