Supporting Your Child During The Covid-19 Pandemic
Please find below links to Somerset Children & Young People Health & Wellbeing E-newsletters. These E-newsletters link with the Public Health Covid-19 Campaign – Healthy, Happy and Safe at home.
Supporting your child returning to school.
These E-newsletters offer:
Advice & tips
Weblinks & apps
Coronavirus Feelings – Click on the images below.
Stories to read with your children to help explain the virus
Coronavirus – A book for children
‘Gruffalo Stayed in the Cave’ – Julia Donaldson
Covibook – a book in many languages explaining COVID-19 to under 7’s.
My Hero is You – COVID-19 story and mental health in many languages for 7 years and over
Lucy’s In Lockdown – this is the story of Lucy who, like many other children in the world right now, is in quarantine with her family. Her hair is blue, but this time she knows why. This story is designed to help children realise they’re not alone in the current conditions with Covid-19; to help them understand it’s temporary; and to help them express how they’re feeling. We want to ensure that all children know it’s “okay, sometimes, to have a blue day.”
You can also watch a Cbeebies style video of the story being read here – https://www.facebook.com/LucysBlueDay/videos/1109643516071686/
The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown
Supporting Your Anxious Child
Helping Kids Through COVID-19 and Beyond – helping with mental health and well-being – https://childmind.org/wethriveinside/
My Special Keepsake Book – This is a unique one off e-book full of stuff for your child to do whenever they feel like it during ‘Lockdown 2020’
This is a link to the Childline calm zone, a page with different activities children can do if they are feeling worried and stressed. There are activities, breathing exercises, yoga videos, games and art activities.
Links to Online Safety
Top Tips on Tech – a series of videos and guides from BT and ITV –