COVID-19 RESOURCES

Resources for parents

Please email your ideas and links to ellen.purton@parliament.uk.

Action for Children

Guidance for parents on coronavirus, with tips on where to go for help and advice. And specific resources to aid mental and emotional wellbeing. Also chat to parenting coaches online and suggestions for keeping children of all ages engaged and entertained at home: parents.actionforchildren.org.uk

 

Amazonas Comics

Resource for introducing children to the diversity of the Amazon Rainforest.  Four issues are available to read and download: amazonascomics.com/the-comics

 

BBC Bitesize education support

Daily content that supports parents as schools close across the UK, to help with education and wellbeing. bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness

Free guided yoga and mindfulness for kids, with the added hook of favourite characters.

youtube.com/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Dr Florence Charles

Educational and Child Psychologist. Ideas and possibilities for parents and FREE 30 minutes relaxation session for adults (Monday- Thursday at 9pm) instagram.com/dr.flo.charles

 

Girl Guiding: Adventures at home

Online resource hub #AdventuresAtHome packed with activities to entertain children & young people: girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/adventures-at-home

 

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 

Range of free exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) activities and resources available.

 

Kidz Bop Dance Along

Super fun dance-along videos - kid friendly dance moves to up-to-date pop music, modelled by energetic kids: youtube.com/user/KidzBopKids

 

Met Police and NSPCC: E-Safety

Advice for keeping your children safe online available at: 
met.police.uk/advice/cyber-crimefraud and nspcc.org.uk/online-safety

 

National Literacy Trust Family Zone

Free online zone for parents with ideas for activities for children at home. Some of the UK’s most exciting literacy resources and activities in one place. For early years to early teens and is full of engaging activities for families to do together: literacyfamilyzone.org.uk

 

NRich Maths Resources

Aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. Early Years, Primary & Secondary nrich.maths.org

PE with Joe

Free workout aimed at kids live on YouTube. The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout. 

youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

Stargazing with the National Schools Observatory

Great maps showing which constellations and planets will be visible and where in the sky to look for them. Check out their hour by hour maps here: schoolsobservatory.org/learn/astro/nightsky/maps

 

The Crafthouse     

Craft and sewing kits for kids aged 5-14 years as well as virtual sewing sessions

339 Upper Richmond Road West       

thecrafthouseuk.com

 

​The Lily Jo Project

Support for children and young people with their mental health. Releasing daily videos for children called: Unstoppable Kids: Be a Hero!

 

Young Archaeologists Club

Fun things to do for young archaeologists: yac-uk.org

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