Coronavirus resources for children

A short guide to understand Coronavirus 

The Children's Commissioner has created a great guide to help answer children’s questions, tell them how to stay safe and protect other people, and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

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They have also created a page full of advice, information, suggestions and resources for parents, educators and other professionals who work with children, to help during the pandemic. 

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Childline advice to children about Coronavirus

Childline is seeing a large increase in the number of calls from children with worries about coronavirus and worries about themselves. Here are some great tips and information on how to cope during the lockdown and with schools closing. 

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Advice on coping with anxiety 

Young Minds have good advice for young people that are feeling particularly anxious or low in the mood about what is happening. 

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The NSPCC have created a resource centre for parents and carers with lots of useful tips and advice, including talking to your child about coronavirus (COVID-19) taking care of your family’s mental health, coping with tension and arguments, and staying safe online.

NSPCC

Wellbeing

This parent-child resource by Sara Watkins helps parents reconnect with their child through movement, visualisation-essentially the body. 

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Partnership for Children resources to help your child find healthy ways to deal with their feelings and reactions to the Covid-19 situation. 

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Learning a language

To help kids who are learning from home, educational software company Rosetta Stone is offering schoolchildren free access to its popular language courses for three months. 

Rosetta Stone