On this page you can find some more ideas for supporting your children while they are at home.
Interaction Institute for Social Change | Artist: Angus Maguire.
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Some children may be especially vulnerable at this time of uncertainty. This may include (but is not limited to) children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), children who are ‘Looked After’ and children who are deemed to be Children in Need. These children may need extra support to ensure that they maintain good levels of well-being. Julia Clements and Paula Nagel, Place2Be's Principal Educational Psychologists, suggest some ways to support children who may be especially vulnerable at this time.
The Cats Corner website is focused on activities that parents/carers can easily do at home to support children to explore psycho-social-emotional subjects through creative activities; also giving parents 'permission' to take time to be playful with their children rather than feeling caught up in the anxiety of the many varying demands on our time at the moment.
Ideas for supporting your children at home and for regulation:
To increase co regulation, a vital ingredient in calming the nervous system and increasing your sense of significance and belonging at times of social distancing:
Instagram accounts to follow for play and sensory ideas
This is an exciting way to introduce your children to mindfulness, something which can be really useful if they are worried or anxious about the current situation.
Mindful Monsters can also be accessed via a monthly subscription service if you would like further activities to try with your child. See mindfulmonsters.co.uk for further information.
BBC Bitesize SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.
Although primarily aimed at parents with children who have SEND, there is some really information for ALL parents.
This is a link to the Calm Zone on Childline’s website. There are breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to support you in trying to let go of stress.
Another really useful set of downloadable resources for children suffering from anxiety, low self-esteem and so on. Very high quality resources from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.