We know that children and families may be feeling anxious and worried about the transition back to school. During this time children and families will be experiencing a significant amount of change. We understand how important this transition will be for children so here are some resources to begin to support this process.
Free transition training courses
Parenting in a Pandemic: https://www.schudio.tv/courses/parenting-in-a-pandemic
Autism: All About Me Book - Online Course: https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/skills-learning/community-learning/autism-all-about-me-book-line-course-family-learning/
Coronavirus books for Children
Please read the book before sharing it with your child to make sure you are comfortable with the content.
Mental Health Awareness Week 18th-25th May
This is a Mental Health Awareness Week with a difference. Now more then ever is the time to care for ourselves and reach out and talk to our family, friends or someone in need of a friend.
Here are some helpful mental health awareness resources.
Every mind matters: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Young minds - https://youngminds.org.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAjwh472BRAGEiwAvHVfGo-IPmtJPmQ1Xt62bc1tIklrQp5snjYUDlZVNYr-BqIMEKhAa0BpHBoCc3AQAvD_BwE
Children's Mental Health Week- https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/
As the school is now closed, we understand that this is big change and children may find it difficult to understand. We are here to support you and would suggest that children of all ages thrive on some structure and routine in their day.
Below you will find some examples of timetables that you can use with your child to support a daily routine. You will also find some social stories that you can read to your child to help their understanding of the coronavirus.
Whilst staying at home, it is important to take care of ourselves. I have attached some useful websites, apps and activities that support children's wellbeing and sensory processing. You will also find some useful literacy and maths resources.
Take care and stay safe.
There is so much to learn from sensory play and it is great way to engage and motive your child. It can be therapeutic and is a fun activity for the whole family. Click the links below and you will find lots of great sensory play ideas. We would love to see photos of sensory play whilst you are at home so please email them to your child's class teacher.
Have fun and get messy!
Brain Parade http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/
A visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.
A collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.
A range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).
https://www.dance-equation.co.uk/course-level-1-class-1/ Fun maths activities https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ A mix of Phonics games for all stages.
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/ Literacy resources
https://inclusiveteach.com/free-printable-sen-teaching-resources/ Free SEN teaching resources
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/g31784857/live-animal-webcam-zoo/ Live links to zoo webcams in the UK
https://widgitonline.com/offer 30 days free access to Widget Online (Use code WIDGET30)
https://www.thegeniusofplay.org/ Lots of fun play ideas.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Use code CVDTWINKLHELPS