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Return to School Support - September 2020

Return to School - September 2020

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Tips and Strategies to Help Manage Emotions & Feelings


1. 10 ways for parents to help their children cope with change


Going through change can be scary or challenging for children. These 10 top tips aimed at parents can provide a starting point for helping children struggling with a change in their life.

2. Stress Busters


Strategies to manage stress and worry:

3. Emotion Wheel


The emotion wheel can be used with children of all ages who are struggling to express their current feelings. By identifying an image they can convey their current feelings. Using the wheel regularly throughout the day will help children and young people see the changing nature of their feelings and can help reduce anxiety around feeling a certain way.

4. Mindfulness Calendar: Daily Five Minute Activities


This is a two-week calendar with daily mindfulness activity suggestions. The simple, short activities encourage children to focus on what’s around them to find a sense of calm.

5. How to explain anxiety to your child


A series of illustrations that can help you to explain to a child why anxiety can happen, when it can happen and what they can do if they do feel anxious:

6. Self-Care Kit


This self-care kit has lots of ideas and activities for self-care for children, including mindful colouring, laughing out loud, breathing exercises, an emotional check-in, ways to express thoughts, a self soothe box and more creative activities:

7. 35 Healthy Coping Ways


This poster provide a range of ideas and skills to help children manage their emotions.

8. Understanding Social Distancing


Help your child to understand social distancing from their friends by watching this story:

9. Reassuring Children's Worries


A picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus:

Books to Help Returning to School


1. How to go Back to School


A book explaining how to go BACK to School.

2. Counting Ways to Stay Safe


The story of Counting Ways to Stay Safe provides children with vital information on how to practice safe social distancing during COVID-19.

3. Has Anyone Seen Normal?


Has Anyone Seen Normal? is a story about a young girl struggling to navigate the uncertainty in her life caused by COVID-19. It is a story more generally about choosing joy amid chaos.

4. Stay Clear, Stay Clean, Stay Kind.


SpottyWot and DottyWot, have just arrived back on Planet WotWot and the Kiddets want to throw them a ‘Welcome Home’ party. But wait! What if their heroes have brought sneezes back from planet Earth! The party will need to wait as the Kiddets learn three important ways to take care of their heroes - and themselves: Stay Clear, Stay Clean, Stay Kind. This can also be downloaded in to a variety of other languages.

5. King Covid and the Kids Who Cared


A story about the novel coronavirus (nicknamed 'King Covid') and the superpower that kids can use to fight back! This is also a colouring book. There are two different versions depending on age.

6. Piperpotamus learns about Coronavirus


A fun and informative book that breaks down the current UK lockdown in the midst of COVID-19 into an understandable and engaging story for children.

7. The Virus Stopping Champion


Featuring a child superhero who learns how to prevent the spread of the virus, the story touches on the courageous steps every child and their family can take to fight COVID 19. From handwashing, social distancing and the importance of staying home The Virus-Stopping Champion can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

8. I Love You


'I Love You' helps children cope with the emotional impact of not being able to visit their elderly relatives. Touching on the global nature of the COVID-19 it helps kids understand that this situation is affecting children all over the world no matter their age, skin colour or the language that they speak.