Resources to boost your child's wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown
During the Covid-19 lockdown, we're all feeling less secure and missing our usual routines. But just as doing exercise improves physical health, you and your child can do activities to boost their mental health.
These activities are based on our Skills for Life programmes. Use them to help your child find healthy ways to deal with their feelings and reactions to the Covid-19 situation.
- Take around 10 minutes to complete and can be downloaded or done with pen and paper
- Cover the following themes: Feelings, staying connected, dealing with change, getting along, dealing with worries and relaxing
- Designed for children aged five to nine but can be adapted for younger or older children
- Include instructions for adults to complete the activities with children
Download your FREE Covid-19 children's wellbeing activities for teaching staff and families here:
- Read more about how to talk to children about death.
Our short video on ‘Talking to children about death’ is based on expert advice and gives tips on how to respond to children’s questions.
This video will guide you through how to use the activities at home - both the video and activities are free to distribute:
- More activities will be available in the coming weeks available on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PFChildren
- Schools running Zippy’s Friends for SEND may also be interested in Widgit’s Back to School Symbol Toolkit
Please feel free to share photos and posts about children completing the activities and tag us! #PfChildren
Healthy Coping Strategies
In some of the activities, your child will learn to come up with different coping strategies and choose the best coping strategy. There are two ‘Golden Rules’ which help your child to choose a healthy coping strategy:
- It makes me feel better
- It doesn't hurt me or anyone else
If a strategy obeys these rules, it’s good to use!
Partnership for Children is an international charity which promotes the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children all around the world. We produce mental health promotion programmes for primary schools that teach children skills for life: how to get on with others, and how to deal with difficulties. Our programmes meet all elements of the Mental Wellbeing PSHE guidance for Relationships and Health Education for primary schools.
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