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Calm down is a phrase that I’m sure as parents we have all used at some point. As an adult it is possible you have been on the receiving end of this too. Being told to calm down can have a very negative impact. Click here to explore some alternatives.
Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others. However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them. Click here for an activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children exploring how they can stay safe while gaming:
Starting secondary school is one of the most significant times in a child’s and parent’s life and getting as much information as possible can help with anxieties at this time. I have attached some links with tips and activities on how to help your child make a smooth transition while in lock down. Click here
Easy Healthy kids recipes If there is one thing I really like to do with my children, it is cooking. Anything that revolves around food has got to be a good thing. Some of my best memories are of my son, daughters and grandchildren making and experimenting in the kitchen; even if the result wasn’t as expected.
While you’re in isolation with children of any age, the weeks ahead will test your ingenuity to the limit. Science can be a lot of fun for all ages it can help children develop key life skills, including an ability to communicate, remain organized and focused, and even form their own opinions based on observation. I wanted to share with you an experiment my children and I have enjoyed doing as they grew up. They would become totally engrossed in what they were doing and there would be lots of fun and laughter.
A week into isolation, many of us probably working from home. Juggling your own mental health and wellbeing with that of your childs'. I've spoken to a few parents over the phone in the last 24 hours, many of whom are wondering, am I doing this right? I then stumbled across something last night which I think captures the answer to this question perfectly...…………………………………………………..
Play is one of the main ways that children learn and develop. It helps to build their self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and feel good about themselves. Anyone who spends any amount of time with children understand that providing them with an opportunity to play allows children to relax, let off steam, develop concentration, it encourages the development of imagination, develops motor skills, teaches self-expression and far more. Click here for ideas.
Everyone's heard of Joe Wicks Online PE lessons by now I'm sure. If you haven't, then I'd highly recommend checking it out. I've been starting school work early with my boys, so throwing this into the mix at 9am is a great way to wake the body and the mind and get the blood flowing and invigorated for the rest of the day ahead. I'll be sending more links & other tools to help keep active in the coming days/weeks ahead.