Supporting children & young people at home during school closures

Introduction

These are very unusual and uncertain times for everyone. We’ve had a few weeks to make some adjustments and try to cope with the changes in our lives. There is a lot of information available which can feel overwhelming. This guide provides an overview of key messages and recommended resources which you might find helpful. The most important thing is to offer care and compassion to yourself, and those around you, and support each other through this uncertain time.

These are some key ways you can help your child to feel safe and calm and have some fun whilst at home:

  1. Talk about Coronavirus
  2. Create routines
  3. Keep learning
  4. Keep active and plan regular movement time
  5. Stay Connected: talk and listen to your child and have fun together
  6. Take care of yourself the best you can