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Coronavirus Resource Pack
Last edited: Monday March 23rd 2020
With thanks to Sefton EP Team

Resources for talking to children about coronavirus
https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus British Psychological Society tips for talking to young people
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089 Newsround video clip for children
https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus Tips for families
https://www.thedadsnet.com/this-free-book-is-great-for-explaining-covid-19-coronavirus-to-your-children Conic book style story about coronavirus
https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf?fbclid=IwAR23zxNlbEumpw4oKlM7Xy3VlKnA25b8Gi53N6YiFIeKB9Vx0LQypSPYzzg Social story
https://krisepsykologi.no/what-can-we-say-to-children-about-coronavirus/ Guide for parents and professionals
https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/ Animation for older children
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584464333506 A comic exploring coronavirus for young people
https://www.adamspsychologyservices.co.uk/coronavirus.html Comprehensive guide for adults to manage a range of situations related to coronavirus
https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/calming-coronavirus-anxiety-children-everyone-else/#Update Advice for parents of children with SEN
https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/ Advice from The Child Mind Institute

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/ ELSA coronavirus story for children

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource Parent resources from National Association of School Psychologists

https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20UPDATED%20130320%20SD%20editsAH.pdf Easy read information page about coronavirus

Anxiety Resources (generic and targeted)
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2 World Health Organisation advice for maintaining good mental health at this time

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ To support young people in managing virus related anxiety

https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/covid-19-research-findings Advice for managing the volume of anxiety inducing news

https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=apa-pandemics&utm_content=pandemics-resources Range of resources from American Psychiatric Association

https://www.annafreud.org/selfcare/ Generic tips from Anna Freud Centre

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799 Generic tips to support good mental health

https://www.gozen.com website with activities to support children experiencing anxiety. Their YouTube channel has guided videos with relaxation, deep breathing and meditations

https://copingskillsforkids.com/deep-breathing-exercises-for-kids List of creative ways to practice deep breathing


Online and Home Learning Resources

Possible resources for Home Schooling (apologies for any repetitions)

Home Education UK – links to resources across a wide range of topics
https://www.home-education.org.uk/resources-educational.htm

BBC Bitesize – large range of subjects/topics covering ages 3 to 16+
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

BBC Teach – advice and content for those home schooling
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

Ed Place - £1 subscription for 14 days trial. Full range of worksheets and activities for home education in English, Maths and Science from year 1 to year 11
https://www.edplace.com/worksheets

IXL – subscription based site with English and Maths activities from Reception up to Year 13
https://uk.ixl.com/

Khan Academy – free, based on the US education system, but good interactive ‘lessons’ and quizzes. Doesn’t run in Internet Explorer – it will suggest appropriate browsers
https://www.khanacademy.org

Udemy – vast selection of online courses – many of which are free
https://www.udemy.com/

Freddies Mummy UK – A home schooling website with recommendations for resources etc for home schoolers. NB This is a privately managed website – Warrington Borough Council accepts no responsibility for any content or opinions published on this website.
https://freddiesmummyuk.com/homeschooling-websites-uk/

MyOnlineSchooling.co.uk – individual online classrooms teaching the English National Curriculum – large fees apply
https://myonlineschooling.co.uk/

Generic Learning
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize Wide range of engaging activities for all topics and ages
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ Range of activities and topics available
https://ed.ted.com All sorts of engaging educational videos
https://www.2simple.com Variety of online learning programmes
https://www.abcya.com/ American maths and reading games
https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/ Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas
https://www.izzit.org/index.php Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects
https://www.khanacademy.org Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
https://www.funbrain.com/ American, but good resources - online books, games etc
https://www.senecalearning.com For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age
https://www.kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/ A collection of free resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Range of activities
https://www.risingstars-uk.com/subjects/digital range of resources across the age groups
https://uk.ixl.com/ Range of online activities

Maths
https://www.dreambox.com/at-home Adaptive online maths activities (American)
www.themathsfactor.com free trial
https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work Maths videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors
https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/ Competitive maths and coding games
https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
https://www.myhomeschoolmath.com/visualperception.html
http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
https://www.10ticks.co.uk/

Literacy
https://thestorystarter.com/ Randomly generated story starters
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find Resources for English language learning
https://www.nessy.com/uk/virtualschool/ Nessy offering free online access to literacy programmes
https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ Free stories online ages 3-12
https://www.storylineonline.net/ Children’s books read by famous people
https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html Free children’s classic books (PDFs and audio)
https://www.seussville.com/ Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss
http://www.expresseumpoetics.org.uk/wpcontent/uploads/2016/07/04_c_creative_writing_exercises.pdf Creative writing

Science
https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities Science activities to do at home
https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard Interactive models of the body
https://mysteryscience.com American but interesting lessons
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ A lot of these can be done in a garden!
https://thekidshouldseethis.com American but wide range of engaging educational videos
https://www.biologysimulations.com/ Biology learning activities
https://www.chemicool.com/ Website about periodic table
https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html Information about space
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac older style website but covers a range of topics
https://www.crestawards.org Science awards you can complete from home. All ages
https://www.everyday-earth.com/ Video based science content
https://www.playmadagames.com/ Chemistry games

History
https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ Virtual tours of the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.
https://www.bunkhistory.org/ Digital archive of history
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/ Learning about earthquakes
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ Geography and animals
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html Covers a range of geography topics

IT and Coding
https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming
https://www.codecademy.com/ Coding resources
https://www.kodable.com/ Coding for primary age

Typing
https://www.nitrotype.com/ Improve your typing skills while competing with up to 5 typers from around the world.
https://www.typingclub.com/ Typing programme
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr BBC Bitesize Dance Mat Typing

Music
https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en Music theory
https://www.musictheory.net/ Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.
https://www.smartmusic.com/ Access to range of resources for music learners
https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments Poetry and music
https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/ Range of music activities

Languages
https://rockalingua.com/ Music based Spanish activities
https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Other
Chatter Pack list of online resources (covers multiple areas) https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning
https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/ Yoga videos for children
https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/ Videos linking physical activity (e.g. star jumps) to maths and literacy topics (American)
https://toytheater.com/ Educational online games
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones.
https://www.gonoodle.com/ Movement and mindfulness videos
https://thecrashcourse.com Animated site with YouTube clips. Aimed at American high school age
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids As above for a younger audience
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html