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COVID - 19 Time Capsule 


No doubt this will go down in history! 

So why not make a record for yourselves and others to look back on, about what this time was like, how we as a nation and you as an individual reacted to a global pandemic?

What activities are you doing? What do you think about it? How does it make you feel? 

Here are some resources to help you do that. 

Enjoy making history! 


An information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. 

Hans and the Gruffalo: Free digital COVID-19 educational resources for children aged 2-9 years. 

Through illustrated books, and new and existing cartoon characters, this campaign and its innovative educational materials aim to engage children in pubic health at this vital time, as well as provide reassurance and support for their wellbeing. 


Free MindUp Resources: 

In light of school closures, MindUP have created some free resources  for children and parents/carers that can be accessed from any device and/or printed. You can also find the Free MindUP Resources page on their website ( from the MindUP drop-down menu. 


Gardening A handy gardener: 

Make this handy glove propagator to look at seed germination.

Emotional Well-being and Mental Health


What is coronavirus? A fact sheet for kids - Covid-19 information produced by the NHS


Now More Than Ever,  Every Mind Matters: Public Health England have launched a new campaign to support people to manage their mental wellbeing during this difficult time, using Every Mind Matters self-care resources


Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers (NSPCC): An online hub providing advice and support for parents and carers during the coronavirus outbreak. Content includes: information on keeping children safe from abuse; tips and advice to help parents working from home; and ways to talk to a child who is anxious or worried about coronavirus.


Coronavirus: tips to coping during lockdown (Childline): Advice for Children and Young People


Support for kids with ADHD during the Coronavirus Crisis: Families everywhere are struggling to care for (and homeschool) children cut off from their normal routines and activities during the coronavirus crisis. Kids with ADHD may need extra structure and support to manage attention and behaviour challenges and keep on track with learning in this challenging situation. This article from Child Mind Institute provides suggestions from ADHD experts for helping kids with ADHD weather this storm.


Childhood Bereavement Network: Resources and support run by the National Children’s Bureau


Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence: Overview of support available (attached below)

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