Coronavirus: Resources for Parents

During the coronavirus pandemic, many parents are experiencing higher than usual levels of pressure with homeschooling and working from home whilst parenting. Please refer to the following resources for support at this challenging time.

-How parents should explain coronavirus to their children – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51734855

-Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust – A number of resources helping explain different aspects of the coronavirus pandemic to children – https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/patients-and-parents/coronavirus-resources-for-children-and-families/

-Just for kids – A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus – https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1586166337291

-Amaze – Info pack for parents (FAQ’s about COVID-19 for parents/carers of children with SEND in Brighton & Hove but useful nationally) – https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

-Covibook – An interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic – https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

-Young Minds – Talking to your child about COVID-19 and 10 tips to support family wellbeing – https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

-The Department of Education have set up a dedicated helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows – 0800 046 8687 or DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk  

-Help with Home Schooling – Online educational resources by the Department for Education – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

-BBC Bitesize – New lessons to be added regularly to support home learning for a variety of ages – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

-The Metabolic Support UK blog has some useful suggestions for homeschooling during the pandemic – https://www.metabolicsupportuk.org/top-tips-homeschooling/

-MyTutor – This blog shares some tips on homeschooling and supporting children during lockdown – https://www.mytutor.co.uk/blog/homeschooling-during-covid-19-how-one-family-is-doing-it/

-Changing Faces – This article shows how you can support children returning to school after lockdown – https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/adviceandsupport/self-help/parents/after-lockdown-worries-about-returning-to-school

-Young Minds – This article lists some ways that you can support your child returning to school after lockdown – https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/supporting-a-child-returning-to-school-after-lockdown/

If you need any further help supporting your child at this difficult time, please contact us on contact@metabolicsupportuk.org or 0845 241 2173.