Support at Home
Home Learning Activities for Wellbeing
This is a very strange and worrying time for us all - especially in supporting your children. You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is affecting your life. Worries may be around having to stay at home and avoid other people.
This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can do that could help your wellbeing.
We hope the ideas and links in this part of the Wellbeing section will provide some ideas to support you you and your family whilst at home.
Colour and chat
Mindful colouring has the ability to relax the fear center of your brain, the amygdala. It induces the same state as meditating by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. This generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your child's mind to get some rest.
You will often find your children will open up about their worries in these quiet moments where they are feeling more relaxed and thinking clearly. This is a great opportunity to discuss and reassure your child about any of their anxieties.
Mindful Colouring Resources
Find some of your favourite songs and have a great time dancing around the house!
The song below is my favourite- it's the happiest song in the world!
If you need a lift, put this on, turn it up,
and have a good dance around!!
Wonderful for the soul!
Links to further activities you can do at home to promote you and your family's wellbeing
The Catholic Children’s Society (CCS) supports the material, relational and spiritual wellbeing of children and young people. During the Coronavirus crisis they have collaborated with the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) to develop a series of videos on meditation which children and young people can participate in, whether in school or at home. The Primary series are released each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
ELSA Coronavirus support provides free resources for teaching staff and parents to help children cope with the current viral outbreak.
The days are getting longer and we know it can be a struggle to keep children busy and entertained in these very challenging times. Luckily nature always has an answer. So we’ve gathered some more activities we hope you’ll enjoy – either at home, in the garden or out on a walk while you enjoy some daily exercise as a family. Just remember to follow Government advice on social distancing though – it’s vital we all keep to the rules right now.
Helping parents get children off screens and outside into nature, one adventure at a time!
Inspiring children to enjoy plants and gardening, giving them a healthy hobby for their whole lives.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. The link above shares wellbeing activities for the family to enjoy.
There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.