Creative work by Nifty Fox Creative, 2020

TIS-UK is committed to supporting and developing mentally healthy cultures in schools and other organisations, informed by trauma informed practice and the power of an emotionally available adult to buffer the impact of childhood adversity. There are a range of Covid-19 support resources for parents, schools and settings on their site.

Visit the Trauma Informed Schools UK website provide some great ideas here for sensory experiences / playful activities that can release tension and can be done at home.

Visit the Inclusive Teach website

Dialogue Works is sending out weekly activity packs to stimulate interesting conversations in the family.  They are based on P4C and Thinking Moves, programmes that schools use all around the world that encourage caring, collaborative thinking and resources are divided up by age group.

View the Dialogue Works resources

The Anna Freud Centre has created a document providing advice for families on living and playing together during Coronavirus (Covid-19).

View and download the Anna Freud Centre document

The #GetCreativeAtHome campaign highlights and promotes some of the amazing participatory creative activities that are being developed to help people to express themselves creatively during this time of unprecedented change. Activities for all ages.

View the Get Creative UK activities

This blog is aimed at professionals but the activities between adult and child can be used by teachers and parents to ensure that children feel safe and connected in these difficult times.

Read the Australian Childhood Foundation blog 

Sesame Street videos, activities and tips for the whole family, especially parents, to care for themselves and others during this time.

Visit the Sesame Street website

The EYFS Home site aims to support parents and young children make the transition from being at school to being at home with advice on what learning looks like in the early years (3-5 years).

Visit the EYFS Home YouTube channel

A guide from Good Housekeeping of the education companies offering free subscriptions during school closures

View the Good Housekeeping guide

Professionals and parents can sign up for the free Early Arts e-Bulletin. In the latest edition (March 2020) is the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Creative Care Package which has a range of free activities to bring artists and cultural organisations into the home or school and help ignite those little (and big!) imaginations in the days and weeks to come.

Visit the Early Arts website

Hungry Little Minds is a government site with activities for parents and children from 0-5 years.

Visit the Hungry Little Minds website

Tiny Happy People is a BBC website aimed at helping parents to develop their child's communication skills. There are a wide range of simple activities and play ideas to support early development.

Visit the Tiny Happy People website

Beacon House develop freely available resources so that knowledge about the repair of trauma and adversity is in the hands of those who need it and has some specially adapted resources for the Coronavirus (Covid19) situation. You can use these resources in your home or work setting.

View and download the Beacon House resources

An article from The Conversation focusing on how play can help children and parents cope with Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Read The Conversation article