Emotional Wellbeing Needs - some basic steps
At the moment there is understandable anxiety from everyone about the coronavirus.
- We have included links to and copies of Covid-19 Information and stories for children so that you can talk about the cornavirus in an honest but age appropriate way with your children
- We have included a sheet from our school educational psychologist with hints and tips how to talk to your child about the current situation.
- Unicef, the World Health Organisation have clear advice and we have links to this.
Everyone’s routines have been and will be disrupted by the current situation. We believe that it will help children with emotional needs if you put a new routine in place for your circumstances.
Personal space is something we all need, including our children. At the moment it is important that we plan for safe personal space in our homes, not just for the times when emotions are excessive.
Felling that we have personal space can also be helped by mindfulness . We have included some mindfulness activities for children.
If physical space is an issue:
- designate a cushion, rug or even a corner where your child can go and no one will talk to them.
- a designated activity such as colouring or lego building could be the time when your child has personal space.
|20 Simple Mindfulness Activities for Children .pdf||[pdf 35KB]|
The Reading Agency have teamed up with Libraries Connected and ASCEL to produce a book collection to help children stay safe, calm, connected and hopeful during the pandemic.
Many of these books can be ordered and borrowed from Torpoint Library
Coronavirus / COVID 19 Stories
|Talk about Covid-19|
|Stories and booklets for parents to share with their children|
Government Advice on Children's Mental Health and Well Being during the Coronavirus Outbreak
|COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing|