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Welcome to the page of resources and support available to parents and carers.

Please keep checking back as we will be regularly adding to this page.

Parents/Carers

INFORMATION

ASD Family Help - support, advice and activities for children, young people and their families with any learning disability, additonal need or autism (including siblings).

Barnado's - advice for parents and carers.  How do you talk to your child about coronavirus?  How can you keep  your children entertained whilst you're working from home?

#Coping: Family life during the lockdown - some reliable and free sources of information and advice to help you and your family to cope under lockdown.

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be found here.

Guidance on helping children aged 2 to 4 learn at home can be found here. 

Guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home can be found here   Guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home can be found here.

Keeping children happy and safe online during COVID-19 – useful resources and tools to help ensure that your child is safe and happy online. 

Parents: Reducing stress, neglect and non-accidental injuries during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic - where to get help and support.

Swings and Smiles - are still able to offer services such as their virtual timetable, 121 SIBSupport or group SIBSupport through video calls (contact sibsupport@swingsandsmiles.co.uk), support by email or phone or resource packs and sensory lending library.  Contact Swings and Smiles on 01635 285170  or email office@swingsandsmiles.co.uk

Supporting Your Child During The Coronavirus Pandemic - tips, advice and where to get support for your child's mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Thinkuknow - a resource for keeping kids safe both online and  offline. - open 9.00am - 4.30pm.

 

 ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

Activities Booklet - Here are some great ideas for young people to try.  There are games, crafts, quizzes, recipes and much more!  Please try them and let us know how you get on!

Albert and social distancing - Newbury Baptist Church have shared a free book that can be downloaded about Albert the mouse and social distancing.

Apple - have released free ebooks for a limited time for your Apple device; click on 'Book store' and then the 'Free books' section.

ASDAN - free resources to support home learning and educating.

Audible - thousands of educational and children's audio books available completely free.

BBC Learning - This site is old and no longer updated and yet there'sso much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

BBC Teach - thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos arranged by age group and subject.

BrainPop - animated movies on topics in maths, science and English completely free to parents.

British Council - Resources for English language learning.

Cbeebies Radio - Listening activities for the younger ones.

Change 4 Life - ten minute shake up activities with Disney inspired games and activities.

Children's Activity Pack - Roald Dahl's George's Marvelllous Medicine, Dr Zeuss' The Cat In The Hat and Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees' Giraffes Can't Dance

Crash Course Kids - You Tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience.

Crest Awards - Science awards you can complete from home.

Futurelearn - Free to access hundreds of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Get Berkshire Active: Activities for Families with Children - ways to stay active with your children.

Khan Academy - Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

Mystery Science - Free science lessons.

National Geographic Kids - Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Nature Detectives - A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Oxford Owl for Home - Lots of free resources for Primary age.

Paw Print Badges - Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Prodigy Maths - Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Red Ted Art - Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

Ted Ed - All sorts of engaging educational videos.

The Artful Parent - Good, free art activities.

The Imagination Tree - Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

The Kids Should See This - Wide range of cool educational videos.

Toy Theater - Educational online games.

Twinkl - This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Tynker - free resources and lessons to teach youg child to code, from ages 5+

West Berkshire Heritage - Free family activity sheets which can be downloaded and  completed at home.