COVID-19 Home and Blended Learning Resources.

STLS 5Supporting Children with SEND.  COVID-19

Shadow 1175655The Sensory Projects This link provides a bank of FREE resources,  aimed at people with additional learning needs. 
AetTools for Teachers COVID-19. Six essential tools for teachers supporting autistic children and young people through homeschooling and return to school.
NasNAS Homeschooling Tips and Resources.
Tips and resources for autistic students, teachers, and parents.
BbcBBC bitesize focuses on learning resources and have also put together a guide of early years content across Bitesize, BBC Teach and CBeebies.
Bbc teachBBC Teach for free is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.

STLS 5Free Downloadable Resources

Recovery curriculumA Recovery Curriculum:  Loss and Life for our children and schools post-pandemic - Think sheet.
SebaDr Rob Long
explains anxiety and offers some practical advice and activities to help support children at home.
ConronavirusCoronavirus – A book for Children
A new free downloadable book illustrated by Axel Scheffler on Coronavirus – A book aimed at primary school children and explains Coronavirus
DogDave the Dog
A free downloadable book that clearly explains COVID to Dave who is feeling very anxious.
Good daysGood days and bad days during lockdown
A wordless booklet with scenes from existing Beyond Words stories looking at what makes a ‘good day’ and what makes a ‘bad day’.
Illustrations looking at Social Distancing
These illustrations are of well-known characters created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The pictures are shown to be practising social distancing and may be helpful when explaining some of the current regulations to younger children.
I miss myA social story supporting children with social distancing.
Just for kidsJust For Kids: A Comic Exploring Coronavirus
A comic strip illustrating the answers to some of the key questions children have about Corona.
KccKent County Council
have put together a booklet for parents to support and signpost during this current pandemic
Keeping it positiveKeeping It Positive. COVID-19 PARENTING
Tips to empower parents during lockdown.
My book of feelingsMy Book of Feelings and Thoughts
Mobile computing 3 1553588Screen SaversLooking after your eyes, body and mind when using screens
HandsSensory Integration Education SIE collated some advice for encouraging and improving hand washing.
Supporting childrenSupporting Children with Learning Disability/ ASD: coping with COVID-19 isolation This free information pack aims to support parent/carers of children with an ASD or LD during this time.
Supporting individualsSupporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times. Covid-19 Toolkit. 
Time to come inTime to Come in Bear A story about social Distancing.
AnxietyWhat is Anxiety? An Illustration of Anxiety
DiesWhen someone dies from coronavirus An illustrated resource on responding to when somebody dies from coronavirus. Aimed at family and carers.

STLS 5Media Links

Everybody worriesEverybody Worries A picture book online for FREE to help children understand feelings of anxiety about Coronavirus.
NspccNSPCC Learning has released a webinar with guidance on supporting children, young people and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar includes expert insights and practical advice.

STLS 5Recommended Apps

Books without Words AppMobile phone in hand 1 1243701
WidgetWIDGIT have a back to school collection of tools and ready-made materials to help parents, teachers and carers who use symbols to support their children and young people.
Below is a listing of various organisations that can provide services relating to COVID-19.If any of the details below require updating or amending, let us know
Please be aware that the organisations listed on this page are provided for information purposes only, and are not endorsed or recommended by STLS. You should always ensure that any service, activity or therapy that you are considering for your child / young person is appropriate to their needs.

STLS 5Signposting

KelsiKELSI updated Advice to all Early Year’s Providers, Schools and Education Providers.
Kent resilience
Kent Resilience Hub is the “go-to” site for everything emotional wellbeing and resilience of young people. This includes sections for our young people, parents and people working in schools and communities. 
Happy star 1309029Home learning Helpline ​STAR Academies Trust offers a free helpline for parents called StarLine. This offers parents and carers personalised advice and support from a team of qualified teachers, education and parenting experts.”
NasNAS Resources The National Autistic Society disseminates government guidance and on their website with information and resources about coronavirus. 
Place 2 bePlace2Be Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. They have gathered together helpful information to answer questions from children, about the Covid-19.


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