You may just feel like turning the TV on, streaming a movie and getting the popcorn out – but if you want more ideas, we’ve got plenty!
Creating calm in a crisis. UK children’s charity Childline has created ‘Calm Zone’, a really useful online toolbox that’s designed to help children cope with the current crisis. It includes ways to cope videos, breathing exercises, activities and tools, yoga videos, games and more. Find out more here. Relax Kids, a company that specialises in child relaxation training, has produced a free ‘Calm Pack’ which includes relaxation exercise cards, affirmation cards and activities. You’ll find the Calm Pack here.
You might also find this free online book from Nosy Crow useful in explaining Coronavirus to children. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler who’s famous for The Gruffalo illustrations, ‘Coronavirus: A book for Children’, you can print it off or read it online here.
‘The Book of Hopes‘, a free online book, is awash with hopeful stories, poems and illustrations designed to entertain children at home during the current crisis.