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Child-friendly, illustrated posters and books which can be used by parents, early years practitioners and teachers to communicate key messages about health and wellbeing during a pandemic. A bank of free resources for schools, early years settings and for families at home, beautifully illustrated by Katie Waller . You can view more of her work here https://www.katiewaller.com/

Child-friendly, illustrated posters and books which can be used by parents, early years practitioners and teachers to communicate key messages about health and wellbeing during a pandemic. A bank of free resources for schools, early years settings and for families at home, beautifully illustrated by Katie Waller . You can view more of her work here https://www.katiewaller.com/
Covid 19 - Road Map: Make Friends Safely
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Covid 19 - Road Map: Make Friends Safely

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Encourage children to talk about their own personal stories about covid-19. Provide opportunities for children in primary schools to explore different perspectives, talk about any worries and ask questions. Using the ‘Road Map’ approach, children shared their thoughts and views about the issues already widely discussed by politicians, teachers and parents. When we consider the debate around schools on social media, TV and radio from a child’s perspective it is clear that the uncertainty around the safety of returning to school will weigh heavy on their minds. The constant narrative about what’s safe and what isn’t, the confusion about opening schools and mixed messages about PPE will have been heard by all our children, but how they have made sense of it all will be different for each one.
Covid-19 - What's Your story?
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Covid-19 - What's Your story?

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This series of images showing key workers can be used in the primary classroom to get children talking about their own experiences of Covid-19. Encourage children to tell the story for each character. What did they do? Why did they do it? How did they feel? Who do you know who did that role? The child-friendly images provide a starting point for discussion which will help young children to make sense of the world around them. Creating a space for active listening; providing an opportunity for children to ask questions and for teachers to address any misconceptions that are causing concern.
Health & Wellbeing Plan for EYFS Children - Covid 19
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Health & Wellbeing Plan for EYFS Children - Covid 19

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The Rainbow Plan is a child-friendly introduction to coronavirus health and wellbeing during a global pandemic. It can be used by parents and teachers to communicate five key messages and mitigate the risks of infection for children attending school or going out and about in the community. The resource can be presented to young children (3 - 7 yrs) at home before they return to school in June in a small group assembly when they are back in school as posters around the home and in school or in a book format to share 1:1 with a trusted adult
Hand Washing Poster - for the classroom or early years setting.
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Hand Washing Poster - for the classroom or early years setting.

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Early childhood education during a pandemic is challenging. Teaching young children to wash their hands is an effective way to prevent the transmission of coronavirus in schools, early years settings and in the home. This colourful poster can be used to encourage and remind young children to wash their hands independently to mitigate the spread of covid 19. Use this resource to talk about the importance of hand-washing and infection in ways that are child-friendly and developmentally appropriate.
Big Feelings
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Big Feelings

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A resource for classroom assemblies or PSHE to encourage young children to talk about their feelings. Children are introduced to the vocabulary to describe six ‘big feelings’ that are important for emotional wellbeing. As children talk, the teacher is able to gain insight into each child’s state of health and wellbeing. The set of slides can be used one slide-a-day as a conversation starter or as preparation for using a ‘Worry Box’ as an ongoing strategy to support mental health in the early years.
Threads of Hope - Child-friendly messages to limit transmission of infection.
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Threads of Hope - Child-friendly messages to limit transmission of infection.

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A colourful and child-friendly way of teaching young children how to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. This book creates a community around the child - 100 little characters working together to limit transmission of the infection. Communicate key messages in a developmentally appropriate way; encourage conversation, let children share any fears and discuss their worries. Protect the mental health of your children in school and at home. Encourage children and parents to share the book together before coming back to school and help your children to weave a rainbow of hope around their world. Threads of Hope Soft Cover Book available for £3.99 from www.katiewaller.com/shop
Creative Home Learning: Ernest Shackleton by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
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Creative Home Learning: Ernest Shackleton by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

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Inspire EYFS/KS1 children at home with books that will set them off on a remote learning journey for the week. All the books and activities have been tried and tested by children and are designed to engage, enthuse and extend learning with easily accessible links to indoor/outdoor activities that will promote independent learning that goes beyond the computer screen. Download these creative home learning PDFs once a week or in a five-week block. The books can all be purchased online or viewed on youtube with follow-on practical activities that can be revisited over the week. Send the PDF to parents or use in lockdown school to plan your week.
Protecting the Mental Health of Young Children
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Protecting the Mental Health of Young Children

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Early childhood education during a coronavirus pandemic is challenging. Supportive relationships and social distancing are both critical priorities that will ensure the health and wellbeing of the child. Physical separation is necessary to slow down the progression of the pandemic, whereas responsive social interaction is essential for strengthening resilience. This book has been written to help you introduce play-based learning activities at home. The ‘serve and return’ interactions that you have with your child, whilst engaging in the activities will help protect your child’s developing brain and build resilience. Maintaining social connections through the use of photo-books can help parents and care-givers to build a responsive relationship with a child. Stories about children doing familiar activities, provide a vital link between children and their friends which will help to reduce the effects of ongoing stress.
Until We Meet Again Series of Books
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Until We Meet Again Series of Books

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A video explaining the idea behind the Until we Meet Again series of books which are all available to download for free on the TES resources page. When you build a narrative alongside photographs of real children taking practical action it can empower others to see what is possible. You can tailor the books to different countries and cultures by changing the pictures and translating the text. I hope the idea will inspire others to create their own books for children about the communities in which they live during the coronavirus pandemic. In this way we can help to protect the mental health of young children during a pandemic. Children are introduced to key health and wellbeing messages and they are encouraged to talk about the new rules which are impacting their lives in developmentally appropriate ways.
What's your story?
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What's your story?

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Children are encouraged to think, talk and reflect about the different experiences people may have had during the past month. Helping young children to understand there are different stories and different perspectives is important when thinking about their own experience.
Catch-up Conversations
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Catch-up Conversations

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A simple format to frame your catch-up conversations with children as they meet back together in school. Find out about what they have been doing and what they have enjoyed but also give each child a chance to share any worries and consider who is available in school if they need to talk. Lets put children at the heart of our catch-up programmes and show them in 1:1 conversations that we are listening and we value what they have to tell us.
E-book of Nepali children 'Learning at Home'
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E-book of Nepali children 'Learning at Home'

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Early childhood education during a coronavirus pandemic is challenging. Supportive relationships and social distancing are both critical priorities that will ensure the health and wellbeing of the child. Physical separation is necessary to slow down the progression of the pandemic, whereas responsive social interaction is essential for strengthening resilience. This book has been written to help you. The ‘serve and return’ interactions that you have with your child, whilst talking about the children in the photographs, will help protect your child’s developing brain and build resilience. Maintaining social connections through the use of play-based activities and stories can help parents and care-givers to build a responsive relationship with a child. Stories about children doing familiar activities, provide a vital link between children and their friends which will help to reduce the effects of ongoing stress.
EYFS Mental Health & Wellbeing Competencies
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EYFS Mental Health & Wellbeing Competencies

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Protect and strengthen children’s mental health and wellbeing competencies. Use this checklist to guide your observations and pedagogical discussions in EYFS , a visual reminder to focus on building resilience at a time when many children and their families are subject to feelings of anxiety and stress. Observe children at play and identify each child’s strengths and areas for development in terms of mental health. Reflect on your enabling environment and how it supports each child to develop mental health and wellbeing competencies. Support your understanding of a child at risk, or one who is causing concern by responding to the questions as an EYFS team.
Creative Home Learning: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
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Creative Home Learning: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

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Inspire EYFS/KS1 children at home with books that will set them off on a remotelearning journey for the week. All the books and activities have been tried and tested by children and are designed to engage, enthuse and extend learning with easily accessible links to indoor/outdoor activities that will promote independent learning that goes beyond the computer screen. Download these creative home learning PDFs once a week or in a five-week block. The books can all be purchased online or viewed on youtube with follow-on practical activities that can be revisited over the week. Send the PDF to parents or use in lockdown school to plan your week.
Creative Home Learning: The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak
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Creative Home Learning: The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak

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Inspire EYFS/KS1 children at home with books that will set them off on a remotelearning journey for the week. All the books and activities have been tried and tested by children and are designed to engage, enthuse and extend learning with easily accessible links to indoor/outdoor activities that will promote independent learning that goes beyond the computer screen. Download these creative home learning PDFs once a week or in a five-week block. The books can all be purchased online or viewed on youtube with follow-on practical activities that can be revisited over the week. Send the PDF to parents or use in lockdown school to plan your week.
Creative Home Learning.'Show and Tell' by Rob Biddulph
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Creative Home Learning.'Show and Tell' by Rob Biddulph

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Inspire EYFS/KS1 children at home with books that will set them off on a remote learning journey for the week. All the books and activities have been tried and tested by children and are designed to engage, enthuse and extend learning with easily accessible links to indoor/outdoor activities that will promote independent learning that goes beyond the computer screen. Download these creative home learning PDFs once a week or in a five-week block. The books can all be purchased online or viewed on youtube with follow-on practical activities that can be revisited over the week. Send the PDF to parents or use in lockdown school to plan your week.
Audio Narrative: Staying safe... Washing Hands
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Audio Narrative: Staying safe... Washing Hands

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A short audio story for use with very young children. Prepare a bowl of water, soap and towel so the child can wash their hands and play as they listen. This resource was recorded to help children under five living in remote areas of the world understand how to stay safe and reduce the spread of infection. Encourage young children to talk, ask questions and share their thoughts as they play with the water. A practical introduction to hand washing for a young child listening alongside a parent, sibling or ECE Educator.
Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood - Competency and Risk
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Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood - Competency and Risk

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A poster showing the importance of observing both competency and risk when considering a young child’s mental health and wellbeing. Children who have low mental health competency will need support from sensitive adults to address the gaps in their health and wellbeing. Use this model alongside the checklist of competencies to consider a child causing concern. Reflect on your enabling environment and encourage pedagogical discussion about the needs of children in your setting.
Creative Home Learning: The Runaway Pea by Kjartan Poskitt
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Creative Home Learning: The Runaway Pea by Kjartan Poskitt

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Inspire EYFS/KS1 children at home with books that will set them off on a remote learning journey for the week. All the books and activities have been tried and tested by children and are designed to engage, enthuse and extend learning with easily accessible links to indoor/outdoor activities that will promote independent learning that goes beyond the computer screen. Download these creative home learning PDFs once a week or in a five-week block. The books can all be purchased online or viewed on youtube with follow-on practical activities that can be revisited over the week. Send the PDF to parents or use in lockdown school to plan your week.
E-book of Ethiopian Children 'Learning at Home'
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E-book of Ethiopian Children 'Learning at Home'

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Early childhood education during a pandemic is challenging. Supportive relationships and social distancing are both critical priorities that will ensure the health and wellbeing of the child during the coronavirus pandemic. Physical separation is necessary to slow down the progression of the pandemic, whereas responsive social interaction is essential for strengthening resilience. This book has been written to help you explain to a young child what social distancing means. The ‘serve and return’ interactions that you have with your child, whilst talking about the children in the photographs, will help protect your child’s developing brain and build resilience. Maintaining social connections through the use of stories can help parents and care-givers to build a responsive relationship with a child. Stories about familiar children doing ordinary activities, will provide a vital link between children and their friends which will help to reduce the effects of ongoing stress.