At home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our COVID-19 websites and resources page has links to sources of support for mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults. Please make sure you follow the most up-to-date government guidelines for where you live.


Many of the links below were produced during the lockdown in spring 2020. However, much of the information may be relevant or helpful during the current lockdown. The information on many of these sites is being updated and revised as the COVID-19 situation changes.

Support and tips for parents and carers


BBC Bitesize - Parents’ Toolkit to support you and your child's wellbeing and learning in a changing world


Children 1st - Staying at home with your family


Education Scotland - Newsletters for parents and carers, including the latest Winter edition


Enquire - How coronavirus is affecting additional support for learning in Scotland


Families Under Pressure - videos with simple tips and tricks to help with difficult behaviour and help with negative emotions

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership - Learning at home - keeping your child happy and healthy while learning at home


Parent Club - Information to help you deal with all aspects of the Coronavirus pandemic


StarLine - Some useful videos on parenting, education and home learning (from England)

ThinkUKnow - Online safety at home

YoungMinds - Conversation Starters: Questions to ask your child in self-isolation


Support and tips for children and young people


CBBC - Coronavirus: How to BOSS being stuck at home!

Reach - My learning and support during and after coronavirus

YoungMinds - How to stay connected during lockdown

Young Scot - Activity Pack and Things to do at home during the coronavirus outbreak


Learning at home


Scottish Government advice and resources


Education Scotland


Parent Club - Learning at home

Advice and tips for supporting learning at home if this becomes necessary


More learning resources


BBC Bitesize - Learning at home


BBC Scotland - Lockdown Learning in Scotland


Maths Week Scotland - Activities to have fun with maths


OpenLearn - Free courses from the Open University


Royal Institution - Fun, easy and cheap science experiments to do at home


STEM Learning - Home learning activities for families


Think U Know - Home activity packs to support children and young people’s online safety

Activities and other resources


Keeping active


Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation videos


Sport England - Tips, advice and guidance on how to get active in and around your home

The Body Coach - Workout videos for kids with Joe Wicks


Youth Sport Trust - Resources for encouraging physical activity


Nature, wildlife and the outdoors


Learning through Landscapes - Outdoor play and learning ideas for families (Facebook group)


Scottish SPCA - Education resources


Scottish Wildlife Trust - Activity ideas to get children and young people engaging with nature


Woodland Trust - Things to do at home including online activities and printable worksheets and nature-based activities for children and families

Reading and books


Audible - Free audio books while schools are closed


National Literacy Trust, Words for Life - Learn and Play (up to age 12) and Zone In (for 13+)

ON at Fife Libraries - ONFife Virtual LibrarYAY


Scottish Book Trust - Home Activities Hub

Museums and galleries


Google Arts & Culture - Virtual tours, facts and exhibits from museums around the world


National Galleries Scotland - Art around you

National Museums Scotland - Explore our collections


Natural History Museum - Virtual Tours, Discover, Try at Home, Our Science

Tate Kids - Make, Games & Quizzes and Explore

More things to do


AirPano - Explore 360° videos around the world


BBC Food - Learning the basics for kids


CBBC - Activities for older children


CBeebies - Have fun at home together


Children’s University Scotland - Learning activities, challenges and activity sheets


Girlguiding - Adventures at home


Long Creations - COVID-19 Time Capsule


Scouts - Activities at home


Let’s Go Live - Science videos from Maddie Moate


Parent Club - Activities and games for all ages, babies to teens


YoungMinds - Activities and conversation starters during the coronavirus pandemic




There are activities to help support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing at the end of lots of our topic pages, e.g. Character strengths, Gratitude and Good relationships.




Updated 11 January 2021