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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