Coronavirus Resource Pack

With thanks to Sefton EP Team

Resources for talking to children about coronavirus

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus British Psychological Society tips for talking to young people

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089 Newsround video clip for children

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus Tips for families

https://www.thedadsnet.com/this-free-book-is-great-for-explaining-covid-19-coronavirus-to-your-children Comic book style story about coronavirus

https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf?fbclid=IwAR23zxNlbEumpw4oKlM7Xy3VlKnA25b8Gi53N6YiFIeKB9Vx0LQypSPYzzg Social story

https://krisepsykologi.no/what-can-we-say-to-children-about-coronavirus/ Guide for parents and professionals

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/ Animation for older children

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584464333506  A comic exploring coronavirus for young people

https://www.adamspsychologyservices.co.uk/coronavirus.html Comprehensive guide for adults to manage a range of situations related to coronavirus

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/calming-coronavirus-anxiety-children-everyone-else/#Update Advice for parents of children with SEN

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/  Advice from The Child Mind Institute

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/   ELSA coronavirus story for children

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource  Parent resources from National Association of School Psychologists


https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20UPDATED%20130320%20SD%20editsAH.pdf Easy read information page about coronavirus


Anxiety Resources (generic and targeted)

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2 World Health Organisation advice for maintaining good mental health at this time


https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/  To support young people in managing virus related anxiety


https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/covid-19-research-findings  Advice for managing the volume of anxiety inducing news


https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=apa-pandemics&utm_content=pandemics-resources  Range of resources from American Psychiatric Association

https://www.annafreud.org/selfcare/ Generic tips from Anna Freud Centre

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799  Generic tips to support good mental health

https://www.gozen.com website with activities to support children experiencing anxiety. Their YouTube channel has guided videos with relaxation, deep breathing and meditations

https://copingskillsforkids.com/deep-breathing-exercises-for-kids List of creative ways to practice deep breathing

Online and Home Learning Resources


Home Education UK – links to resources across a wide range of topics



BBC Bitesize – large range of subjects/topics covering ages 3 to 16+



BBC Teach – advice and content for those home schooling



Ed Place - £1 subscription for 14 days trial. Full range of worksheets and activities for home education in English, Maths and Science from year 1 to year 11


IXL – subscription based site with English and Maths activities from Reception up to Year 13


Khan Academy – free, based on the US education system, but good interactive ‘lessons’ and quizzes. Doesn’t run in Internet Explorer – it will suggest appropriate browsers


Udemy – vast selection of online courses – many of which are free



Freddies Mummy UK – A home schooling website with recommendations for resources etc for home schoolers. NB This is a privately managed website – Warrington Borough Council accepts no responsibility for any content or opinions published on this website.



MyOnlineSchooling.co.uk – individual online classrooms teaching the English National Curriculum – large fees apply


Generic Learning

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize Wide range of engaging activities for all topics and ages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ Range of activities and topics available

https://ed.ted.com All sorts of engaging educational videos

https://www.2simple.com Variety of online learning programmes

https://www.abcya.com/ American maths and reading games

https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/ Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas 

https://www.izzit.org/index.php Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects 

https://www.khanacademy.org Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

https://www.funbrain.com/ American, but good resources - online books, games etc

https://www.senecalearning.com For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age

https://www.kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/ A collection of free resources

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Range of activities

https://www.risingstars-uk.com/subjects/digital range of resources across the age groups

https://uk.ixl.com/  Range of online activities


https://www.dreambox.com/at-home Adaptive online maths activities (American)

www.themathsfactor.com free trial

https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work Maths videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors

https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/ Competitive maths and coding games

https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.





https://thestorystarter.com/ Randomly generated story starters

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find Resources for English language learning

https://www.nessy.com/uk/virtualschool/ Nessy offering free online access to literacy programmes

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ Free stories online ages 3-12 

https://www.storylineonline.net/ Children’s books read by famous people

https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html Free children’s classic books (PDFs and audio)

https://www.seussville.com/ Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss

http://www.expresseumpoetics.org.uk/wpcontent/uploads/2016/07/04_c_creative_writing_exercises.pdf  Creative writing


https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities Science activities to do at home

https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard Interactive models of the body

https://mysteryscience.com American but interesting lessons

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ A lot of these can be done in a garden!

https://thekidshouldseethis.com American but wide range of engaging educational videos

https://www.biologysimulations.com/ Biology learning activities

https://www.chemicool.com/ Website about periodic table

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html Information about space

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac older style website but covers a range of topics

https://www.crestawards.org Science awards you can complete from home. All ages

https://www.everyday-earth.com/ Video based science content

https://www.playmadagames.com/ Chemistry games


https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ Virtual tours of the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. 

https://www.bunkhistory.org/ Digital archive of history 

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.



https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/ Learning about earthquakes

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ Geography and animals

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html Covers a range of geography topics


IT and Coding

https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming

https://www.codecademy.com/ Coding resources

https://www.kodable.com/ Coding for primary age



https://www.nitrotype.com/ Improve your typing skills while competing with up to 5 typers from around the world.

https://www.typingclub.com/ Typing programme

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr BBC Bitesize Dance Mat Typing



https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en Music theory

https://www.musictheory.net/ Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. 

https://www.smartmusic.com/ Access to range of resources for music learners

https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments Poetry and music

https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/ Range of music activities



https://rockalingua.com/ Music based Spanish activities

https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app.



Chatter Pack list of online resources (covers multiple areas) https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/ Yoga videos for children

https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/ Videos linking physical activity (e.g. star jumps) to maths and literacy topics (American)

https://toytheater.com/ Educational online games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones.

https://www.gonoodle.com/ Movement and mindfulness videos

https://thecrashcourse.com Animated site with YouTube clips. Aimed at American high school age

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids As above for a younger audience

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html Daily projects (American)

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