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Well-being advice

 

With all the uncertainty of the current situation, it is important to remember to look after both your child’s mental well-being and your own. Below we have included some useful links and activities to help with this whilst you are staying at home.

 

Useful links for grown-ups:

Below is our COVID-19 risk assessment, using the Dorset Council template.  It includes detailed information about the steps we are taking to keep children and adults as safe as possible under current guidance.

Useful links for children

 

As the current situation can be incredibly confusing for some children, openly discussing thoughts and feelings is an important form of expression. The activities below are designed to help children relax and express their feelings.

 

The link below will take you to a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children.  It is illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler and has been written to explain the current situation in an age appropriate manner.

 

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

 

An activity designed to help with managing emotions:

Activities designed for relaxation and to foster positive thoughts and emotions:
A story explaining the current situation:

Activities that can be done together

 

There are lots of websites offering free downloadable resources that can be used at home to enhance personal well-being. These can be a good way to relax and have some quality time together.

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