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Coronavirus: wellbeing activity ideas for families

Coronavirus: wellbeing activity ideas for families

The past few months have been challenging, particularly for children and young people. With children now back at school, parents and carers may be looking for activities to try at home with their children after school or at the weekend.

We’ve pulled together a list of recommended resources for families from some of our trusted partner organisations.

Some of these ideas will help you start conversations with your child, keep them entertained and inspired, and encourage you to enjoy quality time together as a family. All of which are important for your wellbeing.

Please visit our Coronavirus: Updates page for our latest advice and guidance for parents, carers and schools on supporting children and young people’s mental health.

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Activities from The Art Room

Our specialist Art Room team have created a series of art projects for primary aged children.

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Supporting your child's mental health

As a parent or carer, you play a key role in teaching your child or young person how to manage their feelings.

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The Daily Mile - children fit for life

The Daily Mile at Home

The Daily Mile Foundation has put together some helpful tips on how you can still go out and do The Daily Mile, whilst keeping yourself safe.

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Booktrust: Home Time

Booktrust has enlisted the help of authors and illustrators to provide free books, videos, games, quizzes, and drawing lessons for children.

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BAFTA Kids at Home with Place2Be

Our friends at BAFTA Kids have enlisted some famous faces to share their recommended films, TV shows and games to keep your family entertained! 

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RHS: bringing the sunshine inside

A few ideas to help you and your family connect with nature, even while staying indoors.

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Greenhouse Sports: #HomeCoach

These daily sports and fitness activity videos are designed to help you keep stay active, as well as some fun challenges for you to try at home!

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National Literacy Trust: Family Zone

Free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges to support parents during school closures.

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Katie Thistleton

Q&A with Katie Thistleton

Place2Be ambassador, Radio 1 DJ and CBBC presenter Katie answers questions from children on childhood, wellbeing, her career, and coronavirus.

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News & blogs

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Covid-19 and Children and Young People’s Mental Health: where are we now?

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Inappropriate content: helping your child to stay safe

Our advice on speaking to children about online safety, and supporting them if they see inappropriate or upsetting content.

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‘Thank God I Had Therapy Yesterday’ – Deb’bora’s story

Deb'bora Imani is an instrumental figure in Place2Be's history. In this guest blog, she shares her story.

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