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At home during the COVID-19 outbreak

Our COVID-19 websites and resources page has links to other 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.


Support and tips for parents and carers

 

Children 1st - Staying at home with your family

 

Parent Club - Lots of useful information to help you while staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak

 

Parenting across Scotland - Staying at home

 

StarLine - Videos on parenting, education and home learning
 

ThinkUKnow - Online safety at home
 

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

 

Support and tips for children and young people

 

BBC Own It - Lockdown Lowdown
 

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

Reach - My learning and support during coronavirus
 

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: includes learning resources, tips on supporting teenagers and advice for supporting children with additional support needs

 

More learning resources

 

BBC Bitesize - Educational support including Daily Lessons - three new lessons every weekday, with videos, activities and more

 

BBC Scotland - Learn at BBC Scotland
Includes:  Projects, The L.A.B., Bitesize, TV Schedule, Activities

 

Education Endowment Foundation - Resources to help support home routines
 

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

 

Twinkl - Education resources
All resources are currently available for free. Create an account at the link above and enter the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS. Go to the Scotland CfE Teaching Resources section to choose the right level for your child(ren).


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 - PE lessons with Joe Wicks every weekday morning at 9am

 

Youth Sport Trust - Free home learning resources including PE home learning and 60 second challenges

 

Nature, wildlife and the outdoors

 

Learning through Landscapes - Outdoor Learning and Play for parents educating at home

 

National Geographic Kids - Activities, info, quizzes and resources 

 

Scottish SPCA - Learning resources (online resource packs can be saved and typed into)

 

Scottish Wildlife Trust - Coronavirus: Staying connected to nature

 

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


Reading and books

 

Audible - Free audio books while schools are closed

 

National Literacy Trust - Family Zone

 

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 - Home is where the art is

 

National Museums Scotland - Explore our collections

 

Natural History Museum - Virtual Tour, Discover, Try at Home

 

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, including a Challenge of the Day every weekday

 

Girlguiding - Adventures at home

 

Long Creations - COVID-19 Time Capsule

 

Scouts - Activities for at home

 

Let’s Go Live - Science with Maddie Moate online every weekday at 11am

 

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

 

YoungMinds - Activities and conversation starters during the coronavirus pandemic


Other extensive lists of resources

 

Chatterpack - Online resources

 

Watford Borough Council (England) - Useful websites to keep children busy

 

 

 

Remember, 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 25 May 2020