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Coronavirus resources for children, young people and families


Many organisations and churches are providing additional resources for families and churches to use at this time.  Please follow the links below to find out more about some of the information and resources we are aware of:

Screenshot 2020-04-02 at 14.52 Bible Month
A series of 30-day study courses to increase your knowledge and understanding of individual books of the Bible for church groups of all ages.
Screenshot 2020-04-02 at 14.53 Youth for Christ
For older children and young people, Youth for Christ are directly addressing the concerns under 18s have with free video resources for ‘Fear and anxiety around the Coronavirus’ aimed at 7-11s and 11-18s.
Screenshot 2020-04-02 at 14.54 Engage Worship 
Are posting daily ‘engage at home’ suggestions for children and their families to creatively partake in worship and prayer together. They can be accessed via their website or through their social media accounts.  These are simple, fun ways to increase conversation about God.
Screenshot 2020-04-02 at 14.58 Spring Harvest
Spring Harvest have had to cancel their gatherings, so are instead inviting you to join them with virtual all-age opportunities with ‘Spring Harvest at Home’ with the theme ‘Unleashed - The Acts Church Today.’  The video link gives further information and has all the links for the different ways to join in with this great opportunity from 13-17 April 2020.
Mindful Schools Mindfulness class for kids!
For the next few weeks, Mindful Schools will be offering free live mindfulness classes for children. These might be helpful anchors to give the day some routine and structure.
Cosmic Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for kids
Be the pond is a short meditation for young children to help them manage their emotions by cosmic kids
Calm Let’s meet this moment together
Calm have provided lots of free resources for all ages- scroll down the page and find ones specifically for children from 3yrs old.
Anna Freud self-care resource
Many simple self-care activities which you can do at home. Written by young people to help other young people who are feeling low or anxious.  The strategies should also be useful to adults.
Anna Freud

Supporting young people's mental health during periods of disruption
There is much that each one of us can do to support the wellbeing of those in our lives.
 This website gives very sound advice for young people and their parents (and teachers)

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10 easy things to do to help us talk to each other
Godly Play has come up with 10 easy things to do to help us talk to each other … listen … be calm and relax …be quiet and still … and, perhaps, be silent … 

HomeSchooling 'Home ed is more about learning than teaching'
Vivienne Sharkey, an experienced home educator and a member of Stanmore Baptist Church, offers this reflection for the thousands of families now home educating for the first time.
Childline Childline coronavirus
These pages provide practical advice for children whilst they are confined at home.
AnnaFreud The Anne Freud Learning Centre
Publishes resources for young people and their parents/carers, including an online guide for young people experiencing mental health issues (‘On My Mind’)
SBMusic Same Boat Music
Has looked to see how they can support children to continue singing at home during this  challenging time.  They have made all of their MP3 downloads free, for a limited time.
SameBoat Out of the Ark and Same Boat Music
Have created an @ HOME section to their website that offers further FREE songs and resources!  They are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song, and will continue to add songs and resources over the next few weeks.
PrayerSpaces Prayer Spaces
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Prayer Spaces has produced a series of five COVID-19 prayer activities that pupils can do at home, either on their own or with their families.
KidsMatter Kids Matter: Parenting support
Kids Matter's team of skilled psychologists and community workers have developed new resources for families and parents, tailored to provide specific support in the challenges to come.
 
KidsMatter Kids Matter: Facilitator support
Kids Matter wants to be adaptable and flexible as they support churches and community partners in whatever way they can. Their blogs are full of ways to support the vulnerable families in our communities.
 
ParentingForFaith Parenting for Faith
Based on the book Parenting Children for a Life of Faith, the Parenting for Faith course is a free video-based resource for communities. It's normally run in a church or home group, but can be used by individuals as well.
GoingForGrowth Going for Growth
Faith isn't something to be learned in church - it's to be lived out at home. But it isn't always easy for families to know how to pray together or tell the stories of Jesus together.  This page offers links and ideas to help families be Christian in their whole lives, not just the Sunday bit!
Mainly+Music+logo Mainly Music are creating footage that families can use in their home and for people who might be unsure how to resource Mother & Toddler groups.
LittlePackOfHope Little Pack of Hope
In these difficult and uncertain times, World Vision remains committed to supporting churches and has created this simple and easy to use resource for
church leaders to share with their communities.

If you have come across any other useful resources for children, young people and families, please let us know.
 

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Many organisations and churches are providing additional resources for families and churches to use at this time
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