Home schooling others while balancing online learning
With schools closed right now, many of you might be playing an important role in supporting your children or siblings with their learning. And trust us, as we navigate this challenge ourselves we know how difficult it can be to do this alongside your work or study.
With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of educational resources that you may be able to use within your own family:
Teaching young people about Coronavirus
The Wiggles - Social Distancing
The Wiggles – Handwashing song
Approaching difficult to explain conversations
Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website offers great responses and simple explanations to those big questions children often don’t realise their asking!
In addition, BBC Newsround offers a video from the doctor and his twin brother Dr Xand, from CBBC's Operation Ouch, answering questions asked by children.
Mental Health and Wellbeing support
A change in routine, having parents and siblings around a lot more than usual, potentially sleepless nights and not being able to leave the house can have effects on our young ones as well as ourselves.
DisneyJunior offers a lesson on identifying our feelings and understanding how to respond to them. Feelings change all the time, and it's important to understand how you are feeling, and why. Let your little ones' learn a little more about feelings with Bluey and Bingo's Feely Wheely!
Alternatively, Know Your Normal is a toolkit created by Ambitious About Autism. It aims to help young people outline what their 'normal' is, so they can explain to those who support them when they aren't feeling themselves.
Home Schooling resources
BBC Bitesize is currently publishing daily online lessons for all ages. They also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content and podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational videos on iPlayer.
Used by both GCSE and ALevel students, Gojimo Revision is the free app that helps you revise and pass exams. Access over 40,000 practice questions for free.
Find useful advise and study help from The Manchester College, the number 1 College for Achievement in Greater Manchester.
Google Scholar allows you to search journals, save sources to your personal library, find quick quotes to support your theories and even builds your citations.
You can still access all our online resources, subject guides and eBooks from home or from any device by visiting our personal online Library Services.
For further support with your own remote learning, please continue to visit our #inthistogether support page.