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Useful links for families

Emotional Support
  • YoungMinds: Information and support for young people and their families.     
  • YoungSibs: Information, advice and support for siblings with a disabled brother or sister.
  • Child Bereavement UK: Information, advice, and support for families with children experiencing a bereavement.
Staying Active & Relaxation
  • Cosmic YogaYoga videos designed for kids ages 3 years and over. Yoga, stories and mindfulness. Aimed at primary school age children.
  • Joe Wicks PE Lessons at Home: 30 minute Family fitness sessions. All ages.
  • Long stretch videoA 3 ½ minute video. Mindfulness stretches and relaxing for all ages.
Creative & Educational Activities
  • Booktrust Hometime: Booktrust has enlisted the help of authors and illustrators to provide free books, videos, games, quizzes, and drawing lessons for children of all ages.
  • Learning 4 KidsAn Australian web site where you can find a range of activities and play activities, with the aim of being fun. The categories section includes sensory and messy play ideas. Range of ages under 16.
  • RHS: Activities to help you and your family connect with nature.
  • National Literacy Trust: Free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.
  • Little Bins for Little Hands: 50+ sensory play ideas for kids. Aimed at toddlers to pre-schoolers.
  • Teaching MammaPlaying, creating and learning at home includes 100+ sensory play ideas. Aimed at pre-schoolers.
  • The Dad LabOnline science experiments for kids. No specific age range – any age could do them.
  • RSPB: Kids section with online quizzes and audio stories.
  • TwinklResources for parents – free membership for a month – games, puzzles, colouring, activities and crafts plus much more. Codes to use include UKTWINKLHELPS or PARENTSTWINKLHELPS. Range of ages.
  • Orchard ToysFree printable downloads, including activity sheets and recipes. Age range up to 8 years old.
  • Family Days Tried and TestedFree virtual tours of world museums, educational sites and galleries for children. Also educational items in many different subjects.
  • TedEd: From the makers of TED talks TedED offers brilliant educational talks, as well as a daily email of lesson plans for any age group. Great for teenagers.
  • BBC Bitesize: Revision activities for all subjects at all levels, plus daily online lessons.
For Adults