The modern world is such a complicated place for our children (and us!) at the best of times but at the moment we have even more challenges. Even the children that are usually resilient and confident may be having a hard time dealing with the huge changes happening all around them. We know that the sheer number of resources and information available online can be overwhelming. So we’ve hand picked some resources for you to use with your children. Hopefully this will help you find the best way to talk about what is happening, find positive things to do to deal with any challenges you may be facing and most of all remind you we are in this together.
https://email.evoluted.net/t/r-l-jknyujy-oziddjklt-t/ suitable for 5-7 year olds
https://email.evoluted.net/t/r-l-jknyujy-oziddjklt-i/ suitable for 7-9 year olds
https://email.evoluted.net/t/r-l-jknyujy-oziddjklt-d/ suitable for 9-11year olds
This is something we use a lot in school from Reception up, it is a very simple way of being able to carry a safe space around with you. Any time anxieties,negative emotions or situations become too much the safe space where no worries can follow is right there with you and can be found by simply closing your eyes. It is created in their imagination and is unique and special to each child. Many have already designed and use their safe space it can be a tree house, a magical island with unicorns and crystals to simply your bedroom. Children have talked about a range of different situations where they use this skill from calming themselves when they have a nasty fall, helping them to fall asleep to controlling anger towards a sibling( this gets described a lot!)
To help your child develop their mindfulness skills and create their safe space New Horizon have a huge range of tools available on YouTube:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/797681167305671/” Mini Me Mindfulness on Facebook
Start the week off with a mindful approach to the following days ahead. Everyday at 9.30am, join MiniMe Mindfulness on Facebook, where the group provides a mindful coaching session for kids to help keep them in a healthy mindset as both of you all tackle a new normal. The Facebook group is private, so join ahead of the next class in order to be approved in time.
The rainbow has become a symbol of hope and togetherness send in photos of you and a rainbow picture with a positive message so we can give each other a much needed boost and show our own ABPS community spirit until we can be together again.
For Reception Yr 1 and Yr 2 send to RECKS1@astwoodbank.worcs.sch.uk
Yr 3 & Yr 4 send to email@example.com
Yr 5& 6 send to firstname.lastname@example.org