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Advice for parents and carers during coronavirus

Online resources to support parents and carers during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Talking to your child about coronavirus (COVID-19) 

YoungMinds: Talking to your child about coronavirus - Advice for talking to children about coronavirus, including the top ten tips.

YouTube: Coronavirus Explained! (for kids) - Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) helps parents explain what we know about coronavirus to younger children.

The Guardian: how to talk to children about coronvirus - 'No, we aren't all going to die': Three experts give advice and answer questions on how to talk to kids about coronavirus.

GOV.UK: Guidance on supporting children and young peoples mental health and wellbeing - Government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.

Resources for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) - Includes links to help children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) understand coronavirus. There are also a number of online resources available to support children, young people and families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Activities to do with your children

See advice for young people and children for ideas, craft and activities for children, young people and parents / carers during the coronavirus period. There is also information on emotional and mental wellbeing resources for children. 

There are a number of websites and apps available that can help with home schooling and keeping children active at home, during the school closures. For more information, see Coronavirus: Educational resources 

Looking after yourself

See wellbeing advice for parents.

Child health advice

For child health advice, visit Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health: COVID-19.

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