This section will give you ideas and activities to help manage your child's worries at home. It will be natural for them to find the transition to home learning a little tricky. Starting a clear routine is very reassuring for children. See the attachment for ideas such as visual timetables, now and next etc.
September 2020 ~ Return to school support
Separation Anxieties ~ Please see our support ideas below
Take a look at transition booklets and social stories to manage change. Look at Talking Mats to help rate worries
In Communication and Anxieties we set out a plan to support a child who needs small steps to manage change . There is a lovely part about a bravery chart where you add beads to a necklace for each brave action.
See below for information sheets that explain about how to keep safe using visual and text. See the Tips for Families to help explain and manage emotions.
Try the new 100 things to do indoors activities.
Use the 5,4,3,2,1 activity to refocus the mind.
Managing worries can be difficult at this time. See attached well-being and a book that may help KS 2 children.
For older children (10 + )see Hertfordshire Mind Helpline information.
Please use the links to other support services and seek advice if you are concerned.