Resources for Children
This page is a collection of resources that parents can use with their children.
We have put together a Parent Information Pack, containing advice on parental separation, family courts, school and useful websites. Click here to download this today.
- This website has some lovely easy home crafts for you to do at home with your children: www.redtedart.com
- A fun way for children to have a go at learning a new language – also available as an app www.duolingo.com
- Through Scratch, children aged 8+ can create interactive games, and animations using code scratch.mit.edu
- Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything! www.tinkercad.com
- Twinkl is the trusted home of teacher-created planning and assessment materials and teaching resources! Perfect for inside and outside the classroom. www.twinkl.co.uk
- TKSST is a Webby award-winning collection of over 5,000 kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home thekidshouldseethis.com
Emotional Support Resources
- We recommend the ‘My Emotions Activity Book‘ developed by Laura Helen Brown from of LHB Illustrations, which we currently use with children we are supporting. Laura hopes that this book is used as a thoughtful, calming, and comfortable way to generate conversations with children about their feelings and wellbeing. You can download this book here. Laura H Brown Illustrations
- One of our Children’s Therapists have written a very useful introduction ‘Using the worry time technique to help children’
- There are lots of free resources to help children better understand their emotions on ELSA www.elsa-support.co.uk
- Partnership for Children helps children to be mentally and emotionally healthy and have a range of things on their website to help children learn how to deal with difficulties. www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk
- There’s lots of advice and support for older children and teens on the Young Minds website
- www.kooth.com is an online wellbeing community for older children
- The SPACE programme is a programme designed for all parents with the aim of providing information using trauma awareness about children’s and adult’s emotional behaviour
- Single care have created a fantastic resource ‘talking to children about their mental health’
- Moving house can be stressful for children. This article has some tips to help children make this transition.
- Find out how contacting Childline will look by watching this short video or go straight there if you need help www.childline.org.uk
- Women’s Aid have created the hideout to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you
- This website has a list of apps that children can access for support www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/young-people/apps
- Childline For Me App
This list is not exhaustive but examples of some we use and recommend. Keep checking back as we will add new ones in time.