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Supporting and reassuring young children

Mindheart has published a short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7 about coronavirus. Covibook is available to download in 21 languages including English. Read the news story: #COVIBOOK Supporting and reassuring children around the world Read the book: Covibook (PDF)

CBBC Newsround have produced a range of resources, including videos and advice, for children and young people who might be worried about coronavirus. Click here to read

Rainbow in Windows to show hope and solidarity…not just for kids! Fun for families to spot on their once-a-day walks. Other window display ideas with a theme…can sculpt work ideas around these…plan your window, write out key words etc. Click here to read.


Skype subtitles

Skype subtitles: Did you know that if you are calling someone with a hearing impairment you can enable subtitles? We found this advice “Subtitles can be enabled on a per-call basis, or for all calls. To enable subtitles for a specific Skype call, initiate the call or accept an incoming call. When the call connects, click the plus button at the bottom right and select ‘Turn subtitles on’ from the menu. This will enable subtitles for that call only.”


Hope Chapel

Hope Chapel, on the corner of Reddings and Alcester Road, is offering practical and spiritual support. Click here to see details.


Apple Phone app helps you focus on work

If you would like to spend more time working and less time with your Apple Phone you might want to investigate this app.  It costs £1.99 from the Apple Store and the idea is to help you focus on your work and not break off to look at your phone. If you use the App enough it results in real trees being planted.


Entertaining grandchildren at a distance

These would mostly work with video chats:

  • Take turns in having an expression (happy, sad, surprised, bored etc,) on your face and ask the other to guess what the expression is.
  • Ask the children to tell what food/toy/book/joke/teacher they like/hate/find funny etc.
  • What sounds different objects/animals/birds make.
  • Virtual stickers and gifts as prizes for best expression/joke/answer etc may be given.

We have also been sent instructions (attached) of how to make and play Evie’s game. What fun!