Helping children and young people cope with the information and changes related to the Coronavirus can be a huge challenge. From social distancing and quarantine to school closures and increased awareness of infection and hygiene – there is a lot to process for children and families.

Below are some fun and creative links for parents and pupils to use that are related to Health and Social Care:

Resources for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children covering, social school, bubbles and what will be different. Twinkl

Health Education England have pulled together some useful resources for younger children, especially those Reception and Year 1 children who are returning to school in June. 

Faber books have written a lovely story available on YouTube called While We Can't Hug about how Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch.

Any children interested in being a paramedic might want to read the books called Paramedic Chris by the Author Tim Parsons. 

12 May 2020 was International Nurses Day Twinkl has provided some great resources about Nursing and one very famous Nurse Florence Nightlingale. Twinkl

Medical Mavericks are wanting to inspire the next generation of medics and scientists by taking real medical and sports science equipment into schools, colleges & events all over the UK. Their website contains many useful resources and on You Tube they have Medical Mavericks TV - this episode is all about the Eyes! They are also broadcasting big assemblies via their Facebook page while school's are closed. Assembly 1 - The Heart   Assembly 2 - The Lungs

Operation Ouch! Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx explore the ins and outs of the human body in a variety of eye-opening experiments on CBBC. There are games and some "try it at home" experiments. Operation Ouch!

Working with Health Education England (HEE), The WOW Show was given access to Allied Health Professionals, the third largest professional group in the NHS. This programme gave students real-life encounters with newly qualified professionals, providing fresh perspectives on the world of work in the NHS. Wow!

COVID-19 time capsule created by Long Creations, this free printable workbook could give a child the chance to remember this unique time and reflect back on it in the future. 

The Department of Education have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. Click on the link to take you to a list of resources by subject and keystage. 

Daily fun educational videos from former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq on her You Tube channel based mainly on STEM or creative ideas, there is also a fabulous video about the NHS and a reading from the poem "These are the hands" by author Michael Rosen. NHS Video

This Royal College of Pathology have devised a series of pathology-themed activity resources. The majority are most suitable for secondary-age students Years 7-13. Why not try some of the sessions.  Pathology resources

Twinkl has some lovely resources for all age children which is free during COVID-19 for all parents access, when registered a code is sent by email which give full access. Dr. Dog eBook by Lydia Monks and Professor James Logan is just one of the resources on there for reception children explaining about the coronavirus. For other children there are home learning work packs to help understand about the virus and social distancing.

My Daddy is a Nurse by Kerrie Byron, here is a YouTube trailor about challenging gender stereotypes in the NHS and Social Care. 

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