Below is a list of Montessori sites that might be helpful to all our families.
"Montessori Parent Coronavirus Survival Guide: Thriving in an era of extended school closures." This e book has been put together to help parents of children 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 and Adolescents. It brings together many helpful tips and links.
This is linked to https://www.trilliummontessori.org/ which also has a lot of useful resources.
This document sets out 10 Ways to Encourage Your Child to do Chores, from Trillium Montessori.
https://amshq.org/COVID19 - this is the American Montessori Society and (whilst we make no excuses for Americanisms) suggests some things that might appeal.
Here you will find some suggested word reading activities from AMI for members of the Children's House.
100 Ideas for Montessori Early Childhood Students at Home (courtesy of St. Joseph Montessori School faculty and AMS).
100 Ideas for Montessori Elementary Students at Home (courtesy of teacher Michelle Jacob and AMS).
Audible Stories. Free audiobooks for small children and teens for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We think the following article might be helpful even if you don’t have a dedicated ‘playroom’. In fact implementing Montessori in the home is about children’s space being alongside adult space.
Read the blog post by Junnifa Uzodike, AMI-trained Montessori educator for the 0-3 and 3-6 age level and AMI Board member, on using Montessori principles that can help encourage your children to clean up.
Here you will find several other resources:
The NSPCC have a number of resorces available giving advice to parents and carers on how to start talking to your child about online safety and how to get support if you're worried.
This factsheet is produced by the Safeguarding Training Centre from The Key and covers how to keep screentime safe for children.
The linked handout is an overview of what the Family Information Service offers, to help support parents with infomation they may need.
The Ready List website is now live.
This is a site designed for members of the public. The Ready List is based on the principles of the Alexander Technique and enables us to change our habits, in order to balance the nervous system and to bring a sense of peace into our lives.
"This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, we will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will be spending more time online at home"
Gov.uk provide online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Compiled by the NSPCC, this is a reading list of books for children and families about worries, anxieties and all those things that can creep up on us or even explode at us any time let alone at this time of the Covid 19 pandemic. Whilst it may not not be possible to visit this library, all books should be available from other local retailers.
For keeping safe on line https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
The information in the link below was shared with us from the nspcc and details how to support children and young people with worries and anxiety.
For tips to stop siblings fighting www.kinbox.com
Axel Sheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school aged children. Published by Nosy Crow, the book explains Coronavirus and the measures to taken to control it. www.nosycrow.com
This list put together by Water Aid and Amnesty..... for children aged 0-100
This is a message from the Fire and Rescue Service Education Team to help us know about keeping safe from Fire. There’s even some activities which might be interesting!