Tips and tricks to help families thrive in isolation

Thursday 9 April 2020

From setting a routine to staying entertained, families in Kensington and Chelsea can get advice and inspiration during the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the Council’s Family Information Service.

Parents can download resources to support children’s learning at home, with activities for those aged under five all the way up to those ready to start secondary school.

Learning and teaching from home is a new and unfamiliar situation for countless families across the country right now, and the Family Information Service site has tips for that too, with smart tricks on how to convert regular things you’ll have around the house into immersive lessons and activities.

Adding structure to your ‘school-day’ is crucial in ensuring the lines between learning-time and relaxation/family-time don’t begin to blur. Home learning tips address these concerns and will help parents keep control.

Some of the tips featured are:

  • Have a clear routine to help you and your child know what to expect each day.
  • Make sure you get some fresh air each day.
  • Make a cosy area for your child to have some chill-out time, and for you to read together.

Keeping a healthy mind is important too and we want every parent and child to know who to reach out to should they need mental health support. We have put handy contacts all in one place so young people can quickly find the experts and charities offering  various guidance and support.

For parents looking to maximise and hone the impact they have on their children’s learning at this time, or for those just looking to learn some new parenting tips, virtual parenting programmes are available through Total Family Coaching.

This and plenty more makes the Family Information Service site an invaluable resource for parents during these uncertain times. Why not take a look?