Key Information for Parents
What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak – Click here
Young Minds website – Tips, advice and where to get support for your child’s mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – Click here
The Educational Psychologists Team of Gateshead Council have selected a range of resources to that will be useful for children, families, education providers and other professionals during coronavirus – Click here
Explaining Covid-19 to Children
We realise that discussing COVID-19 with children can be difficult and explaining the messages of social distancing, washing hands and the need to stay indoors.
‘The Gruffalo’ creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have shared twelve beautiful illustrations depicting their famous characters adjusting to social distancing, home-schooling and helping others during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as Scheffler illustrating a free coronavirus booklet aimed at children.
Below are links where you can find these illustrations and booklet to help discuss the current situation at home. We hope that you find them useful. However, if you need any further help, please feel free to contact your year group teacher via the email address.
Coronavirus – a book for children now available free on line, illustrated by Axel Scheffler