It’s Good to Talk
Let's Talk About Our Feelings
Talking about our feelings is so important for our wellbeing. Here’s a resource to help children understand what feelings are. It can also be used to start a great discussion about why we might feel a certain way.
We’ve created a powerpoint to help you talk to your children about social distancing, social isolation and social bubbles. This resource can be used at home or at school.
While We Can't Hug by Eoin McLaughlin
This is a lovely story to help explain social distancing. to young children.
Drawings That Speak To Us
Julia Donaldson - Time To Talk
Here’s an activity that will allow you to talk to your children about the changes that have taken place in our lives recently. The wonderful Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have updated their storybook characters to fit with the current times. We’ve created a PowerPoint and some questions to accompany their work to support families in having conversations during this tricky time.
Show Your Love For The World
There are lots of wonderful things we can do to show our love for the world. This resource will help ignite discussions in your home about the actions that we can take to show the world we care. It contains the inspiring poem ‘Start Now’ by Matt Goodfellow, which encourages us to be the change we want to see.
Drawings That Speak To Us
During this difficult time, we can have very mixed feelings- children and adults alike! These calendars have daily actions to help us look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together. The Action for Happiness website will also upload a new calendar for each month.
Questions to ask your child in isolation from Young Minds
These questions from Young Minds help parents promote discussions with children about isolation. The 16 ideas on the Young Minds website for things to do at home and are also really great. They are all very accessible and as members of the TLN team, we love the list and are going to work our way through them – from putting on some music to dance, cooking together and playing with an indoor ball. The ideas are all things to do that create a chance to talk.
You Are Unique and Incredible!
We know children thrive on attention and time to talk! This resource is based on a wonderful book called Incredible You that we use in Schools Linking to try to help every child realise their unique contribution and realise that everyone else has something to offer too. You could just talk and enjoy the pictures or you could create rainbow artwork of your own and display it in your window.