From Birmingham with Love
Families have had a tough time during COVID-19, with many who would not normally require support from services now needing our help. We are promoting seven offers which are available to all our families, see the webiste or information sheet for details. The offer includes:
1. New online parenting courses
2. Mental health support for children, young people and adults
3. Financial help
4. Domestic abuse support
5. Drug and alcohol abuse service
6. Bereavement support
7. Early help in ten localities
Flu Vaccination for 2 and 3 year olds.
It is likely that flu and COVID-19 will both be circulating at the same time which means that it is more important than ever this year to help protect against flu.
Contact your child's GP if your child was aged two or three years old (on 31st August of the current flu season) and you haven't heard from them by early November.
For more information visit: www.nhs.uk/child-flu
Useful websites for parents to support learning
Words for life
Reading and Writing
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/bookstart/families/ - Books, stories and rhymes ideas and activities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks - Letter games for 3-6 year olds
Speech, language and communication
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ - Phonic information and activities. Phase 1 for 3-4 year olds.
https://small-talk.org.uk/ - Chat, Play and read activities for 0-5 year olds.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks - Number games for 3-6 year olds
https://nrich.maths.org/early-years - A range of Maths activities
Physical Development and Healthy Lifestyles
http://startwellbirmingham.co.uk/ - Healthy eating and physical information ideas and activities for 0-5
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - Yoga activities based on children's favourite characters
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life - Healthy eating and physical information ideas and activities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvs- videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.
Games and activities you can do with your child to have fun together and get them developing speaking and listening skills, building vocabulary and counting. Most important of all, these ideas are great fun!
http://www.familylearning.org.uk/preschool-games.html - Early Learning Interactive games for 3-4 year olds
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies - Early Learning games and activities for early years
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games - Early Learning interactive games for 0-6 year olds
https://www.naturallylearning.co.uk/50-outdoor-activities-toddlers/ - 50 outdoor activities for little ones
Birmingham Early Years Networks
Forward together for the children of Birmingham
A hub for Birmingham's Early Years Community
Keep Your Cool Toolbox
Helping young children to better manage their emotions
Hungry Little Minds (HM Government)
Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five
Starcatchers is Scotland's National Arts and Early Years organisation specialising in creating performances and exploring creative activity for babies, toddlers and young children aged 0-5 and the adults who care for them.
National Literacy Trust
Birth to 4 resources
Tiny Happy People
Help to develop your child's communication skills
At home with the Reggio Approach
Look Say Sing Play
Helping young children understand COVID:
Children can learn in age-appropriate ways about how they can keep themselves safe, including regular hand washing and using tissues.
Dr. Dog explains CORONAVIRUS
Two metres apart activity
Our hand washing song
Advice and support for families with disabled children