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Save the Children Family Resource Packs

Save the Children have put together a pack for families giving resources, suggestions and activities to support children’s learning at home. There are seven learning topics designed for parents with children aged three to six, who are at home because schools and nurseries are closed. But they can easily be tailored to suit younger or older children too. 

They offer simple play-based activities for children using materials that might already be in the home. At the end of each topic there are other ideas to try in the coming weeks.

Please note for printing. There are blank pages in the attached file which is for printing purposes as some of the sheets are one sided, so if you plan to print the pack please put in your printer settings to print double sided and it will all print out as planned.

Save the Children Resource Pack 1

Save the Children Resource Pack 2

The importance of play

When children are worried, play is more important than ever. It helps them learn and express themselves. So playing and having fun together is at the heart of this pack.

The learning topics have been adapted from Families Connect, a Save the Children programme, which gives parents the tools and guidance they need to effectively engage in their child’s learning at home. 

Support and guidance 

Children might be feeling worried or confused at the moment about everything that is going on and not seeing their friends and older relatives, and not being able to school or nursery. That’s why there’s important tips on how to talk to children, help them express their feelings, and support their learning. We have included specific support around the virus for children, and support for parents too.