This is a space for educators, parents and students to build safe, inclusive and connected school communities that promote wellbeing and learning. It is part of the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework.
Emotional self-regulation refers to the ability to manage disruptive emotions and impulses. In the most basic sense, it involves controlling one's behavior, emotions, and thoughts in the pursuit of long-term goals. A skill required for practicing mindfulness.
With the increasing spread of COVID-19, countries around the world are implementing preventative measures. For some it means the closure of schools and a movement towards remote learning with children transitioning to online lessons. This site supports parents and caregivers to provide emotional support to their children.
Calm Kid Central has created a 5 minute video for children to watch to help them learn:
It is a positive video - and provides an optimistic way of looking at the current crisis. There is also a discussion guide and activity sheet for them under the video link. There are other free resources via the link and further activities via subscription.
Following are some online activity ideas for families to access and share together at home. Engaging in the four Ms every day- Movement, Mindfulness, Making and Message – might be a simple scaffold to engage with when sharing extended time together at home.
This activity explains the reasons why we cannot hug during the Covid 19. It shares all the different ways we can share a hug and possibly make one too.
When families are at home spending time together, a challenge can be finding things to do that connect us with our children and our children with each other and us. We have put together an alphabet full of ideas that might help. You can use this list to select activities each day – some are relaxing and some are more active – but all are about connecting.
Coronavirus is here and our children know it. It is worrying and frightening many of us at the moment. Nature offers us some metaphors to help our children and young people make their way through the anxiety and concern that they may be feeling at this time. What if we were to think of ourselves as trees right now- living through a storm passing around us?