PODCAST SERIES: Surviving home isolation through COVID-19 with the whole family

With all of us juggling roles around parenting, educating from home, working from home and managing additional stress of home isolation we have a free resource that may help. We have recorded a podcast on a series of topics with our expert therapy team. We share our tips and ideas to help you get through this time on topics such as why routines are important and how to create them, the importance of physical activity and ideas for small spaces, what movement breaks are and why they are important, how to calm kids when anxious or excited, supporting language and literacy at home and screen time pros and cons.  Please share this link with your friends and family.

KEY POINTS OF THIS EPISODE

  • Recognise the signs that your child might be feeling anxious or over excited
  • Have a plan to support your child

Your Occupational Therapist or Psychologist can assist you with specific strategies to support learning about anxiety.

 

IDEAS & RESOURCES

Dr Dan Siegel Hand Brain Model
Bubble Mountain

All resources are available for free online.
Coronavirus Picture Book
Coronavirus Handout & Calming Strategies
Social story
Story/workbook

In addition, Children’s Health Queensland recently developed a range of picture books mostly relating to natural disasters, and there is a generic story called “Birdie and the big sickness” which could be relevant.

https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/chq/our-services/mental-health-services/qcpimh/natural-disaster-resources/storybooks/

Zones of Regulation: https://www.zonesofregulation.com/learn-more-about-the-zones.html

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