You can find lots of resources all in one place on the Stockport Local Offer page. There is a special Covid -19 section .
We would like to regularly highlight resources
that we think school staff and parents /carers would find especially useful.
21st July 2020
Understanding resilience and self esteem and managing children's worries
Some resources that school staff and parents/carers might find useful to help children develop their own strengths and coping strategies. The resilience resources can be a useful way for school staff to plan strategically with agencies to support a child and family. There are also two programmes ( to build self -esteem and resilience) for primary age children with a handbook and resources for staff.
20th July 2020
The Brave Warrior Twins- a story about being scared to go out
This is another therapeutic story from Wendy at Primary Jigsaw. The children know the government says everyone can go out more,but they are still worried that they will catch the coronavirus. Olivia Owl comes to their aid, demonstrating techniques you can use with your child to boost their confidence and resilience. One of the things Olivia says can be part of our armour against the virus is the fact that our grown ups will look after us, so we have made a version where the boys live with their foster carer, Sarah to go alongside the original where they live with Mum and Dad..
Download them below or find the flipbooks online so you can read on a tablet or phone without the need to print out.
30th June 2020
Parenting in Challenging Times
Some top tips for putting limits in place and using scripts to respond to refusals and unwanted behaviours. Great to use in partnership with our emotion coaching scripts.
25th June 2020
Emotion Coaching resources
This technique has become invaluable at BSS and Jigsaw . We find we use it more and more and parents and carers find it a really useful new way of looking at how to navigate their child through an emotional outburst.
Have a look at this clip from the film Inside Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh0EE2_Y2io
It shows the technique in action, and see how coaching someone through their feelings can often end an outburst more quickly than you might think!
1st June 2020
Bubble Planning Ideas
This bundle of resources is a very practical one, designed to help with your Bubble planning. It includes lots of socially distanced games and wellbeing activities to expand your repertoire over the coming weeks! As all schools are different, please remember to check with your Headteacher that the activities comply with the risk assessment you have in place.
The Day We Went Back To School
This week we would like to share a therapeutic story written by our very own Wendy Smith . This is a lovely resource to share with a child who has lots of worries about returning to school after lockdown,There are also some activities to complete with the child at the end of the story.
29 June 2020 Update: we have also added two alternative versions where Zain lives with a foster carer and in a residential home . This is simply to help some of our children identify more easily with Zain. The story is the same.