Bradford Libraries Online Stories & Rhymes – weekly stories and rhymes from library staff are uploaded each Friday at 10am on this webpage. The videos are available permanently so are very easy to access. There are also links to authors who have made storytime videos especially for Bradford Libraries during the current situation eg. Steve Howson. A rhyme about rainbows has also been written and recorded to promote the great sharing of rainbow images in the district.
20 things to do when you’re NOT in a library before you are 5 – We launched the initiative “20 things to do at a library before you are 5” a couple of years before the 50 things Bradford initiative came out and in response to the current situation we have moved the challenge online with lots of different ideas for families to try associated with book sharing and stories.
Hungry Little Minds: Tips and practical activities that adults can do at home with children to support their early learning. There are many simple ways to help children learn and it does not have to feel like ‘learning’. Having everyday conversations, make-believe play and reading together all make a big difference to children’s development.
CAPT are reporting that there have been more accidental injuries to children during the lockdown in particular relation to burns and scalds. They have lots of information on their website that you can share with parents to help keep children safe at home.
Here are some resources for supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs at home during the current crisis. There are four support areas to support children with a range of needs.