Workshop for Arabic speaking families

We would like to let you know there will a workshop for Arabic speaking families, organised by Southwark Children’s Centres (Peckham Rye and Nunhead locality). This workshop is aimed at Arabic speaking families who live in Southwark and have children aged 0-5years. To explore with families what matters to them and their children during this COVID 19 Pandemic Outbreak What children’s centres could do
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Home Learning help for complex children

Cherry Garden School are making an Ideas and Information pack each week for parents who are doing home learning with their child with complex needs.  Here’s the link to the first one: you should be able to just click on the video links to play them, and there’s a small box in the corner to expand them.  CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED [LINE] Also,
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Christmas Reading from World Book Day

We have new reading recommendations with our top Christmassy stories for all ages. Bring the Christmas spirit to life and pick out a story to share with the family here – revisit some familiar favourites, or discover some new characters! Whether you’re reading around the Christmas tree, or filling up stockings with booky treats, we’d love to see you share some of your favourite reads with
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How to Help Parents and Children Overcome Anxiety During COVID-19

2020 has been a tough year for everyone, and especially for parents with children. Families are facing difficult decisions, and many of us have had to reinvent our families habits and routines. Dealing with so many unexpected changes can easily take a toll on our mental health. In fact, anxiety levels have doubled this year as a result of lockdown measures and restrictions. And there’s something
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Spark a love of reading book list

It’s Christmas time and to celebrate, Hungry Little Minds asked 12 brilliant authors, poets and illustrators to recommend their favourite children’s books in which they felt represented. The authors suggested the first book where they saw themselves on the page – or learned something about representation. We received some brilliant entries from authors including the Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell and the fantastic illustrator and
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Now I feel like there is somebody to take care of me too

The impact of the pandemic on families with disabled children has been extremely challenging. On top of everything, families have had to deal with children’s routines being disrupted and associated issues with sleep and behaviour that challenges, for example  – as well as coping with their own and their children’s mental health and wellbeing. At the start of the pandemic the length and emotional
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New SEND Workshops

Support for children with SEND in school – Our brand new workshop Hello and welcome to the latest edition of What’s new. In this week’s issue find out about our brand new and free parent workshops to help you get the right support for your child in school. We are also reminding parents who care for young people with learning disabilities to register for an annual
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Fun online activities for all

Southwark Council have developed a new webpage that houses a plethora of fun and exciting activities that can be done at home during the lockdown period. These activities are aimed at all age groups, including adults and accross a number of subjects such as the arts, family learning, ebooks, audio and film and much more. To access this FREE resource, please click on the
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Breaking the mould – challenging gender stereotypes

Olivia Dickinson, campaigner for Let Toys Be Toys, explains how you can expand children’s play choices in your setting by challenging stereotypes. This article originally appeared in the Alliance’s Under 5 membership magazine. In November 2012, a discussion on the Mumsnet parenting website about the prominence of pink and blue in the toy aisles galvanised a group of parents into action. Out of that heated discussion, the Let Toys
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Ethnic Representation in Children’s Literature

Reflecting Realities is the CLPE’s Art Council funded publication, researching ethnic representation in UK Children’s Literature. It is currently the only research of its kind in the UK.

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