We have put together a short list of resources that may be helpful in keeping your child(ren) engaged and happy, whilst during the lockdown. These resources are helpful for children with additional needs, for example, autism, visual impairment, learning disabilities, or hearing impairment.
BBC CBeebies for special needs: Resources and help for children with additional needs from the BBC, including Mr. Tumble!
ITV Signed Stories: Signed Stories help improve the literacy of deaf children from infancy upwards. The website also provides useful advice and guidance for parents, carers and teachers of deaf children, and for the deaf parents of hearing children.
Makaton with Mencap: Mencap has produced a Makaton video about handwashing.
Singing Hands UK: Singing Hands is an organisation designed to improve communication with Makaton signing. The YouTube channel has everything from nursery rhymes, stories and games through to pop songs. Singing Hands holds live sessions on YouTube at 10.30am.
Storyline Online: Storyline is an award-winning children’s literacy website that streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
National Autistic Society: The National Autistic Society is UK’s largest provider of specialist autism services. They have published guidance on coronavirus and our handy top tips for dealing with its impact.