As children return to school after a six month break, some may be feeling quite anxious. While some young people will welcome the return of the school routine, others will be finding the social and academic pressures very difficult. In her latest blog, counsellor Laura Sollis suggests the best way to help a child with school anxiety could simply be to listen.
Creative activities are lots of fun and have the added bonus of developing skills such as problem solving, basic counting and mark making, which are all especially important for under 5’s. Let Kat from The Creation Station Exeter & Mid Devon inspire you to try some different creative activities at home with your little ones.
For many people the worst part of lockdown has been separation from their grandchildren. Local writer Mary Stephenson came up with a novel idea for keeping in touch with her grandson - she wrote him a story, recorded it with sound effects and music, and then sent it to him. She is offering to help others do the same.