With everyone stuck and home and no school for the kids, we’re putting together some resources to help us get by. We will keep adding to this page as we find more resources, so please do check back. If you have ideas or resources to share, please do get in touch
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Up to date information from the NHS.
https://www.signhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/ Up to date information by BSL.
BBC – my Web My Way– advice on how to change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse to be more accessible.
Specifically with deaf children in mind…..
The Buzz – website for deaf young people from the NDCS https://www.buzz.org.uk
Free speech and language resources Chatter Pack
BSL stories on the Frank Barnes School Facebook page
The Book Trust– Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing.
https://www.jtc.org/ideas-advice/ John Tracy Clinic resources
https://letslistenandtalk.org The Elisabeth Foundation has made its Let’s Listen and Talk programme FREE. Sign up now
https://www.signedstories.com/apps/british-sign-language ITV have an app with signed stories in both BSL and ASL.
Something Special Cbeebies – Follow Justin and Mr Tumble using Makaton
Magic Hands – Cbeebbies – Signed poetry
Signing hands – Makaton sign classes
https://www.british-sign.co.uk Learn BSL online – SPECIAL OFFER “pay what you can”
Free kids information book to download on Coronavirus illustrated by Axel Schiffer and featuring an implant wearer.
NEW: Download a speech to text app to help you communicate with a deaf person in writing. Really helpful if you are wearing a mask and they can’t lip read. There seems to be two versions; Live Transcribe by Google for Android phones and another non-Google version for Apple Smart phones also called Live Transcribe. Both allow real time translation with the ability to change the text size.
Other resources and fun ideas …….
StarLine – national helpline for home learning. Open six days a week for confidential advice. Phone 0330 313 9162
Lessons added daily to BBC bitesize
Live lessons and videos https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach
3 local mums & teachers giving super simple ideas for home education during this crazy time. @lockdown_learning
Get the kids moving with Joe Wick on YouTube.PE with Joe –
Get active with curriculum linked videos https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Cooking with Jamie Oliver https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/
Free children’s audio books https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Make a miniature book with The British Library