4 hours ago
We are very excited to launch Tips from CHYPS!
Each Thursday we will be sharing tips, advice and activities from our fabulous Children and Young People’s team. Our CHYPS team have lots of experience and expertise at working with children and young people and want to share their handy tips and resources to help families in this difficult time.
It’s really important that children still get the chance to play and exercise each day. Whether it’s playing in the garden or going on a short walk as a family, there’s lots of ways you can add some extra fun. Here are two of our favourite easy outdoor activities.
I Spy: This classic travel game works just as well when you are on foot. Make it more challenging by adding rules, such as "natural items only" or "pick something that is a particular colour. This game is lots of fun and can add added interest to your daily walk.
Count Off: This fun game is also a great way to include some maths in your daily routine. Pick something to keep track of, from red cars to lamp posts, and count how many you see when. You can make it a contest or collaborate, whichever is more appealing to your children.
Remember: It is vitally important for the safety of yourself, your children and others that you follow all current guidelines in place when outdoors and you must always ensure all your family are practising social distancing when outside. More advice and guidelines can be found here: buff.ly/3aAM0pG
Over the coming weeks, we are all going to spending more time indoors. This can be a difficult adjustment for children and young people but there are many things you can do make this time more enjoyable for you and your children. Here are some of our favourites:
Film nights: Films nights are a quick and easy way to have some family fun. They can be a great way to spend some quality time with your children. Especially if you can set some time aside to make sure there are no disruptions of distractions during the film so you can make the most of family time.
Board games: We all love board games and they can be an excellent boredom buster which the whole family can take part in. If your children are getting bored of the board games they have, why not challenge then to invent their own. You can use items you have around the house or repurpose existing games.
Story time: Reading together is a great way to bond and to help improve your children’s reading skills. Once you’ve read your story, why not challenge your child to make up their own.
TOP TIP: If you need some new stories, Audible have made all their children and young people’s books free to access. Check it out here: ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
The coronavirus outbreak will lead to a "domestic abuse pandemic" as vulnerable people spend all day with their abuser during the UK's lockdown, campaigners have warned. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
You are not alone.
Swansea Women’s Aid is here to help and support you. We want to make sure that everyone knows that even in these challenging circumstance are services are still running.
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4 days ago
Are you worried about being at home with your partner during the Coronavirus lockdown?
You aren’t alone, we are here to help and we will come to you.
In an emergency, always dial 9️⃣9️⃣9️⃣.
For silent help, dial 9️⃣9️⃣9️⃣ and then press 5️⃣5️⃣.
Ydych chi'n poeni am fod gartref gyda'ch partner yn ystod y cyfyngiadau symud yn sgil Coronafeirws?
Nid ydych chi ar eich pen eich hun. Rydym yma i'ch helpu a byddwn yn dod atoch.
Ffoniwch 9️⃣9️⃣9️⃣ mewn argyfwng bob amser.
Am help tawel, ffoniwch 9️⃣9️⃣9️⃣ ac wedyn pwyswch 5️⃣5️⃣. ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Wow, we were thrilled to have these delivered today!
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has bought an item off our CHYPS Wish List. We truly appreciate every gift and we are looking forward to passing them on to our children and young people.
If you would like to donate a book or a game you can do so via the link below
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Useful advice and information from SafeLives.
Remember our services are still running and we are here to help and support you. If you need help call us on 01792 644683 to speak to a member of our team.This is a tricky time for everyone, but particularly if you are experiencing abuse at home. We’ve created a guide to help you think about what you might do over the coming weeks to stay safe ➡️ safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19 ... See MoreSee Less
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