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Back to school – but not for everyone!

Following the Government’s announcement that lots of our children will not be returning to school until after the summer, many are wondering what to do with their children for the next 13 weeks! (8 weeks in Scotland/ 9 weeks in Northern Ireland/ 2 weeks in Wales). Little Troopers wanted to reach out to let you know that we’re still here and have lots to help you on our website, read on to find out more.

To start, why don’t you check out our Weekly Planner Sheet in the Little Troopers Treasures section. Originally designed for use during deployment, we have found that it works equally as well for lockdown. You can plan your family’s days and capture the moment with a count of how many home-schooling days you have done. There is also space for some happy thoughts to help you focus on the positives.

If you are running out of ways to entertain children click onto our Crafty Little Trooper section. We have everything from mindfulness colouring sheets, how to make your own play dough to cooking and guides on how to make beautiful decorations for the home. If Mum or Dad are deployed you could also have a look at our deployment post box, make a memory jar or separation keepsake book.

We also have some gorgeous Print at Home certificates to help keep your little ones motivated and show them how proud you are of them during this really difficult time.

Louise said “With less than a third of Primary school children back in school we wanted to reach out and let everyone know that we are still here. We have so much to help those at home and for those who have returned to school we have lots of resources in our Little Troopers at School project.”

While military families are used to separation this forced separation from everyone is truly hard. As a charity we wanted to help grandparents stay in touch with their grandchildren so have opened up the Little Troopers Treasures Storytime app to allow grandparents to record a story. If you haven’t accessed it yet find out more information here. You just need to register and share the login details with grandparents.

In addition, don’t forget our Send a Hug kit. Once again while they were designed for deployment they work really well for anyone you want to send some love too.

Louise adds “I hope this has given you lots of ideas to help you through this difficult time. Please don’t forget that there is a large military community using our Facebook page so if you need anything else or have a question post away.”

 

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