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It can be difficult to explain to children and help them understand what is happening at this time, here are a few websites which has some useful guidance for speaking to children in an age appropriate way, explaining what is happening:

We know times like this can be difficult for many different reasons, here are some links to charities which could offer guidance and support at this time: 

  • If at any point during this time you need to seek guidance regarding issues at home, please don't hesitate to visit this Citizens Advice page, which has lots of links to various different charities around the UK.
  • If at any point during this time you need to seek guidance regarding mental health, please don't hesitate to contact Mind, the UK charity which supports all mental health needs. 
  • DSAuk have written some information about maintaining good mental health during this pandemic, all of this information can be found on the DSAuk website. They will be releasing some more information throughout the coming months, focussed on different areas of maintaining good mental health. 
  • If at any point during this time you need to seek support to avoid isolation or loneliness, please visit Age UK
  • If at any point during this time you need to seek support to help children, please visit Childline
  • If at any point during this time you need to seek support to teens and young adults, please visit Young Minds.
  • For information for families with disabled children, about the return to school get in touch with Contact

If at any point LPUK can offer support during this time, please either email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07925893398. 



Whilst the UK is in 'lockdown' and schools closed for the majority of students, along with other members of the population practising social distancing, we have been promoting a number of different ways to help pass the time and also help with homeschooling: 

Chocolate Mousse For Greedy Goose

 Choc moose for Greedy Goose


Homeschooling ideas

  • Every Wednesday from 9:30am Steve Backshall will be holding a Q+A to learn about wildlife, you can find this via his Twitter
  • Everyday at 11am David Walliams will release a free Children's audiobook which you can listen to here
  • Chester Zoo hold virtual 'days out' taking us around their animals, to learn about them and how they are looked after. You can catch up on their Facebook page
  • West Lodge Farm Park are uploading lots of videos about looking after farm animals, even throughout this unprecedented time the farm has to continue as normal, you can watch the videos on their YouTube channel
  • There are lots of different physical activity options being shown online throughout this time, Paralympic and Olympic champions Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Dame Kelly Holmes held an accessible workout session on Twitter and Instagram.
  • TV Mathematician Carol Vorderman has released her online maths tutoring website free for the school closure period, visit her website to check this out. 
  • The National Theatre are releasing a recording of a production each Thursday night at 7pm, to watch online. Along with Andrew Lloyd-Webber, who is streaming one play everyday Friday on YouTube at 7pm for 48 hours.

Other things to do

As the weather is getting nicer, but we need to maintain our social distancing, we can appreciate nature from our own windows and gardens, check out these ideas  to build your own butterfly feeder and bird feeder.

Bird feeders 



There are also arts and craft ideas too - 

elephant cartons


Shadow art

kirkstall abbey

Also, some ideas to get a little messy - 

colour blocks

play dough


And finally, here are some more brilliant things you can do - 

100 indoors

no screen time

Guess the film!

Guess the Movie Doc

Make your own comic stip! Create your own comic strip

We will continue to post different lockdown activities, throughout this period, to keep up to date with them, visit our website, where they will be posted on a regular basis. 

If you have any ideas for lockdown activities that you would like to share, please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have trouble accessing these documents, please get in touch and we can help out. 

Little People UK have contacted the LPUK Medical Board to seek guidance regarding the impact of COVID19 on people with dwarfism. 

We have received the following information: 

We are not aware of any extra vulnerability of people with dwarfism to catch COVID19, unless they have associated immune deficiency such as cartilage-hair hypoplasia and Scimke immune-osseous dysplasia, these members could be at a higher risk of a severe form of COVID19.

Children are likely to cope with virus much better than adults, it is expected that this would be the same for people with dwarfism. Unless they have secondary issues such as severe obesity, or need ventilatory support, these individuals may be at greater risk of coping with COVID19. 

It is advised to follow the same guidance as everyone else, practice social distancing, wash hands regularly

shopping trolley

We appreciate people are finding shopping difficult, particularly obtaining online delivery slots. Here are a few possibilities which could help:

  • Morrisons delivery box - Morrisons will deliver a box to you, containing a few vital items, you can find information here
  • Government list of vulnerable people - it is possible that your form of dwarfism qualifies you to register as vulnerable with the Government, in which case you will be prioritised for delivery options at supermarkets. You can check or register do this via the Government website

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