Children’s Symptom Checker

This symptom checker from the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust will help guide you on the best course of action for your child’s condition and help ensure your child receives the most appropriate care in the right place, at the right time, from the most appropriate team.

You will find information on some of the most common conditions and symptoms that affect children.

Children’s Symptom Checker

Resources for Children & Young People With a Vision Impairment

Guide Dogs have lots of information on their website to support children and young people with vision impairments, including these resources:

Nursery Rhyme Classics for children with a vision impairment to move and groove to, with suggested specific movements and actions for each song, helping your child learn more about their bodies and how they move –

Learning Through Play Resources containing information, guidance and activities, to help support a child with a visual impairment’s early years development through play.   These resources are broken down into age ranges starting from birth, covering 5 key development areas (concept development, sensory skills, fine &gross motor skills, self help & independence and communication skills) and can easily be done at home, using everyday items –

iPad Learning Resources for people with a visual impairment, including how to set up the accessibility features, for sensory impairment and also some for physical disabilities, as well as guidance on using apps etc –

Free Family Days Out Ideas

Finding activities and days out to suit the whole family can be difficult, especially with the rising cost of living.

Parenting NI in partnership with Discover Northern Ireland have created this free family fun day out guide.  All the places on the map are free to enter (parking charges apply in some locations) and are great spots to visit as a family.

Autumn is a great season to explore the great outdoors, but even on rainy days there are some indoor activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Where will you visit? What other local places make for great family days out?

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