As parents support children with home schooling due to the lockdown, there may be one useful tool they have overlooked – the Xbox or PlayStation.
Many Dudley borough schools are now using Microsoft Teams to host online lessons or tutorials and the consoles offer an alternative device for attending sessions.
This is just one of the helpful advice available on Dudley Council’s family ebulletin, which is packed full of useful information including support with home schooling, tips on mental and physical wellbeing and updates on the latest pandemic guidance.
Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children’s services, said:
Children can also use mobile phones, tablets, PCs and laptops for lessons.
Dudley libraries are offering a click and collect service to give access to books.
People can visit the family information page and are invited to share ideas on social media using the hashtag #DudleyStaysHome