Activities to promote positive health and wellbeing
It is really important during this time of change that we do our best to ensure that the children’s mental health and well-being remains positive, as some children may find the change in daily routine difficult. Please encourage your children to spend time everyday doing activities that promote positive health and well-being. Below are some ideas:
- Be outside
- Art – colour, paint, draw, get creative
- Music – singing, playing, listening
- Doing kind things for others
It is important that children have time during the day to relax and to play. Please encourage them to go outside rather than staying indoors all day. Time outside is essential for their health and well-being.
Children should be getting plenty of exercise everyday. They could continue with the daily mile that we do in school each day in your garden, play sports and games, dance, complete workouts, make obstacle courses to name just a few ideas. The Change4Life website includes information about active hobbies and sports, as well as fun 10 Minute Shake Up games.
Take a look at this ‘Home Learning, Stay Active’ sheet with links (some listed below) to useful websites and social media platforms that are providing free content.
Remember, it is just as important to keep your child moving as it is to keep them thinking and reading. Do a little bit of physical exercise every day! Our bodies need to be looked after as well as our brains!
Joe Wicks, the Body Coach, has a great playlist of ‘5 Minute Move’ videos on his YouTube Channel. These provide short workouts to get your kids moving!
Dance with Oti Mabuse (Strictly Come Dancing). These kids dance classes are saved onto Oti Mabuse’s YouTube page.
Little Sports has videos featuring a variety of exercises to help your children stay active at home.
GoNoodle has hundreds of ‘brainercise’, dancing, strength and mindfulness videos, as well as videos that are just for fun.
BBC Supermovers has interactive videos to support with KS1 and KS2 maths, English, PSHE and PR learning. It is great for times tables, as well as videos that are just for fun.
There’s so many amazing videos on YouTube to check out! If your child loves dancing, check out Just Dance or Zumba Kids tutorials.
Youth Sports Trust are compiling resources to use at home to support you and your children to stay active during this time. These resources will be updated regularly.
Try different yoga and mindfulness activities with these videos from Cosmic Kids Yoga.
Smiling Mind has short audio sessions to help with mindfulness