It is important that whilst children are in a period of isolation that parents consider their child’s wellbeing and mental and physical health. Keeping active, getting outside (this can just be in the garden), being creative (e,g. baking, art), mindfulness time (e.g. mindful colouring, yoga, meditation), can all help support your child and yourselves.
The following are useful links to support Health and Wellbeing at home.
Supermovers have numerous videos that will get your children active. The videos link to the curriculum so will keep the children active whilst still learning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Childline Tool Box has a calm zone where you can access activities, breathing exercises, yoga, games and videos on ways to cope and expressing emotion https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/?fbclid=IwAR2UDQqDr54URa1T6_pXFAJTxI3PpVt6dkR1dDHiyN4IrWpuocfTuRpUPQ8
Go Noodle have both an ‘At home’ and ‘For families’ option where you can access free movement and mindfulness videos https://www.gonoodle.com/
Imoves have ‘Active blasts’ including workouts, yoga and pilates- https://imoves.com/the-imovement
The Muddy Puddle Teacher is offering a 30 day free trial. This includes activities for the outdoors, yoga and meditation. https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/
Action For Happiness produce monthly calendars to support mindfulness https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars
Blissful Kids share mindful game ideas https://blissfulkids.com/mindful-games-mindfulness-for-kids-and-teens/?fbclid=IwAR0QjYSYGUBrOUEa-aMGKycMpBLfOkIpHEO7GumcIGZJlDzYrQ2co3y9eDI
Babbledabbledo share creative activity ideashttps://babbledabbledo.com/80-easy-creative-projects-for-kids/
Joe Wicks Kids Workouts e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w
Cosmic Kids Yoga– e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I
Jumpstart Jonny Workouts e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfbTvJMcRow
Guided Meditation For Kids e.g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU
The mental health charity Mind.org offer advice and support on mental health and wellbeing. You can access support specifically relating to the corona virus for both children and adults here. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/?fbclid=IwAR3tgvHybSo2cIYe-uOq2iKh0XFXpT12Q-TFP4IxadPa0TZw9UY9rEjf5Jo If you are concerned about your child you can also find contact information here.