Keeping Your Children and Family Active
Youth Sport Trust
YST are a children’s charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport.
To best support schools, parents and young people during the ongoing coronavirus situation we are compiling a list of free-to-access resources which will aid learning at home.
Joe Wicks - The Body Coach
Joe Wicks will be holding live PE classes for children (EYFS to secondary age) whilst schools are closed. He said in his announcement on 19th March 2020, “I’m going to get your kids moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic. So tune in Monday morning 9am and every day Monday to Friday.”
These will be available on his You Tube channel; TheBodyCoachTV from 09:00 Monday 23rd March 2020. He also has a huge selection of other workouts and activities available.
Change 4 Life (NHS)
Change4Life aims to ensure parents have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices for their families. We know that modern life can mean we are a lot busier, less active, and more reliant on convenience and fast food than we used to be. But that's where Change4Life comes in, helping families with fun ideas to help kids stay healthy, whether with easy recipes for busy weeknights, great sugar swaps, Disney-inspired games to get kids moving or help in understanding food labels.
We want everyone in England regardless of their age, background or level of ability to feel able to take part in sport and physical activity. We’re building an active nation through a combination of National Lottery funding and grant-in-aid from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
We've compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you're at home, if you're well enough.
Have published 6 equipment-free fitness routines that are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule.
There are 6 workouts, 1 for every day of the week if you include a rest day, each working on a different area of your fitness.
Try to do 1 of these routines daily to improve your general health and strengthen and tone different muscle groups.
We're proud to create educational resources that can be used at each step of a child's learning journey.
Twinkl are offering a free month to parents and teachers to be able to access all of their educational resources & activities. Offer code is CVDTWINKLHELP
BBC Super Movers
Super Movers is a partnership between the Premier League and the BBC to inspire primary school children to get active. Fun curriculum linked resources to get your children moving whilst they learn.
UNICEF Kid Power
UNICEF Kid Power is all about being kids being active, and a big part of being active can include kids sports games and activities.
Is a US based company that engages millions of children every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
US company offering online yoga, mindfulness and relaxation resources for children. Free videos are accessed either on their website or through their You Tube channel.
Is a US based website with articles published by sport and fitness experts. They have published a few ideas of indoor sports to keep active.
Very Well Family
Verywell Family is a US resource that offers a realistic and friendly approach to parenting. Encourage daily movement with these fun games and activities for kids. They promote exercise, cure boredom, and excite kids.
Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators in Australia, to help bring balance to your life. Download their free app here;
Today’s Parent is a Canadian website. They have published some useful ideas on how to stay active indoors if you have limited space.
Home Schooling Ideas
A site created by a mum who home educates in the UK. There are some great kids sports activities you can do at home, or in your local park, with even just a couple of kids! Check out these great ways of ensuring kids physical fitness.
We have had a look at some of the videos available on You Tube and a few that we think are most useful are;
- Nuffield Health - Home Exercises for Kids; www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHVR2FnTpdk
- Popsugar Fitness - Have a blast with this family fun cardio workout; www.youtube.com/watch?v=5if4cjO5nxo
- The Body Coach TV - 5 Minute Move/Kids Workout 1; www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&t=41s
- KIDZ BOP - Dance along videos; www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHd2s_saYsQ
- Nate Bower Fitness – ultimate 20 minute full body workout for kids; www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmGjxU3Ggko
- Little Sports - Kids need physical activity every day to get stronger. These exercises are fun and easy to do at home and will help involve the entire body; www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8uTdn_zkok
- Jumping Jax Gym - Full 25 min exercise routine for children and adults; www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhCM0C6GnrY
- Maricopa County Public Health - a fun, easy-to-follow dance workout video for children and adults; www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y6bIbr-Hn0