What to Expect in the Early Years. A Guide for Parents.
Children's Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021. This year's theme is Express Yourself.
Taken from Twinkl.co.uk - 'The aim is to encourage children to express themselves in a variety of ways. For example, expressing yourself can be about sharing your feelings, thoughts and ideas through creativity. Children could express how they feel through a piece of artwork or writing, or they could express it through a performance such as dance or drama.
An important part of this theme is that expressing yourself doesn't mean that you're the best at something. It's all about finding a way to show other people who you are and how you feel. It's about showing how you see the world and finding a way to 'express yourself' which feels good to you. Expressing yourself in a way that's unique to you is a great way to improve mental wellbeing.
This year, Place2Be is encouraging both children and adults to explore the different ways that we can express ourselves. It's time to get creative and express your feelings, thoughts and ideas, through poetry, song, dance, or whatever it is that interests you.'
Here are some useful website links to use with your child at home.
Please take a look at this Government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and well-being during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Go Noodle – https://www.gonoodle.com/ Movement and mindfulness
The Body Coach (Joe Wick) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k - YouTube workouts
Supermovers – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers - Active learning opportunities. A great learning resource to keep working on spellings, times table and other curriculum areas
Sport England – https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home Lots of further links and ideas to stay active whilst you’re at home
Cosmic Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - YouTube channel – activities ranging from 5 – 30 minutes. Easily to follow yoga and mindfulness
Disney – Wake Up Shake Up – https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups - Short games to keep children active
Disney Dance along - https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/