We have been Staying At Home for 5 weeks. We know because we have stuck it through to our 6th week doing PE with Joe now. We usually have a very active week with swimming, yoga, skateboarding, and parks. Currently, our top two activities have been moving and crafting.
My son is lucky to have access to OT swings since I run a clinic from home. For others, this is a great time to explore getting either a Gorilla Gym doorway set (stays in place via strong suction) or the Rainy Day Indoor Playground (has 4 small screws to stay in place in the doorway) with swings and trapezes.
Below are also some movement programs and videos that suit individual children.
Group HIIT’s for children are great for those who need more intense sensory and movement breaks, particularly during this time where we are limited to home.
The Kids Coach -These are really good short fitness videos developed with an Occupational Therapist
Cosmic Kids Yoga is a wonderful program where yoga is completed to familiar stories children love, such as Frozen, Minecraft or Star Wars. She also has a wonderful Zen Den videos to support mindfulness in children, and Peace Out relaxation for kids programs.
GoNoodle is a fantastic program I’ve recommended for years, filled with movement and brain breaks that can be searched through by school grade.
The Little Gym UK has put out some nice children’s gymnastics videos by age ranges from infants and toddlers, to younger and older children.
Andy’s Wild Workouts are also lovely, slower paced, interactive, and shorter, run by Cbeebies. These are great for younger children.
For children who like to dance, there are many dance options right now with Zumba Kids, samba with Oti Mabuse live on Facebook everyday at 11:30, and ballet with Royal Opera House. I have been doing Movement Warriors with my 8 year old son for the past few weeks and it has not only been great fun but really nice to be connected and doing something joyful and tricky together.
I’d love to hear if you have found any movement games, activities, or programs you enjoy.