Here are some great tips for helping your children to make sense of the changing situation that we find ourselves in. I have been in contact with Mental Health Leads throughout Camden who have come together to share and compile a list of tips and links that may be helpful to you and your child/children. I hope you find them helpful! 😊
Below are some links that you may find useful when talking to your child:-
The first 3 offer different ways for you to talk to your child about what is happening and how they are feeling.
As Catholics, prayer offers us a great deal of strength during difficult times. Prayer each day as a family can be enormously comforting. Sometimes a gentle meditation before prayer can help young children to focus their minds in readiness to talk to God.
This is a great link for helping families to focus on healthy habits.
I hope that you have found tips that you can use and we would encourage you to share any articles or links that you have found to be helpful at this time, just email : firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in this together and at the Rosary we always like to ‘Share the Love’.
Take care and stay safe
Mental Health and Well Being Lead
Physical activities promotes healthy growth and development. It helps build a healthier body composition, stronger bones and muscles. It also improves your cardiovascular fitness. Physical activities help in the development of better motor skills and in concentration and thinking skills.
Children aged 6 and older need at least an hour a day of physical activity. These activities should be included at least three days a week.
Healthy body, Healthy mind, which is great for your well being.
Below are some links for all ages. ( the links are underlined )
These activities that can be played out in a small environment like your living room/ bedroom/garden and are for children and adults!
Don’t forget to keep us posted by photo or comments on how your are getting on. And remember to have fun!
Having a daily routine is a great way to keep your brain focused. It helps to ensure that you get a little bit of everything you need each day to stay healthy and well inside and out!
Here is a great timetable that was sent out by Miss Stopes Robinson. You could use it as a template to make a timetable that works for you and helps you to structure your day.
Balloon fun: there are endless games to play with a balloon just trying to keep them off the ground or have a go at balloon tennis, you don’t even need bats kitchen utensils are just as good or just your hand.
Popcorn pushups: Put a small bowl of popcorn on the floor. Lower yourself down and stick out your tongue to get a piece of popcorn with each thrust.
Hallway bowling: You can use water bottles( with or without water) or the inner tubes of the toilet roll and any ball. This can be a great challenge for yourself or as a family activity.
Create Development’s real play at home supports families to play and learn together and includes 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges, of fun and activity for every family!
Age range: KS1 & KS2 Premier League Primary Stars have created activities covering English, Maths, PE, Health and Wellbeing.
This Girl Can – Disney Workouts.
Age range: EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Movement mindfulness and relaxation videos.
Lovely daily exercise activities that can be done at home. The exercises also have other suggested activities linked to them.
Joe Wicks will be conducting daily PE lessons for children of primary age at 9am each day during the school closure. Age range: EYFS, KS1 and KS2
Curriculum-linked resources to get children moving while they learn. Sorted by age group.