Are you missing outdoor spring activities with friends as much as we are?
I mean, let’s be honest. You like soccer, softball, lacrosse, and baseball…but what you really LOVE is the way those activities give your child an outlet for their wiggles, jiggles, and giggles.
Now that sports are on hold, and the neighborhood playground is closed, it’s tough to find worthwhile activities for your always-on-the-go child. What can you do to channel that endless energy?
Thanks to some fantastic folks who love kids and want to see them happy, healthy, and active, we’re thrilled to share five resources we think you and your kids will love.
So lace up those sneakers, grab a water bottle (or another cup of coffee…wink), and get moving today!
1. Good Energy at Home from GoNoodle
Don’t you just love GoNoodle? Such an amazing resource whether school’s in session or not —
if it’s not bookmarked on your computer, it should be!
A high-energy way to start your day, GoNoodle makes at-home movement and mindfulness even better with Good Energy at Home. Good Energy at Home is a free resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning. Here are a few:
In 2018, GoNoodle also released an app to meet kids where they are and make screen time, active time. Get GoNoodle Games from your favorite app store.
2. Cosmic Kids
Harry Potter, Moana, Frozen, and Star Wars….YOGA? Why, yes — of course!
Encourage your children to join more than a million others in yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation activities with instructor-extraordinaire Jaime from Cosmic Kids. Jaime brilliantly weaves yoga with popular stories kids love to encourage self-regulation, focus, and empathy.
Easily choose an episode based on time (under 10 minutes, under 15 minutes, over 15 minutes), energy (calm, focus, or active), or category (stories, mindfulness, yoga, relaxation, or dance). With hundreds to choose from, your child will beg to start his day this way — and you may just get a few more minutes all to yourself.
3. Fluency and Fitness
In between seat-time subjects, give your child a brain break with Fluency and Fitness.
Helping students exercise their brains and bodies during short breaks, each video reviews a reading or math skill and includes a variety of coordinating body movements. Choose from over nine-hundred videos! During school closures, Fluency and Fitness is offering our subscription website at a deep discount for parents to use at home.
4. Circle Time Fun
If you and your little one are missing your mommy and me classes, check out Circle Time Fun.
Learn and bond with your 0-6-year-old and choose from live or on-demand classes. Classes include Yoga Adventure, Interactive Storytime, Baby and Me Yoga, Family Cooking, and more.
Sessions are age-specific, dynamic, and interactive as an expert educator leads you through developmentally appropriate hands-on activities. Use code homefun1 to sign-up and choose the perfect class for you and your child!
5. Get Moving Together
You’re home from work, and your child is home school. Instead of twiddling your thumbs or forgoing exercise altogether, get moving — together!
There are plenty of YouTube videos and online articles filled with family-friendly workouts, or you can invite your child to join your workout using light weights or water bottles. It doesn’t have to be complicated — whatever you’re doing to stay fit, let your child join in.
A Dose of Creativity
It’s going to take a dose of creativity to make it through this time. With your entire world turned upside-down, you’re looking for new ways to work, to parent, to cook, and to exercise.
Take advantage of these amazing resources, and others from ClassTag, to survive — and thrive these weeks of staying home.