Taking care of your child’s mind, as well as their body, is essential during these unprecedented times.
While staying at home, it is understandable and expected that children are becoming bored, frustrated or lonely. We at Progressive Sports South Glos and Bristol have compiled useful links and resources to help parents and carers to support family wellbeing while we stay at home to protect our wonderful NHS.
Some child-friendly independent activities with lots of calming games and activities.
Yoga is beneficial to both body and mind. Like any form of exercise, yoga has been linked to decreased stress, depression and anxiety. Cosmic kids yoga provides a fun and interactive approach to yoga.
Mental Health Foundation
Children have questions, so here is some advice on how best to answer them during these unfamiliar circumstances.
Advice for parents and carers about the importance of young people’s mental health. 5 Easy Ways to Wellness that can be used within your home.
Advice on how what you eat effects the way you feel, as well as tips on how to incorporate healthy eating into your child’s life.
Zectangle art is a great way to relieve the overwhelming thoughts that can come with stress and anxiety. This art focuses on patience and concentration whilst working towards a beautiful outcome.
Getting a good nights sleep is important for your child’s wellbeing. Here is some information from the NHS on the importance of getting good nights sleep.
The ideas can be helpful for all children, but particularly for those who find changes unsettling. Some of these activities may need to be adapted in line with current government guidance around non-essential contact.
Premier League Primary Stars
Premier league footballers need to stay hydrated, and we do too. Here is some information on the importance of staying hydrated especially now that we are experiencing some warm weather. (Sign up is free but required)
The printable worksheet encourages children to complete the sentences ‘I am, I can, I have’, which will help them to talk about positive features in themselves.