Keeping kids active

Daily physical activity can be really beneficial during these difficult times. Keeping kids active both helps provide some light relief for the family and keep them healthy.

We at Together Active have sought out all of the top tips for incorporating movement into everyday fun and games. From Disney dance along routines, Cosmic Yoga or even a Joe Wick’s workouts, discover free, accessible ways to get children active without them realising!

Physical activity can also help support kids mental health by producing mood-boosting endorphins, and support home learning by improving focus and concentration.

 

How much activity does my child need?

The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends that children and young people should get 60 minutes of activity every day. This does not have to be all in one go though; lots of smaller bursts of activity throughout the day count just as much.

All the resources listed here are for activities designed to be carried out indoors or, if available, a garden.

 

A word about COVID-19 restrictions

 

Local restrictions are changing rapidly at the moment. Please make sure you’re fully aware of what the rules are in your local area.

Children and young people should always follow the latest official advice on social distancing. They and their parent or carer should stay more than 2 metres from others (including friends and other family members), wash their hands regularly, and wear a face mask when indoors if they’re age 12 or older.

 

#JoinTheMovement

To help keep everyone active through the restrictions, Sport England have launched their Join The Movement campaign which supports people to #StayInWorkOut. There are a range on resources and online virtual activities suitable for everyone, so get ready to get moving!

 

 

Inspiration

Familiar stories told using yoga. A relaxing, fun and engaging way to encourage kids to try a different way of moving.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

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Jump Start Jonny 

Fun workout videos to get kids moving.

 

Jump Start Jonny

Table Tennis Kidz – Play at home

TT Kidz has launched 9 videos so you can get still get involved while at home. They can be done with or without a table tennis table and they will be showing ways you can get involved if you don’t have access to table tennis equipment.

 

Table Tennis Kids

 

Youth Sport Trust

To help better support teachers and parents, Youth Sport Trust have collated a list of free to use resources which can help support home activity, including: Ready Set Ride resources, Play Format videos, Personal Challenge videos as well as Inclusion 2020 activities. View here.

 

Youth Sport Trust

 

 

 

 

The information contained on this website has been provided by third parties (activity providers) independent of Together Active.  Together Active makes no representations or warranties in relation to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by activity providers and accepts no liability for any illegality arising from errors or omissions or inaccuracies in such material and takes no responsibility for any of the information provided by activity providers.