Health & Wellbeing guide for small children

HEALTH & WELLBEING RESOURCES TO KEEP YOU ACTIVE AT HOME

With many families staying at home as much as possible and the summer holidays here, entertaining our children has become an everyday mission. It isn’t always easy for us parents to think of new ways to keep children active, that’s why we’ve put together a list of health and wellbeing activities to do when the younger ones get restless.  This summer may look a little different, but it can still be as fun and memorable as ever! 

KIDS’ WORKOUTS TO DO AT HOME

Keep the kids active this summer with an online workout with The Body Coach on YouTube.  There are a variety of workouts designed especially for children, the workouts are fun and cater to all ages.  Exercise is an incredible tool,  not only does it help us improve our physical health but it gets those endorphins going, making us feel happier and more positive – something we all need at times. 

MEDITATION FOR KIDS

Meditation is a super simple practice available to all with some incredible benefits.  From reducing stress, increasing calmness to promoting happiness, the possibilities are endless.  Headspace for Kids is an app with meditation practices specifically designed for children and split into different age categories, including 5 and under. 

COSMIC KIDS YOGA

Looking for something new and exciting to try with the children this summer, how about Cosmic Kids Yoga?  Yoga has long been practised by adults who find it has many benefits, did you know that it has been found that many of the same benefits can be enjoyed by children too?  From growing confidence to promoting a healthy body, the benefits are endless.  

SCAVENGER HUNT

Get out and about in nature with the little ones with a fun filled scavenger hunt. Download your free nature scavenger hunt just here.  Playing in your own back garden or the local park, your mini explorers will be sent on a quest to find, collect and touch lots of different objects and animals. 

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE SPORT

Northamptonshire Sport wants to get people in Northamptonshire more active, more often.  Find a whole host of local summer holiday activities for the children to choose from using the activity finder.

CRIB NOTES 

We all need some advice sometimes, especially with the new experiences we live through when raising young children.  Crib Notes is a medical podcast aiming to answer all those questions that parents google at 3am.  Presented by new mum and Paediatric Doctor Sarah Blackstock and dad-to-be Broadcaster Rick Kelsey who ask medical experts those pressing questions that keep us parents awake at night.  It’s sure to be informative!

COVID-19 UPDATE. Due to the coronavirus outbreak Home-Start Northampton is unable to accept any new referrals until further notice. We apologise for the disruption in our service.