It's important for all children, from birth to eighteen, to keep moving to help with their physical development, wellbeing and mental health. The restrictions to our permitted movement as a result of Covid-19 means that it could be harder to help our children move enough. We've pulled together a number of different resources that are freely available online to help you and your children keep moving.
On Monday 19th July, the country moves to step four of the government's roadmap out of lockdown. This next step sees most legal restrictions lifted, with some key protections in place and government advice to help keep ourselves and others safe. Read the government guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread from 19 July.
The Daily Mile are encouraging children and families to keep up with doing their Daily Miles whilst observing social distancing. They are releasing Family Fun Challenges three times a week to help enjoy The Daily Mile at Home. Find out more and access the challenges here.
Created by This Girl Can - find them all online here.
Easy ways for kids to keep active indoors - find them all online here.
Please note, not all of these activities are recommended during this time of physical distancing - view them online here.
The BBC Super Movers website contains a host of free online videos & fun curriculum linked resources to get children moving while they learn. The videos feature a plethora of professional sportsmen & women as well as celebrities to engage children even further. Visit the website here.
A selection of workouts that put the fun back into fitness and help engage kids. Children can train alongside their favourite superheroes from the comfort of their home. Get involved here.
‘Step it Up’ is a free online class every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks aimed at secondary school students. These will bring a range of dance styles direct to your home, delivered by expert practitioners. Access the dance classes here.
Youth Sport Trust have made resources available to help support children with Physical Education within the home environment. Access the resources here.
Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, has produced a number of short, fun workout videos especially for children. The videos are available on The Body Coach YouTube TV channel along with videos that adults/parents can access too. Watch the videos here.
British Cycling has launched a daily activity calendar to keep kids moving and help them to develop new skills. The full suite of games and activities can be found here.
England Athletics have launched a series of videos show parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in fun activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Watch the videos here.
The LTA has pulled together 12 fun activities and exercises that parents and children can play at home, to hone their tennis skills while getting crucial exercise. Watch the videos here.
This Girl Can has a number of ways you can exercise with your child (please note, not all of these activities are recommended during this time of physical distancing) - view them online here.
The Tokyo 2020 Games may not be happening this year but you can still get active, stay connected and win prizes with Travel to Tokyo; Team GB and Paralympics GB’s official, free programme for children aged 5-11 and their families to do at home. Access the resources here.
Premier League Primary Stars have made their school-curriculum linked resources available for home learning, with no registration. These will support those looking for ways to educate, entertain children and keep them active. Access the resources here.
A 35 day workout challenge for children to do with their families at home. Access the resource here.
Anyone can access these free online videos that encourage children to be active & have fun. They engage 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home & everywhere kids are! Visit the website here.
Free online videos that can be watched & followed at home by children, adults & families alike. Access themed yoga lessons, mindfulness activities & relaxation sessions from the comfort of your home. View them here.
A video by Yoga with Adriene specifically designed for teenagers wanting to do yoga. Watch it here.
Questr Scan & Seek have created an area on their website with free active English & Science games for parents & kids. The activities will give parents the opportunity to support their children to have fun while they continue to learn at home. Sign up to receive the resources here.
Created by sports coaches, movement specialists and sports scientists to provide young children with home practice sessions to develop fitness, motor and sports skills. Sign up for free here.
A set of 3 leaflets that are free to download for parents and carers to support their children's physical development from babies through to pre school. The leaflets give simple ideas and activities to keep those little ones moving, all of which can be done in the home with limited space and resources. Click on the titles below to download.
A free online resource to help parents keep their under fives moving and developing physically. Access the free activities here.