Children across the UK will be off school for an indefinite amount of time which means parents, you get to be teachers too!
Parents are having to provide a schedule for schoolwork during the day but also time set aside for craft, play and exercise. As well as making use of gardens and outdoor spaces, children of all ages will inevitably spend more time in the house. Here are some online resources to create some structure and to give you access to great classes for your child.
Diddi Dance are keeping children active with their #themovingmission. To continue this during our social distancing, they are providing families with the Diddi Dance classes they love in their own home. Online sessions are bookable on their website or you can contact your local teacher for more information.
With schools closed, DDMix has created a daily 10-minute school shake up to keep children active during their home-schooling. The Facebook live stream is available at 1.30pm every day to increase energy levels after lunch.
Streetz ahead provide up to 500 children with subsidised street dancing classes every week. They are continuing their aim to provide classes that develop their self-confidence. Usually taking place in schools, after-school clubs and colleges have moved online to Facebook. Your children can join the team every weekday at 7pm for a Facebook Live or visit their YouTube channel for more information.
Synergy Dance delivers a new style of dance routine within schools, leisure centres and community settings. They have taken their dance lessons online allowing children to keep dancing in their #DanceAtHome initiative that is open to all. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or click here to check out their website to see how to get your children dancing.
The Jungle Body – Cubz
The Jungle Body is a high-intensity fusion of boxing, cardio and dance that set to hip hop, pop, dancehall and RnB beats. Keep your little Jungle Cubz busy with this one-hour virtual class [https://www.thejunglebody.com/programs/cubz]. But why let the little ones have all the fun? You can also gain access to online fitness videos here.
Baby Beats UK
If you have a child or children from toddler age to 8 years old, keeping them entertained during this time can be difficult. Baby Beats UK has created a ToddlerBeats and YogaBeats YouTube class that incorporates singing, fun yoga poses and games to keep them active in your home. Follow Baby Beats on Facebook for more classes.
If you have children at home who aren’t getting out as much as you’d like, why not introduce a Buggy Beats class? Running every Tuesday and Friday, the £3 sessions are perfect for parents with young children. Many of the instructors also have their own children taking part so you’ll be in good (virtual) company. Find out more and book on their Facebook page.