Keep the kids Bizzy@ Home with the Irish Heart Foundation

By June Shannon Coronavirus News   |   15th Jan 2021

Stuck at home? Here are some healthy ideas to keep kids active and happy with our Bizzy@Home Learning Hub

Once again, the COVID-19 pandemic has closed our schools and parents around the country are bravely taking on the role of teacher as well as juggling work and numerous other responsibilities.

Here at the Irish Heart Foundation we are committed to supporting everyone to stay at home and stay safe so we have developed a number of activities and resources to keep the kids amused while also staying active.

Now more than ever we need to look after our health and wellbeing so to help you with this we have  moved a lot of our resources online to support children, their parents and schools.

From fun exercises, nutrition to colouring pages and mindfulness,  we have created a range of free activities and opportunities for children to keep active while also supporting their wellbeing.

" We have created a range of free activities and opportunities for children to keep active which will also help to support their wellbeing."

Laura Hickey, Children and Young People Programme Manager, The Irish Heart Foundation

Our Bizzy @ Home learning hub provides a range of lessons for parents and  teachers to share with their children or use as part of online classes. These include: worksheets for home schooling, wellbeing materials for children such as mindfulness lessons, a number of fun creative activities as well as ideas to help children to be more active during the day.

All of the content is linked to the school curriculum and  children can also practice their numeracy and literacy skills at the same time as learning new ways to stay active. New activities will be added on a regular basis.

Commenting Laura Hickey, Children and Young People Programme Manager, Irish Heart Foundation said, “Our research has shown that schools were concerned about children’s health and wellbeing during lockdown. In particular schools expressed concern that pupils didn’t have the same opportunities to be active and that children seemed were more anxious since returning to school in September. We know that children are experiencing negative effects on their wellbeing and that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are disproportionately affected.

Therefore,  we have created a range of free activities and opportunities for children to keep active which will also help to support their wellbeing.”

Have a look at our Bizzy @ Home content here and get started today.

You can also sign up to get regular updates on Bizzy@Home here

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