Move and Learn at Home

Lockdown! Global society has been transformed in ways not seen for generations. We are all facing massive challenges in terms of health and education. School leaders, teachers and families around the world have all asked:

  • “What will happen to the children in our care?”
  • “Where and how will they learn during school closures?”

Here in the UK, many people have been falling over themselves in praise for Joe Wicks and his daily HIT workouts. To us, it’s more Physical Training (PT) than Physical Education (PE). However, Joe is certainly challenging sedentary lifestyles and that has to be a good thing. Move & Learn doesn’t have the branding that Joe has, but we are also keen to share ideas about how we can ‘move and learn’ at home. 

How do we Move & Learn at Home?

There are many opportunities to move & learn at home. Here are just a few suggestions. Simply follow these links and get moving and learning.

BBC Supermovers isn’t just for classrooms – you can also move and learn in your living rooms or kitchens – wherever you have access to a screen. It’s not just KS1 and KS2 Maths and English – there’s PSCHE and other subjects too. Head over to the Just for Fun section, where you can move and learn more via David Attenborough’s Blue Planet, Maths of the Day and other BBC characters.

We have always shared Change 4 Life resources and activities with schools and families. In fact, we were so inspired by their ‘Train like a Jedi’ campaign, our partners Tagtiv8 created their own Star Wars ideas. So if you want to link Luke, Rey and Yoda with Mathematics, click here

You don’t need lightsabers to move & learn – to see what we mean, click here. This bank of ideas will grow and grow over the coming weeks so make sure you drop by on a regular basis. There are ideas to move and learn both indoors and outdoors.

“Be mindful – we are in danger of information overload for home learning options.  The most important thing is we see these times as an opportunity to spend time with our children and learn in a different way.” 

We look forward to seeing and hearing about how you get on with ‘moving and learning at home’. It would be great if you could share what you are doing. Feel free to reach out via Twitter or Facebook or Instagram.

Friends Helping Families Move & Learn at Home

Do you want to see how other individuals and organisations are help families move and learn at home? Check out the following links:

While You are Here…

…you may like to check out the research behind Physically Active Learning (PAL). Research demonstrates that PAL approaches really do work and play. Here are some reference points to get you started.

Psychology Today article – research by Drs Emma Norris and Tommy van Steen.

Coachwise article – global research.

Dr Andy Daly-Smith blog post.

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