Cloonakilla N.S. Wellbeing Resources for families.
At Cloonakilla NS we want all of our children, teachers and staff to feel well, healthy and happy at school and at home. We have put together this list of useful resources which focus on wellbeing.
The Latin saying “mens sana in corpore sano” translates as “a healthy mind in a healthy body”. This means that physical exercise is an important part of mental well-being. So, although the majority of resources I have included here focus on mental wellbeing, we are very keen on the promotion of physical exercise and healthy eating at Cloonakilla NS. Through the Active Flag programme we have learned that it is so important that children get at least 60 minutes of physical exercise each day. We have a healthy eating policy at Cloonakilla NS too, and always encourage a healthy diet.
This is not an exhaustive list, and I will add more resources in the future, but I hope that for now you will find some of these links useful for your families.
Stay safe and well, Mrs Cronolly.
Click CTRL and the link following the description to access each resource…
A selection of ideas for simple mindful activities to do with children
Free downloadable “Weaving Wellbeing” Journal with lots of activities to promote positivity and wellbeing from a mental health perspective for children
This is a super, free, downloadable PDF full of ideas and strategies for reducing stress and anxiety, applicable to older children and teenagers. It is from the Middletown Autism Centre, but is useful for anyone who is looking for ways to manage stress/anxiety.
Free Guided Mindfulness and Gratitude with Paula Callan, an instructor from Newbridge
Mindfulness video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tBtfxRqK5IV516HuQtHOPsqkjquGcRCh/view
Cosmic Kids yoga stories for kids of all ages
Downloadable activities such as mindful colouring, yoga etc. from Walk in my Shoes website
Music for Relaxation
New York Times article of Mindfulness for Children with helpful tips
Quick, printable Gratitude Activity
Children’s yoga video with instructor
Cute video of Sesame Street characters showing younger children how to belly breathe
Video for older children on understanding thoughts
Instructions for making a mindfulness glitter jar
A lovely list of fun, non-screen related activities that children can do at home