As parents and carers, we understand how important it is to take care of our family’s mental health. World Mental Health Day is on Monday 10 October and this year’s theme is ‘make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.
We understand that it can be difficult to manage our own wellbeing as well as our children’s wellbeing, but focusing on your child’s wellbeing as well as your own will have a positive impact on your family’s health and wellness.
Here at Busy Bees, we believe that a child’s wellbeing is essential to their happiness, whether that is physical or related to children’s mental health. Our range of wellbeing activities are a fantastic resource for you and your family.
Invite your child to join you to do some stretches. Stretch your arms up high and think of someone that makes you happy. Stretch out your legs and think of something that makes you happy. Shake it out and think of something that you are looking forward to.
Ask your child to pretend they are holding a candle in front of them. Invite them to take a really deep breath in through their nose and then blow out their candle by breathing out through their mouth.
Yoga helps to support our bodies physically, enhancing strength, body awareness and balance. Carrying out yoga with your child can support their physical development as well as creating a sense of calm and relaxation. Why not start your day with some yoga stretches? Try our yoga poses here.
Research suggests that music stimulates the body’s natural feel-good chemicals so singing your favourite nursery rhyme together has so many benefits for your family’s mental health. Try the following when you sing your next nursery rhyme together:
Incorporating just one activity into your daily life could significantly help with your family’s mental health.
Although World Mental Health Day aims to highlight the importance of making wellbeing a priority, it is something here at Busy Bees, we strive to embed into the foundations of our childcare. We hope that the activities help to support your child in many ways.
We’d love to see you try our activities at home. Please share on social and don’t forget to tag us on Facebook @busybeesuk and Instagram @busybees_uk #UPatBusyBees.
If you’re an existing Busy Bees parent, don’t forget to check out UP at Busy Bees – Unleashing Potential for more wellbeing activities.