Being fit is about more than just eating right and exercising. Understanding how the body and brain need energy to make healthy choices and recognizing that feelings and emotions impact our motivation is part of being fit, too.
As caregivers, we understand the importance of education and the role it plays in shaping our children’s future. In today’s digital age, online learning has become more prevalent, and because of this, Sanford fit has curated a collection of top online learning tools and caregiver resources to support your child’s well-being journey.
The resources below are some of caregivers’ fit favorites! Whether you’re looking for ways to navigate screen time, a calm down activity, or a way to get your child’s body moving, there is something for everyone at fit. Let’s get started!
- 10 Ways to Minimize Screen Time: How much screen time is too much for kids? It’s easy to be overwhelmed about cutting back on screen time, but you’re not alone. Check out these 10 ways you and your family can minimize screen time together.
- A Trip to the Zoo: Animal Yoga Poses and Breathing Exercises: Getting your children’s bodies moving while focusing on their breath is a great way to relax and recharge. With Animal Yoga Poses and Breathing Exercises, you can create a story and take an imaginary trip to the zoo with your kids! What does a lion eat? Where does a bear sleep? How does a crocodile move? You can create your own story with questions like these or use the read-along feature on the cards to flow through different movements together.
- Bedtime Routine Printable: Bedtime is an important period of the day since it can help set the tone for your child’s night of sleep. With this free printable activity, your child can create their own routine by picking out different relaxing, screen-free activities that will prepare their body and brain to rest each night. When your child wakes up recharged, they will have the energy they need to make healthy choices throughout the day.
- 5 Senses in 5 Minutes: Grounding Exercises for Kids Video: Staying calm and grounded can be tough when kids have BIG feelings. But that’s OK! With this video, you and your child can practice taking a few minutes to pause, take some deep breaths, and practice mindfulness with the senses. Using this practice can help your child ground themselves and feel more relaxed and motivated to make healthy choices.
These are a few of the free resources offered by Sanford fit, but to explore more, check out the Discover page to curate resources tailored to your family. Or to stay up to date on the latest resources from fit, sign-up for our weekly email here. Together, we can foster healthy lifelong habits for your children.
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