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So the journey begins. Each month the below sections will be updated with new ideas, knowledge and tools.
This month Bertie is starting his journey, you can try your first Mini Yo! story, explore Mini You! moves and get moving with your children.
You can explore different ways to Jump, Crawl and Shuffle, develop balance and find more engaging ways to support children to learn and grow.
Using the Programme:
Each section will give you information and ideas to create a clear programme of activities that will help your child be active and learn & develop at the same time.
Green Buttons – Videos your Children can Follow
Links – Links to information or Downloadable activities for you to do with your children.Month Two
Bertie’s Big Adventure
Here is the first part of Bertie’s story.
Below are the Storyboards that you can double click on and they will expand allowing you or your child to read the story.
You can also download colouring in pictures for your child to colour in or give them paper and crayons to create their own drawings.
Here is a downloadable follow-up activity that you can set up for your children:
Mini Yo! Dancer Finds Some Friends
This month’s story include the following moves:
Dancer – Elephant – Mountain – Gorilla
Help children to discover the individual moves of the story by selecting one of the following films at their level:
Let’s Go – these are the simple basic moves:Let’s Go
Move Up – a progression from the Let’s Go moves:Move Up
Reach High – the more advances moves that children can progress to:Reach High
Mini Yo! Story
Once children are happy with the individual moves, here is the full StoryDancer Finds Some Friends
Why not create your own story with your children from the individual moves.
If you have the Mini Yo! cards, use them as flashcards.
This month’s Skills are:
Crawl – Jump – Shuffle
Children in the early years need to learn and have the opportunity to develop some basic physical skills. This section will help them to develop the skills.
Introduce your child to each move individually to give them a chance to try them and to develop.
Children can follow these films of the moves:
Combine two or all three moves to create new activities
Here is an Active Story to get you started:Cat, Kangaroo & Penguin
Can you create your own Active Story?
Add the skills to activities you already do to give children more opportunity to develop them.
If you can, print off the attached flashcards to use during activities or give them to your children to try them when they like. This will also help with their language acquisition.
If you have the Mini Moves Cards, you can use them too.
Click the below links to download the Information and Flashcards.
Learning Through Movement and Play
When children in the early years are moving and playing they will be developing holistically and learning.
Starting simply, this month will be focussing on Physical Well-being through movement and play. Have a look at the diagram below.
Here are some activities that can easily be done at home:
Great to help children to focus and follow instructions.Big Twinkle Tinkle Little Star
Great for language acquisition.
Why be still when doing nursery rhymes! Oh, and apologies for my voice…
Here is a downloadable activity for children learning the alphabet:
(These activities cover Language, Literacy and Communication, Mathematics/Numeracy, PSED Health and Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity, Expressive Arts and Design Creative Development, Knowledge of and Understanding the World and includes the Mini Moves Skills.)
When children are being active they will naturally develop:
Agility – Balance – Coordination – Spatial Awareness
Children (and adults) will need to develop good balance, agility, spatial awareness and coordination to underpin their physical ability, not only for games, activities and sports but also in order to complete day-to-day tasks.
It is therefore important to provide many opportunities, especially in the early years, for children to develop these foundations.
Here is a great downloadable activity that will get both you and your children stronger:
Many Mini Yo! moves will help develop balance. Try some of the balancing ideas below too: