This holistic WELLBEING SCHOOL PROGRAM of easy to implement initiatives brings
inspiration and education from
health, anatomy and movement experts around the World together to create healthier, more natural environments within schools, and help improve the wellbeing of children.
Movement Foundations School Program is a registered Not-For-Profit company.
Find out more www.movementfoundations.org
Regular practice of simple natural movements that are good for overall health will enable children to become better movers, developing
strength and mobility and maintaining flexibility as they grow. Movement breaks throughout the day will reset posture and maintain the body's ability to move and play with freedom, negating the damaging effects to too much sitting.
The program will also provide guides for activities to encourage the understanding and feeling of emotions, in order to learn from them and thrive in the world. All suggested activities are free for the school to implement and will help children become resilient social individuals, who feel confident to communicate their wants and needs.
When time is taken to become self-aware, there can be a natural relaxation in demeanor. It can promote a “safe inner environment" and when experienced in a classroom as a mutually safe,
co-created space, the research suggests it promotes positivity and ease in attitude
Barefoot walking, especially in young children is an easy, free, effective way to boost wellness.
It aids development of the muscles and ligaments
in the foot, and increases mobility and flexibility of the whole body. Just as important is the development of proprioception — the sensing of where we are in relation to the environment around us. This contributes to better balance, control and posture. Encouraging time barefoot each day for your children to strengthen their feet is a great place to start!
Squatting is a natural human state and resets posture. We can use the motion of squatting to help us re-animate our structure after
a period of sitting. People in traditional or tribal societies rarely, if ever, sit in chairs for long periods of time. When they need to rest, they squat or sit on the ground. It's what our bodies are designed to do. Lower back pain is almost non-existent. For the upper body hanging and swinging from bars is a really beneficial practice which most children love!
How many times have you seen your kids queuing up to use the monkey bars?
The project will educate and inspire schools, young children and their parents about how we can positively effect our wellbeing (as individuals and society as a whole) through movement and our connection with nature.
CALL TO TEACHERS AND PARENTS:
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Partner School please get in touch. We are offering unique wellbeing workshops to raise money for The Fund for active Play Equipment in Partner Schools.
Contact us today to find out more!