A quick summary:
Keep reading for some Heka experiences you can enjoy with your kids over the summer holidays to encourage healthy habits whilst having fun at the same time.
Get the whole family moving together
Encouraging your kids to stay active will give them a great night's sleep, boost their mental health, increase their self-esteem and maintain an overall healthy body and mind.
Sworkit is a fitness app with over 400 unique workouts, including a unique library of kids’ workouts, perfect for you to enjoy with your kids from the comfort of your home.
Another great way to encourage your kids to stay active and away from their screens over the summer holidays is to host weekly sports days. Head to the park with a few friends to play rounders, enjoy a Sworkit workout and incorporate some old fashioned activities like the egg & spoon or a 3-legged race.
Dance like nobody's watching
There’s no denying that dancing is good for the soul. Even having a dance around your living room releases endorphins, prompting an emotional release of happiness.
Pineapple Studios have a variety of virtual family-friendly classes on Heka for your sassy stars, including:
- Kids Commercial (7-11 yrs) - 1 hour of high energy commercial dancing to chart-topping tracks.
- Kids Ballet (6-13 yrs) - playful ballet classes for different age groups between 6-13 yrs, with music and steps from ballet company repertoire.
- Kids Street Dance (5-8 yrs and 9-13 yrs) - fun and energetic street dance classes, perfect for building confidence, dance skills and groove!
- Kids Tik Tok Time (6-13 yrs) - Lip sync, vibe and get grooving! Keep up-to-date on all the latest Tik Tok moves, learn new skills and put them all together into mini routines. Your kids will leave this class feeling energised, pumped and full of funky Tik Tok skills to show their friends.
Children love getting their hands mucky, so gardening is the perfect activity to do together that will help them learn more about nature while soaking up some vitamin D at the same time.
Gardening is also a great way to stimulate your younger children's senses of touch, sight, sound, taste and smell. Plant some soft flowers for them to touch, some fragrant lavender for strong smells and incorporate bright colours for the full sensory experience.
On Heka we’re offering an online Self-Sufficient Veg Gardening Course. This fantastic course takes you right through the growing year and explores the best ways to make the most of your garden so you can enjoy the superb flavours and freshness of homegrown fruit and vegetables - the perfect summer activity to enjoy with slightly older children.
Yoga can be physically, mentally and emotionally beneficial for the whole family, helping children, teens and grown-ups put their worries aside to find happiness together in the moment.
Emily from Prittie Yoga is offering private family classes designed to develop strength, balance and flexibility for parents and children of all ages above 3 years old.
These intimate sessions encourage physical interaction, trust and bonding between parents, children and siblings in a calm, creative space. Classes can focus on mindfulness, energetic and trust games, nature themes, acrobatics or restorative yoga with music and visualisations, depending on age.
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