YogaBugs in Nurseries - Tools for Life
YogaBugs has over 20 years of experience in delivering fun story-style yoga classes to young children in nurseries and children’s centres. Our classes are a perfect way to enhance a child’s early learning and development through storytelling, action songs and moves inspired by yoga.
What are the benefits?
As well as the physical benefits, Tools for Life also provides children with early intervention to help boost mental wellbeing through a combination of breathing, visualisation and relaxation techniques; teaching children how to deal with different emotions and release negative thoughts to feel calmer.
We understand that every child is unique, so during out sessions children develop their own personality, abilities and talents by learning through play and exploring their imagination.
- Improves balance & coordination
- Develops gross motor skills
- Maintains flexibility
- Fun form of exercise
- Releases day-to-day anxieties
- Promotes healthy sleeping patterns
- Improves concentration
- Learn through play
- Increases confidence
What is it?
The Tools for Life programme has been devised to enhance children’s physical, social and emotional development using class plans that incorporate the Characteristics of Effective Learning. With current stats showing that one in three children will experience a mental health issue during primary school, it is becoming more important than ever to encourage children to practice mindfulness at an early age to provide an early intervention of mental health issues.
Our unique YogaBugs sessions not only engage children physically, but provide early intervention to help boost mental wellbeing in a fun way through EYFS supported class plans.
Throughout weekly classes, Tools for Life engages children in physical activity through fun story based adventures which can take them to high seas to play as pirates, fly through the cosmos as an astronaut or put them at the heart of their favourite books, such as The Gruffalo!
Our classes typically last one hour, working with two groups in two half an hour session back-to-back, allowing your Nursery to include more children in the programme! A typical session involves a fun warm-up, one of our hundreds of story based adventures and finishes with breathing and relaxation techniques to calm children.
All YogaBugs classes underpin the four themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage:
- A Unique Child
‘Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.’
Through YogaBugs children learn valuable skills to help their confidence and self esteem.
- Positive Relationships
‘Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.’
Children are encouraged to express themselves vocally and physically which helps them to gain independence.
- Enabling Environments
‘The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.’
In a safe and familiar environment and amongst friends, children learn more easily. YogaBugs makes learning fun.
4. Learning and Development
‘Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.’
Children are taught YogaBugs through story based themes that make them a part of the adventure, which helps make learning more of a fun and realistic experience.