CHILDREN attending branches of a nursery in Wirral and Cheshire West can take part in a yoga programme inspired by some of the nation’s favourite nursery rhymes.
Busy Bees centres in Arrowe Park, Thurstaston and Little Sutton are encouraging children to take some time out of their day to feel calmer, improve flexibility, and develop locomotor skills by taking part in their new initiative, ‘Yoga with Buzz’.
From Ten Green Bottles to Rock-a-bye Baby yoga, the programme includes a whole host of child-friendly yoga positions, including mountain, upward facing dog and tree pose, with the aim of encouraging children to take care of their wellbeing from a young age.
Clare Jones, centre director at Busy Bees Arrowe Park, said: “We’re thrilled to be launching Yoga with Buzz at Busy Bees Arrowe Park, Busy Bees Thurstaston and Busy Bees Little Sutton.
“We’re focused on providing opportunities that give children the best start in life, and learning techniques to promote wellbeing and self-health from a young age is a brilliant way to do just that.
“Yoga has many benefits for people of all ages, and for children, it is a fantastic way to boost emotional wellbeing, support the development of body management skills and improve spacial awareness.
“Our new programme is designed to include playful, imaginative poses to help children to remain in the moment, as well as teach easy breathing activities as a technique for children to use to keep calm in when needed.
“The sessions have proven to be a big hit with the children and yoga has already become a more regular part of our nursery routines.”
Yoga with Buzz is part of Busy Bees’ digital learning programme, ‘UP’, which stands for Unleashing Potential.
The specially designed app brings together activities, songs, games and advice in one place for practitioners to use with children, inspiring a variety of enriching learning opportunities.
Parents are also able to enjoy these activities and resources, including ‘Yoga with Buzz’ with their children at home using the app, which is available on the App Store and Google Play.
For more details visit busybeeschildcare.co.uk