There are MANY different resources available for children and adults to stay healthy and physically active! These are the top 6 recommendations I have for websites that can be a great resource for you and your child at home!
Go.Noodle - GoNoodle helps teachers and parents get kids moving with short interactive activities. Desk-side movement helps kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day and can work great at home too! These activities include fitness, zumba, dance, and other ways to energize kids!
PE.Central - Want to practice throwing and catching at home? How about passing a soccer ball, a tennis serve, or shooting a basketball? PE Central presents a large number of activity cues (e.g., physical activity performance tips) for you to use in physical education programs and at home for better practice to learn skills and techniques for a variety of movements.
Phys.Ed.Games - PE games you will find on this site are used by professional physical education teachers as part of successful programs in elementary gyms. This games library resource contains some of the best ideas for P.E. games and activities. Simply enjoy the quick and easy video descriptions to learn a new game! This can help children find games or inspire them to create their own fun-filled game! Remember that children need a minimum of 90 minutes of quality exercise every day, so take a quick look at some games that will get them motivated and engaged to achieve that!
Kids.Health - This site helps parents, children, and professionals find answers to commonly asked health questions. Topics include the benefits of different types of vitamins, the food pyramid, healthy children's recipes, how to read food labels, and keeping fit. Children can also submit their own questions. Check out the "Childhood Infections" section under "Parents" for information about appendicitis, meningitis, mumps, and more. For a good laugh, be sure to read the entry for that most common of all childhood afflictions, cooties.
Fitness.Blender - This site has workout videos for every fitness level for FREE. This is a tool I personally use and is a great way to mix-up your at home workout without paying for it. Their website states, "We believe fitness should be accessible to everyone, everywhere, regardless of income or access to a gym. That's why we offer hundreds of free, professionally built workout videos, for every fitness level and goal."
Fitness.Calendars - This site provides printable fitness calendars which can be an important way to encourage kids to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle! Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For each month, they have included basic fitness exercises, including lunges, squat jumps, heel kicks, and jump and twists. Each week, the number of repetitions for each fitness exercise increases. Please keep in mind the number of repetitions is meant as a guide, and can be adapted as needed based on age group and skill level.
Joe.Wicks - Joe Wicks, otherwise known as "The Body Coach", is a British fitness coach, TV presenter and author. His fitness method uses short intense High Intensity Interval Training workouts. He post daily videos Monday-Friday!
Home.Court - This is a neat app I have seen through the #JrNBAatHome series of challenges which highlights different skills to practice such as dribbling, shooting, and more. This is being offered for free (for now) so its a great way to put your skills to the test!