Healthy Body, Happy Me

Nurturing children's mental wellbeing

Each year, nurseries across the Old Station Nursery family take part in NDNA’s (National Day Nurseries Association) Healthy Body, Happy Me week, which supports nurseries to focus on key areas for teaching children how to keep healthy, safe and growing strong.


Healthy Body, Happy Me

Healthy Body, Happy Me

Healthy Body, Happy Me 2020 Resources

Below you will find the resources for this year’s Healthy Body, Happy Me week. These are suitable for all ages and can all be done at home.

Happy Body, Happy Me: Week planner and poster

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Monday activity guide: mental well-being

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Tuesday activity guide: physical well-being

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Wednesday activity guide: emotional literacy and communication

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Thursday activity guide: environmental well-being

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Friday activity guide: staff well-being

Although this activity guide focuses on staff in nurseries, there are some helpful tips which we want to share with all parents to take back to your place of work. There are also a few tips in the download that will be helpful to do when at home for long periods of time.

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other ideas

Other useful links

The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental wellbeing allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing resource pack by Usbourne. Click HERE to download the pack.
  • BBC Bitesize – 5 ways to support children’s mental health. Click HERE to access BBC Bitesize.
  • The Daily Mile: The Daily Mile have recently launched The Daily Mile at Home. Learn more information on the website. Click HERE to access it.
  • Positive affirmations:  Lots of people choose to use positive affirmations to make specific changes or to support their anxieties. They can also be used to boost self-esteem and limit negative self-talk. To try three positive affirmation activities with your children, click HERE
  • myHappymind help nurseries, schools and families to create a positive mental wellbeing culture in which children build resilience, self-esteem, and character. Click HERE to download instructions to create a  free user account that will give you instant free access to the learning resources.

Watch some of our videos linked to yoga and relaxation on our video page. Click HERE to jump to our video resources page.

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