An East Grinstead nursery has launched its very own yoga programme, inspired by some of the nation’s favourite nursery rhymes.
Busy Bees at East Grinstead, on Moat Road, is encouraging children to take some time out of their day to feel calmer, improve flexibility, and develop locomotor skills by taking part in its 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.
Associated with stillness and silence, yoga may seem a world away from the excitement of a nursery, but when adapted for children, it can be hugely beneficial in helping to manage their emotions. The practice also makes for a fantastic tool for story-telling, imaginative play and exploration, which can be used to promote calmness and offer an alternative way for children to get up and active.
Alex Peacock, Centre Director at Busy Bees at East Grinstead, said: “We’re thrilled to be launching Yoga with Buzz at Busy Bees at East Grinstead.
“Here at Busy Bees, 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 routine.”
‘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.
Specifically designed to support its child-centred approach, Busy Bees at East Grinstead promotes the development of creativity, individuality and self-confidence in each child, and works in partnership with parents to provide the highest standard of nursery care.
To find out more about Busy Bees at East Grinstead visit busybeeschildcare.co.uk/nursery/east-grinstead or call 0330 333 8133.