By Albine Klawatsch, Occupational Therapist, Certified Dyslexia Trainer
The Chinese New Year Festival comes with national public holidays, and kids staying home from school. The colder weather and shorter days can lead to us sitting around the house all day, watching TV and snuggling up on the coach. But it’s important that your family keeps active, as well as getting some time to relax.
Here is our recommendation for App of the Month that is sure to entertain your whole family, while giving them fun physical exercises to stay healthy!
Being active together is enjoyable and comes along with a lot of other benefits. Just a few examples:
- Better sleep
- Physical competence builds self-esteem
- Developing gross motor strength, balance, and coordination
- Strong muscles and bones
- Increased energy and alertness
- Enhanced emotional well-being
- Healthy, physically active kids are more likely to be academically motivated
Created by a yoga instructor and Physical Therapist, the app provides 56 different exercises to help strengthen and teach your child. On the homepage, you can choose different body parts or skills you want to practice. After choosing the category, you will find some adorable hand-drawn illustrations. A further feature is that the painting comes to life after tapping it, demonstrating how to perform the activity.
This app is available in English and is suitable for children age 3 and up.
Occupational Therapist, Certified Dyslexia Trainer
Albine is an Occupational Therapist at The Essential Learning Group, working in different cities around Shanghai. She has extensive experience in the field of neuro-pediatrics, in particular cerebral palsy. She has also treated children with mild to severe developmental delays.