We all want to help our children and young people make as smooth a transition as possible back into school and to feel safe and happy there. We are delighted to promote the Edinburgh Back to School campaign with our partners across the city. All this week, we will continue sharing some tips and resources which have been developed for families over the next couple of weeks.
Building resilience can help us to develop the skills we need to cope with challenging times. Each day we are sharing tips for families which offer suggestions which may help with the return to school.
For those of you returning to school today, we hope you have a great day! We are going to be posting some more Back to School tips each day for the rest of the week. We would love to hear which tip has been your favourite.
Back to School Tip #8: Get Active – Keep going, or get started
It’s proven that physical activity boosts our sense of well-being.
Your Child: If your child started to be more active during lockdown, think about how this can be continued. If not, what small steps could you encourage. Be curious about what may interest them and plan how they could try something new.
You: A lot of us were more active individually as well as together as a family – playing games, going for cycle rides and walks together. We will have noticed the benefit; plan how you can keep these activities going.
Together: As lockdown eases we can benefit from more exercise outdoors and reduce some of family screen time and online activity.
Remember little rewards to yourself and family can help establish a good habit!
For more information about going Back to School and supporting your own and your child’s wellbeing visit www.edinburgh.gov.uk/backtoschool