Early Years -
Tools for life
A programme specifically for early years children, providing early intervention for mental health issues and helping develop children physically.
What is it?
The Tools for Life programme has been devised to enhance children’s physical, social and emotional development using class plans that incorporate the Characteristics of Effective Learning. With current stats showing that one in three children will experience a mental health issue during primary school, it is becoming more important than ever to encourage children to practice mindfulness at an early age to provide an early intervention of mental health issues.
Our unique YogaBugs, FootieBugs and DanceBugs sessions not only engage children physically, but provide early intervention to help boost mental wellbeing in a fun way through EYFS supported class plans.
What is involved?
Throughout weekly classes, Tools for Life engages children in physical activity through fun story based adventures which can take them to high seas to play as pirates, fly through the cosmos as an astronaut or put them at the heart of their favourite books, such as The Gruffalo!
Our classes typically last one hour, working with two groups in two half an hour session back-to-back, allowing your Nursery to include more children in the programme! A typical session involves a fun warm-up, one of our hundreds of story based adventures and finishes with breathing and relaxation techniques to calm children.
What are the benefits?
As well as the physical benefits, Tools for Life also provides children with early intervention to help boost mental wellbeing with a combination of breathing, visualisation and relaxation techniques, teaching children how to deal with different emotions and release negative thoughts to feel calmer.
We understand that every child is unique, so during sessions children develop their own personality, abilities and talents by learning through play and exploring their imagination.