19th Aug 2020

Top apps to keep children and young people active

Bethany Hall

By Get Active, in partnership with the Sport Tech Hub

Both parents and children are still undoubtedly adjusting to the ‘new normal’ by spending an increased amount of time at home.  But staying safe at home does not mean that children should stay sedentary. 

Research by Sport England indicates that 2.1 million children and young people do less than an average of 30 minutes of sport and physical activity per day; and unfortunately the Covid-19 outbreak has the potential to prevent more young people from being active. 

Working in partnership with the Sport Tech Hub, we have compiled a range of free/freemium solutions that can help your children to burn off some energy – even stop them bouncing off the walls. Keep reading to find out more

Moovosity

Moovosity provide physical education and movement programs specifically for the home. Through the app, they take the science of age and skill appropriate movement activities and deliver it to primary-aged children in a fun, engaging and rewarding way.

What do we like about this app?

In these challenging times and with no access to traditional sport and recreation, Moovosity keeps families active. Children will also love being able to personalise their own avatars and collect rewards in each of the five movement ‘destinations’. 

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Home based app for families and free curriculum mapped lesson plans for teachers/schools.

Download for iPhone

Image taken from the Moovosity website.
Image taken from the SportyMinis Facebook page.

SportyMinis

SportyMinis get children active, confident and loving all thing sports and physical activity. Their programme is designed to help children under the age of five to increase their physical activity levels.

What do we like about SportyMinis?

Their classes showcase a diverse range of sporting activities – from Basketball to Yoga, it gives children fun and engaging opportunities to try new activities! 

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Facebook Live active learning sessions Wednesday and Fridays 10am.

Access their Facebook coaching sessions, here

 

miMove

miMove is a combination of edutech and fit-tech. The app allows young people to log their physical activity so that their schools can celebrate and support their efforts. 

What do we like about this app? 

With the information collected through the app, schools and physical activity providers can review the effectiveness of their work and parents can get a more accurate idea of their children’s activity levels. In turn, the app also encourages a discussion on how best to support children and young people.

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Schools usually purchase accounts for students at £2 per account. In light of the covid-19 outbreak, miMove are waiving this fee.

Schools can sign-up on their website

These apps could be the perfect solution for supporting your children in resuming their active journeys!

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