“GoNoodle has always been committed to creating joy, wellness, and self-discovery in kids and the adults who love them,” says Jeff Barnhart, Senior Vice President of GoNoodle. “And since the pandemic started, we have provided parents and kids everywhere with movement and mindfulness resources that help them navigate both virtual and hybrid learning environments, while keeping them entertained and active.”
Quad City families have been enjoying GoNoodle in their homes for years, thanks to an ongoing sponsorship provided by Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Many families can attest to the heightened role GoNoodle played as their routine at home changed during the 2020-2021 school year. Hybrid and home-based learning became a reality. With just a few clicks on the GoNoodle website, Roku, Amazon Fire or AppleTV, families had another choice for fun and learning at home, with shared experiences like GoNoodle games, a Friday night dance party, or educationally aligned activities.
The folks at GoNoodle worked overtime this summer to meet families’ ever-changing needs as they enter the 2021-2022 school year.
“We surveyed and studied the ways families use our site. We have used that data and feedback to reorganize our blogs, activities, videos, and other movement and mindfulness resources,” says Barnhart. “GoNoodle’s new design makes it easier than ever to find all the content your family loves.”
There is no cost to create a GoNoodle account for your family. Here are a few highlights from GoNoodle’s brand-new website:
Like-videos and resources are grouped by topics. Is your family into Food and Cooking? Find all your favorite food videos and resources in Chowtown. Does your nine-year-old think they should be in an up-and-coming boy band? Check out Pop n’ Bop for everything music and dance, like your favorite MTV classics. There’s also Adventure Awaits, Flow & Steady, Pet Pals, and much more.
You can still explore your favorite channels. Can’t get enough Blazer Fresh? Go straight to the Blazer Fresh channel and Banana, Banana Meatball your heart out. Does someone need to do a little deep breathing and stretching? The All the Feels channel powered by On Our Sleeves, has the right videos to help your little ones calm down and talk about their feelings.
Under Activities, families can find routines such as Indoor Recess, Test Best, Meal Time and Bedtime. Incorporating GoNoodle into a kid’s daily routine is a great way to help them receive incremental minutes of movement and positively affect their social, emotional and mental health. Have a sleepy head who is hard to get out of bed? Help them shake the sleep from their eyes with a rise and shine GoNoodle morning video. Homework tears will be a thing of the past when parents use GoNoodle’s mindfulness activities to help calm frustrated learners.
Also under Activities, families will find Holidays and Events. Parents and kids can find videos, activities, and blogs about favorite holidays from Valentine’s Day to Halloween and everything in between. Families can also drill into a vast catalog of content and resources by searching by Activity Type. Call and Repeat, Brainercise, Freestyle, and Guided Dance are just a few examples. More options means finding the right video, blog, or activity quickly and easily.
Skills And Knowledge
Curriculum, Grade Levels, and Sensory & Motor Skills categories allow parents and kids to do a deep dive into GoNoodle’s academically aligned videos, blogs, and activities. Looking for a first-grade appropriate video on syllables? Find it in a snap with augmented navigation. Does your kiddo need to work on fine motor skills? There is a plethora of videos that address that exact need.
Support for Your School Year
“GoNoodle continues to strive in making sure that movement, mindfulness, and the mental health of children and the adults who love them is always being addressed through our content, blogs, videos and activities, as well as our partnerships,” Barnhart explains.
We certainly can’t predict what this year holds for parents, teachers and kids as we gear up for another year of school. But no matter what happens, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center and GoNoodle will be here to help families support their children’s mental, physical, and emotional needs.
Visit gonoodle.com for more information or to create your own free account.