Back to Blog Apr 8, 2020

Wellness Wednesday 4.8.2020

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“When you can’t change the direction 
of the wind – adjust your sails.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

As educators, our goal has always been to provide children with the skills, knowledge, and support that they need so they are capable not only of adapting, but thriving, when faced with challenges. We have strived through the years to instil in our students a sense of resilience so that they can confidently handle adversity and change. With the unmatched speed and scale of the changes we presently face, it is more important than ever to acknowledge that navigating change happens on a personal level. There is no right or wrong. Rather, a recognition that things are very different right now, and often beyond our control. It will get better, but for now we are all learning to navigate uncharted waters – weathering the storm together.

Be well,

Sandra Bosnar-Dale & Isabelle Kunicki
Co-Founders & Directors of The Clover School


MAKE

We encourage our community to really embrace this time as an opportunity for further family connection and togetherness. Below is a link to make homemade play dough – a fun craft to do with your whole family – and when it is prepared, spend time moulding, building, and playing together.

MAKE YOUR OWN PLAY DOUGH

CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE


LISTEN

But Why is a podcast not only for kids but also led by kids. Each episode features several kid-submitted questions, usually on a single theme, and with the help of experts, it gives clear, interesting answers. It’s a fascinating world out there and there is so much to learn.  A perfect listen for all curious children who love to delve into and explore new topics.

BUT WHY: A PODCAST FOR CURIOUS KIDS

LISTEN HERE


PLAY

Daily exercise is a key component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle – important for both our physical and mental health. As we settle into the temporary new routine of staying at home, how we incorporate that into our daily lives may look a little different than we are used to. We hope to provide your family with inspiration for how to include fitness into your schedules. We want to show everyone that at-home fitness can be made fun! Below is a link for kid-friendly workout videos to get your family moving, grooving, and working up a sweat together!

ONLINE FAMILY WORKOUTS

CLICK HERE 


GIVE

Help your children brighten the days of a friend, family member, or neighbour. Help your kids schedule a virtual “date” with someone they love. Whether that be having lunch with grandparents, a playdate with friends, watching a movie with cousins, baking with an aunt or uncle, or checking in with neighbours – this can all be done from the comfort of your home over your computer screen. Your child will absolutely love connecting with the important people in their lives – and it will be a much appreciated ray of sunshine to those you reach out to.

VIRTUALLY VISIT FRIENDS OR FAMILY

ARTICLE: 10 WAYS TO CONNECT VIRTUALLY WITH LOVED ONES


WEDNESDAY WEBINAR

Today, we are happily welcoming child and family therapist, Jennifer Kolari and her powerful parenting model, Connected Parenting! 

Join us, along with Jennifer, as we unpack the power of connection and provide a toolbox of strategies for connecting with kids – including her revolutionary C.A.L.M. technique. Jennifer’s wisdom, quick wit, and down-to-earth style helps parents navigate modern-day parenting problems, offering real-life examples, as well as practical and effective tools and strategies. We can’t wait for you to meet her!

REGISTER HERE FOR CONNECTED PARENTING WITH JENNIFER KOLARI


It has been shown that if you write down three good things that happen to you every day, your happiness and positivity increase. Three Good Things, a happiness journal, is an app that enables you to do exactly that. In the world today, society tends to focus on the negative. With Three Good Things, you can rewire your brain to focus on the positive by writing down good things that happen to you every day. By finding positive things that happen in your daily life, you train your mind to notice the good things in life.

THREE GOOD THINGS: HAPPINESS JOURNAL

CLICK HERE FOR APP ON GOOGLE PLAY STORE

CLICK HERE FOR APP ON APPLE STORE