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Sharing the Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Today at GoNoodle, we had a two-hour meeting on allyship. Allyship is an active and consistent effort to use your privilege and power to support and advocate for people with less privilege. We have been focusing over the past year and a half on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace.
Building Teamwork at Home
Teamwork is on our minds lately because the NFL Playoffs are coming up, and Super Wild Card weekend will be televised on Nickelodeon as only it can—bigger, slimier, and wilder than ever!
Resetting routines: Getting your kid back into the groove
Have you ever noticed that the time between Christmas and New Years is a lovely, dream-like time when you can lose track of the days and the family can loll around in their jammies? School is out and many businesses shut down. Time slows down, and movies and hot chocolate become the standard, along with sleeping in, card games and staying up later. What a lovely little respite from the hustle and bustle of pre-Christmas anxiety.
Countdown to Family Fun!
There’s always a ton of excitement with the start of a new year and this year is definitely no exception! With a year as wild as this one has been, we are all more than ready to say goodbye to 2021 and celebrate a fresh start in 2022. Here are a few fun, budget-friendly ways to ring in 2022 as a family.
Making Healthier Choices Easier
As a parent, you know the struggle: there’s so much to do, and never enough time. Often, nutrition falls by the wayside in favor of faster, more convenient, and oftentimes less nutritious meals.
Battling Wintertime Blues?
Daylight Saving Time is the worst! It’s dark by 5:00 and gray, dreary, overcast skies don’t help your mood any. Plus holidays can be hard! Money is tight, you are missing loved ones no longer here or far away, and work is overwhelming. How can you find some peace and light during this time of year?
Tackling Sentence Types with Nickelodeon NFL Slimetime!
Player: What do you want me to do coach? (interrogative) Do your students know their sentence types? Well that right there was an interrogative—the sentence was a question, ending with a question mark.
Exploring Holidays Around the World
From Chicago to Shanghai, the holidays are a special time for people all over the world. And different people celebrate in different ways for different reasons.
Sharing GoNoodle Videos with Parents and Teachers
Teachers are always happy to share all the different ways they use GoNoodle in their classrooms—from getting the wiggles out, to anchoring academic concepts, GoNoodle has been a valuable resource for educators all over the world. BUT TEACHERS, did you know that you can actually SHARE GoNoodle videos with other teachers and parents? There is a SHARE button in the lower right corner of every single video tile on GoNoodle. We created this functionality so that you can share specific pieces of content with parents and teachers.
Top Ways to Use GoNoodle When Traveling
Over the river, and through the wood, To Grandfather's house we go; the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow. Thank goodness you aren’t traveling to Grandfather’s house by sleigh this year! You’ll most likely be in your reliable SUV or minivan with heated seats and cup holders. Or maybe you are flying to your vacation destination. Nonetheless, you will be on the road going somewhere to visit friends and family, hither and yon.
Come Together, Right Now, Over A Meal
We are big believers in eating together as a family. It has tons of benefits.
GoNoodle Gift Guide 2021
Happy merry everything from everyone here at GoNoodle! Once again, we’ve searched far and wide for the season’s best of the best and budget-friendly gift ideas, all hand-picked from our family to yours.
Snoopy’s Space Week: A Golden Opportunity for Kids to Explore the Cosmos
As humans explore space, we make astounding discoveries—and those discoveries inspire children and adults alike. Children learn about our solar system, and they thirst for more… How does gravity work? How do astronauts survive for days in space? What is the sun made of? With access to information like never before via the internet, space is truly the limit for their imaginations.
Giving Back: Fostering a Heart for Others in Our Kids
As parents, teachers, and caregivers we all strive to foster a heart for others in our children. But what does that mean? How are we modeling that? Let’s get real here, many of us are just barely hanging by a thread sometimes. We are overworked, pulled in a million directions, and can barely get it together to get the kids to school on time! So shut the TV off for a minute, put your phone down, and let’s focus together on what giving back looks like in a busy, cacophonous world that often seems broken. How can we model for our kiddos what it looks like to have a heart for others?
2020 - The Year of Change aka stop it already 2020, we’re tired aka, is it 2021 yet?
This year we kicked things off with a list of expectations, goals, and pre-made plans, as most of us do at the start of a new year. And, just like your personal plans, we were sideswiped by 2020. No one could have foreseen all of the unexpected “hits” that have taken place within the last six months around the world.
Who's Ready to get Cooking? Breaking Bread to Make Lasting Connections!
“The way to his heart is through his stomach.” Have you ever heard that said about someone? Sure—who doesn’t love a well-cooked meal prepared with love? But for some, food isn’t just a treat, or a pick-me-up. It’s a love language. As it turns out, there might be a scientific reason for that.
Mindfulness and Sportsmanship
Nickelodeon NFL Slimetime is not only a big fan of football, but all sports. Why? Because sports offer the opportunity to have fun, work together with others toward a common goal, and ultimately, learn some of the most important lessons of our lives. It’s so important for us as parents and teachers, to not only encourage our little ones to participate in sports if they’re so inclined, but also to echo and reinforce some of the great takeaways found therein.
All About Question Sets for GoNoodle Educator
Are you familiar with Questions Sets in GoNoodle Educator? We have pre-populated 100+ academically aligned sets of questions, organized by grade and subject for teachers to use with our Educator Games found in the Game On! channel. You can also customize your own question sets.
Self-Care A-Z Guide GoNoodle Style!
Parents and teachers! You work so incredibly hard to make the lives of the kiddos you care about better in every way. Every day you pour your hearts and souls into everything you do, and often you put your needs on the back burner and place the needs of others ahead of your own. We see you moms, working two jobs to make ends meet! We see you dads, coaching your little one’s soccer team and putting in the extra time to show all the kiddos on your team love and support. We see you teachers, up late every night, grading papers and buying supplies with your own money.
Nickelodeon NFL Slimetime Tabletop Football League
The traditional school yard paper football game gets a Slimetime makeover! Nickelodeon NFL Slimetime Tabletop Football League creates hands-on learning opportunities around measurement, with the excitement and enthusiasm of an NFL game! Your class will love combining learning and sports, in an epic battle of finger flicking field goals! Are you ready to measure? Let’s do this!
A Family-Friendly Halloween Movie Night for All Your Little Ghosts and Goblins!
Fall is here and the nights are a little chillier. What better way to celebrate the season then have a family movie night!? Whether you’re snuggling in your jammies on the couch, or in the backyard with a firepit, a sheet, and a projector, we have scared up some fun ideas for all you ghouls and boys! From Halloween movie recommendations to tasty treats, we got you BOO!
Back to School and Back to Football with NFL Player, Cam Heyward!
A lot of people think January 1 is the time to start fresh. For me and what I do, it’s September. Not just because it’s the start of football and time for me to get back to work, but also because it’s back-to-school season. This year, it’s even more meaningful to me since it’s the first year Callen, my five-year-old son, goes to Kindergarten.
Ten Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
This may be the first year your family celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month or it may be a time honored tradition. We can all agree learning more about our ancestry, and that of our friends and loved ones, helps our children grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
Rail Safety Is Traintastic!
Do your kiddos know the importance of rail safety? Join our pals at Chuggington, Union Pacific Railroad, and Safe Kids Worldwide to teach your students how they can stay safe around trains and railroad tracks by taking the Rail Safety Pledge today!
Happy Birthday to You and GoNoodle!
Celebrate GoNoodle’s birthday and your birthday all year round with fun birthday banners, cupcake toppers and hats. A GoNoodle-fied birthday is guaranteed fun for all! Birthday’s happen every month, everyday, and every year!
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Self-Advocacy Tips for Parents
Self-advocacy is not an innate skill for everyone. Children, especially, are often unfamiliar with the concept. This is because, for the most part, many of their needs have been met before they even ask. This blog was provided by Learning Essentials.
Make the Most of Your Children’s Well Checkups
A doctor’s visit when your child is sick focuses on the illness or problem at hand, whereas well-child visits provide parents an opportunity to discuss their child’s emotions, learning and behavior, as well as general physical health. Learn more about the importance of Wellness Visits from our partner, The Guthrie Clinic, below.
Enhancing Well-Being Through Tennis
Children are living in a stressful time just like the rest of us. The COVID-19 pandemic and changes to school and at home activities has helped to create higher rates of feeling isolated, lonely, down, and anxious. Concurrently, many families have experienced a slowing down of life. We witnessed our children spending more time outside playing and having quality time with their families. Times of stress can benefit and strengthen children as well.
How to Introduce GoNoodle During Back-to-School Night
It’s that time of year again… back-to-school night! This is your first opportunity to show families how much you care about students, how much you love teaching, and how truly wonderful, engaging, and fun your classroom really is. There’s so much information to cover, but just like on busy school days, take a couple of minutes to let loose, laugh a little, and introduce GoNoodle! Here’s how.
5 Fun Healthy New Habits to Kick Off Back-To-School
Try something new to get your family in a healthy routine!
Welcome to Educator!!!
Change is good, right? If Prince could change his name, then we can too! And like Prince, who put out the same incredible music, just under a different moniker, teachers the world over will have access to the same amazing movement and mindfulness content in Educator - and even MORE curriculum-aligned content as we open up GoNoodle Plus (now Educator) games and curriculum resources - for FREE!
Your Back-to-School Checklist!
Welcome back, GoNoodlers! As you setup your classrooms, organize your books, dust off your work computer, and gather school supplies, don’t forget about your GoNoodle account. Walking through this simple checklist will ensure you’re ready to stretch, breathe, and dance on the first day of school!
When You Need Us, We’re Here for You!
Introducing a new, exciting way to navigate GoNoodle, making it easier to find all the content your family loves!
Back to FUN! Reduce back to school jitters at home or in the classroom.
Take on back to school and help students (& grownups!) refocus and spark creativity for the new year.
Level up movement with GoNoodle’s latest app: GoNoodle Games!
The free GoNoodle Games app gets kids jumping, ducking, and dodging with their favorite GoNoodle Champs - including fast-paced, energy-burning mini-games.
Hard Conversations And Finding The Right Words
With the rise of more challenging situations, we all need tools to navigate our emotions and have proactive conversations with our kids.
Celebrate American Heart Month With The Right Game Plan
Physically active kids learn better. When kids are physically active, they focus more, think more clearly, react to stress more calmly, and perform and behave better in the classroom,” said Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., MPH, FAAFP, the American Heart Association's chief medical officer for prevention.
Navigating Mental Health Challenges In Our Children's Lives
As parents, we’re scared and ashamed when we don’t immediately know how to help our kids. We’ve partnered with On Our Sleeves® - the movement to transform children's mental health through education, advocacy and research - to bring tools to parents and teachers to help kids through this time.
Navegando los desafíos de salud mental en la vida de nuestros niños
Estamos muy emocionados de decirles que nos hemos asociado con On Our Sleeves® la defensa y la investigación, para brindar herramientas a los padres y maestros para ayudar a los niños en este momento.
Challenges and Solutions for Families During The Pandemic
Parenting is hard. From the moment our adorable little cherubs enter the world, challenges arise that we, as parents, have to navigate without an instruction book. And as we start to get our feet under us and a sense that we actually know what we are doing, we are met with a new set of challenges.
Desafíos y soluciones para las familias durante la pandemia
La crianza de los hijos es difícil. Desde el momento en que nuestros adorables querubines entran al mundo, surgen desafíos que nosotros, como padres, tenemos que navegar sin un libro de instrucciones. Llamemos a este capítulo que nadie podría haber planeado o querido, La pandemia.
Understanding Our Children’s Social-Emotional Growth
Social-emotional growth takes time. It’s one of the most important building blocks of our kiddos’ health and well being. When nurtured, it can form a strong foundation to help our kids understand and manage their emotions, feel and show empathy for others, and make responsible decisions.
Comprender el crecimiento socioemocional de nuestros hijos
Como padres, cuidadores y modelos a seguir en la vida de nuestros hijos, escucharlos y saber las preguntas correctas que hacer puede guiarnos para ayudarlos a aprender cómo manejarse, afrontar y expresarse mejor.
Every Bite Matters
Do you have picky eaters, miniature foodies, or some of both at home? Finding a healthy balance between the dos and don’ts for all the food critics in your family is not as complicated as you might think.
Keep Your Kids Active Year-Round With NFL PLAY 60
NFL PLAY 60 Kids Day on February 3rd brought together thousands of kids to have fun and get physically active with their favorite teams, players, mascots, and cheerleaders.
Your Family’s Health Matters
Every March, Mercy Health - St. Rita’s Medical Center celebrates National Nutrition Month®. They wants to offer families and teachers healthy living and safety resources that can extend the celebration all year long.
A New Way To GoNoodle
Over the past year, our kiddos use of technology has ramped up even further. As parents and teachers, we are faced with the question, “How do we capture and retain kids’ attention without defaulting to more screen time?
The Benefits of Team Sports for Kids
NFL PLAY 60 is the National Football League’s national youth health and wellness campaign that encourages kids to get physically active for at least 60-minutes a day.
Supporting Kids’ Mental Health: Join Us in the Million Classroom Project
If 2020 taught us anything, it's that the mental health and wellness of people in communities around the world should be a priority.
Nice To Meet You Roblox, We're GoNoodle
Are your kiddos Roblox fans? Fall in love with our new game, GoNoodle Hide and Seek, as we expand good energy beyond the classroom and home into a space kids know and love.
Coach Terry’s Touchdown!
One of the parenting wonders of the world is the mindblowing amount of energy our kids can have after a full day of school, practice, and running around with friends on the playground. How can we help the energetic kids in our lives get the wiggles out when we need a break?
Help Students Manage Energy & Emotions with Mindfulness
Mindfulness is being talked about by teachers, parents, health providers, and the media, and its benefits abound, especially for kids.
GoNoodle and Classroom Routines: Free Printable Schedule Cards and Back to School Tips!
Mastering classroom transitions in order to maximize instructional time and create a calm ordered environment for students is a challenge all teachers face.
Introducing the GoNoodle Family Club
Introducing the GoNoodle Family Club: GoNoodle is on a mission to lead the charge in movement, mindfulness, and all-around awesomeness, and that’s why we are launching the GoNoodle Family Club.