Cork Sports Partnership, in conjunction with a number of partner organisations, have put together the following physical activity opportunities and resources to help you stay active in the comfort of your own home.
Activities for All is a fun and inclusive 4 week physical activity planner to support you build activity into your daily routine.
This resource aims to improve your activity levels, develop your fine and gross motor skills, as well as helping build confidence for you to participate in sport and physical activity.
Activities For All – Click here >>>
Note: Ireland’s National Physical Activity plan recommends children are active for at least 60 minutes a day and adults for 30 minutes a day.
The Activities For All Resource was developed by Sport Ireland and a working group of LSP Sports Inclusion Disability Officers (SIDOs) in conjunction with Cara.
As part of our Learn To Cycle programme, we have teamed up with Wild Atlantic Sports to provide you with top tips and advice on how to stay active through cycling at home. If your child is yet to master the skill of cycling, we are here to help.
This online programme will provide you with a step by step video guide and top tips on bike and helmet set up, striding, gliding, braking and pedaling. We will also provide storyboards to help you and your child at each step of the way. All you need is a flat space and a bike.
Our qualified and experienced tutor will be on hand to support your progress and answer any queries you may have.
Tutor: Ruth Herman
Contact: 087 1032317
As we know children with sensory needs may seek stimulation and self regulation.
Yoga is known to be a great recreational activity that offers opportunity to self regulate promoting positive behaviour. See below yoga based activities we have collated for your child and siblings to take part in at home.
For more information & ideas see www.cosmickids.com
Cork Paediatric OT Team have provided us with some ideas and activities to allow children to continue their OT in their home environment.
This video shares with you ideas on how you can regulate your child with equipment you have at home or without needing any equipment.
Occupational Therapy ABC – Click here >>>
Occupational Therapist Jess is currently providing online OT services and offering online sessions with parents to discuss strategies that will suit and support you and your child. She is working with families to adapt your programmes to suit your home environment and will be on hand to answer any of your queries.
My OT and Me – Click here >>>
CSP has put together options for you and your family to enjoy movement breaks at home in a fun and safe environment.
Why are movement breaks important for children with sensory needs? The two senses that are responsible for movement are the vestibular and proprioceptive senses. It is important that children who seek sensory input keep actively stimulating these senses.
Fine and gross motor skills are important for our children’s development, confidence and independence.
Fine Motor skills refer to coordinating small muscle movements for tasks such as grasping and cutting. Gross Motor skills refer to larger muscle movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching.
To support your children’s motor development over this time, we have gathered the below resources which will help to guide you and your child with fun tasks and activities at home.
The following resources developed by CARA Sport Inclusion Ireland will support adults of all abilities to be active.
The 6 week physical activity movement plan is designed to support adults with disabilities to build up their physical activity levels starting with just 10 minutes of activity per day.
This resource will guide you on daily activity where you can walk, push or run in the comfort of your own home setting or neighbourhood (within 2km distance), and is suited to your ability level.
The following is a series of Home Exercise Circuits which can be done seated or standing in just 10minutes:
This resource will provide you with games and ideas to support people who have reduced mobility to enjoy activities with all the family.
Inclusive Play for Children with Physical Disabilities: The Let’s Play Toolkit is a resource designed to support children with physical disabilities to confidently participate in play and sport through a variety of fun games and activities.
To view the full range of activities – Click here >>>
UFit provides a suite of FREE resources and video links to watch and guide you through home based exercises. Examples include:
For more information and resources visit: www.justdoufit.com
Chris Saunders, from Wheely Good Fitness shares quality home based exercises suitable for all abilities, no equipment needed.
Aura Holohan Group and Irish Wheelchair Association team up to launch online home exercise programmes for people with physical disabilities:
For more info visit: www.auraleisure.ie/homeworkouts
Vision Sports Ireland and The National Council for the Blind (NCBI) have put together a guided video to support people with vision impairments. This video will take you through a range of exercises and is suitable for all physical activity levels.
Eyes-Free Fitness: Eyes-Free Fitness provide a variety of exercise workouts for people who need or prefer, verbal or audio cues only while exercising. The videos below include; warm ups, stretching, cardio and pilates among many others. We hope you enjoy!
Accessible formats available – Click here >>>
Join the Special Olympics Team each week for a new workout or tips to help you to stay healthy and connected at home.
The Together At Home programme is set over 4 pillars:
Couch to 2km:
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