It’s a website with lots of fun video resources all geared to get kids moving. Some fast, some slow, but all good fun. Free too. Plus there’s a choice of cute alien monster mascots that grow every time you play a video, encouraging classes to participate more often. (The kids love it!)
Two particular favourite channels that my mentor used were Maximo, featuring a rather cool monkey who teaches yoga stretches, and MooseTube, which is loud, fast & fun, and the biggest earworm you’ll come across in ages.
My mentor even showed MooseTube to the rest of the school teachers at a staff meeting. Well showing them isn’t quite right. Making them get up and do it is more like it! But everyone enjoyed it, and I think some have actually caught onto it too.
It’s nice to be reminded of some the more enjoyable parts of being a teacher – such as dancing around, yelling silly chants and having fun along with the kids.
But the greater benefit is that it gets kids moving. Whether at the start of a class to wake them up or help focus, or to clear their heads in the middle of a long lesson, movement resources such as Go Noodle are never a bad thing. Definitely going on my wishlist.
If you get a chance to check it out, you’ll find out what the title of this post is all about, or, have a sneak peek at the video below. The video below is from Youtube, but Go Noodle is totally free, and better quality video. Plus you get the cute avatar that kids love! ;-)