PLAY IS HEALING
The benefits of play for youth are many. Whether it be improving academic learning, decreasing anxiety and depression, or developing focus, coordination, and cooperation in a fun way, play is a great way to improve the overall health and wellness of our children. Join us for many fun adventures for kids and families throughout Sheboygan County.
Bring back the fun in 2021!
Play is Healing in Sheboygan County
Join us in 2021 for a community initiative promoting wellness and healing from the collective trauma of the pandemic. Above and Beyond Children’s Museum, Mental Health America in Sheboygan County, the Sheboygan YMCA, and the Sheboygan Rec Department collaborating with additional community partners, have teamed up to provide playful educational opportunities developed to support our community’s overall health and well-being.
Phase 1: A Mindful Recess
Our first offering, "A Mindful Recess", was an 8-week series guided by MHA of Sheboygan County Wellness Director Rachael Haas, to boost brain and body health with a mindful calming, focusing, and movement break from virtual schooling. Included in the pre-recorded sessions are playful mindfulness and fitness movements for calming and focus, balance and coordination, strength and flexibility, and finishing with gratitude while refocusing back on learning. Videos were recorded and inspired by different exhibits at the Above and Beyond Children's Museum as well as areas within the Sheboygan YMCA.
Phase II: Summer Pop-Ups
PHASE II: Summer POP-ups
Bring back the fun in 2021! Join us this summer for the second phase of Play is Healing with our family focused POP-up play experiences at various participating locations throughout the county. Events include structured and unstructured play opportunities geared towards elementary students and their families.
- MINDFUL SCAVENGER HUNT at Christopher Farm and Gardens
Saturday, June 12 from 9:30a-12:30p REGISTER
- 4 MILES OF FITNESS at Elkhart Lake's Road America
Mondays, June 14, July 12, August 9 from 6:30-7:30p REGISTER
- PLAYTIME IN THE PARKS at various Sheboygan County Parks
Fridays, June 25 - August 13 from 9-11am REGISTER
- STORIES, SONGS, AND STRETCHES! at Mead Public Library
Friday, July 9 from 9:30a-12:30p REGISTER
- MINDFUL TASTING TEA PARTY at Christopher Farm and Gardens
Saturday, July 17 from 9:30a-12:30p REGISTER
- KITE FLYING AND DARE TO DREAM PERFORMANCE at Christopher Farm and Gardens
Saturday, August 7 from 9:30a-12:30p REGISTER
Stage III: TBA