Sat, 07 Aug|
Big Asthma Singalung
Learn online how to help your child to sing their asthma better
Time & Location
07 Aug 2021, 14:00 – 15:30
About the event
Singing to help adults with chronic lung problems is big in the news! Organisations such as the English National Opera are now running programmes that help exercise the lungs in the right way and help change poor breathing patterns and breath control.
But this time, BreathChamps is here to help you and your child to learn the right songs and breathing exercises so your child's asthma and overall wellbeing improves. And the good thing is, no singing expertise is required and you can practice at home, in the car - whenever! Singing releases feel-good hormones, it helps to bring families together and it also helps children and adults to control their breathing.
Led by a registered nurse trained in singing for lung health, discover
- Why + how singing works
- The 1 big singing secret
- The 5 most important vocal sounds
- Why breathing pattern problems occur in children with asthma and how to spot them
- Fun breathing games to try at home
- The right songs to choose
This course is aimed at helping younger children aged 3-10 years, but if you have an older child who enjoys singing you can adapt the basic principles and apply it to an age appropriate repertoire.
Heather Henry is an award-winning nurse from Sale who has had asthma all her life. Her organisation BreathChamps CIC has completed two NHS-funded innovation projects in Salford called BreathStars, to test if singing helps breathing in children with asthma. The answer is - children used less blue reliever inhaler and it helped reduce coughing and wheezing too.
The session will be recorded and a recording will be sent to all who register, so busy families who cannot watch live (or get interrupted!) can watch it back.
You may end up singing or practising breath sounds on this course. Rest assured that you will do this on mute so nobody else will hear you!