Movement & Mobility
Our kiddos move ALWAYS in ALL WAYS. Sessions are physically active, generally resulting in a good sweat. Patterns of Movement include walking, jogging, skipping, running, leaping, rolling, crawling, pushing, pulling and carrying. Full ranges of deep motion are explored through stretching, balancing and holding position and posture.
Classes involve challenges and activities which help develop understanding, time management, reasoning and problem solving skills. Tasks include counting, determining ratios, organizing groups, analyzing, presenting, identifying problems and more.
At early ages kids can be egocentric... who are we kidding - adults can be egocentric! Working positively and effectively with others is seminal for young learners to develop early. Through teamwork, our learning outcomes include: developing a clear direction, holding open and honest communication, defining roles, holding others mutually accountable and accepting and mitigating differing opinions.
Young learners exchange ideas, thoughts & knowledge with their peers in small groups as well as in presentation settings. All activities require some sort of communication. This dialogue helps foster trust, relationships and confidence (leadership). Solid communication skills also lead to growth in the area of emotional intelligence, which includes self awareness, self regulation, motivation and empathy.
The activities and games we "play" are always big hits with the kiddos. We've realized over the years that it's the enjoyment which keeps young learners so engaged, and in turn it's that engagement that promotes their learning, most often without even realizing it - truly "Learning through Play".