All little girls love to dance. Ballet’s unique form of exercise helps children develop co-ordination, balance and agility. They learn to control their bodies and develop better concentration skills through training of the body and the mind. Classes concentrate on dance technique, muscle control, concentration and discipline, musicality, co-ordination, and presentation and expression.
It’s never too early for a child to learn how to play chess. There are eight distinct critical thinking skills that your child can develop by playing chess on a regular basis: problem solving, abstract reasoning, calmness under pressure, patience, sportsmanship, creative thinking, pattern recognition, and strategic thinking.
When it comes to your children nothing is more important than their well-being and development and sport can play a huge part in both these aspects. Although there appears to be a lot of standing around in the game of cricket there are many advantages. Some of these include increased stamina and endurance, improved balance, greater flexibility, enhanced co-ordination, higher cardiovascular activity, better motor skills, more refined social skills, improved muscle toning, increased physical fitness, and critical team building.
Kinderkinetics involves the total development of children, with a primary focus on gross motor development. Programmes are presented in three iterations: prevention, enhancement, and therapeutic, and are written so that the child’s specific needs are addressed, which are determined by scientific evaluations bi-annually. The coaches work closely with the teachers to ensure the best possible outcome for each and every child. A few of the areas addressed include spatial orientation, body awareness, laterality, bilateral integration, rhythm and timing, co-ordination, balance, auditory skills, fitness and agility, and strength and muscle tone.
Manners for Minors
Miss Manners gives one weekly half hour lesson at schools. She is fun, interactive and extremely passionate about positively affecting each child she encounters. She, by nature, is optimistic and caring and this endears her to children. The overall objective for each Miss Manners is to demonstrate to the children what reaction they can expect when they use the good manner or life skill being presented, and the reaction they can expect when they don’t! By being well informed and educated, the children leave with a clear understanding of the choice they have and the consequence. Ultimately, if they make the wrong choice …. we have created conscience because they know better!
Children learn best when they are enjoying what they are doing. Miki Maths Magic is a structured programme that helps young children, aged 3 – 12 to develop a rich understanding of essential mathematical concepts, and allows children to learn mathematics in smaller groups. The programme is generally offered through lessons at schools and centres. New concepts are developed gradually, over a long period of time. All three levels of understanding are included in each lesson: using concrete materials, worksheets (abstract) and language development.
The purpose of dance is to contribute to the development of the whole child. It aims to stimulate physical, intellectual, imaginative, social and emotional development and is concerned with the teaching of dance sequences or specific techniques. It results in expressive, free use of the body. In addition, it can encourage confidence, social awareness and concentration. It stimulates the use of the imagination and the development of group sensitivity and collaboration.
This activity is for anyone who loves sports, exercise and having fun in the sun. Phyzz Ed believes every player deserves the chance to grow at their own rate while having fun and learning something new during every lesson. They do this by having players use equipment as often as possible in a fun and exciting way. Skills learned include listening, balance, co-ordination, gross motor, muscle development,eye strength, muscle memory, peer interaction, confidence, concentration, teamwork and sportsmanship, health and fitness, good manners, and the ability to follow instructions.
Trained coaches provide skills needed for youngsters to become more confident on the sports field, not only in soccer but other ball sports too. Participants develop listening skills, balance, co-ordination, gross motor skills, muscle development, confidence, concentration, teamwork and sportsmanship, health and fitness, and good manners.
Speech and Drama
Whether you would describe your child as a “Dram queen” or as shy and reserved, speech and drama is the ideal learning space for your child’s growth. Speech and Drama can make a huge difference in that the shy child is able to grow in self-confidence while the expressive child is given an outlet for his or her talents. The focus of the classes is to unlock your child’s potential. Drama has proven to have a positive impact on a child’s cognitive, social and emotional development. It can improve self-confidence,
imagination, empathy, concentration, communication skills and problem solving, amongst other skills.
Teddy Tennis is a tennis programme presented to pre-schoolers which focuses on visual learning involving the use of seen or observed things, including pictures, demonstrations and videos. Every Teddy Tennis lesson uses inspirational pictures of teddy bear characters playing Teddy Tennis…. and of course every Teddy Tennis coach demonstrates how things should be done correctly. Teddy Tennis also concentrates on auditory learning, involving the transfer of information through listening: to the spoken word, and of course music and sounds. Every Teddy Tennis lesson involves music that was specifically written by Teddy Tennis and provides the correct rhythm and timing for doing each game or exercise; the words of the music tell the children what to do. The third focal point of Teddy Tennis is kinesthetic learning, involving physical participation – doing, practical hands on experiences, and taking part in coordinated movement, racket and hand to eye skills. Every Teddy Tennis lesson is fully interactive and involves having a lot of fun!
Young Engineers offers extra-mural educational programmes with theoretical and practical implementation in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects suitable for children 4 – 13 years. K’nex and Lego blocks are used to practically illustrate the concepts. The programme helps develop fine motor skills, encourages creative thinking, develops the ability to analyse engineering processes, strengthens social aptitude and develops communication skills and teamwork, and expands the child’s horizons and general knowledge in physical science and the natural phenomena.