4 Years – 5 Years (School Readiness)
Our School Readiness Program is the only one of its kind laying the groundwork for early reading / writing and preschool / school. As children’s control over all muscle groups is strengthened and fine tuned, they can start seriously concentrating on language skills.
At this stage, they also start to learn to work in groups, to line up and to follow the leader. Take instruction from the teacher with minimal help from the parent, and problem solve. The sessions include counting, memory activities and visual exercises, finger rhymes and more.
Group dance becomes important as they develop timing, co-operation and technique to learn complex movements and complicated group and individual dances.
Of course, there is still the all important large equipment time where by now they love climbing ladders, jumping on trampolines and hanging upside down. Strength activities such as wheelbarrows, brachiating across the monkey bars and climbing upside down up the wall are included.
Children also do aerobic, cross pattern activities as well as perceptual motor programs and specific word visualisation and auditory stimulation.
It is a total program for posture, large movements, vision and fine motor, hearing and speech, and social behaviour and play that will truly have your child ready for Kindergarten.
The twelve month program will see them progress from word recognition, to word snap, word lotto and in term four short sentences to copy. Laying the foundation for right brain common sight word recognition.
Children will complete complex cross-pattern crocodile movements critical for wiring the two hemispheres of the brain correctly in readiness for school. As well as many opportunities to cross the three midlines in complex and challenging ways.
Strength and co-ordination are a must for a child to gain control of their body to a point where they are able to sit still and listen in class. Our School Readiness children are challenged in a way that promotes their self-esteem, body awareness and proprioception making them truly ready to learn.