Early childhood yoga is good for making healthy bodies and minds. Yoga that can be used in the early childhood setting is a series of postures that are appropriate for the anatomy and physiology of children. They are designed to help increase strength, flexibility, motor coordination, increase concentration and emotional balance. The postures are easy, fun, and simple to understand. They can be practiced at home with family and friends.
Sign language can be started during the infant stage. It is a means of communication for children that do not have verbal skills yet. ASL stimulates learning through different senses. Sign language is beneficial for children that are spatial, visual, and tactile learners. Learning a second language also increases your child’s IQ.
Learning Spanish at an early age has a positive effect on intellectual growth. It enriches and enhances a child’s mental development, improves reading, vocabulary and comprehension in English. Learning Spanish also gives them the opportunity to communicate with people that they otherwise would not have been able to.
Physical Education (P.E.)
Children three years old and older will attend P.E. classes once per week. Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits. Along with physical attributes, physical activity improves psychological well being, including gaining more self confidence and higher self esteem. Our class is taught by a certified instructor who carries a M.Ed in Curriculum Instruction and Health and Physical Education.
Learning through music opens the door for learning other subjects and enhances skills that children use in other areas. Music allows children to use their senses and bodies in many different ways…fingers and small muscles to play instruments, voices and ears to sing and listen, and large muscle groups to dance and act out their favorite stories. Mrs. Teresa is our Creative Arts instructor and she holds class once per month for children three years old and older.