Children are hard wired to move, so much so that it’s often hard to make them stop!
By constantly moving they are both developing physically and learning about how their bodies work. Ready, Steady, Move creates a framework based on Eastern and Western movement disciplines to channel the children’s energy and need to move into a holistic learning environment that includes dance and music together with yoga, Pilates and martial arts techniques.
Research has shown that children who move also learn or, as we say in Ready, Steady, Move, “An active body is a learning body.”
Ready, Steady, Move develops the both the essential language and movement skills that children will need in later life. Our teachers are facilitators, allowing the children to express their own ideas and emotions to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of language by using enjoyable games and activities. These activities then become the basis for learning songs that further enhance language learning.
Pathways is the first of the Ready, Steady, Move family of programmes. It was designed to develop the emotional intelligence of children aged between 2.5 to 3.5 years old – the most formative years in child development – when this faculty can still be shaped and improved.
So what is this kind of intelligence and why is it so important?Since the 1930’s, psychologists have been developing the concept of type of intelligence discreet from IQ called emotional intelligence or EQ.
Whilst IQ measures the abilities of reasoning, comprehension, mathematics and logic using standardized tests, EQ measures the ability to identify, express, assess and control emotions
We start with Blue with children aged 3.5 years old and up, building on the EQ and movement skills developed in the Pathways programme.
This is the foundation course for the next three years, enabling children to start to exercising and learning a second language with a systematic, spiral curriculum.
In this programme the children will be introduced to the different movement qualities involved in yoga, Pilates, and dance while learning songs and chants in the classroom and at home.The lessons begin with focusing and brain jogs using activities… adapted from martial arts and kinaesthetics (the study of body motion).