A challenge they will love!
Through spiral learning, Ready Steady Move! Blue, Green and Orange enable children to revisit content from year to year, at ever-increasing levels of difficulty. Concepts and skills learnt in one year will be reviewed and deepened the next, creating a more challenging environment that encourages children to thrive and achieve their very best.
Learning a foreign language – the fun and natural way
With Ready Steady Move! learning a foreign language is always fun, natural and intuitive – just like learning to speak one’s mother tongue. As additional and more complex vocabulary is introduced through conversation, games and songs, the children’s language skills advance hand in hand with their movement abilities. With every new word or skill they obtain, their confidence grows, leaving them open for life to learning new languages – and learning in general!
Audio tracks of the songs and rhymes used in Ready Steady Move! Blue, Green and Orange lessons, as well as yoga and Pilates videos are important for home usage. By practicing the language and movements at home, children are able to learn better and faster. It also gives you the opportunity to become more actively involved in your child’s development, and to have hours of fun, learning and progressing together.
RSM kids are ready for anything
After three years, Ready Steady Move! graduates have a strong background in yoga, Pilates and dancing as a means of self-expression, as well as a considerable acquaintance with multiple martial art movements. They know routines for relaxation, stretching and breathing, have the necessary foundations to dedicate themselves successfully to any sport or discipline they choose, and have acquired a significant vocabulary and ability to converse in a foreign language.
Ready Steady Move! Blue builds on the emotional intelligence, self-awareness and movement skills developed in the Pathways program, by offering new, more challenging movements and sequences. The program also introduces children to the foreign language they will now be learning through the famous Helen Doron methodology that enables them to learn the language directly, rather than through translation from their mother tongue. Parents can take an active part in their child’s development, through access to digital material and audio/visual resources to reinforce their child’s learning at home.
Introduction to formal movement disciplines
The Blue year introduces children to Yoga and Pilates (the real deal!) as well as Martial Arts movements and sequences. Every lesson begins with brain enlivening activities adapted from martial arts, theatre and kinesthetics, followed by a dance session, in which children get to interpret images they see and the emotions they express.
Integrating movement and language for better retention
By directly connecting new foreign language vocabulary to corresponding movements, children learn in a fun, indirect and tactile way that fosters openness and facilitates both current and future language learning. Children learn words relating to a wide variety of subjects, including: animals, body parts, colors, directions, emotions, food, numbers, opposites, physical actions, forms of movement and more.
Learning at one’s own pace
Yoga and Pilates (the real deal!) are presented in a child-friendly manner using stories connected to the natural world. While the teacher demonstrates the correct way of performing each position, the class’s safe ecology encourages children to explore at their own pace, find their own level of competence and improve through repetition.
Mommy (or Daddy) and me
Helen Doron courses are accompanied by an ample volume of digital resources. Through audio and visual materials you can help your child continue to practice what they learned in class at home, and even do the exercises, warm-ups, workouts and singing right along with them to ensure better retention.
The Green year challenges children to build on the skills and capabilities they acquired in the Blue year, enabling them to feel great satisfaction and pride in their advancement.
More complex movement skills
Your child will find they can do increasingly complex movements in each discipline – from yoga and Pilates to different forms of dance. Pilates equipment, including foam rollers and Pilates balls give lessons diversity and further challenge the children to excel, while helping them to become more aware of their core musculature and posture.
Introduction to life skills
Why is proper nutrition important? Are we responsible for the environment? How can knowing mathematics help me in my daily life? These are just some of the awareness-building concepts woven into the lessons this year, to ensure an integrated and holistic education.
Learning to work together
As this year is designed to increase children’s awareness, not only to their own skills and abilities but to the world around them, the program’s content will challenge them to work together to succeed. From introducing more advanced conversational skills to teaching complex song choreographies that require group cooperation, your child’s social skills and awareness will further blossom.
Having moved through the Blue and Green years, your child enters Orange already confident in their ability to move, do yoga and perform Pilates. This year we give them the opportunity to truly master these skills, alternating between reviewing their favorite dances and positions from the Blue and Green years and challenging them with new postures and even more complex movements. As children are introduced to more advanced movements, they are equally challenged with increasingly complex theatre games and language skills, each according to his or her ability, inclination and level of development.
By the time they graduate from this final year of Ready Steady Move! children will have mastered the necessary flexibility, strength, balance and body control to approach any new sport they wish to learn. They will have gained about an additional 750 vocabulary words in their new foreign language. Far more importantly, they will be open and ready for a life of learning, and will have assimilated some of the most important qualities, characteristics and skills a person could have in their toolkit for life: