Our motto is, “A Move in the Right Direction,” and that’s a good summary of us. Our program uses a variety of movement disciplines, dance, exercises, physical and mental games and songs to develop the mind-body connection that can greatly enhance children’s ability to learn, comprehend and succeed.Our unique program begins with fitness through movement, and then capitalizes on the human’s natural learning tendencies by introducing the learning of a foreign language, to encourage whole-brain learning and better physical health. The routines encourage physical coordination, flexibility, stamina and strength to teach children how to move in a controlled, effective manner.Ready Steady Move! employs specially developed exercises that stimulate children’s natural capacity for overall learning. Lessons are conducted in a fun, encouraging environment and include a wide variety of challenging activities that stimulate both left- and right-side brain functions for better, more effective, learning.The language component of Ready Steady Move! is the ideal complement to the fitness routines – songs, rhymes and chants go along with the exercises, keeping children engaged and interested, while the physical movements help children to remember the words and phrases they are learning. The Ready Steady Move! program can target one of six languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Hebrew or Mandarin.
The combination of learning while moving is now recognised as a simple yet effective method to enhance neurological development. Children are often required to sit still in class despite their natural tendency to want to move. In Ready, Steady, Move our students are encouraged to move as much as they can at the same time as learning. This creates enhanced a mind body connection that greatly enhances both word retention and comprehension.
By creating a non-judgmental learning environment based on positive reinforcement, Ready, Steady, Move teachers encourage self-expression and self-awareness. The lessons are so much fun that often the children are not even aware that they are learning.
By moving and learning at the same time, children improve their fitness, coordination, flexibility, balance, strength and body control. These basic elements, crucial to become healthy adults, are becoming increasingly rare in today’s society, which suffers from preventable diseases caused by inactivity.
Ready Steady Move! also introduces children to a natural, fun and intuitive way of learning language that opens their minds, seeds their curiosity and builds a strong foundation for current and future foreign language learning.
“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
Ruth Reichl, chef and author
Ready Steady Move! parents and students have full access to our entire digital library of yoga and Pilates videos, enabling them to practice at home and share the movement experience together. All of the program’s songs and rhymes are available for download as well, for repeated hearing in the home. This is an integral part of the Helen Doron learning methodology, enabling enhanced word retention and assimilation.