How our bodies work is vital to how our minds work.
Our health as well as our ability to move our bodies affects our cognitive abilities.
From the basic care we need to give our bodies (sleep, food, water, exercise) to the motor and perceptual development that we build as children, our bodies are an integral part of our learning.
We know that getting your children to exercise or practice skills daily can be almost impossible and we also know that once a week isn’t enough. Through our carefully selected programmes we have a weekly schedule of activities.
Our Activities Develop:
Motor skills: visual motor integration, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, hyperactivity, hypoactivity
We provide the time and the practise that therapists are always asking children and parents to do. We use programmes for motor skills, perceptual development, vision, speech and movement. We have obstacle courses, outdoor games and a busy playground. All the children participate to develop both their strengths and weaknesses. We also work with your therapist if there are any special requirements so that we maintain the integrity of the goals for your child. We aim to do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.
Morning exercises, singing and dancing wake up the brains and fill the lungs with oxygen
Lesson breaks stretch muscles and refocus attention
Activity based learning engages the whole body in exploration e.g. crab walking to link synonyms.
Break time has obstacle courses, hopscotch, skipping ropes, climbing frames and more
Phys Ed lessons are about ball skills and sports
We integrate activities into the school day in fun and non-intrusive ways. Through play and natural learning we remove the stress of feeling broken and we build skills cumulatively.
All children benefit from movement, play and exercise so everyone is included.