Little Explorers’ after school program is designed especially for children aged 2 ½ to 6. The activities chosen aim to enhance their physical, emotional, mental and social development, while also offering the opportunity for children to try something new.
This program runs from 1.30p.m until 3.30p.m – The after school program is only open to children from 2 ½ + years old that are capable of handling the full day session hours without napping.
There is a separate tuition charged for this additional program
Zumba classes for young children feature child-friendly routines based on Zumba choreography. The steps are broken down and games, activities and cultural exploration elements are also added into the class structure.
Dance/music activities have numerous benefits for brain development, the movement across the body of all limbs creates communication between the right and left brain which creates the potential for higher intellectual thought, rhythm and tempo also have numerous connections to success in Academia. In addition the emotional and social benefit simply cannot be calculated.
Sports have many rules that must be understood if one is to play with others across the globe. Understanding football and how it is played is a universal language. Simply listening and processing so much information can be challenging enough.
Sports participation offers health and fitness advantages as well as teaching young children the skill of cooperation and life lessons about winning and losing.
Our Art and craft session is about having a go, being inspired by something quite simple and encouraging our children to develop their own ideas. The activities involve making things with one’s own hands using imaginative and creative skills. We use many different mediums to create sculpture, paintings and collages. It is amazing seeing that happen.
Art activities allow young children to express their thinking, knowledge and ideas in a unique and deeply personal way. It gives them a chance to experiment with colours, lines, forms, shapes and textures. They use art to project their emotions and impressions in a self-controlled fashion.
Here children prepare cold snacks such as sandwiches, salads, milk shakes and different types of drinks. We cook with our children in a way that allows them independence and we also discuss foods that benefit your body and how a healthy body works.
Cooking is a calming and fun activity, which in addition allows the exploration of numerous academic concepts. In cooking the child proves to him/her a myriad of different learning concepts associated with math and science, not to mention the fantastic vocabulary.
Yoga promotes physical strength as children learn to use all of their muscles in new ways. Whether a pose is done standing, sitting, or lying down, each pose can challenge various muscle groups while helping a child become aware of his/her body and how it efficiently functions. Yoga is done in different ways like going on a Safari, or being in space to make it more fun for the children.
Yoga enhances physical flexibility as well as helps children to develop their focus and concentration. It also refines their balancing capabilities while they practice different postures and it helps to instil confidence and to bring learning to children on an experiential level.
Twice a week, children engage in mathematics and literacy in the after school program, by writing and recognizing numbers and sounds, doing work sheets, or auditory and dexterity exercises. Older children use this time to also complete their assignments.
It will help them to develop good study habits, understanding of the importance of reading and writing. It gives them inspiration towards the uses of reading and writing.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial arts that use the “Tae and Kwon” fist and feet to exercise them. The children are taught that the movements are used to exercise and not as aggressive methods.
It enhances Physical fitness, weight control, it increases concentration span, allows children to learn to respect others, gives them self-confidence and self -esteem.
This area relates to the children’s everyday lives, their homes, families, the environment, community and the wider world. They learn about their immediate environment by exploration, investigation and discovery through first hand experiences of nature. These experiences lay the foundation for later, more formal learning in the natural and man-made environments found in our planet.
This class engages the child’s natural love of songs, instruments, movement, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts. Thoughtfully sequenced lessons include all kinds of learning opportunities, which are designed to boost the child’s independence, social-emotional skills, early language and literacy, and self-control. The children sing, listen, experiment, play, and dance as well as investigate a wide variety of musical concepts, such as notation, learn the basics of vocal development, play simple instruments and explore music, games, and stories from other cultures.
Our swimming instructors are excited to use integrity, trust and compassion to teach your child in a fun way. We start with simple skills that are gradually built along with your child’s physical ability and confidence. These are balanced with fun activities that develop various skills.
Learning how to swim and being encourage to do so regularly bring significant benefits for the child’s health and safety, while also encouraging a healthy level of physical and social activity. Swimming uses every major muscle and is a fantastic aerobic activity to get the child’s heart pumping. Plus, it’s a low-impact activity that increases flexibility (while also improving balance and posture!) coordination, and remains the sport least likely to cause injuries in children. One of the most beneficial parts of swimming is that it teaches the child how to stay safe in and around water.
Capoeira- an Afro-Brazilian martial art- that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Capoeira is known for its quick and complex manoeuvres, predominantly using power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins and techniques. Besides being fun and eye-catching, Capoeira helps develop balance, coordination, general level of fitness, sense of rhythm and awareness of your own body space. The music aspect to this martial art makes the children feel more comfortable and more willing to exercise.
Our drama program strongly focuses on creative skill, voice development, improvisation and movement – skills that go beyond the stage to general communication which includes listening, speaking, concentrating and interpreting body language. Your child will learn and practice these skills during every acting lesson.
The joy of learning drama will boost your child’s enthusiasm and energy levels, helping them to feel more positive about themselves and the world around them. The children work on clarity and expression which are critical factors when it comes to public speaking and presentation skills. Drama also gets children beyond their social circle to make new friends and build compassion for others and nourishes the Imagination. Drama instills creativity and helps children to “think outside the box.” Students learn empathy and to understand how others feel, by identifying emotions and having to express them. Drama also teaches patience and commitment.