Healthy living and creating healthy habits is something we try to incorporate here at Young Scholars Academy but… let’s face it, it has to be fun!
We have been fortunate enough to be a part of a program called Mighty Moves. This program focuses its efforts on young preschoolers with hopes to encourage movement that is not only teacher-directed but get the children involved!
We have incorporated Mighty Moves into our daily schedule so that the children are able to relate to the characters and stories and even act them out on their own!
Our outdoor playgrounds are filled with not only equipment for every sport but with every area of learning (like the ones in our classrooms) for the children to expand their imaginations and really get moving!
By also incorporating each day and activity that that involves music and dance is a great way to make sure the kids get their wiggles out!
We also have 2 indoor gyms available for Toddlers and Preschoolers when Colorado is just being Colorado, and the weather is making it hard for the kids to go outside, the kids are able to go into these and have fun being a kid and just play!
We have multiple Providers here whose passion is in Music and Physical Education which we are so lucky to have because this means so much more when it comes to getting the kids active and getting them involved!
Something great that we like to do is bring in outside guests to come and do sessions with the kids to further movement beyond the classroom.
We are currently in partnership with Poser Kids Yoga who come each week to our school to stretch our bodies out and loosen up our muscles! Upon your enrollment to our school or not you are more than welcome to come and join us each week for all the fun exercising can bring.
Your child learns that:
- Having fun while getting healthy!
- Structured and sustained movement activities are enhanced by gross motor development.
- Being active in the classroom and at home provides them the opportunity to form lifelong physical activity habits.
- Kids with stronger motor skills tend to be more physically active.
Our children become active while dancing to music, learning spatial awareness, how to incorporate your 5 senses, stability, loco-motor skills, object manipulation, all while Learning from our Food Friends how to eat healthy!