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Focusing on the Physical Development of Early Learners

Movement Workshops for Kindergarten Teachers

MoovKids provides workshops for enthusiastic teachers on the importance of movement in the early years and how to teach successful age appropriate movement classes using proven teaching methods, basic equipment and fun, innovative movement activities. Professional instruction by Darlene Koskinen who has 30 years of experience educating young children in sports and movement.

We Believe

In the importance of movement, exercise and focused physical development teaching in the early years.

We Endeavour

To provide the knowledge and the tools to empower teachers to confidently teach movement classes.

Our Goal

To reach as many children as possible making a difference to their physical development, self-confidence and body strength.

Workshop Options

MoovTeachers 1 hour
The Brain Needs the Body, the Body Needs the Brain! 
Why Children Need to Move in the Early Years

Learn & Move 2 hours
How to teach Successful Effective Movement Classes  Innovative Activities using Balls, Beanbags, Hoops & Ropes Teaching methods that keep children focused

MoovKids Online Curriculum 2 hours
Overview of the MoovKids Website & Curriculum Implementing MoovKids Activities in your space Valuable Teaching Methods & Tips to captivate & Inspire Your Children 

Learn & Move Workshop 

The importance of movement in the early years

 Our responsibility as teachers to develop the whole child

 Class Management

 Activity Demonstration

 Use of the voice

 Transitions 

 Use of the equipment & child safety 

 Innovative activities using hand-held equipment

MoovKids online Program Workshop 

Overview of the the MoovKids online program 

 Implementing the MoovKids lessons and activities   

 Class management

 MoovKids teaching methods and tips

Active physical participation

Conclusion and questions.

 

Workshop Details

 

ParticipantsCostFacilitiesMoovKids Location

MoovTeachers / Learn & Move / MoovKids Online Curriculum:
Minumum 4, maximum 20 participants

For active participation please wear clothes that are comfortable for movement.

MoovKids Workshop: 
MoovTeachers
1 hour – €220 plus alv.
Learn & Move  2 hours – €410 plus alv.
MoovKids Online Curriculum 2 hours – €390 plus alv.

Large 200m2 area

Kitchen/Social area

Toilets, Saunas, Showers

Veranda

Free parking

Elevator to 4th floor

Piispanportti 5, 0224, Espoo.

EKE Building, Rak 1, 4th floor.

Länsi Metro: Matinkylä

By car: Free parking in front of the building.

Bring Your Movement Class to the MoovKids Studio

MoovKids is able to host kindergarten groups for movement classes during the school day at our spacious and well-equipped teaching facility.

You teach your own children or we teach them for you.

Use of equipment optional.

Experienced Instructor

MoovKids Movement classes are instructed by an experienced movement instructor. Teachers are encouraged to assist and learn how to teach the various skills and how to give physical support when needed.

 

Gym Facility

MoovKids has a spacious, light gym area, 200m² in size. The floor has wall-to-wall tatami matting and all of the equipment is child-safe and kept in excellent condition. The larger equipment is well padded and suitable for young children. We have two large changing rooms, each with a toilet and showers.

 

Equipment and Activities

Moovkids is well equipped with a large variety of small and large equipment, the children will experience and do a wide variety of movement activities and coordination skills. On the larger equipment, the children will do activities such as basic tumbling, trampet and vaulting skills, balance beam, and bar skills.

Class TimesClass lengthGroup SizeAttendanceCostAssistance

Kindergarten groups can attend Tuesdays - Fridays between 9:30 and 15:00.

The movement classes are between 45 and 55 minutes in length.

Preferably between 10 and 15 children at a time.

Groups can attend once a week, once a month or visit for a one-off class. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

40 € / hour - Use of the studio without the equipment to teach your own class.

 60 € / hour -  Use of the studio with the small hand equipment for your class.

 80 € / hour - Use of the studio and all equipment. The bigger equipment must then be set up by yourselves and returned to the same place at the end of the class.

12 € per child - For a group of 10 to 15 children to attend a one-time MoovKids movement class.

11 € per child per class - For seasonal attendance MoovKids movement class.

The above prices include tax.

Please ask if you have questions regarding the cost of classes for your daycare or kindergarten.

Your teachers need to be present to assist when needed, they will in turn learn more about teaching movement to early learners.

MoovKids Movement Class Itinerary

10 minutes – Warm up to music, stretching, balancing activities.

15 minutes – Coordination and movement activities with hand equipment such as balls, beanbags, hoops and balls. 

15 minutes – Movement on the equipment circuit where specific skills are done.

10 minutes – Ending activity:  a game, movement to music or an activity using ribbons scarves or instruments.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of having your children join us for movement classes please do contact us and we will be happy to discuss an option that works best for you and your children.

Teach your movement class at the MoovKids Studio

We offer kindergartens the option to rent our fully-equiped spacious studio the teach your sports or movement classes and a weekly or monthly basis.

In this case we require that all of your teachers who will work with the children attend a MoovKids Movement Workshop. The workshop will inspire teachers to teach with a purpose and how to teach movement effectively using tried and tested teaching methods. 

Please contact us to arrange a preliminary workshop and times for your movement classes.

Testimonials

Our children love attending

Our kindergarten has been committed to attend physical education practice regularly at MoovKids for three reasons.

› MoovKids has the space and equipment for children to practice exercises.

› MoovKids offers experience, creativity and professionalism.

› Our children love attending.

Luz Elena
Happy Toddlers Nursery

2017-02-20T12:26:07+00:00

Luz Elena
Happy Toddlers Nursery

Our kindergarten has been committed to attend physical education practice regularly at MoovKids for three reasons. › MoovKids has the space and equipment for children to practice exercises. › MoovKids offers experience, creativity and professionalism. › Our children love attending.

On-site Teaching

A Moovkids teacher can come to your childcare facility or school to teach age-appropriate movement classes. We offer Monkey Gym classes where a wide variety of skill focused movement activities are taught or Kung Fu Panda Karate where basic karate techniques are taught together with physical coordination activities. A large room or gym facility suitable for movement classes is needed.

Class Options:

Kung Fu Panda Karate - for ages 5 to 7 years

Monkey Gym - for ages 3 to 7 years

If you would like further information or wish to discuss the option of having classes taught in your facility please do contact us. 

Testimonials

On-site Teaching

For the past year, the Finnish American Kindergartens have been piloting the MoovKids program created by Darlene Koskinen. The program has been very well received as it is easy to follow, allows for development and the activities require only minimal equipment. This is a professional program that is so well documented with clear visual explanations that even teachers with little or no experience of P.E. can feel confident in providing good practice. Darlene has also provided our kindergartens with tuition and karate training for children. Her work is of the highest standard. She is a dedicated and talented instructor and I am happy to highly recommend her programs to anyone looking to expand or introduce more physical activity into their setting.

Angela Hämäläinen
Head Teacher / Co-owner Finnish American Kindergarten

2017-02-22T16:51:24+00:00

Angela Hämäläinen
Head Teacher / Co-owner Finnish American Kindergarten

For the past year, the Finnish American Kindergartens have been piloting the MoovKids program created by Darlene Koskinen. The program has been very well received as it is easy to follow, allows for development and the activities require only minimal equipment. This is a professional program that is so well documented with clear visual explanations that even teachers with little or no experience of P.E. can feel confident in providing good practice. Darlene has also provided our kindergartens with tuition and karate training for children. Her work is of the highest standard. She is a dedicated and talented instructor and I am happy to highly recommend her programs to anyone looking to expand or introduce more physical activity into their setting.