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Focusing on the physical development of children in kindergartens

Professional Development for Kindergartens Teachers

MoovKids provides courses for enthusiastic teachers on how to teach and manage constructive movement classes for early learners by using proven teaching methods, basic equipment and fun innovative movement activities.

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 comprehensive movement classes.

Our Goal

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

MoovKids Professional development courses covers the following areas

› Why kids need to move?

› Lesson preparation

› Effective teaching methods

› Transitions

› Teaching area preparation

› Safety awareness

› How to be kid savvy

› Teaching tips to keep children focused

› Equipment

We Provide

Professional instruction by Darlene Koskinen who has 30 years experience working with young children in the area of sports and movement.

A spacious equipped location for the running of the course.

Teaching equipment so teachers can physically participate and experience doing some of the activities.

The option to subscribe to the MoovKids movement program, providing 20 skill focused lesson plans catering to the different ages and abilities of early learners.

The possibility to purchase the MoovKids teaching Equipment for your program to run effectively.

Course Details

 

ParticipantsCourse DurationCostFacilitiesMoovKids Location

Minimum 4, maximum 20 adults.

Three to four hours

400.00€ plus Alv. for between 4 and 10 participants.

Subscription program - additional fee.

Large 200m2 area

Kitchen/Social area

Toilets, saunas, showers.

Verander

Free parking

Elevator to 4th floor

Piispanportti 5, 0224, Espoo.

EKE Building, Rak 1, 4th floor.

By bus: Get off at Iso Omena bus stop.

By car: Free parking in front of the building.

Course Itinerary

The course can be adjusted to suit the specific needs of your childcare facilities and your teachers.

› Powerpoint presentation.

› Active physical participation.

› Brief description of the MoovKids online program and how it benefits teachers and children.

› The value of having a constructive movement program running in your childcare facility.

› Conclusion and questions.

Bring Your Children to us

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

Experienced Instructor

The classes are instructed by an experienced movement instructor. Accompanying teachers are encouraged to assist and learn how to teach the various activities and how and when to give physical support.

 

Gym Facility

MoovKids has a spacious light gym area, 200m2 in size. The floor has tatami mats from wall to wall and all equipment is child-safe, well padded when used and kept in good condition. We have two changing room areas each with a toilet and showers.

 

Equipment and Activites

As Moovkids is well equipped with a large variety of small and large equipment, the children will experience and do a much wider variety of movement activities and coordination skills. On the bigger equipment, the children will do activities such as basic tumbling, trampet, and vaulting skills, balancing and bar skills.

Class TimesClass lengthGroup SizeAttendanceCostAssistance

Kindergarten groups can attend during the weekday mornings 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. Your needs can be discussed.

10€ per child per class. 

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

Your teachers need to be present to assist if needed and they in exchange learn more about teaching movement to early learners.

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.

Alternative Option

If you would like rent our facility yourselves for sports classes, this will only be done if the MoovKids teaching course is attended by the teachers who will take the classes. 

The course is on how to teach movement safely, how to use and look after the equipment and the safety aspects of a movement class. This course is compulsory if you wish to rent our facility for your own classes to take place. Please contact us regarding the cost of using our equipment and teaching facility.

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

Moovkids Teachers can come to your childcare facility or school to run age-appropriate sports classes that develop a child's all round physical co-ordination and development. A large room or gym facility suitable for movement classes is needed.

Class Options:

All class options are for children aged 4 to 7 years.

› Kung Fu Panda Karate

› Music & Movement classes

› Monkey Gym Classes

 

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.