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.
In the importance of movement, exercise and focused physical development teaching in the early years.
To provide the knowledge and the tools to empower teachers to confidently teach movement classes.
To reach as many children as possible making a difference to their physical development, self-confidence and body strength.
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
• 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.
MoovTeachers / Learn & Move / MoovKids Online Curriculum:
Minumum 4, maximum 20 participants
For active participation please wear clothes that are comfortable for movement.
MoovTeachers 1 hour – €220 plus alv.
Learn & Move 2 hours – €410 plus alv.
MoovKids Online Curriculum 2 hours – €390 plus alv.
Large 200m2 area
Toilets, Saunas, Showers
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our children love attending
› MoovKids has the space and equipment for children to practice exercises.
› MoovKids offers experience, creativity and professionalism.
› Our children love attending.
Happy Toddlers Nursery
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.
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.
Head Teacher / Co-owner Finnish American Kindergarten