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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 and how to teach constructive movement classes for early learners 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 comprehensive movement classes.

Our Goal

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

MoovKids Movement Workshops offer the following information and practical skills :

The importance of movement in the early years

What you need to prepare a lesson

Teaching movement with a purpose

Effective transitions

Tips to keep children focused

Active participation in innovative activities

Creative use of balls, beanbags, hoops & ropes

Safety awareness

 

Workshop Options

MoovTeachers 1 hour
The Brain Needs the Body:
Why Children Need to Move in the Early Years
Learn & Move 2 hours
How to Teach Effective Movement Classes
Innovative Activities using Balls, Beanbags, Hoops & Ropes
MoovParents 1.5 hours
Why Your Children Need to Move 
Creative Family Movement Ideas for Indoor & Outdoor Fun
MoovKids Online Curriculum 2 hours
Teaching Movement with a Purpose Curriculum Overview
Application of MoovKids Teaching Methods & Activities

Workshop Details

 

ParticipantsAttireCostFacilitiesMoovKids Location

MoovTeachers / Learn & Move / MoovKids Online Curriculum:
4 - 20 participants
MoovParents:
minimum 10  - maximum 20 adults

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

MoovTeachers 1 hour – €220 plus alv.
Learn & Move  2 hours – €410 plus alv.
MoovParents  1.5 hours – €35 one parent / €45 two parents / minimum 10 adults
MoovKids Online Curriculum 2 hours – €410 plus alv.
(25% discount on the workshop price for schools / organizations that subscribe to the MoovKids Program.)

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.

Movement Workshop Itinerary

Informative visual presentation

Active physical participation

The value of a constructive movement program in your childcare facility

Overview of the the MoovKids online program and how it benefits teachers and children

How parents can creatively integrate more movement into indoor and outdoor family time

Conclusion and questions.

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.

Experienced Instructor

MoovKids Movement 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 wall-to-wall tatami mats and all of the equipment is child-safe and kept in excellent condition. The larger equipment is well-padded when in use for safety. We have two large changing room 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 wide 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 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, if needed, and 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 is about how to teach movement effectively, how to use and look after the equipment and the safety aspects of a movement class.

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 run age-appropriate movement classes that combine basic karate techniques and physical coordination and development. A large room or gym facility suitable for movement classes is needed.

Class Options:

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

Kung Fu Panda Karate

Music & Movement

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.