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Focusing on the Physical Development of Early Learners

Professional Development Teacher Workshops

Register for one of our scheduled workshops or contact us to arrange a tailor-made workshop for your group.

Autumn 2020 Workshop Schedule

My inspiring, active workshop equips you to teach fun, effective movement classes with confidence, ease and success.

Teaching Movement with Purpose Workshop

Friday, November 6, 2020: 14:00 - 16:00

MoovKids Training Center in Suomanoja, Espoo

Teacher Training Workshop Details

ParticipantsAttireCostFacilitiesMoovKids Location

Teaching Movement with Purpose Workshop:
- For all enthusiastic educators of early learners or special needs.
- Up to 20 participants.
- Two hours of active instruction.

Please click the Request a Workshop button to plan a training session with Darlene.

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

65€ per person, includes alv.

Large 200m2 area

Kitchen/Social area

Toilets, Showers

Free parking

Finnoonlaaksontie, 02270, Espoo.

2nd floor. Behind the Suomonoja Gigantti.

Länsi Metro: Matinkylä --> Bus 134 / 136 to Nittyrinne Bus Stop
200m walk to location.

By car: Free parking in front of the building.

Tailor-made workshops enrich and inspire teachers of early learners and special needs.

Choose one of our modules that include highly-effective teaching methods and innovative activities for you to teach with simple equipment.

Or let us plan a tailor-made workshop according to your needs.

Two-hour, half-day or whole day sessions are available.

Our light and spacious MoovKids Training Center in Olari in Espoo is well-equiped to host your workshop, or it can be arranged at your location. We look forward to working with you.

Tailor-made Workshop Options

 

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- Why Movement is Important in the Early Years
- The Fundamental Movement Skills
- Teaching Methods that Work
- Innovative activities with Balls, Beanbags, Hoops & Ropes

- Class Discipline & Rules
- Grouping, Turn Taking & Rotations
- The Power of Activity Demonstration
- Ideas for Transitions, Morning Circle, Playground Games & Challenges

- Combining Music, Movement & Instruments
- Use of the Voice, Sound Effects and Music
- Learning Language through Whole-Body Movement
- Inspiring ideas with Scarves, Ribbons & Musical Instruments

- MoovKids can create a workshop program to fit your needs.
- Two-hour, Half-day, Full-day Workshops or book a series of workshops.
- Active participation workshops include valuable teacher training.
- Inspiring ideas to teach with a variety of equipment

Piispanportti 5, 02240, Espoo.

EKE Building, Rak 1, 4th floor.

Länsi Metro: Matinkylä

By car: Free parking in front of the building.

Testimonials

Workshop review

Tilasimme Moovkidsiltä toimintakautemme alkuun sijoittuvaan henkilökunnan suunnittelupäivään liikunnallisen workshopin. Tavoitteenamme oli inspiroitua ja saada uusia ideoita sekä ajatuksia lasten liikuttamisesta varhaiskasvatuksessa. Workshopin meille veti Darlene Koskinen, joka on erittäin energinen, iloinen, asiantunteva ja aktiivinen vetäjä. Hänellä on hurjasti tietoa lasten kasvun ja kehityksen tukemisesta, nykypäivän haasteista, eri ikäisten lasten liikuttamisesta ja ryhmän ohjauksesta turvallisesti ja hauskasti. Pääsimme kokeilemaan monia erilaisia liikkeitä ja yksinkertaisia välineitä kuten palloja, renkaita, köysiä ja hernepusseja. Workshopissa oli sopivasti vauhtia, naurua, teoriaa ja tiimityöskentelyä, eli voimme lämpimästi suositella Moovkidsin Darlenea vetämään erilaisia toiminnallisia työpajoja. Meidän näkökulmasta workshop soveltui erinomaisesti varhaiskasvattajille tukemaan työskentelyä alle kouluikäisten kanssa, mutta soveltuu aivan varmasti yhtä hyvin myös nuorten ja aikuisten kanssa työskenteleville ja muuten liikunnasta ja liikunnan ilosta kiinnostuneille.

We booked a workshop with Moovkids as a part of our planning day, which we have at the start of every term. Our goal was to get inspired and to gain new insight and ideas into movement with children in early education. Our workshop was ran by Darlene Koskinen, whom is a very energetic, bubbly, knowledgeable and active lady. She has a wealth of information about supporting the growth and development of children, the challenges we face in this day and age, how to adapt activities for different ages and how to control a group safely and effectively whilst still having fun. We were taken through our paces with many different activities and techniques as well as doing fun activities with simple equipment such as balls, ropes, hoops and bean bags. The workshop included in equal measure fun, laughter, theory and team work, and can warmly recommend this to other early educators as well as anyone who works with older children, teens or adults (or anyone interested in movement and the joy and benefits it brings!)

Raisa Still
Oulankylän Englanninkielinen Päiväkoti

2019-11-13T12:39:35+00:00

Raisa Still
Oulankylän Englanninkielinen Päiväkoti

Tilasimme Moovkidsiltä toimintakautemme alkuun sijoittuvaan henkilökunnan suunnittelupäivään liikunnallisen workshopin. Tavoitteenamme oli inspiroitua ja saada uusia ideoita sekä ajatuksia lasten liikuttamisesta varhaiskasvatuksessa. Workshopin meille veti Darlene Koskinen, joka on erittäin energinen, iloinen, asiantunteva ja aktiivinen vetäjä. Hänellä on hurjasti tietoa lasten kasvun ja kehityksen tukemisesta, nykypäivän haasteista, eri ikäisten lasten liikuttamisesta ja ryhmän ohjauksesta turvallisesti ja hauskasti. Pääsimme kokeilemaan monia erilaisia liikkeitä ja yksinkertaisia välineitä kuten palloja, renkaita, köysiä ja hernepusseja. Workshopissa oli sopivasti vauhtia, naurua, teoriaa ja tiimityöskentelyä, eli voimme lämpimästi suositella Moovkidsin Darlenea vetämään erilaisia toiminnallisia työpajoja. Meidän näkökulmasta workshop soveltui erinomaisesti varhaiskasvattajille tukemaan työskentelyä alle kouluikäisten kanssa, mutta soveltuu aivan varmasti yhtä hyvin myös nuorten ja aikuisten kanssa työskenteleville ja muuten liikunnasta ja liikunnan ilosta kiinnostuneille. We booked a workshop with Moovkids as a part of our planning day, which we have at the start of every term. Our goal was to get inspired and to gain new insight and ideas into movement with children in early education. Our workshop was ran by Darlene Koskinen, whom is a very energetic, bubbly, knowledgeable and active lady. She has a wealth of information about supporting the growth and development of children, the challenges we face in this day and age, how to adapt activities for different ages and how to control a group safely and effectively whilst still having fun. We were taken through our paces with many different activities and techniques as well as doing fun activities with simple equipment such as balls, ropes, hoops and bean bags. The workshop included in equal measure fun, laughter, theory and team work, and can warmly recommend this to other early educators as well as anyone who works with older children, teens or adults (or anyone interested in movement and the joy and benefits it brings!)

Our children have developed a secure understanding of spatial awareness

Here is an overview of what we found following the workshop with you and use of the Moovkids programme. We taught it with our 4 and 5 year olds. Both my colleague and I found your lesson plans very useful and adapted them for a class of 30. For example, we would have four teams completing an activity at the same time.

We have found a significant improvement in the areas on which we have focussed. All of our children have now developed a secure understanding of spatial awareness and can balance on one leg without falling. In our first session, three months ago, seven children could aim and throw into a hoop, compared with 26 today and ten children could catch a beanbag compared with 21 today.

Our predominant focus has been aiming and throwing and we have been developing the skills based on your lessons.

Many thanks,

D.S. Scotland

2018-08-16T13:56:40+00:00

D.S. Scotland

Here is an overview of what we found following the workshop with you and use of the Moovkids programme. We taught it with our 4 and 5 year olds. Both my colleague and I found your lesson plans very useful and adapted them for a class of 30. For example, we would have four teams completing an activity at the same time. We have found a significant improvement in the areas on which we have focussed. All of our children have now developed a secure understanding of spatial awareness and can balance on one leg without falling. In our first session, three months ago, seven children could aim and throw into a hoop, compared with 26 today and ten children could catch a beanbag compared with 21 today. Our predominant focus has been aiming and throwing and we have been developing the skills based on your lessons. Many thanks,

Consultation Service

Allow Darlene to give you step by step guidance on just how easy it is to implement successful and fun movement classes in your daycare, kindergarten or after school program.

Darlene has over 30 years of hands on teaching experience. Her tried and trusted teaching methods and innovative ways to captivate children  are proven teaching gems. This, together with the right equipment and an activity resource, will have you implementing meaningful movement within a very short time.

Consultation in the following areas are provided, select one or all for your personalised consultation:

Equipment evaluation

Guidance on how to make the most of your space.

Tailored teacher training.

Creative ways to implement movement throughout the day.

The MoovKids online movement resource provides you with a wide variety of innovative movement activities at your fingertips .

Bring Your Movement Class to the MoovKids Center

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

We Can Teach Your Children

Have Darlene teach structured meaningful movement classes to your children.

Using a wide array of hand held equipment and large soft equipment, your children will experience a wide variety of movement activities.

The activities taught in these classes support six different skill focuses. Manipulative skills, locomotive movement, axial stability, dynamic and static balance and spatial awareness.

Exposure to meaningful movement supporting the above given skill focuses ensures your children achieve the fundamental movement skills, which builds physical self-confidence and the all round body coordination that is so important for sound academic development.

Movement Class Details

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.

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.

Teach your Class at MoovKids

Use our Equipment 

Use of the equipment is possible at an extra cost. Two options:

Hand held equipment: All balls, beanbags, ropes, various size hoops, ribbons, scarves, parachute, cones plus much more hand held equipment. Additional 20€.

Large Equipment: Well padded large equipment suitable for early learners. Such as mini trampolines, beams, wedges, parallel bars, steps, vaulting layers and tunnels. This equipment offers a wide range of movement exploration. Additional 40€ (includes hand held equipment as well).

Schedule your classes at the MoovKids Training Center

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

Facility

MoovKids has two spacious gym areas, 100 and 200m² in size. The floor has wall-to-wall tatami mats and all of the equipment is child-safe and kept in excellent condition. We have two large changing room each with a toilet and showers. You can rent by the hour and use the facility once, weekly or monthly if the schedule allows. 40€ / Hour.


On-site Teaching

Structured movement classes can be taught at your location.
A large room suitable for movement is needed.

Class Options:

Class Age Ranges: 3 & 4 years + 5 to 7 years

Move 2 Learn Gym Classes (Structured age appropriate movement classes teaching the fundamental movement skills all kids should learn int he early years)

Equipment: Small hand held equipment can be provided if necessary.

If you would like further information regarding 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.