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Focusing on the Physical Development of Early Learners

 

Teacher Workshops

Activities with balls, beanbags, hoops, ropes & benches.
Music & locomotive movement.
Ways to implement daily movement.

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Consultation Service

I advise on how to make the most of your spaces for movement.
I give guidance on age appropriate equipment and activities.
Regular mentoring is possible.

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MoovKids Training Center

Visit Moovkids for a fun gym class with your children.
Teachers assist & learn!
One or more classes can be arranged.

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MoovKids Online Movement Curriculum

An online teaching program providing fun activity videos and age-appropriate lesson plans. Focusing on the physical devlopment of early learners.

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Professional Development Teacher Workshops

Contact us to arrange a tailor-made workshop for your educators.

Workshops

If you are interested in a workshop for your teachers please make contact so we can discuss and arrange a workshop that will meet the needs of your children and teachers. Online workshops are possible.

Teacher Training Workshop Details

ParticipantsAttireCostFacilitiesMoovKids Location

We believe in quality teaching of movement:
- For educators who need inspiration and to learn more about fun innovative movement activities that are age or level appropriate.
- 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.

Workshop depending.

Large 200m2 area

Kitchen/Social area

Toilets, Showers

Free parking

Finnoonlaaksontie 7, Door 3, 1st floor.
02270, Espoo.

Behind Suomenoja Gigantti.

Länsi Metro: Matinkylä --> Bus 130 / 158
200m walk to location.

By car: Free parking in front of the building.

Tailor-made workshops to enrich and inspire teachers to teach well and with confidence.

We offer a variety of workshops where we share effective teaching methods and innovative activities using simple equipment.

We are happy to 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 Suomenoja, Espoo is well-equiped to host your workshop, or it can be arranged at your location. We look forward to working with you.

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

Finnoonlaaksontie, 02270, Espoo.

2nd floor. Behind the Suomenoja Gigantti.

Länsi Metro: Matinkylä --> Bus 130 / 158
200m walk to location.

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+02:00

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+03:00

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 fun movement classes to your children.

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

The activities taught in these classes support the three main gross motor skill areas. Manipulative skills, locomotive movement, and vestibular balance.

It is more important than ever that young children develop a strong movement foundation. Research is repeatedly proving the benefits for the brain by doing so.

Having a strong movement foundation supports self-regulation, and social and emotional skills and develops physical competency and self-confidence.

Movement Class Details

Class TimesClass lengthGroup SizeAttendanceCostAssistance

Kindergarten groups can attend structured classes with Darlene on Mondays, Tuesday or Thursdays between 9:30 and 14:00.

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.

10€ per child - For a group of minimum 12 and maximum 20 children to attend a one-time 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, they in turn will learn how to effectively teach 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+02:00

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

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

Class Options:

Age Groups: 3 & 4 years + 5 to 7 years

Move 2 Learn Gym Classes - Structured age appropriate movement classes teaching important fundamental movement skills.

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

If you would like to have a class taught at your location 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+02:00

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.