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.
Due to the current situation we will not offer physical workshops until it is safe to do so.
Getting Started with Teaching Movement
Online Workshops are possible.
Please make contact if you wish to have an online workshop for teachers.
Teacher Training Workshop Details
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
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
- 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.
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!)
Oulankylän Englanninkielinen Päiväkoti
Our children have developed a secure understanding of spatial awareness
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Structured movement classes can be taught at your location.
A large room suitable for movement is needed.
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.
Head Teacher / Co-owner Finnish American Kindergarten