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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 2018 Workshop Schedule

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

Learn & Move Workshop

Friday, October 5, 2018
14:30 - 16:30
MoovKids Training Center in Olari, Espoo
 

Teacher Training Workshop Details

 

ParticipantsAttireCostFacilitiesMoovKids Location

Learn & Move Teacher Training Workshop - Friday, October 5, 2018
- For all enthusiastic educators of early learners and special needs.
- Up to 20 participants.
- Two hours of active instruction.
 

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

65€ per person, includes alv.

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.

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

 

Learn & MoveEffective TeachingExploring MovementTailor-MadeMoovKids Location

- 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

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
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

Maximize Your Space for Movement

Darlene can visit your teaching premises to advise on how to maximize your space to incorporate more daily movement.

We Provide

Guidance on use of the equipment you have and suggestions for future purchases.

Suggestions for space utilization.

MoovTrack diagrams tailored for your space.

Contact us for more details and to schedule an appointment.

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.

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.

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

Schedule your classes at the MoovKids Training Center

We offer kindergartens the option to rent our fully-equiped spacious studio to teach your sports or movement classes on 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.


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.