All parents know being physically active is one of the most important jobs for toddlers and pre-school children. Our Mini Cubs program is unique Parent and Me class. Children ages 2-1/2 to 4 take a structured 45 minute class alongside one of their parents. These classes are a great way for your child to stay active, work on drills to help with their development, and stay active while having safe fun. At this age physical activity should build movement skills so that the developing child enjoys moving and exploring the environment around them. Below is a list of things we try to accomplish in this program.
• Socializing with other children their age. Children will learn to introduce themselves and break out of any shyness that may occur when around new faces.
• Building confidence and gaining the ability to be a leader in front of an entire class.
• Improved body control.
• Developing better listening skills by following directions
• Structured play, which involves games or activities where there are “rules” or a way to play where children learn to take turns and share with others
We do teach some martial arts skills in this class but we want to make sure children at this age are just having fun and staying active.