Fitness & Dance

Movement at Kids Language Arts

Why?Best for concentration, social-emotional & academic success

At Kids Language Arts, we already know that igniting children's interest and hands-on lessons enhance their learning process. We also know that MOVEMENT ignites areas of the brain as well as improves neuron connections, helps to develop different areas of the brain.Kids learn best when they are able to move while learning, but also and improve their physical ability to focus to learn more effectively. Children's social-emotional well-being is dependent on human to human interactions that build their trust in others, but also learn how to trust themselves, all through well-studied techniques of physical movement methods.


 While movement is integrated in academic lessons, movement and dance programs alone are being offered. While performing BARRE, PILATES, DANCE children will practice SHERBORNE developmental movement and PROPRIOCEPTION to promote improves concentration, body coordination, and improve posture boost performance in both academics and sports. 


Why sherborne developmental movement?


"Movement experiences are fundamental to the development of all children" -Veronica Sherborne, 1990

Sherborne Developmental Movement is a method of working in which the movement is securely based in normal developmental movement experiences. 

  • Develop good self esteem, form positive relationships
  • Improve emotional and physical literacy
  • Extend and improve communication and creative expression
  • Build learning power, challenge thinking and increase problem solving
  • Create pathways for inclusion; enable differentiated, productive engagement leading to positive achievements
  • Address provision of Every Child Matters: 5 outcomes and the National and Foundation Stage curriculum
  • Support professional development, team building, extend leadership and management expertise


WHAT IS PROPRIOCEPTION?

To understand what proprioception is, close your eyes and hold out your hands. Move your arms and hands around. Even with your eyes closed, can you tell how far or close your hands are from your body? That’s your proprioceptive sense at work!

Proprioception is the body awareness sense. It tells us where our body parts are without having to look for them. This helps to know where body parts are relative to each other, which strengthens our coordination skills. It also tells us how much force to use when we’re holding, pushing, pulling, or lifting objects. Proprioception is detected by special receptors in the muscles, tendons, and skin. Those receptors communicate with our brain to tell us where our body parts are in space. It is extremely important that a child develops adequate proprioception by the age of 13, however, it can still be greatly improved even after that age.
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PILATES

FIT & focused

PIlates Improves Concentration& PROPRIOCEPTION

While performing the Pilates postures your child will need to focus on one part of his body. Pilates can help your child improve his concentration that will boost his performance in both academics and sports. Pilates are one of the best techniques to improve PROPRIOCEPTION, 

also known as the body awareness sense. Many children, teenagers and adults can improve their PROPRIOCEPTION through pilates and other exercises especially chosen and implemented during the program.


what is proprioception?

To understand what proprioception is, close your eyes and hold out your hands. Move your arms and hands around. Even with your eyes closed, can you tell how far or close your hands are from your body? That’s your proprioceptive sense at work!

Proprioception is the body awareness sense. It tells us where our body parts are without having to look for them. This helps to know where body parts are relative to each other, which strengthens our coordination skills. It also tells us how much force to use when we’re holding, pushing, pulling, or lifting objects. Proprioception is detected by special receptors in the muscles, tendons, and skin. Those receptors communicate with our brain to tell us where our body parts are in space. It is extremely important that a child develops adequate proprioception by the age of 13, however, it an still be greatly improved even after that age.


PILATES Helps Strengthen The Muscles

The controlled movements in Pilates improve blood circulation and strengthen the body’s core muscles. A strong core or trunk helps a child conserve his energy and be more attentive to his school work. Pilates also helps tone the body and improve athletic performance age.


PILATES Increases Flexibility

Children need to be flexible to perform various physical activities like ballet, gymnastics, etc. The poses in Pilates help to keep a child’s muscle and tendons limber. Kids who follow this exercise regime are way more healthier.


what is pilates for kids?

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps to build strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination without adding any muscle bulk. Pilates is the brainchild of a German doctor Joseph H. Pilates. He came up with exercises and equipments and developed some mat exercises that focused on strengthening the torso and...

Corrects The Posture

Kids these days are glued to their television and computer screens for long hours, which adversely affect their posture. It also leads to recurrent back problems during adulthood. Kids who do Pilates regularly have a better posture and are less prone to injury. They also have better spinal alignment.


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BARRE

IS NOT JUST FOR BALLERINAS!

BARRE is PERFECT FOR GIRLS AND BOYS!

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BARRE

Excellent for body & mind

Apart from the typical concept of barre being a ballet training necessity, BARRE is an excellent tool for developing PROPRIOCEPTION and others:

Proper Body Placement: In today's technology-driven world, the necessity of proper posture often gets tossed out the window. Lounging with or hunching over technology products builds tension in the neck, back, and shoulders. For growing children, this is even more detrimental to the health of their back and spine. In fact, more and more children are seeking medical care for neck and back pain, which, ultimately, could lead to a change in the integrity of the spine. Barre work supports proper posture in that it encourages children to naturally align their back and core muscles by using gentle, controlled, repetitive movements that gradually build flexibility and endurance. 


Gateway Strength-Building Benefits for Other Sports: For children who hold interest in other sports and physical activities, barre work provides an excellent means of increasing strength and endurance. Even football players, such as New York Jets' Steve McLendon, have benefited from the injury-deterring, core strengthening benefits of barre work and classical ballet as a whole. Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen also trained in classical ballet for many years, a fact that is evidenced in his intense artistic expression. Barre work builds grace and poise: two vital attributes for success in sports and other physical activities.


Full-Body Training of Mind and Body: Unlike many forms of exercise, barre work encourages a full-body toning and training. Since all of the core is engaged from start to finish, children learn healthy breathing techniques, proper body positioning, and how to engage and strengthen muscles in a simple, low-impact fitness routine. Barre work is methodical and careful, and it teaches children to slow down, gently grab onto the barre for balance, and engage core muscles. The beauty of carefully-controlled movement helps to build patience and confidence. From the truck-strengthening plie to the spine-extending arabesque, barre workout exercises beautifully interlock to provide essential benefits for balance, poise, and endurance. 

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DANCE

BALLET  HIP-HOP  Contemporary 

Dance at Kids Language Arts is designed to promote more than just the skills of dance. It s an instrumental part of building successful students with strong confidence and healthy bodies. 

KLA dance programs are non-competitive and coeducational with strong emphasis on benefits

of dance and movement on academics and overall well-being.


Learning Benefits- The brain works by electrical current thereby needing oxygen and water to function well. Movement (dance) helps to provide one of these two elements, oxygen. Another wonderful thing happens with movement. The brain produces a neuro-chemical called endorphins. This chemical causes a feeling of energy and makes the brain more conducive to learning. 

Behavioral Benefits- Dance can help calm children that suffer with hyperactivity disorders as well as those that suffer from self destructive behaviors. The act of dance seems to help calm and focus these troubled young minds. 

Physical Benefits- Dance will help develop muscles, tone the body, improve circulation, improve posture, balance, coordination and promote greater flexibility. Flexibility is often overlooked as a benefit but can really decrease the chances of injury especially in an active child. Dance helps keep the body conditioned and the mind focused which heightens ones ability to perform other physical activities. 

Mental Benefits- Children who are involved in dance will excel in their academics and tend to be more creative. The art of dance helps teach a child to focus, creativity, and discipline, all in which are mandatory in any area of education. 

Social Benefits- Dance improves sensitivity, understanding, appreciation, and consideration for others, both for their similarities and differences. Dance can broaden your child’s horizons by introducing them to other people and help them better relate later in life to those they may face and also in their future careers. Esthetic Benefits- Dance awakens consciousness of beauty, lending new meaning to movement and form. 

Emotional Benefits- Dance helps develop self-confidence and self-esteem in a stimulating environment. The advantage of the arts (music and dance) is that they link cognitive growth to social and emotional development. Students care more deeply about what they study, they see the links between subjects and their lives. Children's thinking capacities grow, they work more diligently, and they learn from each other.

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INdoor soccer

focus on    Body & Mind

Apart from the typical concept of SOCCER and teaching the most important-individual skills and ball control, soccer offers is an excellent tool for developing BODY COORDINATION &  PROPRIOCEPTION. This program is ideal for  young children not only to learn soccer skills with the best coaching, but it is also highly recommended for children who need to work on their focus and body coordination. This indoor program is reserved to ages 2-6 in age-appropriate small groups.

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