We have a real passion for the outdoors at Choklits, so it’s probably no surprise that we also love sport. Aside from the obvious fun, sport and physical education play key roles in children’s developmental areas including; gross and fine motor skills, teamwork and cooperation, social interaction, listening and concentration. Children can also develop greater self-confidence through sport and being active, enhance their self-esteem, develop a sense of achievement and shape their overall wellbeing. Our program called Choklits Activate has been designed to introduce our early learners to the joy and fun of being physically fit and capable through age appropriate and skill focused experiences.
Choklits Activate incorporates children’s interests while addressing their curiosity about the world around them. Linking, for example, the importance of warming up your muscles before beginning activities on a cold morning with the athletes competing at the olympic games help’s children begin to understand the wider application of basic physical skills. Consideration of what’s best for your body has many positive life-long benefits.
The Choklits Activate program aims to activate children’s love of movement.
Choklits Activate is facilitated and delivered by specialist teachers Sammy Faulks and Taylor Muscat who both believe in the importance of movement and the role an active lifestyle plays in holistic growth and development. Sammy and Taylor have both delivered successful physical education classes before joining our team at Choklits so they draw on a wealth of experience from different settings when planning the Choklits Activate curriculum.
Choklits Activate runs separately and in addition to each rooms own curriculum.
“I have worked with young children for well over 4 years now. Prior to joining the Choklits Team, I ran sports and physical education programs in many early learning centres in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs for Ready Steady Go Kids, Australia’s leading multi-sport program for children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years. I’m passionate about physical activity and it’s become a big part of my daily routine. I played basketball for 9 years, netball for 5 years and danced for 3 years!”
“I have worked with children and helped them to develop their confidence and physical development within all areas of sport and physical education for the past 6 years. Working with children between the ages of 2-11 years has given me a good understanding of age specific capabilities and how to best structure programs at each age level. I enjoy physical activity on most days, playing netball and going for walks at night.”
“I have worked with children for over 3 years now, exploring their own interests and development through all kinds of play. I love to see the children involve themselves and progress through our activate program, finding new skills and talents whilst having lots of fun. Sports and being active has also been a big part of my life, from playing netball and athletics from a young age to being a competitive cheerleader for 6 over years now. In my spare time I also enjoy pilates/yoga.”
Choklits Activate runs on both Monday’s and Friday’s for all children and is included in our standard Choklits daily fee. Designed to help each child improve their strength, endurance and flexibility, the sessions are tailored to the children’s abilities and is appropriately delivered in all weather conditions, keeping inline with our belief that there is never bad weather, only a bad choice of clothes!
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