4-6 Year Old Martial Arts Classes in Goshen, NY
Introducing the Early SKILLZ Program!
The Early SKILLZ program is designed to teach children ages 4-6 years old four fundamental building blocks:
- Intellectually: They typically have a limited vocabulary therefore learning is normally limited to visual and kinesthetic activities. Our goal is to teach them how to focus during verbal instructions, and properly follow commands which have more than two instructions.
- Socially: They are typically very self-centered. Also, due to their limited vocabulary, their common form of communication is mainly physical. Our goal is to teach them how to show restraint when others are being silly, and show respect for others’ personal space.
- Physically: They typically have low tone in their arms, legs, and core. Our goal is to help them build strength in their body, such as kicking without falling and sitting still without wiggling.
- Emotionally: They typically have strong preferences and fears therefore they will normally act out of bounds when their emotions get out of control. Our goal is to teach them how to follow directions and persevere through an activity even if they are initially scared, and sit still even when they are excited.
Children are SUPPOSED to be unfocused! Their brains are not wired for listening, discipline, or focus, but here at Family Martial Arts, we approach that as a perfect place to start! Through our age-appropriate curriculum and learning approach, we work with children where they are. We encourage high-energy drills and excitement in all we do. We also believe that while children are not wired for discipline, it is our job to instill the groundwork so that they may grow into more disciplined teens and adults.