2-4 Year Old Martial Arts Classes in Goshen, NY
Introducing the Mini SKILLZ Program!
The Mini SKILLZ program is designed to teach children ages 2-4 years old four fundamental building blocks:
- Intellectually: Their thinking skills are across the board, which makes it hard for them to anticipate what’s coming next. Therefore, their attention span will be very limited. The intellectual goals for our program are to get them to focus on the task at hand with minimal distractions, such as listening to the instructor, thinking about what comes next in activities, and following directions.
- Socially: Language development has a big influence on their social development. They will imitate others, but will quickly fight for personal space when they feel too crowded. The social goals for our program are to help them interact positively by sharing as well as showing respect to the other people in the class.
- Physically: They are very active, but don’t have much control of their movements. The physical goals for our program are to get them to perform basic exercises and activities with control such as stepping and jumping without falling, kicking while bending their knees, and punching while pulling their other hand back.
- Emotionally: Their feelings are very strong, but they are still not at the age to recognize why. Therefore, they will show a wide range of strong emotions that are not quickly controllable. The emotional goals in our program are to help them have patience during activities despite how challenging they are.
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.