Our Full day Program is in its 7th year and continues to be stimulating, fun and educational. We are continuously introducing new modules to the offerings and welcome your little one to enjoy them.
There is separate tuition charged for this additional program. The Dolphins and Starfish Little Explorers is happy to announce extended hours for children aged 15 months to 3 years old. We have a serene and peaceful Nap Room and Montessori floor activities prepared for the latter part of the day. This program runs from 12:45 pm until 3:00 pm. All other classes Little Explorers After School Program (ASP) is designed for children aged 3 to 7. The activities are chosen to enhance physical, emotional, mental, and social development while also offering children the opportunity to try something new. This program runs from 1:30 pm until 3:45pm and 4:00pm.
Zumba classes for young children feature child-friendly routines based on Zumba choreography. The steps are broken down and games, activities cultural exploration elements are added to the class structure. Dance/music activities have numerous benefits for brain development. The movement and coordination of limbs creates communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which creates the potential for higher intellectual thought, rhythm, tempo. In addition, the emotional and social benefits are immeasurable.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (THE RULES OF SPORTS)
Sports have many rules that must be understood if one is to play with others across the globe. For example, understanding football and how it is played is a universal language. Sports participation offers health and fitness advantages and teaches young children the skill of cooperation and life lessons about winning and losing.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Our Arts and Crafts sessions are about having a go, being inspired by the world around them will encourage our children to develop their own ideas and creativity. The activities involve experimenting with different tools and materials. We use many different techniques to create sculptures, paintings and collages. Art is the perfect vehicle for self-exploration and self-expression. It is amazing to see the wealth of creativity we have within our little community!
COOKING – Cold Food Preparation
During this activity, children prepare cold snacks such as sandwiches, salads, milkshakes and different types of drinks. Learning to cook your own food fosters independence and pride. We also discuss which foods that benefit your body and how a healthy body works. Cooking is a calming and fun activity, which promotes the exploration of numerous academic concepts. In cooking, the child interacts many different learning concepts associated with math and science and has the opportunity to expand their vocabulary.
ACTION YOGA (HATHA)
Yoga promotes physical strength as children learn to use all of their muscles in new ways. Whether a pose is done standing, sitting, or lying down, each pose can challenge various muscle groups while helping a child become aware of their body and how it efficiently functions. Yoga enhances physical flexibility and helps children to develop their focus and concentration. It also refines their balancing capabilities while they practice different postures, and it helps to instill confidence and to bring learning to children on an experiential level.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that use the “Tae and Kwon” (fist and feet). The children are taught that the movements are used to exercise and not for aggression. It enhances physical fitness, concentration span and self-esteem.
This area relates to the children’s everyday lives, homes, families, the environment, community and the wider world. They learn about their immediate environment by exploration, investigation and discovery through first-hand experiences with nature. These experiences lay the foundation for later, more formal learning about the natural and man-made environments found on our planet.
(Limited spaces are available to students of all ages filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. A waitlist does apply).
In swimming sessions, our instructors start with simple skills that are gradually built upon as the children grow in ability and confidence. These are balanced with games and other fun activities. Learning how to swim and being encouraged to do so regularly brings significant benefits for health and safety while also encouraging a healthy level of physical and social activity. Swimming uses every major muscle group and is a fantastic aerobic activity to get the child’s heart pumping. Plus, it’s a low-impact activity that increases flexibility, balance, posture and coordination and remains the sport least likely to cause injuries in children. One of the most beneficial parts of swimming is that it teaches the child how to stay safe in and around water.
Our drama program strongly focuses on creativity, voice development, improvisation, and movement – skills that extend beyond the stage to everyday important communication skills, including listening, speaking and interpreting body language. Your child will learn and practice these skills during every drama session. The joy of learning drama will boost your child’s enthusiasm and energy levels, helping them to feel more positive about themselves and the world around them. Drama also pushes children beyond their social circle to make new friends, build compassion for others, and nourish their imagination. These sessions will instill creativity and help children to “think outside the box.” Students learn empathy and to understand how others feel by identifying emotions and expressing them. Drama also teaches patience and commitment.
CHESS (AGES 4 AND ABOVE)
Chess provides tangible and practical benefits for children’s mental and social development. In children, chess has been shown repeatedly to benefit young players. One of the core aspects of playing chess is learning how to problem-solve, confronting opponents’ moves and strategise to put your own plans into action. It is the perfect way for children to learn how to consider problems from various perspectives. Additionally, Chess encourages patience, sportsmanship, social skills and more.
ROBOTICS (AGES 4 AND ABOVE)
The thought of robotics conjures up many fun images– space exploration, futuristic worlds, sci-fi films, etc. Yet, robotics is not just a distant concept present only in high-tech labs; it is a tangible activity that kids can get involved in even at a young age. This can be hugely entertaining and pave the way for future opportunities. Robotics really exemplifies learning through play. In these sessions, the children will learn through experimenting, building, and playing games. Children will also be introduced to STEM concept. Also, these classes particularly suit kinaesthetic learners as we use a hands-on approach.
All usual, LEMP Covid-19 Protocol will be strictly observed. If children within a small group session come from different bubbles, they will be socially distanced. Additionally, all instructors are double-vaccinated, will maintain social distance and will be wearing masks throughout all sessions.