The inspiration for our bespoke ‘Kidz Fit’ program started from Dubai’s Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad Al Maktoum and his fitness challenge. Research has proven a person who is fit is capable of living life to its fullest extent, physically and mentally. With this in mind, Ladybird Nursery has created an age appropriate program to instill the importance of fitness in our children. The activities involve ball skills, aerobics, parachute games and hoops and balancing activities.
Children experience a multitude of fun activities that involve playing with a ball. These include Throwing and catching, Bucket races, Kicking balls to knock down bottles/pins, Tunnels (go through and collect ball on the other side), Mini golf and kicking balls between cones. Not only is it incredibly entertaining for our children, it also helps develop gross and fine motor skills as well as stimulate creativity and help teach manners like taking turns.
Research has shown that children who do aerobic exercise tend to have better chances of being healthy adults without chronic disease. Our program introduces children to a range of aerobic activity including Jumping jacks, Squats, Boxing in air, Run around between cones and the renown Simon Says (hop, jump, touch toes)
Children love playing with recreational play parachutes and we are dedicated to promoting this fun, healthy activity. Not only are play parachutes great fun, they also teach teamwork and cooperation. By “Parachuting”, children increase their strength, agility, coordination, and endurance.
Hula hoops are a fun way for our children to strengthen muscles and improve coordination. As part of the programme, our children enjoy jumping in and out of them, playing musical games with them and running into them!