www.greatschools.org published an article called "Developmental Milestones; Ages Three-Five", which offered Parenting Tips for helping kids as they move through milestones in their development. A good Martial Arts Program for Preschool Age Children is an amazing tool for parents who need or want support in using these tips.
(Parenting Tips -Source: GreatSchools Staff "Developmental milestones: Ages 3 through 5")
No longer a toddler, your 3-year-old takes in knowledge about himself and the world around him.
The rituals and routines of our Martial Arts program promote a sense of security and belonging. Although well supervised, the program offers independent activity that builds self-reliance. Kicks, Blocks and Punches give sensory experiences that strengthen learning skills and coordination.
Silly, imaginative, and energetic, your child loves to try new words and new activities.
There are many ways to receive approval for real achievement, and to make the connection between effort and outcome. The analog clock concept is used in a variety of ways. Every group and private lesson uses observation of movement demonstrated by the Instructor and comparison with their own. The required material is taught consistently in both group and private lessons, in a positive, disciplined environment.
Your cooperative, easy-going 5-year-old loves to play and that’s how he learns.
Understanding the use of balance, and making small distinctions in movements begins on day one. Numbers are used for repetition of exercise drills, to remember movement combinations, with the goal of the next level belt.
We help kids manage their emotions and behavior with the principles of Effort, Etiquette, Sincerity, Self-Control, and Character. These values will empower them in all areas of their life.
Kids that have self-defense training are less likely to be affected by bullies. Having good safety skills may make the difference in avoiding and preventing dangerous situations. Kids develop an identity of someone that exercises, and most of all, they learn to feel good and have fun!