Image Alt

Extracurriculars

  >  Extracurriculars
karate-girl

Karate

With a bloodcurdling cry, your 6-year-old leaps into the air in a karate kick, raising your hair and blood pressure simultaneously. Before you panic and pad the walls, try channeling this urge into a martial arts class. Activities like tae kwon do, kung fu and aikido are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that's a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.

Karate (Japanese)

A system of self-development using kicks and punches. Its quick, sharp actions involve snapping movements of the joints, which means that kids need to warm up carefully.

Fit Kids

Monkeynastix is a fun and challenging fitness movement education program developing physical literacy in children ages 1 to 12 years. Experts agree that physical literacy is just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic. Physical literacy comes from developing a wide variety of fundamental movement skills such as hopping, skipping, throwing, catching, and jumping. The ABCs of movement: Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed are essential to your child’s development.