How does it work?
The Motor Programmes
Well, it is extremely easy and our motor programmes are designed for implementation in any environment.
Each programme is made up of sessions.
The duration of each session is as follows:
- 2-3 years: roughly 20 minutes
- 3-6 years: roughly 30 minutes
Each session is divided into three sections:
High energy exercises (e.g. jumping)
Moderate energy and skill focused exercises (e.g. throwing and catching)
Low energy (e.g. stretching and balancing)
The programmes require children to carry out exercises
- as an individual,
- in pairs,
- in small groups
The sessions target whole body motor development. Each exercise lists the areas of motor and skill development involved, with links that channel educators or caregivers to pages where they can learn more about them.
Once enrolment is complete, a username and password will be issued, which will enable members to log in to the motor programme on our website from which the session cards can be printed.
The session cards are guide cards to be followed during the sessions. They list the exercises, basic implementation details and the resources needed. Detailed descriptions, images, and videos for each exercise can be found on the website under each session.
None of the sessions requires more than 5 minutes of setup time and no planning is necessary.
One educator or caregiver is needed for implementation. Centre programmes are developed for groups of 6 children (2-3 years) and groups of 8 children (3-6 years). Educators and caregivers can choose days and times that suit and ensure that all children are involved in the programme.
In a nutshell, we have ensured that our motor programmes are as simple and user-friendly as possible. Seriously, they are!
The aim of Tuputupu Kids is to ensure that opportunities for motor skills and movement exist in as many early childhood centres and homes as possible, as the impact of motor development on all other areas of learning and development is MASSIVE!
Our motor programmes cost less than a cup of coffee per week. Pretty awesome, right?
Please also remember that our programmes have been designed in such a way that they not only do they provide learning and development experiences for children, but also professional development opportunities for educators and caregivers.
Please contact us for more information regarding cost.