From birth to age 6, children need to be engaged in daily active play. Through play and movement, they develop the fundamental movement skills that will provide the foundation for learning fundamental sports skills at older ages. Children at this age need to develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. Monkeynastix strives to develop confidence and a positive self-image in a fun and challenging environment.Children in the FUNdamental stage are motivated primarily by the desire to have FUN! These six to 12 year olds are far less concerned with competitive results than they are with having fun, being with friends and developing a strong self-esteem. At Monkeynastix, your students will actively engage in non-competitive gross motor circuits and drills that contribute to the development of fundamental movement skills. Classes begin with a warm-up including stretching, positions, fine motor activities, and locomotion. Our action packed lessons end with sport development, changing weekly. We offer a progressive curriculum that gives students the opportunity to grow and excel with each new term.
Monkeynastix – Preschool & JK/SK
While working on building the fundamental movement skills, your students will develop remarkable self image and self confidence through the individual success they achieve in our program. Lessons incorporate specialized equipment and offer more challenging activities.
MonkeySPORT – FUNdamentals (Grade 1 & 2) & Learn to Train (Grade 3 & 4)
Not sure which sports your students will enjoy? Get them in shape and sport ready with MonkeySPORT, a fun new Monkeynastix program! Our 6-8 year old members will begin refining their fundamental movement skills by introducing them to the fundamental sport skills (i.e. kicking, catching, throwing, jumping, etc). While our 9-12 year old members will be working on refining the fundamental sport skills. Each class includes stretching, cardio, strength and a focus on one fundamental sports skill. Children practice their fundamental skills in well-structured drills and games with minimal focus on competition.
How Can We Bring Monkeynastix To Our School?
Children receive the most benefit when participating weekly in a lunch time or after school program. However visits at random are a great introduction to the program and can be schedule at your convience. Best of all, Monkeynastix is completely mobile so there is no need to transport children to another faciity – we come to you! Our Staff have been thoroughly trained, and have up-to-date Vulnerable Sector Screening, First Aid & CPR-C, and immunization records.
Monkeynastix is an approved service provider with the York Region District School Board and the York Catholic District School Board.