By Megan Thole
Kinderkinetics is a specialised field, which focuses on children from newborn to 12 years of age.
Its focus is on maintaining, strengthening, improvement and optimising of physical and motor skills in order to achieve child wellness.
It plays an important role in the motor and physical development of babies, toddlers and young children.
For the child to achieve this, his brain needs to have proper perceptual (giving meaning to sensory information in order to respond) and sensory (proper intake of information received from the near and far senses) processes.
Kinderkinetics consists of the following components:
- Reaction time
- Spatial Orientation
Besides these aspects there are also other very important components that go hand in hand with the above mentioned. These components are sensory integration and perceptual development.
How does the programme work?
Our program consists of 2 components: Physical Development and Motor Development
- Improvement of overall muscle tone
- Strengthening of core stabilizing muscles
- Improvement of cardio-vascular system
- Strength endurance
All the aspects of motorics are addressed through partaking in various specially designed programs, obstacle courses, game therapy, climbing, jumping, crawling and tumbling activities. Sensory integration, vestibular and proprioceptive development also takes priority.
Why is it important to develop your child now?
In the development of the child’s brain, there is a critical time period where development must take place. If you fail to stimulate your child during this time period, your child’s ability for stimulation and learning will be lowered, as he grows older.
A lack of motor stimulation at an early age may have different consequences in later years. It can lead to a permanent deficit, which cannot be erased later in the child’s life.
Please contact Megan for further information: email@example.com