LA PALESTRA KIDS
LA PALESTRA KIDS works in tandem with the Association to Benefit Children (ABC) Echo Park to provide interdisciplinary interventions to children ages five months to five years old. Our unique curriculum is different from others in that it promotes healthy living through integrating nutrition, exercise, and socialization in four distinct, developmentally appropriate classes. Each class is designed around original music and explores a specific body part, a healthy nutritional element, a social skill, and an exercise component. Our skillful teachers are highly trained and hold degrees in relevant fields such as Public Health and Clinical Social Work.
ALL ABOUT BABY [ages 5 months-12 months]: This delightful class is designed to nurture, encourage, and stimulate baby’s five senses and promote caregiver/child bonding. Little ones light up when they hear LA PALESTRA’s original music, soothing voices, and colorful teaching points. Classes are geared toward enhancing language, motor, social, and nutrition skills in a safe, enjoyable, and supportive classroom setting. At ABC, this class is designated for babies and their caretakers, who come to Echo Park once a week to enjoy this bonding experience with their children.
LAUGH AND LEARN TOGETHER [ages 1-2 years old]: Toddlers laugh and learn through music and movement exercises, original music, and skill building activities. Children will enjoy making new friends, learning about how their bodies move, and exploring the benefits of nutrition. This energetic class includes playful and educational songs, safe and innovative movement activities, and enjoyable and engaging social interactions.
KIDS ON THE GO [ages 2-3 years old]: Children's bountiful mental and physical energy is utilized in a positive, constructive manner. Kids On the Go is designed specifically for children who love to learn, and are fascinated by themselves and the world around them. Weekly, each class focuses on a specific body part, nutritional element, and social skill. This class is action-packed, encouraging creative and structured play, as well as engaging and imaginative skill building exercises.
MIGHTY MOVERS [ages 3.5- up to 5 years old]: This class is a creative and imagined adventure like no other! Mighty Movers will leave children stimulated and fully engaged. We’ve designed a class that uses imagination to promote and teach children specified themes each semester, such as patience, how to share, listening skills, and promoting collaborative play, to name a few. We step inside the circus tent with delightful characters that expose children to healthy foods, introductory exercise skills, and positive social interactions. We also pretend to travel across the U.S., introducing basic geography and themes in a new and interactive manner. Mighty Movers enjoy the exciting and original music, make new friends, practice coping skills, and learn about a healthy lifestyle, all in the fun of exploring and developing their physical and emotional growth.
LA PALESTRA KIDS is currently conducting classes at ABC's Echo Park and hopes to expand this program throughout New York City’s early education organizations. If you would like to make a donation, please contact email@example.com.
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- All About Baby
- Laugh and Learn Together
- Kids on the go
- Mighty Movers