Tiny Dragonz (ages 3-4)
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Here’s an overview for the stages of development of children ages 3 and 4:
Physically- they typically have low tone and poor
We expect them initially to drop their arms when punching and fall when kicking or jumping. We also expect them to have no concept of spatial awareness, therefore they will drop things that are thrown to them and bump into people and obstacles often.
The goal for our program is to get them to punch without dropping their arms; kick without falling; jump without falling
Intellectually- they typically have a limited vocabulary therefore learning is normally limited to visual and kinesthetic activities.
We expect them to initially lose focus when activities are over-complicated. We also expect them to struggle with commands that have more than two instructions.
Emotionally- they typically have strong preferences and fears
We expect them to run off the mat when they have anxiety. We also expect them to shut down when something either scares them or doesn’t go their way.
Socially- they are typically very self-centered. Also, due to their limited
We expect them to mock each other, such as falling when their classmate falls. We also expect them to crash into things when they are excited.
By understanding the stages of development of 3 and 4-year olds, we were able to select 8 age-appropriate skills that make up the Tiny Dragonz Program:
We cover one of the above skills per class (in order.) During each class we run a warm-up; deliver a mat chat about the skill; run two or three skill-building drills
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