Physical activity can help kids cope with stress. It also promotes:
· Healthy growth and development
· Better self-esteem
· Stronger bones, muscles and joints
· Better posture and balance
· A stronger heart
· A healthier weight range
· Social interaction with friends
· Learning new skills while having fun
· Better focus and concentration during school
Ask if they want to be a part of a team or do an individual activity, enroll in a skill based or recreational class or do their activity with a friend or family member.
Parents can provide support and guidance about how to start and how much activity a child needs each day. They need to feel motivated and enjoy their activities. Keeping an activity log can help them chart their progress, while praise and rewards for each small step achieved
can help to keep them motivated.
Millions of children in schools enjoy music each day by singing a song during circle time, learning to play an instrument, or singing a part in a chorus. This month, musicians and music educators celebrate Music in Our Schools Month sponsored by the National Association for Music Education.
Music In Our Schools Month celebrates all the benefits of having quality music education programs in schools and encourages districts to maintain such programs at a time when many face tough budgetary constraints.
Music education supporters advocate the importance of exposing young children to a variety of instruments, choral arrangements, and styles of music to enhance their educational experience and foster their academic, social, and emotional growth.
Early childhood educators have long recognised the importance of creative activities and are passionate about promoting children's creativity. Most early childhood curricula have a strong focus on creative experiences – especially in music, movement and visual arts, because of their acknowledged role in enhancing children's intellectual, social and emotional development.
Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork
We feel that field trips are a very useful method of learning as well as play for our children. We visit Point Pelee, Ojibway Park, Science City, Zoo to You, Mad Science, Fire Safety Amherstburg Splash Pad and Park.
Before and After school busing is available for the following schools:
Lakeshore Discovery School
Pavillon des Jeunes