At Shorey’s Taekwondo (TKD) America our Little Ninja’s Pre-K program is specifically designed to help prepare your tiny one to meet the physical challenges they will soon face. We are not a Pre-K program but a supplement program to your child’s Pre-K school. Martial Arts schools are specifically positioned to help prepare your child for the challenges they face at any age. Both physically and emotionally, the Tenets of Taekwondo form the backbone of all our programs and stand as profound life principles that at any age should be lived by.
At Shorey’s TKD we have consulted with some of the best sport physical therapist in our community to understand exactly where a 4 and 5 year old should be physically and developed a robust program directed specifically preparing your little Ninja 🥷 for the challenges of school.
We believe that the time between the ages of four and six are the most important years in a child’s development. Our program will enhance positive development in a fun and motivating way!
“Toddlers need around 30 minutes of structured play. and an hour of unstructured play each day. “ According to The American Academy of Pediatrics.
Gross motor skills development in young children promotes physical health, boosts self-confidence, and enhances coordination and balance. It also fosters social interactions, aids cognitive growth, prepares children for school activities, and supports emotional well-being. Furthermore, it establishes a foundation for fine motor skills, improves spatial awareness, teaches risk management, and fortifies bone health. In essence, honing these skills offers comprehensive physical, cognitive, and emotional advantages for young children.
Some gross motor skills your child should develop include:
Fine motor skills in young children foster academic readiness, enhance self-care independence, and boost self-esteem. These skills promote improved hand-eye coordination, cognitive development, and finger dexterity. Furthermore, they enable creative expression, prepare children for technology use, aid in social interaction, support sensory integration, and augment concentration and focus. Essentially, refining fine motor skills at this age lays a foundational pathway for academic, daily, and interpersonal activities.
Some fine motor skills your child should develop include:
Signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwondo.
Signifies the Earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwondo foundation is being laid.
Signifies the rising sun, shedding light on the dawn of a new day as the Taekwondo instructor sheds light on the path for his students to follow.
Signifies the plant’s growth as the Taekwondo skill begins to develop.
Signifies the evening sky towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwondo progresses.
Signifies the water which nourishes the plant to grow as Taekwondo skills develop and training progresses.
Signifies the root of the plant growing deep and strong providing support as the Taekwondo skills reach ever increasing heights.
Signifies fire that may destroy the plant if not controlled as Taekwondo skills develop to proficiency, cautioning the student to exercise control.