Tiddlerz (2.5 - 3.5's)
This class is for Little people and their Big People. Trainers take everyone on an adventurous journey as participants explore the way their bodies work, move, and play. Tiddlerz discover that they can roll, balance, throw, jump and bounce in ways they could never have imagined. Circus obstacle courses each week allow Tiddlerz to develop their fine and gross motor skills, learn about themselves, interact with others and have fun at the circus.
The Tiddlerz activities program has been developed by Joel Osborne in conjuction with Early Childhood experts, and, while the kids are having too much fun to realise it, progressively develops skills over the semester. Tiddlerz classes are smaller groups led by two experienced Tiddlerz trainers, allowing them to get to know the students, their strengths and the best ways to help them develop. Parents and guardians receive regular feedback as their children reach milestones and Tiddlerz are invited to perform for their friends and families at the end of each semester.Big Tiddlerz (3.5 - 5's)
Once again, this class is for Little People and their Big People. Big Tiddlerz ease into a more independent style of learning while their Big People participate to guide and support where necessary. Big Tiddlerz continues the work on fine and gross motor skills, confidence and teamwork, and follows the same format with the same familiar trainers as their Tiddlerz classes, while preparing them to venture out on their own in our after school classes.
Recent studies from UniSA have confirmed what we at the circus centre have known for many years. In particular, findings from a particular study showed that children involved in regular circus training by Cirkidz within a school environment improved their level of motivation to attend school and engage in learning. It is well understood that remaining in school and getting a good education is a pre-requisite for a good and healthy life. Ensuring children remain motivated and engaged in learning is a key. Studies have also shown that the performing arts offer an opportunity for children to develop life skills such as resilience and coping mechanisms, social interaction as well as improve levels of physical activity. The performing arts also offers children the opportunity to engage in an activity that focuses on team work in a non-competitive environment. So why not get a head start and begin your circus journey today!
For more information about the benefits of gross motor skills and creative play, plus some easy acrobatic skills to try at home, download our Tiddlerz resource here. This resource was carefully and expertly put together by Occupational Therapy students from UniSA, Brittany Price and Ashleigh Greene.
Did you know that Cirkidz Inc is a registered charity with the Australian Charities And Not-For-Profits Commission? Upon enrolment you are invited to make a donation that will help us to do such things as upgrade our equipment and provide more services to the community.