EXTRA SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AT THE UMALAS KIDS CLUB
In addition to our educational programs, we offer additional school activities for children from 6 months to 6 years old. Many parents/guardians like their child(ren) to participate in additional after school activities. We do our best to renew these additional activities frequently (termly as much as possible) to keep children’s interest and engagement to their fullest. All our activities are guided by professionals, whether carried out directly by the school or by service providers.
This undoubtedly fuels their thirst for learning, doing and discovering. Our activities usually range from cooking workshops to dancing, music lessons, gardening and creative workshops, among others. Stay in touch to discover our next extra-school activities! With this in mind, we design additional extra-school activities to continue the development and proper growth of your children, during fun and practical activities, calling on a wide range of skills.
Over the last year, we offered four different extra-curricular activities on which we worked hard to establish a fantastic extra-school program of interdependent activities. This program helped children better understand the world around them and the importance of caring for it. The idea was to use the elements worked during the different classes, to reach a higher final objective.
This program, called “Go Green”, aimed to make children (and parents) understand the importance of reducing our waste and carrying out active recycling, and how these actions can help us improve our daily life and that of the world we live in.
This program was divided into three parts, as follows:
Art & Crafts
crafting recycled household items, building a garden bed, simulating a garden with insects and plants, creating a recycling corner at school and understanding its concept through play. Promotion of a plastic-free and waste-free lifestyle.
composting, planting, transplanting to the garden bed. Water and measure plants, smell, touch, taste different herbs and vegetables and explore with kids natural wonder and curiosity.
Mix infused water with herbs and fruits, Mix infused oil with herbs and spices, Mix tea with dried herbs and spices, make your own pesto and dips, Prepare vegetables etc.
Highly recommended to follow these 3 additional school activities all together so that your children could understand the purpose in the best possible way. All these activities were interlinked, allowing a global understanding of the subject while calling upon a variety of specific skills, favourable to the proper development of your children, whether motor or global.
However, it was also possible to follow only one extra-curricular activity if this is your choice.
The benefits of capoeira for children go far beyond physical activity. Capoeira for Children not only teaches self-defence, improves balance, coordination, reflexes, spatial awareness and flexibility and physical fitness, but also improves self-esteem, confidence and ability to overcome fear and personal challenges.