Ready Steady Go Kids defines classes on the basis of age and structures class content accordingly. We offer classes for the following age groups:
Get Ready group (1.5-2.5 years)
This interactive 30-minute class gives toddlers the opportunity to practise their motor skills in a play-oriented environment. It offers a combination of structured group activities and free exploration that helps to build on the key physical and social skills that are essential for this age range. Classes focus on developing toddlers’ gross motor skills by incorporating activities such as stretching, jumping, running and ball control. Ten different sports are introduced over 2 terms, each of which are taught for 2 weeks at a time. In these classes we maintain a 1:5 coach/child ratio with classes capped at 10 children. At this age, we require parental involvement and assistance.
Ready group (2.5-3 years)
An introduction to sport in fun, team-based non-competitive environment. The concepts taught are basic and the time spent on each activity is limited in order to maintain the attention of participants. Emphasis is placed upon the development of gross-motor skills, listening skills, learning to take turns and following directions. At this age, we ask for parental involvement and assistance.
Some children at this age are more than ready to take part in a structured environment and will actively participate in each class. Other children may prefer to watch some parts of the class instead of participating. This is a normal and natural part of learning (by observation). For example, it is not unusual for 2.5 year old children to be seemingly disinterested in singing or running during a class but reproduce activities from the class precisely at home. As children gain confidence and learn our routines their participation level will naturally increase. Skills such as listening, following directions, concentrating and participating are all emerging in the Ready group.
Steady group (3-4 years)
Participants are more easily able to listen to and follow instructions and as such a greater focus is placed upon development of gross motor skills (through both locomotor and non-locomotor activities), fine motor skills (through hand-eye and foot-eye activities) and balance and posture. A greater emphasis is placed upon the sport being covered each week. We do encourage further independence at this stage and therefore parental involvement is not a requirement. However, parental involvement is always welcomed at Ready Steady Go Kids classes if you choose.
Go group (4-6 years)
This group is more advanced with a significantly faster pace of teaching and more challenging activities introduced. Time is spent refining existing skills and there is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the sports covered in the programme. Upon leaving the Go group participants will be ready to actively participate in a variety of sports in primary school and beyond. Children will have gained confidence in their abilities and have a positive attitude towards being active and healthy.