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Wee Wigglers

wee wigglersThe Wee Wigglers series takes preschool music and fitness curriculum in a new direction. Featuring carefully chosen songs and activities from today’s leading children’s musicians and educators, the Wee Wigglers programs lead children on a journey through musical and self-awareness in a safe and supportive environment. These programs feature children’s music in a variety of styles, from folk to rock. The Wee Wigglers programs incorporate a broad range of activities, such as yoga, aerobic movement, strength and cognitive development.

Two Wee Wigglers classes, Angels and Buds are currently being offered. Each has been specifically designed to achieve goals, reach milestones, and fundamentally prepare children for a lifetime of healthy living and a love for dance.

 

Angels

In this introductory class for infants (3 months to Walking), participants will develop fundamental motor, cognitive and social skills as caregivers enjoy fitness and socializing with their little ones as well as other moms. This fun, friendly and informative class will inspire you and your little one to explore together, using musical fitness, yoga and play all in a light and nurturing atmosphere.

 

Buds

This one is for little movers and shakers that aren’t quite ready to go it alone (walking to 3 years old). You are your child’s first and most important teacher, moving and grooving together will help your little cruiser develop agility, balance and coordination while preparing them for lifelong health. Children will be encouraged to try new things and begin to assert their independence. Activities will enhance movement, cognitive and verbal skills.

 

For more information please visit website or facebook page.

If you want more information you can also visit the parent website

 

THE FACTS

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day for preschoolers.

Early movement experiences are considered essential to the neural stimulation needed for healthy brain development – Rae Pica

Physical activity during the early years lays the foundation for future success in skill development, it helps build strong bones and muscles, reduces stress and improves sleep – Canadian Sport For Life

Obesity rates in children have almost tripled in the last 25 years. Approximately 26% of Canadian children ages 2-17  years old are currently overweight or obese. It is important that children of all ages maintain a healthy balance of energy in and energy burned off as children who become obese before 6 years of age are likely to stay obese throughout childhood. They also have a 50% increased risk of becoming an obese adult. – Childhood Obesity Foundation and Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition

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