Monday, April 28, 2014

Learning to Play and Playing to Learn

We've mentioned in some past posts that Mckenna has been doing different classes and lessons to give her something fun to do, pass some time, and learn some new skills. She absolutely loves her different classes! I thought it would be fun to post some videos from last week to show you all the fun (and chaos) that ensues!

First up: Dance class. This is a quick 45 minute class that really is more about movement that "dancing". They practice moving across the floor in all different ways (you know, crawl like a bear, hop like bunnies, gallop like horses...) The teach is trying to teach them choreography, in this video, which really just results in the kids all standing there staring at her by the end of the 5 minute song.

Next up is sports class. In sports class she learns all different sports, from lacrosse to football to golf, but they also do little obstacle courses and movement activities. In this video, she's learning soccer...and kicking cones around.

And then there are her ISR swim lessons. They are 10 minutes a day for 4-6 weeks. We didn't sign her up for these for her enjoyment; more for her safety. I have heard some kids hate them, and cry most the lesson when they first start out, but Mckenna has loved it all along...maybe because she's pretty good at it (don't we all like things we rock at?!) She lays so still and is so calm, it's amazing!