When you have a pre-schooler in the house you soon learn that they are an energetic dynamo, always on the move and curious about everything. You want to encourage them to be active but there are few programs available to pre-school kids that are more than supervised play-time.
But what if there was a program for your young child, one that not only kept them active but also taught them Life Skills, like:
- following instructions
- listening and concentrating
- valuable street-proofing skills
- physical agility and coordination
My name is Scott Bullard and I am a karate sensei/chief instructor. I have developed a highly successful program designed to teach 4 and 5 year olds these very life skills. It is called the Novice Pre-school Program taught at Canada’s Best™ Karate.
When creating this program I realized early on that in order to teach a pre-schooler you need to capture their attention and imagination. That’s what makes karate the ideal tool to use to teach life skills to kids – they are intrigued by the techniques of karate and are eager to imitate the actions of the instructor. Our instructors know this and therefore model not only good karate form but also good focus, concentration, respect, manners and discipline.