This class will cover fine and gross motor skills for your child's development. Fine motor activities in this class will provide an opportunity to grow your childs ability to use the small muscles of their hands in a coordinated way. Examples of activities for fine motor skills include threading, weaving, construction, building 3D models, cutting and drawing. Gross motor activities in this class will promote learning about how their bodies move in space. Examples of gross motor skills include many different types of movement such as jumping, hopping, rolling, crawling plus activities such as obstacle courses and balance coordination. The class will include all of these mentioned above plus songs and games over the one hour duration.
Ages: walking to 2 years.
Beginners Ballet is taught by Ms Liz who studied Ballet in New Zealand. Students will learn the fundamental characteristics of ballet through movement, games and dance technique. Our ballet classes are designed to develop gross motor skills, enhance creativity and boost confidence all while learning through imagery, familiar music , story telling and the use of fun dance props! Don't miss the chance to dance!
Age 3 -5 Years
Zoo-Phonics is an American Phonics curriculum that is used world-wide. It won the Teacher's Choice Award twice in the United States. Children learn the sounds of the alphabet through a colorful cast of 26 animal characters. Zoo-Phonics is a multi-sensory program which utlizes a childs auditory, verbal, and kinesthetic ways of learning to make learning fun and memorable. Zoo-Phonics products are available for purchase for home use as well.
Visit: www.zoo-phonics.com for more information.
Ages: 18months to 4 years
Before you can partake in classes at Bright Minds or use our facilities other than for Birthday Parties you must become a member of Bright Minds.
Annual Membership Fee (AMF)/Registration Fee: 35KD per family.
This is a yearly fee that entitles you to be able to take classes at Bright Minds. It includes full access to our library area and Creative play area during business hours for the duration of your membership. This fee is not optional and is non refundable.
Class Charges: We require you to commit to each class you sign up for, for one month ie 4 weeks, so the monthly cost for one class per week is:
Street Dance: 25KD
Tiny Tutus: 20KD
Sensory, Music, Zoo-phonics and Motor Skills classes are all 25KD each for the month but if you sign up for two or more classes within this group, the additional classes are 20KD each for the month.
PlayCare: The monthly charges for this are:
One class per week: 40KD
Two classes per week: 70KD
Three classes per week: 90KD
Four classes per week: 120KD
Five classes per week: 150KD
There are no refunds for absence from classes including illness. Please note we only accept cash. No KNET.
Join us for a Sensory sessions that let kids do what they do best...make a mess! Lots of fun as we explore a new sensory experience each week! From cold spahgetti to bubbles, or lentils in our sensory bin. Your child will enjoy the calming effects sensory play has to offer while improving focus and concentration. Children learn vocabulary as well as basic math concepts as they measure and pour. They improve hand-eye coordination and learn through experience how different mixtures and forms work and change. Please bring an extra change of clothes just in case!
Ages: 10months - 3 years
Children enjoy learning through music, movement, mimicry, and more! We introduce rhythm concepts, through instrument exploration, at each session along with engaging songs that promote movement. Upbeat songs and rhymes foster bonding with parents in a fun manor. As children learn the songs their vocabulary improves, they will be more confident to express themselves with new found fundamental skills, preparing your little ones future success.
Ages: 1-3 years
Ms Liz is continuing the culture of Street Dance at Bright Minds. Street Dance combines a range of dance styles such as hip hop, funk and breakdancing. It is electric in nature and therefore a great way to boost your child's confidence in everyday life. It will also enhance gross motor development, listening skills and musicality. The class is for boys and girls. So get your groove on and bounce to the beat at Street Dance!
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Tiny tutus Ballet is taught by Ms Liz and is offered to all those budding ballerinas who are under the age of 3. It is a great introduction to the basics of ballet and the music. Mummies will attend the class with the ballerinas and together you will dance and twirl your way through 30 minutes of fun. Don't miss the chance to dance together!
Age: walking to 2 Years
Please see below for all the classes we offer at Bright Minds. Parents attend classes with children ages 3 and under. Enjoy some quality time learning and growing together. For our full schedule please see the Schedule section. We accept a maximum of 10 to 12 children in each class depending on the class so children enjoy small class sizes.
This is a two hour class run daily from 10:00am to 12:00pm designed to prepare children for nursery. Activities include storytime, nursery rhymes, colouring, painting, building blocks, song and dance, gym and movement games, play-doh and puzzles. This is a great class for building a child's confidence in preparation for nursery where your child will play, learn and grow! Parents can choose if they stay with the child during class, wait outside the classroom or actually leave the premises. This is the only class where we allow nannies to attend.
Ages: 18months -3.5 years