Until recently, we offered the same programme of classes to all children aged from 2.5 to 7 years of age. However as more and more parents have asked if their younger children can come to our classes, we realised that we need to adapt our approach and re-design our classes. That’s why we’ve come up with three new programmes – MiniBugs, MightyBugs and MegaBugs – to meet the concentration levels and social needs of children from walking age to 2 years, from 2 to 3.5 years, 3.5 to 5 years and 5 to 7 years. Full details about how you can book a class are on this website.
Our MiniBugs classes focus on developing basic listening skills through story-telling and developing co-ordination through specially designed postures, inspired by yoga. Nursery rhymes and actions songs are woven into the class to keep the children’s attention and ensure they have a magical and fun experience! The class is broken up into mini-size segments, finishing off with a short relaxation period. Parents and carers are welcomed into the class to share quality time with their child and observe the start of their biggest adventure yet, independence.
We’ve introduced more structure into our MightyBugs classes in order to harness the children’s creativity and imagination. The story is extended and the nursery rhymes and songs are incorporated into the adventure. As children can concentrate for longer, they’ll be able to follow a longer adventure format. Their self-confidence will begin to increase as they are encouraged to be vocal and interact with one another. They’ll start to recognise their own abilities through specially designed postures to help their co-ordination and balance. In addition, our action songs and rhymes contribute to their language development.
By the time they’re 3.5, children are ready to experience a full-on YogaBugs adventure! At this age, they’ll have the confidence and ability to go it alone. Our MegaBugs classes begin to stretch the child’s physical ability by introducing more yoga postures. This has the benefit of improving balance, flexibility and co-ordination. We introduce fun games to add variety to classes and encourage children to work together.