COURSES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Every Monday from 9:00 to 11:00 under the guidance of teacher Veronika Kučerová and her dog, Tessie, who successfully passed the Canisterapeutic dog exams.
The course is thematic, full of games, treats and fun. Canistherapy develops locomotor skills, fine and gross motor skills, mental abilities, communication skills and self control. It affects the improvement of mood, induces well-being and a sense of security, develops a protective and caring attitude, and fulfills the need for tenderness and much more.
Every Monday from 15:15 under the guidance of teacher Fany, who plays several musical instruments. The recorder is her favorite instrument, and she has been playing it since she was young.
The lesson is conducted in such a way that combines healthy breathing exercises, rhythmic exercises, singing songs and finger and motor exercises with the recorder. In the recorder circle, children get acquainted with this musical instrument naturally and gently. But above all, with the recorder, their natural musicality, sense of rhythm and intonation develop and the children are guided to breath correctly. At the same time, the development of communication, speech and fine motor skills are supported in a playful way.
Every Monday from 15:15, dancer and choreographer Veronika Knytlová, who’s also a mother with much experience with courses for children, will lead.
The dance course is based on natural movement, children’s imagination and the initial development of conscious work with the body. Through improvisations, natural movement, music and artistic elements, we will develop a special perception of each child’s movement. We will connect common discoveries into an experience that will enable children to experience the spontaneous joy of dancing.
We alternate a course of balance exercises with elements of yoga and rhythmics. The course is led by an experienced lecturer Martina Voplatková from 9 am.
During balance exercises we use aids such as balls and balance surfaces. Children learn to breathe well, practice proper posture and stretch all muscles. They also have fun with various songs and rhymes, mimic the movements of animals and phenomena in nature. These activities help to develop children’s imagination and improve their memory and flexibility. This type of exercise has also been shown to reduce restlessness and anxiety. In addition, when performed regularly and correctly, these exercises lead to improved physical conditions and disease prevention.
With children we visit a comfortable and fully- equipped swimming pool in the Jedlička Institute.
Here, under the guidance of a professional lifeguard, children learn basic swimming skills and at the same time have fun. This course is not included in the price of tuition. Every Wednesday from 9 am.
Children have the opportunity to try different techniques of painting, gluing, modeling from ceramic clay, modeling from natural materials and many other art techniques and work with various materials.
The circle is led by our teachers and assisted by English language teachers. Every Wednesday from 15:15.
In this course, children take part in the preparation of meals and find out how ingredients needed for all kinds of goodies are used. The children prepare their own afternoon snack, which develops both imagination and fine and gross motor skills, they learn to count and, last but not least, they develop patience. Every Friday morning.
In the afternoon, children have the opportunity to try many known, as well as, unknown musical instruments, sing, dance and have fun with Mr. Ephraim Goldin from 15:15
We love celebrating holidays as much as we love preparing for them. On St. Nicolas´ Day St. Nicolas visits the kids with his two friends, the angel and the devil. Of course, we also celebrate Halloween, Christmas, Carnival, Easter, Mother´s Day, Father´s Day and Children´s Day. And we end the school year with the Summer Garden Celebration, where parents, grandparents and friends of the children and the nursery are invited to come celebrate with us.
ALL YEAR LONG
We make trips to explore the surrounding nature and to the Prague ZOO.
We often take the children to see theater plays. Some of the theaters we often visit are Damúza, Minor or D21.
In spring we visit the fairy Kvítkomíra and enjoy the beauty of Vyšehrad´s gardens and landscapes.
We love summer! During the hot days we set up a big swimming pool in our garden and the children have a chance to try out everything they learned in their swimming classes.
In autumn we travel to autumn elf called Vítek, visit Toulcův Dvůr, go horseback riding in Bučovice and go to a pumpkin farm where we have an amazing pumpkin soup.
Vyšehrad is an ideal place for winter fun where there are hills perfect for sledding in the snow. Before Christmas we go to visit Bethlehem and Winter Lady.