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Learning Through Fun

Jan 29, 2015 04:30PM, Published by Style, Categories: Wellness, In Print, Today



“Just 4 Kicks” K Soccer and Pre-K Kickers: Ages 2.5-5
Kids play fun games and practice simple drills as they’re introduced to the beginning skills required to play soccer and work together on a team.

Creative Movement: Ages 2-3
Fun props and playful music help kids develop motor and listening skills.

Fun Factory Preschool: Ages 3-4
This popular program has classrooms at the Folsom Community Center and the Folsom Sports Complex. Children may enter the program at age three and continue the following year, or attend a single year. Classes for four-year-olds are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and Tuesdays and Thursdays for three-year-olds. Fun Factory follows the FCUSD instructional calendar but doesn’t observe the staff development days, and introduces students to the basics, including colors, numbers, letters and handwriting.  Activities are designed to help the children develop motor skills and learn appropriate behaviors. Typical daily activities include small-group stations, arts and crafts, carpet time for songs and stories, outdoor exercise and a snack break. Theme days, holiday celebrations and occasional off-site field trips are held throughout the year. Learn more and visit the classrooms from 4-6 p.m. during the Open House on February 18; registration for the 2015 school year takes place on February 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Folsom Sports Complex.

Little Dragons Taekwondo: Ages 3-5
As they learn and practice martial arts skills, kids also develop coordination, respect and self-control.

Boyz Boogie: Ages 3-5
This new just-for-boys dance class helps them develop learning skills, creativity and coordination as they learn a variety of fun dance styles.

Itty Bitty Sports and Dance: Ages 3-7
These programs are designed to introduce kids to fundamental activity skills, and parents are encouraged to participate with their child. Classes include soccer, tennis, hip-hop, basketball and more.

Beginning Polynesian Dance: Ages 3.5+
Students learn the basics of hula and Tahitian-style dances.

Kindergarten Readiness: Ages 4-5
Held Monday to Thursday each week from September through May, kids prepare for grade school by learning social and academic skills. Kindergarten Readiness focuses on pre-reading skills including alphabet sequence and phonics, plus verbalization of facts and concepts. Register now for Fall 2015.
— Lesley Miller

To learn more about these programs and to register, visit webtrac.folsom.ca.us.


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