A new multi-sport and exercise program from Australia is ready to promote healthy living among preschoolers by instilling in them a passion for sports and physical activity.
Called Ready Steady Go Kids, the program teaches preschoolers the fundamentals of 10 different sports which develop and enhance their gross and fine motor skills in a fun, social, non-competitive, and supportive environment. It is Australia’s leading preschool multi-sport and exercise program, and the first of its kind in the Philippines.
The program is brought to the Philippines by Ready Steady Go Kids Singapore Franchise Owner Wee Lee Chua, Josef Carlo Marcelo, John Paul Paglinawan, Ray Josef Samson, and Alzhen Santos.
“We want to encourage kids to drop their gadgets, go out to the real world, and have fun. Moreover, sports not only promotes physical health but also builds children’s confidence and character,” Paglinawan says.
“It also boosts school readiness as each class requires them to listen and follow directions and it also makes them knowledgeable on different types of sports,” said Meriel Del Rosario, the program’s Business Development Executive and Coach
Each 45-minute class moves little bodies through drills and exercises that teach them the basics of 10 different sports: football, tennis, basketball, hockey, golf, AFL or Aussie Rules Football, rugby, athletics, cricket, and T-ball.
Classes are taught by qualified trainers with early childhood and coaching experience and Level 1 Coaching qualification from Australia, and each class always has one trainer competent in First Aid for pre-schoolers.
Each class has a maximum of 12 kids with at least 2 coaches present. A grading system is not given, but the coaches do give feedbacks to the parents or guardian after each session.
To ensure that specific needs are addressed, classes are structured based on different age groups. The Ready Group is for children 2.5 to 3 years, the Steady Group for 3 to 5 year-olds, and the Go Group for 5 to 7 year-olds. Each age group’s curriculum is tailor-fit, to cater to kids’ varying attention spans, learning curves, and physical capabilities.
Classes are held every weekend in Greenheights Village, The City Club, Treston International College, and Valle Verde 5. Each enrollment lasts 1 term with a rate of P9, 995 which lasts for 10 sessions, equivalent to 10 weekends.
To learn more about Read Steady Go Kids, visit their website.