CREATURE KIDS CURRICULUM DESCRIPTION
Creature Kids is a somatic physical education program that keeps the development of the whole person in mind with three main components to the curriculum: embodiment, empowerment, and enjoyment.
The presentation of these principles are tailored for specific age groups and varying demographics.
Creature Kids offers the P.E. program adults of today wish we had, that covers emotional intelligence along with the physicality of being human. It's delightful to see young ones absorb universal concepts easily, and adults rediscover the architecture of their own amazing design. In short, the curriculum is designed so that we bring who we are to the table and receive the lessons we need at the time.
Here are the tenets of the Creature Kids program
Embody: Education and experience of the physical body (musculoskeletal). Practical anatomy and movement that lets kids explore range of motion.
Empower: Education and application of the subtle body (connective tissue, parasympathetic nervous system) and energetic connections in mind.
Enjoy: Practical application of embodied energy into dance, movement meditations, or integrative play.
Class Structure (general):
The Creature Kids program can be taught in a 12 or 24 week curriculum.
Class sessions vary from 35-45 minutes, with ages 5-12 years in mind.
Adjustments and collaborations made with existing lesson plans. Class structure is as follows:
Opening circle to center ourselves and engage in self-inquiry: Systems check into mind, body, and energy at the given moment. (5-10 min)
Presentation of the day's lesson. (20 min)
Application of knowledge through physical exploration and dance (10 minutes)
Closing circle for gratitude, comprehension, reflection and Q&A (5-10 minutes)