Looking for something fun to do with your toddler this autumn? Look no further than Rugbees, Asia’s first dedicated rugby programme for pre-schoolers from walking up to 5 years.
And for Sassy Mama readers there’s a special offer on right now: 10% off the term price (9 or 11 class package), for readers who quote SASSYRUG who book before 13th September 2012. To redeem the offer email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting SASSYRUG.
If you’re like me and always after activities to tire your little tot out then these classes are the perfect solution. Classes begin with a warm up with yoga inspired moves from Gecko yoga, followed by a specially designed obstacle course and then move on to focusing on key rugby motor skills such as catching, kicking, balance, co-ordination, and team work BUT most importantly FUN.
The Rugbees ethos is very much learning through play making use of stories, animal play, music and creative equipment. Each term has a special theme and this term kicks off with a jungle adventurer theme.
And it’s not just for boys! Girls are encouraged to get in on the action and there are female coaches too.
So why Rugbees? Not only is it a fun activity for your toddler, but together with improving their motor skills you can also expect to see marked improvement in their confidence, focus and social skills as Rugbees encourages children to express themselves fully and participate as individuals as well as in a group environment. The balance and coordination activities aim to improve the concentration of children and as rugby is a team sport, this really is the cornerstone of Rugbees, with children being encouraged to share, take turns, communicate, support, encourage and rejoice with their fellow team members.
With classes running at 10 venues in Hong Kong it should be easy to find a Rugbees class near you. You can also mix and match venues and times, so if you miss a class you can make it up at a different venue and time if needed. For the full schedule and more information visit the Rugbees website, where you can book online. Hurry, terms kicks off on Sept 15.