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We at hey dee ho understand that each child has their own unique set of needs and interests. With this in mind, we've developed a range of activities to address the varied developmental needs of all children from birth to age 12 in fun, play based sessions. From active fitness with hey dee ho active8, to physical strength and emotional intelligence with fun-key yoga, to nurturing the joy of music and language with hey dee ho music, to fostering a love of reading through creative story telling with The Fiction Factory, our four educational programs have all been specifically designed to nurture cognitive and physical development in babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
With a focus on research to maximise the children's educational outcomes, our programs align with the Early Learning Years Framework and National Quality Standards to ensure continuity of learning in the Australian educational system.
From relaxation and mindfulness to playing musical instruments to high energy dances, our programs engage and enhance children's learning and fine motor development while giving them plenty of opportunity for fun.
The hey dee ho Music Program is an educational music experience where children learn the concepts of beat, rhythm, tempo, pitch and dynamics in a play based environment.
We keep things fresh and fun by exploring a new theme each week and using a wonderful array for props, puppets, costumes and percussion instruments to deliver a multi-sensory experience that sees your child engaged and entertained for the whole session.
Our four key focus areas explored throughout the year are; Auslan Key Sign Language, multicultural languages, Kodally (Sol Fa) singing method and spatial awareness. Music improves cognitive learning, fine and gross motor skills along with visual and auditory processing. Through regular participation, children will also benefit in the following areas:
- Memory and language
- Imagination and role play experiences
- Improved social skills
Our fun-key Yoga Program is a perfect blend of relaxation techniques combined with noisy and animated fun that absolutely captivates the kids!
Our yoga instructors use storytelling, games, music and props to engage the children on a mental and physical level, taking them on a journey of mind and spirit. Promoting health and well being, participants have a strong sense of self and belonging while stretching their bodies and brains in a playful and nurturing environment.
Focusing on breath and energy, we provide the children with basic tools that assist in managing anxiety and self regulation. Our fun-key yoga kids enjoy building:
- Strength and flexibility
- Body awareness
- Mindfulness, imagination and concentration
- Balance and coordination
The Fiction Factory is a high energy and creative experience that takes children on an interactive and dramatic storytelling adventure!
Designed to enhance your child’s imagination, the program includes a mix of active and passive drama based activities that combine their sense of drama with body strengthening and aerobic movement.
Designed to foster a love of literature and the spoken word, each class covers a new theme where children delve into a world of myth, legend and folktales from cultures all over the world. Our Fiction Factory kids enjoy expressing themselves in new and interesting ways each week and experience growth in:
- Literacy, communication and aural skills
- Creativity and imagination
- Confidence and self esteem
Hey dee ho active 8 is a movement and fitness program for children of all ages where they can explore and discover their abilities through physical activity. Children enjoy performing a diverse range of movements where they think, create, construct and problem solve with their own bodies.
The hey dee ho active 8 Program provides children with fun activities to learn more about health and nutrition, build on strength and coordination, gross motor and sports skills. Engaging and stimulating for both mind and body, the program also covers:
- Spatial awareness
- Balance and core
- Aerobic and cardio fitness
- Strength and resistance