Enrichment Programs

Yoga

This program is a fun, creative approach to yoga that can be very helpful for children whose bodies are still developing. The use of animated poses and basic stretching exercises promote strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques teach kids how to focus, relax and develop self-control.

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Spanish

Give your child a leg up in the academic world by starting early! According to Therese Caccavale, President of the National Network for Early Language Learning: “Studies have shown repeatedly that foreign language learning increases critical thinking skills, creativity, and flexibility of mind in young children. Students who are learning a foreign language out-score their non-foreign language learning peers in the verbal and, surprisingly to some, the math sections of standardized tests.” Furthermore, when a preschool child begins to learn a foreign language, they are capable of developing an accent and fluency that is near-native.

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Music

Meet your music teacher: Hi! My name is Linda Kussman. I earned my bachelors degree from North Park University (Chicago) in 1984. I moved to Minnesota from Lafayette, Indiana in 2008 due to a job change for my husband. We have 3 young adult children, one son-in-law and one daughter-in-law. They are a joy to us!

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Interactive Story Telling

Teaching artist Derek Phillips is conducting a series of bi-monthly interactive storytelling sessions at all Creative Kids Academy metro locations. Interactive storytelling involves encouraging the listeners to participate in the story by becoming characters, speaking lines or providing sounds effects.

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Karate Kids

Our karate program teaches children more than kicking and punching. We offer an age specific
curriculum designed to instruct students in the basics of martial arts and self-defense, which also teaches them important skills that they can use throughout their lives. The foundation for this program is our fun based curriculum that uses exciting, and enriching methods that can be used in karate class and beyond.

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Feel free to Contact Us to learn more about our enrichment programs or to schedule a tour of one of our centers.