EARLY CHILDCARE PROGRAMS
Ribbit & Roo are committed to helping Early Childcare providers inspire each child and their families to be motivated and passionate about being physically active.
'Parents are children's first educators and there should be a strong link between school and home.' - Friedrich Froebel, Early childhood theorist
We believe throughout Early Childhood each child should have the opportunity to participate in a range of gross motor activities which can help their understanding of health and well-being from an early age. We aim to achieve this through repetition of play and interest based movement, hopefully allowing each child to become habitual in their own creative play with their families at home.
"Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain—unless it is done with play, in which case, it takes between 10 and 20 repetitions!" - Dr Karyn Purvis
Each child's emotional well-being is just as important as their physical well-being at Ribbit & Roo, as we believe it's important to build self esteem, resilience and strengthen peer relationships through structured, active play.
Our specialised Ribbit & Roo gross motor programs are age appropriate, supports the EYLF and can be tailored to each Early Childcare provider based on the needs of their children, families and educating team.
Ribbit & Roo can help create this in your centre through educator training, 'in centre' support and our specialised gross motor programs. Our age specific programs are developed to help encompass your children's interests, abilities and developmental milestones in an inclusive and familiar environment.
WHAT WE DO AT A GLANCE
WHAT WE DO AT A GLANCE
We offer age specific gross motor training so each participating centre can adapt their program to suit the needs of their groups of children.
Our training not only focuses on gross motor development, we recognise the importance of combining both physical health and mental & emotional well-being in early childhood. In our training we aim to motivate each centre to help build resilience, self-confidence & peer relationships through fun, active activities.
Our age specific gross motor skill programs have been designed to provide children in our participating centres with as much learning on gross motor development through fun, interest-based and imaginative activities.
We have developed two age appropriate programs with the flexibility to simplify and progress each activity to suit each child;
Nursery & Toddler program (1 - 3 years)
Preschool program (3 - 5 years)
It is so important to us that each centre feels supported by Ribbit & Roo. This is why we continue to visit your centre for weekly visits for 4 weeks after your training.
Should any team members of our participating centres need further support after this 4 week period we are available to visit the centre at their request.
In addition to our 'in centre' support, we provide online support and online resources for each centre.