Using storytelling, drama, music, movement and dance, puppetry and visual arts and crafts, children are learning through fun and play and developing independence, concentration, self-confidence and communication and language skills as a natural byproduct of Arts play.
programme at the Treehouse Storytelling Centre is designed for young learners from 1 to 3, 3 to 5, 5 to 7 and 8 to 12 years old.
Group piano tuition
Aimed at primary age children, this course includes:
- Basic keyboard technique
- Discrimination of sound characteristics
- An appreciation for listening to music
- Group music making to stimulate awareness of tonal/rhythmical configurations and emotional reactions to them.
Caribtales (storytelling) for children ages 4-7 and 8 to 12 years old
A one/two hour participatory session of Caribbean tales, songs and poetry. The session begins with the children’s imaginations being stimulated by contemporary and traditional stories and develops into working with the group on active storytelling techniques to devise their own stories based on the traditional characters of African-Caribbean myths.
Drama course for children ages 4 -6 and 7 to 11
One and a half hour sessions of storytelling, improvisation, drama role play, characterization, mask work, puppet theatre, mime and vocal work with and aim of developing self confidence, self esteem, communication skills, art skills and creative expression.
For children 3-5 and 6 to 8 years old designed so that children are introdused to a variety of dances and music originating from different cultures, using a combination of basic folk, clasical and contemporary dance tecniques
A combination of corrective physical exercises, used to prevent poor posture and to improve harmful effects of poor posture.
The main aim of corrective gymnastics and organized training are:
Improving the damaged function of locomotion, improving posture and other body functions,
the development of speed, strength, endurance and mobility and coordination through the active engagement of the whole musculature.
Post-natal contact, movement and sound for mothers and babies
One hour sessions in which by creating an environment in which all six senses are used, we are enabling communication between Mother and Baby and groups of Mothers and Babies.