Swim classes, technology, language classes, mommy and me for kids at LIU Childrens Academy on Saturdays in the fall, winter, and spring. Location: 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Most classes are 10 sessions.
Saturday Programs for Children
Offerings for Children
CHILDREN’S ACADEMY: SATURDAY SESSIONS, SAMPLE 2016 SCHEDULE:
- September 17, 24
- October 1, 8 and 22
- October 29
- November 5, 12, 19
- December 3
All swim classes are 10 classes and run through both sessions. Session times have changed; please note our new schedule on the application.
COURSE OFFERINGS BY AGE:
2 YEAR OLDS
- Baby + Me Swimming
3 – 6 YEAR OLDS
- Gymnastics for Kids
- Mandarin: Early Learners
- Parent & Me Ceramics
- Parent & Me Music
- Parent & Me Yoga
- Spanish: Early Learners
- Swimming: Guppy
- Swimming: Minnow
7 – 12 YEAR-OLDS
- 3D Modeling w/Rhino
- CrossFit Kids
- Robotics Session 1: Build your Own!
- Robotics Session 2: LEGO Mindstorm
- Robotics Session 3: Analog Robots
- Swimming: Shark
- Video Game Design
3D Modeling w/Rhino (Ages 7 – 12)
This 3D modeling course offers children aged 7-12 an introduction to Rhino, an industry-standard modeling and animation package. Participants will learn about the process of creating digital models using curves, surfaces, and solids. They will also learn to use various commands to edit and modify forms. Emphasis will be on creating models that can ultimately be 3D printed.
Learn basic swimming skills, build confidence and have fun too! This class is a wonderful introduction to swimming strokes for children in Brooklyn’s best pool. Children will be arranged by experience to ensure optimal instruction for young swimmers.
Baby + Me
Baby + Me swim classes allow parents and their children to foster a shared love for swimming, instill confidence around the water and to acquire swimming and safety techniques that will be of lifelong benefit. Lessons are designed to create a positive environment that will help each participant develop water skills at their own comfort level, all the while spending quality time together. Using hands on approach, parents will be instructed on how to properly guide and teach their children to swim.
Guppy (Level 1)
Guppy Level 1 swimming classes are designed to help young swimmers feel comfortable in the water. Through the use of activities and assisted support, class emphasizes numerous swimming techniques such as: how to properly enter and exit the pool water using ladder, steps or side, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, bobbing, retrieving submerged objects, front and back glides and floats, recovering to vertical position, rolling from front to back and back to front, and introduction to front crawl stroke and back crawl stroke.
Minnow (Level 2/3)
Minnow Level 2 and 3 swimming classes are geared towards more experienced swimmers who wish to improve upon the skills they already possess. Students learn more advanced swimming methods such as proper breathing techniques (rhythmic breathing), the ability to change directions while on back and front, as well as treading water in the deep and shallow ends of the pool. Swim instructors introduce and reaffirm numerous strokes on front and back with an emphasis on front crawl stroke, back crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, and side-stroke.
Shark (Level 4)
Shark Level 4 swimming classes are the most advanced swimming classes LIU Children’s Academy has to offer. Within this level, there is a strong emphasis on stroke development and improvement. Through the use of lap swim, drills, games, and activities, students gain confidence and improve upon their front crawl stroke, back crawl stroke, elementary back stroke, and side stroke, as well as introduced to the breast stroke and butterfly stroke.
Gymnastics for Kids
This introductory gymnastics program for children ages three to six is designed to help your child build strength, flexibility and self-confidence all while channeling their excess energy!
Independent enough to attend classes without parents, young children learn best in a structured environment, which is why our gymnastics activities are combined with healthy doses of fun and fitness.
Mandarin Chinese (3-6)
Children are introduced to a beginning Mandarin Chinese class developing basic in listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. By using pinyin and traditional characters, children will be surrounded by various games, songs, visual aids, and play. Language lessons are related to numbers, greetings and farewell, colors, people and objects, animals, family members, transportation and more.
If you’ve ever wondered how your child might fare learning Chinese, this introductory class will provide young learners with a gentle beginning to the world’s most common language.
CrossFit for Kids (Ages 7 – 12)
Fitness, good practice habits and a consistent training regimen are essential to any successful athletic pursuit. Using a series of exercises emphasizing good mechanics, our CrossFit class, tailored for young athletes ages 7 to 12, will result in enhanced performance as well as fewer sports-related injuries.
CrossFit for Kids is designed to be fun for all ages. Challenging exercises are engineered to change old fitness habits and provide a foundation for continued all-around fitness. Scalable for any age or experience level, CrossFit for Kids emphasizes exercises that are simple, inexpensive and requires little or no equipment.
The ultimate outcome is to provide participants with a foundation to be fit and physically active for life.
Participants will need to wear appropriate workout gear and bring a water bottle for hydration.
Parent & Me Ceramics
Clay is an enthralling and tactile material for children to explore. Working with this versatile medium will advance creativity and imagination while refining important motor skills. Focusing on hand-building pottery skills, parents and their children will be introduced to a new project or idea in each class.
By presenting different clay mediums and techniques, participants will have ample opportunity to create fun, unique projects such as sculptural self-portraits or animal coil pots.
(Please note a total materials fee of $20 for this course)
Parent + Me Music (Ages 3 – 6)
Parents rather than just listen to music, why not look to make some yourself — along with you child!
Making music is crucial for children’s overall development, and our early-childhood music education class welcomes families with children (ages 3 – 6) to move to joyous rhythms while learning about core musical concepts.
Parents or caregivers and their children learn about beat, rhythm, melody and harmony in a welcoming, collaborative environment where all are encouraged to express their inner musician.
Parent & Me Yoga
Parent & Me Yoga is a fun way to be active and practice yoga while enjoying quality time with your little one. Slither like snakes, walk like spiders and hop like frogs as you embark on an engaging and dynamic yoga adventure with your child. Classes will incorporate music, storytelling and partner play to make traditional yoga poses and breathing techniques accessible to both you and your child and foster connection, movement and great fun! Mats provided on the premises. Dress comfortably.
Robotics Session 1: Build your Own!
This hands-on class will introduce students to fundamental principals regarding electronics, motors, simple audio devices and gears by exploring and deconstructing everyday items. By the end of a 5-week session, each child will take home a robot that they built from scratch that includes a motor, LED, and a recordable audio chip.
Robotics Session 2: LEGO Mindstorm
This next level class will focus on the capabilities of the LEGO NXT robotics kit as well as LEGO Mindstorms software. The concepts to be covered over five weeks include: storing elastic potential energy, transferring direction of motion with the use of gears, application of motors in robotic design, use of touch, ultrasonic, light, and rotational sensors.
Robotics Session 3: Analog Robots
Building on previous experience with our Introduction to Robotics and LEGO Mindstorm classes, this next level course will introduce principles of analog robotic design, including circuits, relays and transistors, resistors and capacitors. Participants will either augment their previous DIROs (Differential Robots) or start fresh with a new kit. The goal is to build an analog robot that is both more functional and able to successfully perform specific challenges.
Activity fees will range from $20 for new circuits to $40 for a new DIRO kit.
Video Game Design
Playing games is a universal and timeless activity that allows children to greatly improve cognitive functions. Our basic video game design class is newly expanded to encompass a wide range of game variants—including board and card games—as well as GameStar Mechanic and Scratch, online game authoring environments.
Providing with a collaborative environment for designing and developing games, prospective designers will use game design tools, techniques, and strategies while learning the importance of technology and creativity in the game development process.
Spanish Early Leaners (3-6)
Young children are introduced to Spanish in an immersive environment filled with age-appropriate games, songs, visual aids, and play. Students learn greetings & farewells, polite words, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, opposites, weather & seasons, colors, people & objects, family members, parts of the face, parts of the body, food, animals, games and songs.
About this Provider:
LIU Quality Programs for Children & Their Families
The Children’s Academy at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus will offer classes for children. These classes will allow children to enrich their minds and exercise their bodies while taking advantage of the resources and facilities at one of the nation’s largest private universities.
To invite families to join Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus community, the Children’s Academy offers a membership option.
Benefits of membership include discounts on classes and access to the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center (WRAC) on membership days.
For information: contact the Brooklyn Campus School of Continuing Studies at 718-488-1364, 718-488-1366 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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