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Perspectives and Principles


Reflects the interactions between children and teachers.

Relates to the roles that educators play in the child’s life, in addition to families, parents etc. Engages the child and improves the interaction within the learning environment.

Pilates will demonstrate another way of learning and applying this to motor development and comprehension of applying instruction through mirroring movement.

Engaged learning and teaching

Holistic perspective of learning and teaching, one that promotes social, emotional, physical and cognitive wellbeing through integrated and interconnected learning. Children learn best when they take an active role in constructing their knowledge. Teachers play an important role in supporting learning through positive social interactions.

The Kids Heart Pilates classes encourage involvement from the children as they learn the exercise demonstrating their understanding of movement and application of the exercises.

The engaged child

The engaged child is empowered to express ideas and make choices about their learning as learners they are:

**  Throughout the year the children are able to develop another teacher-student relationship with the Kids Heart Pilates instructor. They learn the movements and become engaged in the class by voicing how they can relate this to every day tasks in addition to how and what functional part of their body they are improving. They become comfortable in questioning exercises and the class is interactive and provides a different way for the children to learn. A controlled yet fun atmosphere is created within the class with competitions and tasks are set throughout the class and term.

Monitoring and documenting learning

Reporting – Written reports are available from the practicing Exercise Physiologist. Once the teacher or EP identifies that a child is struggling or underdeveloped in motor control, assessment and reporting can be offered concerning the child’s areas of need and the intervention necessary. Further sessions, including one on one sessions are also available.

Assessing children’s learning

Intentional teaching practices

Inclusive learning environments

Kids Heart Pilates addresses the following:

Play types

Kids Heart Pilates addresses the following:


Children take on roles within pretend games about familiar experiences, e.g. going on a family fishing trip, sharing a family meal or celebration.


Children explore movements and ways to combine movements, e.g. running and playing ball, jumping, climbing, dancing, moving on an obstacle course.

Games with rules

Children follow or create rules to reach a shared objective in a game, e.g. playing outdoor games; following child-created games with rules; playing computer, board and card games.


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