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Setswana Play and Learn

Setswana Cultural School has introduced the Metshameko Programme at Little Einsteins for children aged 3-5 years.  During these lessons, children play Setswana games, tell stories and sing cultural songs – all the while learning Setswana etiquette and mannerisms to get them to appreciate and embrace the Setswana Culture.
This has a social impact Botswana as a nation nation whilst empowering the children with good social skills as they play, engage in team work skills, good physical exercise, literacy and multi-lingualism.
Setswana Cultural School~Preserving Our Culture Through Play! Re Somarela Ngwao ka Metshameko!
Classes take place at Little Einsteins on Tuesdays from 12pm – 12.30pm and is P550 for the term.
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Yoganastics at Little Einsteins

yoganastics

Yoganastics is a scientifically designed combination of Yoga and Gymnastics. It is artistically put together to benefit children in the best way possible in their journey as they grow physically, mentally and spiritually in their personal, social and academic lives.

 

The Benefits of Yoganastics for Kids

What Yoga may lack in fun physical or energetic movements that usually capture children’s attention, like running, jumping, spinning and tumbling, Yoganastics brings these out by incorporating Gymnastics exercises and activities.
Similarly, what Gymnastics may lack in the extensive stretching, breathing and mental exercises that help the child balance their physical body with mind and spirit as taught in the art of Yoga, Yoganastics balances it out.
The bottom line is Balance!
Yoganastics takes place at Little Einsteins on Wednesdays from 12pm – 12.30pm and is P300 for the term. 
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Twinkle Toes Ballet at Little Einsteins

Dance is a wonderful and freeing way to express oneself. Wendy is the Dance Teacher at the after-school programme, Twinkle Toes, here at Little Einsteins.

The preschool years are a time of discovering the surrounding world. Curiosity and energy abound and it often seems that children this age are in constant motion. Dance is a wonderful activity to help children release that energy and learn balance and coordination.

Classes take place weekly on Mondays.

Time: 11:45am till 12:15

Age: 4 & 5 years old

Please feel free to contact Wendy should you have any questions.

+267 77713301

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THINK EQUAL at Little Einsteins

This week, we have launched a new programme for our Butterfly Class called THINK EQUAL.

THINK EQUAL is a global education initiative endorsed by the UN Human Rights Office that is introducing social and emotional intelligence learning to children in early years education between the ages of 3-7years. The new subject aims to teach children universal values of compassion, empathy and respect and also key skills of critical thinking, peaceful conflict resolution, citizenship and life skills.

This global initiative launched as pilot programme across 30 schools in Botswana, with support from the Ministry of Education but is also being rolled out simultaneously across 1055 schools in 17 countries, including Canada, UK, Sri Lanka and Kenya .

This initiative is founded by Founding CEO and acclaimed film maker and human rights activist Leslee Udwin (maker of award winning films “India’s Daughter” and “East is East”). Its patrons and ambassadors include Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Lord Verjee and Sir Ken Robinson.

What we love about it:

  • It educates children about tolerance, human values, character and an anti-discriminatory mindset from the early years.
  • It’s been designed by world experts in education, early childhood as well as global thinkers in gender, politics and creativity.
  • Each week’s lesson plans are built around a beautiful storybook so it builds literacy and a love of stories too!
  • It’s hands-on and active, with art, role-play and critical thinking incorporated into every single week!

Here’s feedback from trying out the first lesson today:

It was easier to discuss the lesson since our theme, ‘All About Me’, coincided with theirs. The children engaged well pointing out the differences in appearance between themselves and the teacher.

When asked why it’s important to celebrate differences, most children agreed that the world would be boring if everyone looked alike. Though of course, there’s always an exception and there was one who said she’d like it if everyone looked like her. ☺

Storytime during THINK EQUAL was an extra treat and the activity, which involved looking into a mirror, and describing or pointing out what they liked about themselves was of particular success and enjoyment.

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