It has been 5 months since I started working for the KidzRFit and Hoopstarz team and not a day goes by where I don’t feel lucky to be a part of it. Of course I love the fact that I spend my days teaching children new hula hooping skills, especially when they master a trick, keep the hoop up by themselves for a duration of a song or the look of amazement when they can see how you can use hoops in playground games. But that’s not the only perk.
As I was a teacher in my previous career, I am able to see all the other benefits Hoopstarz brings to children.
I particularly like how hula hooping is a leveller, therefore making it accessible and inclusive to ALL children, even the quietest of children come out of their shell in the sessions to showcase their newfound skills. As soon as the music starts and everyone pushes the hoop around their tummies you can see the smiles and faces of determination light up the room.
I also thrive off seeing the sessions incorporating so many areas of the curriculum!
Stay tuned for next week’s blog to find out!