Monthly Archives: July 2012

Early Learning Achievers

McKayla Maroney is the perfect example of just how far children can go with early education; particularly mobility and communication. Sunbird continues to strive for excellence in children through early learning.

McKayla Maroney was born on December 9, 1995 to Mike and Erin Maroney. She has two siblings, Tarynn and Kav, and is home schooled in order to train as an elite gymnast.”When I was younger,” Maroney said. “I would be watching Tarzan and be running around on all fours. My mom said ‘I need to put this child in gymnastics. She’s crazy.'” Thus, Kayla started at the gym at 18 months!!

McKayla Maroney is a member of the American Olympic Gymnastic team  2012 and has the following achievements to her credit:
World Championship
Gold 2011 Tokyo  Team
Gold 2011 Tokyo  Vault
Pan American Championships
Gold 2010 Guadalajara  Team
Gold 2010 Guadalajara  Vault
Gold 2010 Guadalajara  Floor
Visa Championships
Gold 2011 Saint Paul    Vault
Silver 2011 Saint Paul  All-Around

Imagine what your child could do with early learning!

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Sunbird Poem of the Day

On reflecting how quick childhood passes:

Just yesterday it seems my children
Played upon the floor
And I wiped countless fingerprints
From window pane & door.

I kissed away a thousand tears
And darned sock after sock
And tried to keep pace with the hands
That raced around the clock.

And often when at end of day,
Too tired to sleep, in bed I lay,
I’d think how nice when, children grown,
My time again should be my own.

So now I sit & rock alone,
My hands at rest, the work all done;
No little tots upon the floor,
No fingerprints upon the door.

No socks to mend, bruises to kiss–
Ah me! How could I know I’d miss
The very things I grudged to do
Dear God, if only there might be
Someone again who needed me!

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Sunbird proudly presents the Theatrebugs, Saturdays 10:30 AM to 12 PM!

 Our first Creative Drama class started off with two children and lots of fun and Max the Puppet! 

The class is headed by Josef from Germany who is a professional entertainer and puppeteer. By the 2nd game, even one of the shy children started to participate and join in the fun of action out animals. She is excitedly waiting for the next class on Saturday.

Our Early Years Drama classes are designed to take children into an imaginary world where they can comfortably explore feelings, words, sounds, movement and their relationships with others. Our skilled drama practitioner guides children through each story creatively, allowing them to make up their very own version as they all become the sights, sounds and characters.
What does Drama do?

Drama helps children make sense of their world by integrating experience, inquiry, and creativity with knowledge. It also allows students to make choices and to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions in a safe, respectful and nurturing environment.
Children can’t always explain what they feel emotionally in situations of anger, love, frustration, relief; drama activities develop their ability to express themselves. Drama lessons, in general, teach participants how to express themselves and act out freely in an open space that allows for a full range of body motion.

Theatrebugs turning the prop from the bag into something else!

Mili thinks this is a flower in her hair

Atse thinks of the water gun as shooting flowers at people

Also look at the fun video we made. We composed a song at the end of our interactive story we acted out. Everyone added a line to make our impromptu created song a fun success.

Click HERE to view the video.

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Sunbird Quote of the Day

On watching our words:

Dr. James Dobson, a child development specialist, says that children are sometimes permanently harmed by people’s attitudes towards their looks. Even at age 3 or 4, children can tell if they are beautiful or ugly. One of his patients was a 36-year-old man who told him: “I was 5 years old when I realized I was ugly, and I’ve never been the same since.”

Unhappily, most people treat children as they were beauty contest contestants, giving warmth and praise to the good-looking and ridiculing or neglecting the fat, skinny, or whatever child. The result for the latter is lifelong self-doubt & feelings of worthlessness. Nicknames like “Bucky Beaver”, “Pee Wee” or “Birdlegs” can cause harm for life.

Instead of exalting beauty, brains or accomplishment, the specialist urges adults to teach children to emphasize virtues such as diligence, patience & honesty. “It’s tough to buck the values of society as it is now.” Dr. Dobson admitted, “but teaching a child spiritual values is at least a good place to start.”

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On Facebook, in Sarjapur – double wow!

We’re glad to announce that we’re now on Facebook too! Just click on the highlighted word or type the following into your browser!

Do “Like” us so you will updated with news and views!

We’ve also uploaded pictures of our new premises on Facebook. Click HERE or type the following into your browser.

Please do look and comment!

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Sunbird, Sarjapur – finally open!

On Saturday, the 7th of July we invited all our friends, both new and old, for the  inauguration of the new school.

Everyone loved the homey and welcoming atmosphere! The highlight of the party was a meaningful puppet show called “The Camel’s Nose” that taught children how to cultivate good habits.

All the children and adults also enjoyed some sing along songs with the ‘ragdoll’ and then enjoyed some delicious cupcakes.

The children wanted to thank Mr. Clown for the  amazing sculptured balloons they took home. Sunbird would like to thank everyone for coming and participating. We had a great time!

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Sunbird Quote of the Day

On late bloomers:

If you have a boy who just can’t learn in your class, don’t despair. He may be a late bloomer. It has now come out
that Dr. Wernher von Braun, the missile & satellite expert, flunked math & physics in his early teens.

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Admission 2012: Hurry!

Hello Sarjapur!
Sunbird brings you early learning, after care, guitar, dance and drama classes and much more!

Our new term starts on 11th June 2012. This is the first of three terms in the year.

We are open from 9 am to 6 pm and offer the following slots for your convenience:

Monday to Friday:
9 am -12:30 pm ( For ages 2 to 4 years)
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm (1st after care period for ages 2 to 8 years)
3:30 – 6:30 pm (2nd after care period for ages 2 to 8 years)
Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm (Weekend care for ages 2 to 8 years)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We also offer Guitar, Dance and Drama classes at these timings:
  • Guitar Classes: After 4 pm every Friday, for kids aged 4 to 8 years.
  • Dance and Drama Classes (mimicry and expressions): 10 am to 12 pm every Saturday, for kids aged 2 to 8 years

To register, please ensure the following documents.

  1. Registration form
  2. Medical and Indemnity Form
  3. 4 Colour recent Passport Photographs
  4. Copy of Birth Certificate
  5. Immunisation Record
  6. Consent Form (optional)
  7. Afternoon and Holiday Care Programs Registration Form (optional)
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On Fridays and Saturdays – learn music, dance and drama!

We’re very pleased to announce guitar, dance and drama classes on Fridays and Saturdays at Sunbird!
Hurry! Get your little superstar enrolled!
Guitar Classes:
After 4 pm every Friday, for kids aged 4 to 8 years.
Dance and Drama Classes (mimicry and expressions):
10 am to 12 pm every Saturday, for kids aged 2 to 8 years
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