Fidgets2Widgets (F2W) is a STEM focused after school enrichment program with the tag line, “Holistic, High Energy, High Tech.” The holistic approach is designed to address the “whole” child. The high energy/high tech components acknowledge our children as high energy human beings in a high technology world.
Fidgets2Widgets honors a child's natural way of being in the world while hleping them to progress through the developmental stages of middle childhood. We strive to meet the "holistic" (i.e. physical, emotional, motivational, social, expressive and intellectual) needs of each child.
What we know about 21st Century kids, is they can tolerate and absorb an amazing amount of sensory information/stimulation. Their minds move quickly, their attention spans can be short, they do best when taking in information in small bytes. In addition, all children have enormous amounts of physical energy. F2W is designed to accommodate both the internal and external high energy needs of children.
Today the world is literally at our fingertips. We adults communicate with each other through texting and social media, learn through programs on our personal and work computers, read books on our eReaders. Our children are no different. From infancy, they are exposed to and inundated by these high technology devices. At F2W we strike a healthy balance between the physical, the sedentary and the intellectual. We utilize technologies that enrich daily learning experience and stay active with our Wii and Kinect sporting devices. We nourish children’s spirit through music on our iPods and books on our iPads and Kindles.
At F2W, children experience a perfect balance as they transition from school to home in this professionally supervised environment. We use STEM curriculum to provide a stimulating variety of daily experiences: