Sport is an essential part of our daily program, playing a vital role in the child’s wellbeing and self development. A sense of team spirit, competitiveness, physical movement and good posture are created through indoor and outdoor sports and play whether in the classroom, in our gymnasium or our huge playground.
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HAPPY KIDS operates a swimming program right through the year. Qualified instructors work with the children teaching them to love the water and the basic swimming strokes. During the winter months the 4 – 7 year old children have the opportunity to learn skiing.
At HAPPY KIDS we firmly believe that learning should occur not only inside the classroom. In order to reinforce the group themes during the school year, the children take part in regular field trips and excursions.
Typical destinations include the Budapest Zoo and the Zoo Playhouse; the Tropicarium; the Szabó Ervin library; the Planetarium; various museums such as the Natural History Museum, Agricultural Museum and Transport Museum; Hungaroring Formula One racetrack (special children’s driving and road safety track) and the Budapest International Airport and Airport Museum.
Road Safety Track
The track features actual traffic signs – Stop, No Parking etc.- real traffic lights that change pedestrian crossing, parking slots for the cars, from stop to go – a bikes and scooters and protective rubber tyres around the track itself. Several major automobile names such as Peugeot, Saab and Nissan are sponsoring the safety efforts through their own materials, as well as the Hungarian Autoclub who has supplied stickers and printed materials for the youngsters.
HAPPY KIDS Director Peter Jones commented that with the number of road accidents involving young children, a vital message needed to be passed on to our youngsters – that safety doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a steady process of practice and learning.