Thursday, 30 October 2014

December party specials

by TOG (The Office Gal)

Hi everyone!

We are planning something special for you in December! Our usual party package of 3 trainers and 2 sports for 20 kids (aged 3 to 7), all in 1 hour, will be discounted for the holiday season.

The offer is so good, you probably want to organise this just to get your kids and their friends out for some exercise and not necessarily for a birthday party. Maybe its just a sporty party for fun? How does that sound?

Sporty Party anyone? 
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Discounts of more than 50% will be given (terms & conditions apply, please check with us) and you can even choose the sport for that hour. Why not book 2 hours and have 2 different sports?

Well, email us at and put "DECEMBER PARTY!" in the title and we will answer all your questions. First come, first served so do drop us an email today.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

December Holidays are coming...

by TOG (The Office Gal)

Hi everyone!

We are bringing our sporty and fun holiday programme back in December. 2 different locations this time round - 8th to 12th December at The Cage Kallang and 15th to 19th December at The Cage Sports Park Bukit Timah.

Come join us!

5 days of sporty fun infused with plenty of laughter, learning, development and making friends... here are more details: 
  • Theme: Sports & Nature
  • Camp starts at 9am and ends at 2pm daily. 
  • Sports covered (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday): Football, Rugby, T-ball, Athletics. We will start with basics and drills, and end with games, circuits and relays.
  • Excursion Wednesday - we will visit Hort Park and find out more about outdoors and nature.
  • Open to children aged 4 to 9 years old (must be toilet trained).
  • Light snacks and a healthy Lunch will be provided.
  • Limited to 15 children per class, with 3 trainers so teacher:student ratios will be low.

Run, run, run and sign up for our 
Holiday Programme now! 
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If you sign up just for 1 child, the fees are $450 (no GST).

But if you sign up for 2 or more children (friends and family welcomed), the fees are $420 per child.

To register a slot for your child, email us at or call us at 9855-8221. Do it today if you don't want to be disappointed!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Developing Gross Manipulative Skills in Preschool Children

by a contributor (Teresa Cheong from Lifebridges Communications)

Movement comes naturally to children. But chlldren need a strong foundation in fundamental movement skills to enjoy games and sports as adolescents and adults. Besides locomotor skills, children need to master gross manipulative skills. 

What are gross manipulative skills?

Gross manipulative skills involve learning how to handle and control objects with the hands. These include throwing, catching, kicking, striking, bouncing and underarm roll. 

Throwing a ball well requires 
techniques that can be taught

Why are gross manipulative skills important for preschool children?

They help a child develop object control and dexterity of the hands. A child first learns how to throw a ball, but the throw is aimless. The child then progresses to throwing the ball accurately in a specific direction.

Object control gives a preschooler confidence to participate in future sports activities that utilise ball skills such as softball, cricket and basketball.

Preschool children with good manipulative skills have better sense of balance, coordination and movement.

Development of gross manipulative skills by age

Preschool children develop manipulative skills progressively. Compare your child’s development against this simplified checklist:

By Age One

Your child is able to grasp, pick up small object with one hand, and release it.

By Age Two

Your preschooler can:

Throw ball overhand using two hands while standing 

Catch large bounced ball against the body with straight arms

Kick a stationary ball

By Age Three 

Your preschooler shows more manipulative skills and is able to:

Use outstretched arms to catch a large ball thrown to them at short distance 

Rotate the trunk/body to increase force for throwing

Kick a stationary ball forcibly

Execute an overhand throw (important object control skill used in sports activities such as baseball and basketball)

Kicking is fun but mastering 
it requires practice

By Age Four 

Your preschooler does all the above and performs additional manipulative skills:

Roll a ball underhand 

Toss a ball underhand 

Bounce a ball

By Age Five

Your preschool child shows increased dexterity of the hands:

Catch a small ball with outstretched arms

Throw ball high up into the air and catch it most of the time.

Kick stationary ball with force and in required direction

Kick moving ball while running

Execute overarm and underarm throws with force and in required direction

Bounce a ball accurately

If your child is clumsy in executing any of these manipulative skills, try creating unstructured play activities using objects of different sizes and textures such as balls, scoops, frisbees and plastic crockery. 

You can sharpen your child’s manipulative skills by enrolling in a proven preschool exercise programme such as Ready Steady Go Kids.

Friday, 10 October 2014


by TOG (The Office Gal)

Hi everyone!

We have started a Thursday evening class at The Cage Kallang for Term 4 and if you are keen, you can come for a trial lesson before committing to the rest of the term. 

And to make it even sweeter, come along for trial together with a buddy (from school, playmates, cousins, siblings - all are welcomed) and we will waive the usual $20 trial fee for both children!

Date: 16th October (a Thursday, of course!)
Venue: The Cage Kallang (near McDonalds / KFC at the National Stadium area)
Time: 5.15pm to 6.00pm

Come and join us at Kallang on Thursdays

We need you to register as we limit the class size to a maximum of 12. Please email us at

If you have not been to our website yet to learn more about our programme, you can click here.

Hurry, hurry, don't wait to take this chance and get a FREE trial lesson! Email us today.