Any regular readers of the blog will realise that we are HUGE Rainbow Factory supporters and we have been slowly working our way through the “We Are Mini” classes. To read about Mini Heroes follow this link and to read about Mini Einsteins (as at May 2017, no longer running) follow this link.
The aim of the Mini Princesses classes is to teach the children about how to understand their emotions, use their imagination and generally be better people but being kind and courteous. Just think of it as classes to make them better people both to themselves and others.
While it is called Mini Princesses, in reality, there is nothing gender specific about it and while I have not seen a boy in the class, there is absolutely no reason why boys wouldn’t get as much out of the classes as girls.
So the class is a mixture of movement/dancing, games, crafts and the famous Rainbow Factory story thrown in for good measure. As the class is only an hour long, as you can imagine, the tempo is fast paced and as such, the children are not kept around waiting or stuck doing the same activity.
The classes are probably suited for those between the age of 3 and 8 – Heidi is 3 and for one of the bigger classes, it was good to see her being stretched and challenged by some of the tasks which were aimed at the older children. Any younger than 3 (or nearly 3) and I feel as though they are not going to have the concentration or perhaps the ability to understand the concepts being delivered. Because it is aimed at slightly older children, this is perhaps the first class which I have watched from the side rather than take part – a very strange feeling indeed!!
A little word about the Fairy Godmother, Emma. As with all of the Rainbow Factory staff, she is always eager to talk to all the children, particularly at their height level, with so much enthusiasm and always with a smile. As I have said previously, while the classes at the Rainbow Factory are good, it is the staff that make them great.
You may ask why are there no photos – well, the classes are quite intimate and I felt that taking any would spoil that. Besides, if I took any at the last class, they would just be a blur because Heidi was constantly moving because she was so excited about the class!
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