the children leave Power Tots with a smile, sense of accomplishment, and what appears to be a positive attitude!
La Plata, MD (Vocus) October 14, 2010
The philosophy behind Power Tots, Inc. is a belief in “The Power of a Positive Attitude.” Not only do the children who participate in the Power Tots program receive the benefits of physical exercise and the joy of working and playing with their friends, but the instructors are also working hard to ensure that they keep an optimistic attitude throughout, no matter what.
Power Tots, Inc. provides gymnastics and yoga instruction to children in daycare centers and schools throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company aims to provide a fun and safe environment where children can exercise their bodies and minds. Power Tots instructors provide a place where participants can experience the joy of gymnastics, or an adventure-packed yoga class, during which they are constantly giving positive feedback.
During the exciting 30-minute class, the children who participate in Power Tots are actually “working on their problem-solving skills, social skills, gross and fine motor skills, building self-confidence, getting physical exercise, and using their imaginations," says Director Kelly Sorenson. In addition to all of this, classes also provide encouragement in healthy eating habits and promote an active lifestyle.
Sorenson’s belief in the power of a positive attitude is not unfounded. Recent scientific research has actually shown that optimism can have significant health benefits. According to Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of the book, Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents, and executive director of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, “Compared to pessimistic people, optimists are more successful in school, at work, and in athletics. They are healthier and they live longer, they are less likely to suffer from depression, and they are less anxious.”
Sorenson has seen the positive effects Power Tots classes have had on its participants, noting that “the children leave Power Tots with a smile, sense of accomplishment, and what appears to be a positive attitude!” She adds, “If we can plant the seed in our children today to practice a positive attitude, one would have to believe that we are making it possible for beautiful things to happen in the future.”