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Suzana Stojakovic Forkapic reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Our son Nikola has officially been at this Dojo for one full year now and is thriving in this environment. Sensei Riley is there to teach Judo and much more with goal setting, a constant reminder of respect, kindness, and overall doing the right thing each day. He is in tune with each child speaking and instructing them with discipline and respect. I just love this place and look forward to each class and my son's development overall.

Mimi Lemay reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Pedro's is a remarkable place. I knew that the martial arts, if practiced right, could instill confidence and positivity in my kids, and Pedro's and Sensei Riley have not disappointed. I have three kids at Pedro's: Ages, 9, 8 and 6 and all three have enjoyed the experience, learned a lot and improved in strength, coordination and their belief in what they can accomplish! The classes are run well and on time, and there are plenty of chances for the kids to work toward promotion and participate in tournaments. We are glad we chose Pedro's Judo!

Beth Williams reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Jacob has just finished his third year of training at Pedro's. We could not be happier with his progress. We started down this path hoping for better school and home behavior, a little more focus and lot more patience and discipline. In three years the change has been remarkable! Our rambunctious, full of energy little boy has grown up- learned how to respect teachers, staff, parents and so much more- while still keeping his silly, charming personality. Sensei Riley is kind, understanding, beyond patient and a true cheerleader! We are so grateful to all the staff for being on this ride with us!

Leah Kunz Sullo reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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I would absolutely recommend Pedro's Judo Center, we have had such a great experience and look forward to many more years of fun. This has been a great way for my four year old son to improve so many areas like focus and self-control all while being physically active and having fun.

I think my favorite part of this program is that they make this so much more than the classes that you attend at the dojo each week. They make such an effort to involve the entire family, we love the in house tournaments, promotion nights, kids movie nights, and much more. The other mom's and I even got to join in the class with them this morning in honor of Mother's Day for a pink belt, I'm not sure which one of us had more fun!

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Best Activities to Boost Your Toddler’s Mind-Body Connection

Playing a Role and Taking an Initiative in Your Toddler’s Physical and Cognitive Development

 

The physical growth and cognitive development of a toddler is unparalleled to any other stage of life. From gross motor skills to hand-eye-coordination, toddlers are stimulated and challenged by seemingly simple tasks. Simplicity should not be overlooked at this stage and, in fact, probably needs further attention at times. Between the ages of two to four, toddlers are developing both gross and fine motor skills that will carry over to every aspect of life.

Through running, jumping, ladder drills, and other exercises, toddlers develop gross motor abilities such as balance and coordination. Additionally grasping, gripping, and moving objects strengthens fine motor abilities and concentration.

Through organized sports, physical activity can be combined with drills that incorporate key cognitive exercises to develop skills such as color recognition, spatial awareness, and effective listening. Combining physical exercise with cognitive stimulation allows for an overall improved mind-body connection. Early development of such a connection only paves the way for a more stable, well-equipped, and healthy lifestyle.

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