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The Physical & Intellectual Development of 7-9 Year Olds

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Seuss “Slow and steady wins the race!” Oh the years of 7-9 years old! You have made it through the infant, toddler, preschool and young adolescent phase. Time for what are often referred to as…

The Social and Emotional Stages of Development for 5 & 6 Year Olds

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Seuss “Check this out!” Stepping onto the mats at the start of Basic SKILLZ class one recent evening, I was met with an excited group of 5-6 year olds, ready to demonstrate their latest and…

Physical and Intellectual Stages of Development for 5 & 6 Year Olds

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” -Dr. Seuss “Going, going, going… ALL. DAY. LONG!” Oh the years of 5-6! Abounding energy at a level that could power New York City, as my husband and I often joke about our youngest, is flowing…

3 Ways Martial Arts Can Help With Back to School Anxiety

Greetings, BMA Parents! It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the end of school with our students, and in the blink of an eye, it’s already time for our students to re-enter the classroom. As some of our students head back to familiar school buildings, friends and teachers, other students may be surrounded by…