Classes

Our sessions run all day Monday to Friday and on saturdays according to age group. Children are placed into groups according to their age and language knowledge with an average class size of six. Our lessons are differentiated according to each child’s abilities and enhance life experience in line with holistic philosophy.

Lessons last for just under 1, 2 or 4 hours depending on the age group and subject matter. We also offer one-to-one lessons in language, speech therapy, homework help and music, including piano and singing.

As part of our aim to include as many children as possible, our lessons are affordably priced from £ 6 per hour and paid monthly in advance by standing order.  

Timetable and Fee Lists

2018/2019 year   (For lessons starting SEPT 2018)

Click here for Timetable and Fee List (Languages and other activities – art, music, martial arts etc)

  • Two year-olds: Tue and Thu, 10:00– 11:59 a.m.
  • Two year-olds: Mon and Thu, 10:00– 11:59 a.m.
  • Three year-olds: Tue and Fri, 10:00– 11:59 p.m.
  • Four year-olds: Mon and Thurs, 12:30 – 2:29 p.m.
  • Four year-olds: Mon and Weds, 4:30 – 6:29 p.m.
  • Five year-olds: Sat, 10 am – 2 p.m.
  • Six year-olds: Mon and Weds, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Six year-olds: Sat, 10 am – 2 p.m.
  • Eight year-olds: Tues and Thurs, 4:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Eight year-olds: Sat, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Nine year-olds: Tues and Thurs, 4.30 – 7 p.m.
  • Ten year-olds: Sat, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m
  • Eleven year-olds and over: Fri 4.30 – 7 p.m.

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

  • Two to three year-olds: Weds, 4.30 p.m – 6.29 p.m.
  • Four to five year-olds: Mon,  4.30 p.m. – 6.29 p.m.
  • Four to six year-olds: Sat,  12.00 p.m. – 1.59 p.m.
  • Seven year-olds and over: Thurs, 4.30 p.m   – 7 p.m.
  • Seven year-olds and over: Sat, 2.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

  • Three to five year-olds: Mon and Weds, 5:20– 6:20 p.m.

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

*Next course start dates: on 8th of November (Tue and Thu 6:30 to 8:30 pm) and on January 2017 (Mon and Wed 6:30 to 8:30 pm) *

Intensive English course for adults (12 weeks, ESOL classes preparing towards the Cambridge English Examination)
  • Preparation course run by fully qualified teacher
  • Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.40-8.40pm (Two 2-hour sessions per week)
  • Total of 48 hours teaching for £375
  • Childcare also available for £5 per hour
  • Women only classes available

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

  • Four year-olds and over: Fri, 4.30 – 5.30 p.m.
  • Four year-olds and over: Fri, 6.40 – 7.40 p.m.
  • Six year-olds and over: Fri, 5.35 – 6.35 p.m.

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

  • Four to six year-olds: Sat, 3.15 – 4.15 p.m.
  • Sevn to nine year-olds: Fri, 7.15 – 8.15 p.m.
  • Ten to twelve year-olds: Thu, 7.15 – 8.15 p.m.
  • Thirteen to fifteen year-olds: Tue, 7.15 – 8.15 p.m.

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

From five months to two years-old:  Tuesdays 12.15 – 13.15 p.m. 

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

  • Art (younger I): Tuesdays, 4.30 – 6.30 p.m.
  • Art (younger II): Thursdays, 4.30 – 6.30 p.m.
  • Art (elder): Fridays 5.00-7.00 p.m.

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

  • Art therapy (five year-olds and over): Saturdays 2.30-4.30 p.m.

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

Six year-olds and over: Fri 4.30 – 6.30 pm

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

  • Younger (three year-olds and over): Mon, 5.45 – 6.45 p.m. and  Sat, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.
  • Elder: Wed, 5.45 – 6.45 p.m. and Sat, 11.10 – 12.10 p.m.
  • Adults: Mon, Wed, Fri, 7.10 – 8.10 p.m. and Sat, 12.20 – 1.20 p.m.

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

  • Dance for three to four year-olds: Tues and Thurs 4.30 – 5.30 pm
  • Dance for five to six year-olds: Tues and Thurs 5.45 – 6.45 pm 

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

  • Music and dance for up to 4 year-olds Mon 10 am – 11.59 pm

To register please email info@ltlt.co.uk or call 07900106971.

Individual activitiy times arranged with parents for mutual convenience.

Lessons can also be held at the child’s home. To book a visit, please call 07900106971.

Lessons in language, speech therapy, homework help and music, including piano and singing.

Individual lesson times arranged with parents for mutual convenience.

Please contact info@ltlt.co.uk  for further information or call 07900106971.




Language lessons

Language is taught as a live experience through culture, traditions, science, history, art, music, drama, ethics and aesthetics (a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of art, beauty and taste, promoting the creation and appreciation of beauty in its various forms).

To maximise productivity and ensure attention is given to each and every child, lessons are conducted in small groups and our small children are lead by two teachers.

Children are placed into language groups according to age or common achievements.
Lessons take place twice per week for each language group and each lesson lasts either 2 or 2 ½ hours, according to age. They are designed to improve a child’s written and verbal command of language so that they may speak and write fluently. Lessons promote a deeper knowledge of grammar usage, wider range of vocabulary, greater capability of story writing and expressive reading and an advanced participation in discussions.

Individual language lessons are also available for children aged 11 years and over in Lithuanian, Russian and English.

Lessons are designed to improve a child’s written and verbal command of language so that they can speak and write fluently. Lessons promote a deeper knowledge of grammar usage, wider range of vocabulary, greater capability of story writing, expressive reading and an advanced participation in discussions.





Intensive English course for adults  (12 weeks)

    • ESOL classes (Cambridge English examination board)
    • Taught by a qualified ESOL teacher
    • 2 sessions per week (each session is 2 hours)
    • Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6.40-8.40pm
    • Total of 48 hours teaching for £375

*Registering for new course starting November 2018*  Please email english@ltlt.co.uk  or call 07542996364.







Music lessons

Our music lessons are designed to encourage pupils’ self esteem and enable them to become more self-aware, develop their musical abilities, be confident in front of an audience and showcase their talents.

Young singers develop their creativity and learn how to express themselves musically and artistically. This, in turn, expands their imagination and improves their musical intellect. Children aged between two and three years old particularly benefit from singing lessons which assist their language development in terms of diction and articulation Improvement. Our elder singers learn how to manage, interpret and express their voice (dynamics).

Piano lessons include theory and practice and vary from basics to preparation for exams (levels 1 – 8). The lessons are devised according to the interests, needs and skills of each child and their family. We also provide music lessons on a one-to-one basis including piano lessons which last 45 minutes.

All music students perform for our radio broadcast “The Curious Frogs” and participate in our school events, as well as represent the school at external events.


Leaping Toads art

Art

Our art lessons are designed to introduce children to various art techniques, which they learn when working on a range of short projects. The programme is tailored to the preferences of the group and / or in line with individual interests.




Art therapy

“Free the creator in yourself” – our art therapy method

“Art therapy focuses on the reflection of the inner-self, which is shown in visual form when a person starts to paint, draw or sculpt spontaneously.” Aldona Dapkutė, 2003

Art therapy is concerned with humanism, creativity, reconciling emotional conflicts, fostering self-awareness and personal growth. It assists children and adults to learn how to deal with and better manage positive and negative situations by identifying, defining, realising and accepting them. Problematic situations no longer seem so great, threatening or unsolvable.

The therapeutic process of painting, drawing or sculpting, provides a release and / or reconciliation of internal conflicts, doubts, emotions, feelings, memories and experiences. Due to this, it is often thought of by academics as a ‘time machine’, providing real-time access to sources of emotions, conflicts and memories. It assists individuals to find themselves, free themselves from the banality daily routine and go on journey of self-discovery. Children can reflect on the purpose and meaning of life, create their own internal and external world, and dream and see how dreams can become reality. To see our recent news article on art therapy click here  and here.



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Fashion design

Fashion design is led by Lithuanian fashion designer, Ausra Urbanaviciute, and is open to all children interested in fashion, even from a young age.

The lessons introduce children to costume design and the history of fashion. Participants learn to how to sketch, identify and select complementary styles and tendencies. They also learn the practical side of fashion, including the creation and sewing of clothes and dressing of models and mannequins, both in modern and traditional dress. Pupils apply the skills and techniques they have learnt by creating their own projects and bringing their own designs and creations to life. Click here for more information.



Leaping Toads dance for babies

Dance

Dance lessons aim to develop children’s choreographic, imaginative and expressive abilities. They also provide a platform for children to better understand their inner selves, including their emotional stages and wishes. They are encouraged to express this through the creative medium of dance. The dance styles taught at Leaping Toads include ballet, modern, ballroom and traditional Lithuanian dance.




Martial arts

Children of all ages can enjoy and learn from the games, exercises and techniques taught during our martial arts classes, run by our martial arts master, Adomas.

The practice of Martial arts increases children’s physical health, fitness and wellbeing, as well as their mental, physical and spiritual development. It also equips children with a knowledge of self-defence.

In terms of mental development and stimulation, martial arts instills a learning discipline (applicable to all aspects of life) into children. It  improves the understanding and appreciation for core values such as respect, self-control and patience.

Martial arts lessons have been found to improve concentration, energy levels, and self-esteem and equip students with the mental skills to deal with everyday challenges. This practical activity also effectively teaches the importance of discipline and taking responsibility.

Students develop key physical skills such as flexibility, coordination, endurance and stamina. Martial arts also strengthens joints, improves muscle tone and helps children to develop correct body posture.




Yoga

Aged 2 to 3: Small children explore the world through their senses and are curious about unfamiliar objects and experiences. At this age it is highly important that the child feels emotionally and physically safe, so a “yoga playground” is the perfect space to satisfy a child’s natural curiosity and thirst for movement. Physical activities promote healthy development and during lessons children explore themselves through movement, FUN games, basic and easy yoga poses, songs and fairy-tales. Playful activities improve children’s co-ordination and gross motor skills and an increased vocabulary helps them to create more complex sentences.

Aged 4 to 6: At this age, children have wild imaginations and an infinite amount of energy. We therefore taken them on magical yoga journeys, with fun games, songs, dance and yoga poses. Children explore their bodies and their possibilities while also learning about different cultures, animals and respect for nature, themselves and others. Playful activities improve physical strength, co-ordination, flexibility and creativity. Children will also learn how to be aware of and control their breath. Breathing exercises boost concentration and assist them to stay in their yoga pose for a little longer. Each class is finished with a moment of relaxation.

Aged 7 to 9: At this age, children love challenges and they often want to show their achievements. We will practice more challenging poses and dynamic games, but the FUN and ‘magical’ aspects will remain throughout. The focus will be on co-ordination and balance. Moreover, children will increase their self-confidence through group cooperation and partner poses. Breathing exercises, deep relaxation and restorative poses will also form part of each class.

Aged 10 to 13: Lessons explore different concepts concerned with friendship, respect and self-confidence, as young people at this age want to be treated with respect and as equals. We will have FUN together! This group activity helps to release any tensions and worries about school. We will use many partner and acrobatic poses along with cooperative games. Relaxation techniques and meditation will provide them with a few precious few moments of silence and calm.

Pre-natal (from 2nd trimester / 14 weeks): No prior experience is required.
Yoga for pregnant women is a great way to relax and prepare for the miraculous transformation of the body, the new life cycle and listen to one’s emotional inner world. Soothing environment and gentle yoga poses have a positive impact on wellbeing during the pregnancy period, during which women experience profound changes. Yoga sessions will not only introduce techniques of deep and conscious breathing (pranayama) but will also reinforce the strength and elasticity of the muscles needed for childbirth. Yoga exercises (asanas) will strengthen the pelvic, back and abdominal muscles, improve blood circulation, and open the hips, all of which facilitate the birth process. During each meeting we will also practice meditation and use various breathing techniques to calm our minds and feel harmony and warmth in our hearts.




Speech therapy

Our speech therapist works with children with a variety of speech, language and
communication disorders, including but not limited to: pronunciation, phonemic hearing, writing, reading, and fluency weaknesses. Lessons encourage the development of a child’s language skills and provide timely assistance to children to help prevent secondary complications.

The content, nature and duration of speech therapy lessons and their exercises are tailored according to the individual needs of the child and family, as well as the child’s age and personality characteristics.

They cover a variety of active and non-traditional methods and language development is integrated into enjoyable language activities.

During the lessons, the child acquires the special ability to:
– Understand and reflect on reality
– think logically
– Generalise and specify
– plan and regulate their intentions, ideas and actions to assist the speech process.

When speech is disturbed, the child is not able to fully communicate which in turn, impacts on other mental processes in evolution (for example, the child may have trouble remembering verbal information, understanding verbal instructions and has difficulty concentrating on a task). This can lead to negative character traits such as insularity, lack of confidence, negativism, which further impedes the natural language learning process.

It is therefore particularly Important to monitor the child’s speech in the early stages of development, and, if necessary, provide timely assistance in learning to pronounce sounds, words and sentences.