Tender Hearts Arena
Tender Hearts Arena, is first-of-its-kind facility in UAE dedicated in providing structured recreational services to special needs children and young adults ( referred as determined one’s in the UAE ).
In line with the vision and initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai to make UAE fully inclusive and special needs friendly country by 2020, Tender Hearts Arena aims to prepare determined one’s for social inclusion through recreation.
Established in May 2015, the center provides a unique mix of recreational , behavioral, essential learning and social skills development programs under one roof.
Tender Hearts Arena, a concept grew from the experiences, observations and aspirations of parents, families and friends of children with special needs who wish for their children the joy, discovery, laughter and friendships that are the hallmarks of healthy childhood.
We at Tender Hearts are constantly working towards giving opportunities and avenues to people with special abilities to express, explore and have an insight on their own skills, talents and interests.
Most of these children have educational/healthcare facilitiies in the UAE but very less recreational opportunities. Some of these children cannot exceed academically (for various reasons) so recreation is another way to learn new things and to do productive things in life
There are variety of programs provided under safe conditions by specialized trainers such as Yoga, Martial arts, Brain gym , Sports. Creative Art, Dance Music & Theatre , Essential Life skills & Social Communication as well as Behavior modification . Children and young adults engage in customized activities based on their abilities, capacity and capabilities.
The objective is to develop the skills of determined ones by providing them with a platform where they can learn and have fun while drawing on opportunities to practice their social skills, physical aptitude and increase their motivation.
.Recreational activities not only address skill building, but is also a crucial component of personal development. Finding out that they have a special talent for singing, painting or sports etc. can open the doors to discovering their self and building their confidence
At Tender Hearts Arena we believe in recreating the life of a determined one’s by bringing their body, mind and soul together through various activities. Thus, discovering their talent and enhancing/empowering their skills so as to make them independent and responsible social beings.
For children with slow development like ADHD, Dyslexia , PDD etc. social interactions are problematic. Social skills are an important skill that can help your child succeed in all aspects of his life.Read More
Yoga promotes mental and physical well being allowing the kids to strengthen their bodies while simultaneously calming themselves.Read More
Life Skills are essential to job functioning. Several kids who are differently abled are denied the opportunity to engage in meaningful employment.Read More
A great outlet for the kids to express their feelings through collages, paintings, drawing and sketching.Read More
Differently-abled kids always would want to express their feelings. In order to work and enhance the communication abilities for these kidsRead More
This will be a powerful mean of engaging kids with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders, Down’s syndrome etc.Read More
Through dance classes, students are taught life skills whilst at the same time experiencing dance as an expressive art form.Read More
Any parent of differently abled kid understands the importance of activities that enhance social and motor skills.Read More
Brain Gym builds, enhances and restores natural neural pathways in the body that assists natural learning.Read More
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A program developed to enrich the mother and child relationship to stimulate the love of learning, free play, educational toys, singing and making music.Read More