Kinder gym program
Kinder Gym program
The Kinder Gym program provides the opportunity for children to develop many essential physical attributes such as gross motor functions, fine motor functions, balance, strength, coordination and flexibility.
We offer two levels within our Kinder Gym program:
Suitable for children aged between 18 months to 3 years old.
Parents are required to accompany their child during the Play Gym classes and this provides a fun bonding and learning activity for both child and parent.
The goal and intention of this class is to teach children about their surroundings, feeling comfortable in unique settings, developing key gross motor skills and building confidence. To this end, an 'exploration phase' has been implemented at the beginning of each class. Essentially this provides 10 minutes of guided exploration and children are encouraged to explore surroundings with their parents. The coach is always available to monitor and assist, but the actual class will commence after the guided exploration.
Specific aspects of the class will focus on and include: locomotive activity, concepts of landings, springing, statics, swinging and rotation.
Music and dance are strongly emphasised to provide a fun, stimulating experience for the child and parent/ guardian.
Suitable for children aged 3 years to school-ready.
Children from the Play Gym class can progress to Junior Gym once they are three years of age. We recommend this class as a way to assert their independence. Parents do not generally go into the class with their child.
Children are introduced to the concept of a structured class and learning basic gymnastics principles. Genders are mixed within this class.
The emphasis is on having a fun and productive skill development. Children get the opportunity to practice all the basic gymnastics motor movements in a safe and encouraging environment. This program is designed as a feeder program to the recreational gymnastics program. The children will get to learn and use all the apparatus in the gym. Junior gym classes are 45 minutes in duration.
The Kinder Gym program is designed in advance and runs a different theme each week to ensure that the equipment set-ups are safe, stimulating and provide endless movement opportunities for each the child to play and learn.
Educational research tells us that children learn best through exploring and discovering their abilities in physical activity. This is achieved through incorporating a wide range of movement activities where children are encouraged to think, create, construct and solve problems with their own bodies.