Most children in preschool gymnastics are easier to manage by their parents. A bold, bold statement but it is true. We get your preschoolers used to hearing directions, understanding yes and no, and learning that there are limits, that they can’t do what they want to do all of the time and to consider others. We teach control, we teach discipline with sitting in lines, taking turns and starting and stopping activities. These areas benefit the parenting of the child a great deal.
Talking to others. Sitting next to others and communicating. Watching others take their turn. Being happy for others when they do good. Watching how others react in certain situations. All social skills that our preschool students observe and learn from.
Absolutely one of the most important lessons a preschool age child needs is to learn to move forward and improve. “Stop for a moment and listen to my words.” So important. To focus on someone giving instructions is huge. Learning to put aside their desires and feeling fo a moment to “listen”. To “focus”. To “relax” for a moment. Huge!
Preschool age children need to learn that there are limits. That they can’t just run anywhere of jump off anything. They need to know that there are limits to what they can do. Our classes help show what limits are and how to deal with them.
Along with limits comes decision making.
- “Is this okay to do?”
- “Could I get hurt?”
- “Did my gymnastics teacher say it was okay?”
- “Did my Mom say this was okay?”
To get the preschool age children to start “thinking” and making proper decisions is of major importance. Our preschool classes work on this all of the time.
Our preschool gymnastics classes are filled with equipment that we use to help teach colors, numbers, shapes, and counting as we do the fun gymnastics activities. This important in preparing the children for Kindergarten.
Building self confidence is one of the best things we do. The first day your child starts with compared to six months later? The differences in confidence is hard to describe. Our classes, equipment and activities gently challenge each child and our instructors make sure that EVERY child feels successful.
There are acceptable behaviors and there are unacceptable behaviors. Discipline and restraint are lessons that every preschool child needs to learn. To hear it from the parents is great, to hear other adults sending the same message will impact the child even more.
Such an important concept for 2/3/4 year olds to learn. In our classes we are very careful to always emphasize the understanding of waiting in line and taking turns. The children need to learn that others have rights too. Others get their turn and that a child cannot just go do something when he/she feels like it. A hugely important lesson in the development of a “school ready” child.
What other sport works the entire body regarding agility better than gymnastics? Under, over, around, upside down, running, stopping, sideways, balancing, changing directions, basically learning what the body can do safely. A more agile preschooler as a huge part of their life is dealing with physical activities. Do you want your child to be one of the most agile children starting school?
You will see your preschooler learning to fall properly. Important? Less trips to the Urgent Care when they are 7/8/9? Maybe. An important skill for ALL athletes to learn is the proper way to avoid injury when they fall. These techniques need to become a natural habit so that when a fall occurs, your child knows what to do.
All kids can run. Can all kids run efficiently? Can all kids run fast? Many of our activities in preschool gymnastics incorporate running and the proper way to run with their arms, with a lean forward and with a pushing off the ground to move forward faster.
Time - 1 hour
Age - 18 months to 5 years
Preschool Open Play is a fun hour for children ages 18 months to kindergarten to enjoy free play and practice in a safe environment. Children will participate with an accompanying adult. Bring your little ones out for a morning of fun and fitness that’s reserved especially for them. Children must be accompanied by a guardian.
Time - 45 minutes
Age - 18 months to 2.5 years
Tumble Tots is a class for children who are 18 months to 2.5 years to come in to the gym to practice and play in a safe and structured environment with a coach. Children will participate with an accompanying adult. Classes focus on enhancing fine and gross motor skills, body awareness, and muscle coordination while promoting physical, mental and social development.
Time - 45 minutes
Age - 2.5 to 3 years
Aerials is a class for boys and girls ages 2.5 – 3 years old where students begin to participate on their own, without parent involvement. Children learn to take direction and wait to take turns while using the gym equipment. They are also introduced to tumbling, swinging, balancing, and jumping in a safe and correct manner.
Time - 1 hour
Age - 3 to 4 years
Twisters is class for boys and girls ages 3 – 4 years where students continue to learn the basics of gymnastics and motor skills. They will enhance their strength and coordination by being introduced to handstands, cartwheels, and forward rolls; as well as correct jumping and landing techniques. Games and obstacle courses are combined to create a fun yet safe atmosphere.
Time - 1 hour
Age - 4 to 5 years
Flippers is a class for boys and girls ages 4-5 where basic gymnastics skills are taught while stressing correct body positions and proper technique. This class is designed to create a fun, safe, and challenging experience for your child. They will play games, conquer obstacle courses, and learn developmental gymnastics skills with an introduction to competitive gymnastics equipment.