Parent & Child (18 mo- 3 yrs)
Potty Trained is not required, but very appreciated.These classes are designed to develop not only the skills they are learning, but also contributes to their overall development as a person. This is usually the first time the student has been in the gym. They are learning how to move through the gym and the procedures of how a class takes place. The parents are allowed to go with their child to help and monitor. Physical benefits to health and movement are obvious. The entire body gets stronger. Students are developing the ability to follow directions in sequence. Emotional development comes from the courage to try new things and realizing that success is possible, that’s when the confidence and desire to learn really take off. Higher thought processes begin to develop when they are struggling with a skill, which causes them to start problem solving and strategically plan how to approach problems with a positive mind set. We also want to teach them skill names and vocabulary to increase their general knowledge about what they are doing and why. Communication is a huge benefit. There is a lot a verbal instruction given for the student to be able to perform skills. Their listening skills are activated. The student has to convert the verbal instructions to physical action. By sharpening their listening skills, learning becomes more efficient.
55 minute classes means:
Floor- This is the place where strength is developed, and it is easy to see their strength grow. The skills they will be learning require strength in different areas of their bodies that other sports or activities do not use. As their strength increases, the control over their skills becomes obvious. Stations will be used for students to work individually and independently to allow for the repetitions that are required to commit the skills to their Muscle Memory bank. By doing this, the student naturally figures out how to make the movement more efficient, thus making the skill easier to perform
Strength Training- This is where we focus on developing the student’s ability to manipulate their own body weight. The drills and exercises they do during this time will increase the student’s ability to perform skills with more confidence and control.
Tumble Tramp- The kids dig it! They get to bounce down the entire length of the Tumble Tramp. We are expanding their spatial awareness on a whole new level. Students have to bounce laterally, forward, and backward while performing individual skills with increasing difficulty.
This is where some magic happens. Our goal is to have them bouncing on a tramp for 15 minutes. The kids are bouncing, laughing, and having a ball, while we are teaching/guiding them through the discovery of how to control their body in the air while performing individual skills. The skills progress in difficulty according to ability of the student to perform the skill safely. Individual skills will then be done consecutively in different routines. We want students to progress, being successful feels great and is fun!
Speed/Power of skills = student ability to perform safely
The skills on this list are not the only skills they will be working on. Some skills have different drills that will help develop the strength and technique they need to be successful.
5 minute Game Time
Playing together as a class with Parachute, and also developing hand/eye coordination by tossing items (bean bags, stuffed animals, balls, or blocks) between child and parent.
I hope this helps clear up some questions about what we are doing. Please, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
Cost: Class Registration is $45 and tuition is $75 a month. 10% Discount available for more than one child in the program or enrollment in more than one class.