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HOW GYMNASTICS HELPS YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL (BACKED BY HARVARD RESEARCH)

Harvard School of Education released their findings on their latest research project; and, they could have simply titled it “Why Your Kid Should do Gymnastics if You Want Them to Develop the Kind of Character That Helps Them Succeed at School.” Okay, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue…but it cuts to the core of […]

Communication is Key!

Communicating with a child, from infancy onward, is one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences for both parent and child. Here are a few suggestions to help improve your childs’ communication skills: Talk to your toddler about what he or she did during the day or plans to do tomorrow. Play make-believe games. Read […]

Puzzles Are More Than Just Fun!

According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, puzzles are a GREAT learning tool! Puzzles help children build the skills they need to read, write and solve problems. When you couple this  activity with a gymnastic or a movement skill you really have a well rounded activity to explore!

Why Gymnastics?

Top 5 reasons to enroll your child in gymnastics: Develops strength, flexibility and coordination Provides social interaction with peers Teaches listening skills Gains self-esteem and confidence IT’S SOOOO MUCH FUN!!!

We Love Music!

Experts agree that music can strengthen childrens’ minds and serve as a fundamental skill of learning. Music develops children’s sense of patterning and memory skills. Music stimulates brain connections and can actually make children learn more!

Communication Skills

Communicating with a child, from infancy onward, is one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences for both parent and child. Here are a few suggestions to help improve your childs’ communication skills: Talk to your toddler about what he or she did during the day or plans to do tomorrow. Play make-believe games. Read […]

Kindergarten Readiness

Did you know that gymnastics can help your child get ready for Kindergarten?!? Physical Skill in gymnastics class that are important for Kindergarten: Has begun to establish right or left dominance. Hand dominance helps children write more legibly, cut without difficulty and perform other motor tasks more efficiently Shows increased flexibility, strength and dexterity in […]

Fit Kids do Better in Kindergarten

Children 4 ½-5 are getting ready for Kindergarten in the fall. During gymnastics classes we focus on physical skills that can help make their kindergarten year a highly successful learning experience. Our preschool gymnastics programs have these Kindergarten skills “built in,” so lets advertise the benefits we have. These can be some good conversation topics […]

Get Your Hula Hoop On!

Hula hooping allows children to practice both their fine and gross motor skills. It provides children with the chance to develop their problem-solving skills while improving flexibility and enjoying the outdoors. Children need a hula hoop for this game. Before the lesson, let children experiment with different ways of using a hula hoop. Then demonstrate […]

Hop Hop Hop!

Springtime is a great time to get outside and draw a hopscotch on the pavement as well as practice different patterns in the gym. Hopscotch is such an important fundamental movement skill because it teaches children to jump, hop, balance, transfer weight, as well as follow a pattern of movement.