Kindergym Overview Kindergym is a movement program for children 5 years and under and their caregiver, designed to promote the development of the whole child socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically through play in a safe, structured multi-sensory environment. Classes are fun, playful and challenging and involve a mix of free exploration, guided discovery, and group time. TOTS class duration is 45 minutes and is aimed at 18 mths onward, and Junior GYMFUN: 4-5 years which is an hour long class designed to give children a fun, basic introduction to gymnastic skills the year before they go to school. Parent participation is not required for Junior GYMFUN classes.
Kindergym Class Descriptions Tots Classes - 12mths -4 years (class aimed at 1.5-3.5 yrs) Tots is a movement program for children 4 years and under and their caregiver, designed to promote the development of the whole child socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically through play in a safe, structured multi-sensory environment. Tots programs encourage trust, co-operation, communication, exploration and discovery, listening skills, sharing and turn taking and most of all fun, fun, fun. Each week the lesson will be based around a new and exciting theme, with plenty of opportunities for the child to work towards improving gross and fine motor skills, spatial awareness, co-ordination and all areas of their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Classes also provide parents and caregivers the opportunity to make friends and socialise with other parents and caregivers and the opportunity to spend special one on one time with their child. Classes are fun, playful and challenging and involve a mix of free exploration, guided discovery, and group time. Class duration is 45 minutes.
Junior GYMFUN 4-5 years Our Junior GYMFUN program is for children aged 4-5 years who will be attending school the following year. In line with Kindergym principles this class continues to develop all developmental areas of the child (social, emotional, physical and cognitive). This class is designed to work towards independence, socialisation, following instructions, basic gymnastic skill development, building self confidence and enjoyment of physical activity. Each class will consist of fun and games, basic stretches, circuit based gymnastic activities, partner work and team work. The aim of the class is to give children a fun, basic introduction to gymnastic skills delivered in a friendly, age appropriate manner. Junior GYMFUN utilises the RAINBOW program to allow progression and assessment of the children through 8 levels (Red, Yellow, Pink, Green, Purple, Orange, Blue, Rainbow). Circuits are designed to allow children to progress at their own rate with each colour having a different activity on a station. This program follows through into our afternoon GYMFUN classes to allow a smooth transition once they progress to school. Parent participation is not required in this class.
Junior GYMFUN AFTERNOON/SATURDAY (born 2016 only) - new in Term 1 2021 We are trialing an afternoon class for those parents who can not bring their children to our weekday/day time program. Due to the numbers of high level athletes who train in the afternoon/Saturday mornings, this class will only be for those children who are turning 5 years old in 2021. The class will run from 3:45pm-4:35pm (Mon-Thur) and 9:30am (Sat) to reduce the interaction with the higher level gymnasts and there by the risks involved by being in the gym while these girls are training. The class will run on the same format as our GYMFUN afternoon classes. We recommend all children not attending school to remain in our day time classes as the gym environment is much calmer than our very busy afternoons!
Class Schedule & Fees Term 2 2021 - Monday 19th April - Saturday 26th June (No classes on Monday public holidays, ANZAC Day and Queen's B'Day) Tots Class - $136 (Monday) $170 (Tuesday-Friday) Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Time: 9:45am-10:30am