at our Pakenham gymnastics centre
KinderGym is Gymnastics Australia’s movement-based learning experience for young children and their parents or caregivers.
Children need as many opportunities as possible to optimise brain development and increase physical potential before they go to school. KinderGym provides a safe environment for children to develop physical skills and actively participate in a fun and playful way, at their own rate.
Educational research tells us that children learn best through exploring and discovering their abilities through physical activity. Gymnastics Australia’s KinderGym program offers children a LaunchPad into fundamental movement; ensuring they can experience a wide range of movement activities and be encouraged to think, create, construct and solve problems with their own bodies. While developing co-ordination and self-esteem all in a multi-sensory environment. KinderGym programs assist in your child’s physical, social and cognitive development.
KinderGym for 12 months (walking) – 4 year olds
Our 45-minute KinderGym class involves a structured lesson designed specifically for children of this age group., where parents are encouraged to take an active role in the class and their child’s learning.
Each fortnight has a ‘theme’ and starts with a general warm-up and group activity. Gymnasts then spend time (with their parents as a learning tool) on specific circuits and activities. In this class we start to introduce:
- some gymnastics focused activities and techniques
- build on their gross and fine motor skills
- develop key cognitive skills such as listening to instructions and waiting for turns.
It’s a great way for parents to be a part of your child’s learning and start to get them ready for 4 year old kinder and school.
When: Monday to Friday 10.45am – 11.30am
KinderGym for 4 – 5 year olds
This program caters for children who attend 4 year old Kinder and aim to start school the following year.
Children of this age group are ready for more independent learning and participate in the class without their parent. Class activities include:
- developing key fundamental motor skills
- gymnastics skills
- cognitive abilities
This helps to prepare your child for the exciting step of school the following year!
Classes run for 1 hour.
When: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 10.30am
Kinder Play is a casual free play session for 1 – 6 year olds.
This is a perfect class if you have more than one child 6 years and under as you can all attend together. Each child can then play with the areas that interest them.
Our Kinder Play class is a great way for your child or children to interact with others in a safe and fun environment. They’ll be building their social skills, learning to work together and share before you know it. As well as helping build general fitness, strength and agility. You’ll see your child’s self-confidence and independence start to take shape if it hasn’t already and all in a safe environment.
Numbers are strictly limited, so bookings are essential – bookings can be made via our Parent Portal.
When: Monday and Friday 11.45am – 12.15pm
Where: at our Pakenham gymnastics centre, 24 Rays Way.
Price: $8 per child per session
Come visit us at our Pakenham Centre for KinderGym and Kinder Play
24 Rays Way, Pakenham
Ready to join in the fun of gymnastics?
Come along and try our range of classes now!
We have classes to suit ages from 18 months to adults.
FREE TRIAL CLASSES AVAILABLE