KinderGym

at our Pakenham gymnastics centre

KinderGym

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

 

KinderPlay

KinderPlay 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 KinderPlay 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: Friday 11.45am – 12.15pm

Where: at our Pakenham gymnastics centre, 24 Rays Way.

Price: $8 per child per session

 

BabyGym

BabyGym is a parent and child gymnastics program for children aged 4 – 10 months and is designed to encourage the holistic development of children.
The development areas the program focuses on are
Brain Development, Body Awareness, Social Interaction, Vestibular stimulation and Balance, Core strength, Fine motor skills and Sensory system.

Numbers are strictly limited, so bookings are essential – bookings can be made via our Parent Portal.

When: Tuesday 12pm – 12.30pm

Where: at our Pakenham gymnastics centre, 24 Rays Way.

Price: No charge

Come visit us at our Pakenham Centre for KinderGym, KinderPlay and BabyGym

24 Rays Way, Pakenham

My first lesson

We understand that new environments can be daunting for some children.  Our staff is here to assist and help you have a great first experience at the gym. These Visual Schedules may assist your child feel more comfortable and prepared if read before attending your first class.

Remember to ask your coach any questions that you have and let them know if you need any help with anything, or feel worried at all.  We can’t wait to see you at gymnastics!

 

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Off to KinderGym I go

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I wait in the seating area until class begins

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My coach calls me into class

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I take off my shoes and socks and leave them with my drink bottle in a locker

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I post my KinderGym book in the letter box

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We start with our warmup song which is lots of fun, and gets our muscles warmed up!

kindergym stretching at reach gymnastics pakenham

Then we do our stretching to prepare our muscles for all the fun skills we are going to learn

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We follow our coach and go to the first fun circuit

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Then we move to our second fun circuit

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Now we move onto our cool down song to finish the class

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I get my sticker

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I take my book out of the letterbox

locker area at reach gymnastics pakenham

I take my belongings and exit the gym

See you next time!

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