Enrolling your child in a preschool gymnastics class allows
us to help educate your child for today and future
activities. One of our primary preschool gymnastics
goals is to help them be more prepared and motivated
for Kindergarten. Through our physical activities our
preschool gymnasts show vast progress in the skills and
confidence they need to excel once they start school.
You have made a great choice in your parenting by
choosing gymnastics for your preschooler.
Easier Parenting – Most children in preschool
gymnastics are easier to manage by their parents. A
bold, bold statement but it is true. We get your preschoolers
used to hearing directions, understanding yes
and no, learning that there are limits, that they can’t do
what they want to do all of the time and to consider
others. We teach control, we teach discipline with sitting
in lines, taking turns and starting and stopping activities.
These areas benefit the parenting of the child a
Social Skills – Talking to others. Sitting next to others
and communicating. Watching others take their
turn. Being happy for others when they do good.
Watching how others react in certain situations. All social
skills that our preschool students observe and learn
Listening and Following Directions – Absolutely
one of the most important lessons a preschool
age child needs to learn to move forward and improve.
“Stop for a moment and listen to my words.” So important.
To focus on someone giving instructions is huge.
Learning to put aside their desires and feelings for a
moment to “listen.” To “focus.” To “relax” for a moment.
Limits – Preschool age children need to learn that
there are limits. That they can’t just run anywhere or
jump off of anything. They need to know that there are
limits to what they can do. Our classes help show what
limits are and how to deal with them.
Making Decisions – Along with limits comes decisions
making. “Is this okay to do?” “Could I get hurt?”
“Did my gymnastics teacher say this was okay?” “Did
my Mom say this was okay?” To get the preschool age
children to start “thinking” and making proper decisions
is of major importance. Our preschool classes work on
this all of the time.
Confidence – Building self confidence is one of the
best things we do. The 1st day your child starts with us
when compared to 6 months later? The difference in
confidence is hard to describe. Our classes, equipment
and activities gently challenge each child and our instructors
make sure that EVERY child feels successful.
Gentle Discipline – There is acceptable behaviors
and there are unacceptable behaviors. Discipline and
restraint are lessons that every preschool child needs to
learn. To hear it from the parents is great, to hear other
adults sending the same message will impact the child
Taking Turns – Such an important concept for a
2/3/4 year old to learn. In our classes we are very careful
to always emphasize the understanding of waiting in
line and taking turns. The children need to learn that
others have rights too. Others get their turn and that a
child cannot just go do something when he/she feels
like it. A hugely important lesson in the development of
a “school ready” child.
Agility – What other sport works the entire body regarding
agility better than gymnastics? Under, over,
around, upside down, running, stopping, sideways, balancing,
changing directions, basically learning what the
body can do safely. A more agile preschooler is a more
confident preschooler as a huge part of their life is dealing
with physical activities. Do you want your child to be
one of the most agile children starting school?
Safety in Falling – You will see your preschooler
learning to fall properly. Important? Less trips to the
Urgent Care when they are 7/8/9? Maybe. An important
skill for ALL athletes to learn is the proper way to avoid
injury when they fall. These techniques need to become
a natural habit so that when a fall occurs, your child
knows what to do.
Running Skills – All kids can run. Can all kids run
efficiently? Can all kids run fast? Many of our activities
in preschool gymnastics incorporate running and the
proper way to run with their arms, with a lean forward
and with a pushing off the ground to move forward
faster. Do you want your child to improve their running
techniques so that they will be one of the fastest 5 year
olds in Kindergarten?
Colors/Numbers/Identifying – Our preschool
gymnastics classes are filled with equipment that we
use to help teach colors, numbers, shapes and counting
as we do the fun gymnastics activities. This is important
in preparing the children for Kindergarten. Again, hearing
it from other adults helps emphasize what you are
doing at home.
Bottom Line – Our classes help make parenting
easier for you. Our classes help develop better
“Kindergarten Prepared Children.” We make a difference
in the lives of the children who participate in our
classes. Great job parenting!