GymKids

A child rides in a red wagon during a GymKids class

GymKids is a carefully designed motor development program for preschoolers. GymKids classes are one hour per week for 8-weeks, and are held in our Preschool Gym room. 

The GymKids room is arranged to stimulate and satisfy your preschooler's natural curiosity through movement. Our equipment and activities provide opportunities for children to tune their senses to the excitement of color, music, language and touch through physical activity. Exploration of the GymKids equipment promotes development of perceptual motor abilities. These include body image, balance, spatial awareness, hand-eye and foot-eye coordination, laterality, directionality, and form discrimination. Attributes of movement such as rhythms, loco-motor coordination, agility, strength and flexibility are also developed.

In the GymKids program, children are free to choose and explore the equipment. Each one hour class begins with 40 minutes of exploration where children are encouraged to be creative and spontaneous within the boundaries of safety. The last 20 minutes of class time focuses on group activities that are led by the instructor. These include directional games, movement activities, songs, finger plays, parachute and bubble games and our special GymKids puppets. 

A child plays during a GymKids program

Exploration of the GymKids equipment promotes development of perceptual motor abilities. These include: body image, balance, spatial awareness, hand-eye and foot-eye coordination, laterality, directionality and form discrimination. Attributes of movement such as rhythms, loco-motor coordination, agility, strength and flexibility are also developed.

The program is 8-weeks long and held in our Preschool Gym room. Classes are one hour. Learn more about GymKids by watching this brief video.

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