Pre School Gymnastics
Our Preschool Gymnastics program, PlayGYM, is designed for Under 5's to have fun, explore, and be challenged.
PlayGYM is a fantastic program that enhances children's coordination, confidence, and rhythm through a variety of fun activities, utilizing specialized pre-school equipment. During our PlayGYM sessions, the gym is transformed into a preschool playground with lots of challenging circuits, set up to encourage children to explore the following fundamental movement patterns.
Class Option 1: Casual Pre School drop in class!
A semi-structured session for children aged between 18 months-5 years, supported by a parent or caregiver on the gym floor without the commitment of paying for a whole term. We understand that schedules can get busy and that children can be unpredictable!
- Tuesday 9:15-10:15 am (Vogel St). $10
- Tuesday 10:15-11:15 pm (Vogel St). $10
- Tuesday 11:15-12:15 pm (Vogel St). $10
Class Option 2: Tumbling Tots
A semi-structured session for children aged between 18 months-5 years, supported by a parent or caregiver on the gym floor.
- Friday 12:30-1:30 pm (Otaki St)
- Friday 1:30-2:30 pm (Otaki St)
- Saturday 8.00-9.00 am (Vogel St)
- Saturday 12:30-1:30 pm (Vogel St)
- Sunday 8:45-9:30 am (Otaki St)
- Sunday 9.30-10:15 am (Otaki St)
- Sunday 10:15-11:00 am (Otaki St)
- Sunday 11:00-11:45 pm (Otaki St)
Class Option 3: Kiwi Flyers
Designed for confident & independent 4-5 year olds to attend without parent participation. This 60-minute class will help to develop fundamental gymnastics skills in a small group setting. We have a ratio of 1:7. Parents watch from the seating area.
Within these classes children will learn:
- Fundamental Gymnastic skills to develop spring, landing, rotation, balance and coordination
- Basic trampoline safety
- Participation in fun group games/activities at the start and end of the session
- Explore a fundamental movement pattern in the warm-up
- Age-appropriate circuit activities
Kiwi Flyers is a stepping stone into GYMFun and a great progression from our Tumbling Tots programmes.
- Tuesday 3.30-4.30 pm (Vogel St)
- Wednesday 3.30-4.30 pm (Vogel St)
- Thursday 3.30-4.30 pm (Vogel St)
- Saturday 9.15-10.15 am (Vogel St)
- Sunday 12:00-1:00pm (Otaki St)
Please note classes will only run if we receive sufficient registrations. All PlayGYM classes run alongside the school term. We do not run classes during the school holidays.
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Commonly asked questions:
What do you learn in a PlayGYM class?
- LANDINGS: Practicing safe landing techniques, enhances children's confidence jumping from equipment
- SPRING Children have lots of opportunities to develop spring using our long tumble track trampoline, beat boards, mini trampolines, and rebounders.
- SWING Children develop confidence swinging, using small handles suspended under the bars, and big rope swings as well as using the uneven bars to learn correct shapes whilst practicing mini tap swings.
- LOCOMOTION PlayGYM is all about exploring movement patterns, we have lots of fun obstacle courses set up for children to spring over, crawl through, and under, and plenty of beams to challenge their balance. Our group activities at the start of each session provide lots of opportunities to run, jump, hop and dance
- COORDINATION SKILLS We always have a coordination station with small hand apparatus to practice bouncing, throwing, striking, and catching skills to develop visual tracking, hand-eye, and foot-eye coordination.
PlayGYM sessions are semi-structured, creating movement challenges for participants to explore. PlayGYM is based on the belief that 'movement and learning together are fun' and that play should provide for spontaneous free activity. Parents are involved throughout the session, supervising their own child on the gym floor, which is a great opportunity to play, engage and have lots of FUN exploring gymnastics with your child.
Where is my class?
- If you are unsure of your class location then please email steph email@example.com
What do we need to bring?
- Make sure you bring a drink bottle, and are in comfortable clothes. We suggest having shoes that are easy to take off and avoiding clothes that are loose and baggy.