(AGES WALKING - 5 YEARS)
In our Tumblebear Gym program, a parent joins the child in class until the child is 3 years old. Tumblebear will develop your child's self confidence and enhance their physical capabilities. Safety is of utmost importance. Our scaled-down preschool equipment, such as trampolines, incline mats, and uneven bars, will make it more fun to come and be a Tumblebear. Our 4-5 years preschool gymnastic class is more skill oriented and specifically for parents looking for more structured classes for their child who is 4 or 5 years old. Beginning at age 2 (walking) to age 5, we provide a positive experience with physical fitness in class. It is an enjoyable physical, mental, and social experience for you child. We incorporate a blend of music, gymnastics, and the use of small motor equipment, such as rhythmic ribbons, hoops, balls, and balloons. We also have great educational themes such as Dinosaur week, Hollywood week, and Outer Space week.
A CRITICAL TUMBLE BEAR DIFFERENCE: OUR AGE GROUPS
We divide our Tumble Bear program into age groups. At these tender ages, we believe these divisions are necessary in order to create just the right learning environment for each stage of a child's development. Few organizations go to this trouble, but we know the children feel more comfortable and learn more in our groupings. We hope you agree.
BABY BEARS (Mommy & Me): 2-3 YEARS $65/MO
Parent participation required. For children who love action, who like to go-go-go an adult accompanies them in the gym. Your child will learn floor rolls, jumping, balance beam walking, and also hanging and swinging on the bars while practicing various motor skills and fine motor skills with balls and other small objects. Music and activities are incorporated while the child is introduced to positions and gymnastics. This is a great class for you and your child to meet new friends and bond with each other. Prequalifiactions: Good walker.
LITTLE BEARS (Advanced): 3 YEARS $65/MO
No parents needed here. A playful class centered around age appropriate developmental movements using special, tot-sized apparatus with strong emphasis on socialization and group involvement. This class participates in gymnastics movements, trampoline exercises and gymnastics on equipment that is scaled down to smaller size. More physically challenging skills gives kids stronger bodies and sharper minds as well as a clearer understanding of their bodies' capabilities.
JUNIOR BEARS: 4-5 YEARS $65/MO
Children participate in gymnastics movement, running, jumping, hopping, swinging, rolling, cart wheeling and balancing using the floor, balance beam, bars, vault and trampoline. They also learn to work independently and learn how to follow directions, which is very beneficial for starting school. These kids follow a curriculum that encourages them to attempt many new skills. We know that it is even more essential that their attempts are rewarded so that risk becomes exciting and "failed attempts" are seen for what they are -- learning experiences. Because of their age, Junior Bears are able to handle a class, which is slightly more "skill oriented" and less general movement. In this way, we prepare the child, physically and mentally for kindergarten and our "official" gymnastics classes.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?
We offer a full line of Tumblebear gym wear for boys and girls in our pro shop. Girls should wear a leotard that does NOT have any belts, buckles or skirts attached. Boys wear shorts and T-shirt tucked in. For tumbling, bare feet are best. Hair should be pulled back away from the face for safety, as long hair interferes with rolling, somersaulting, and twisting skills. No gum or jewelry allowed.