Ivanhoe/Preston More about GymbaROO Babyroo: For babies from 6 weeks of age GymbaROO Free Play – We begin each session In this precious quality time with with free explorative play on our gym your baby, you learn how to provide Centre Location: equipment. sensory motor activities that help Bellfield Community Centre your infant to learn more about Cnr Oriel Rd & Banksia St, Mat Time – To commence mat time, themselves and their world, so that Bellfield Melway map 31D4 we blow lots of bubbles for the their brain can amass important children to come and watch while we information on which later learning is then sing our welcome song followed so dependent. Activities include Manager: Merrin Bradbury- stimulating babies by singing, by co-ordinated movement to music, Butler massage, exercises, music, dancing (B.Ed. Studs.;Dip.Teach Early Child.Ed.; Lic. Mus essential skills, songs and rhymes, and using the special large equipment Ed.) group dance, massage, vestibular for our babies. Our babies are activity and use of small equipment. divided into 2 classes: Phone : 0438 1800 87 We talk about our special Non-Mobile Babies 9432 9544 visualization theme for the week. A special class for younger babies. email: This theme is in the treasure bag and Mobile Babies email@example.com the children receive a stamp on their For tummy or hands and knees right hand and foot. Each term crawlers. What is GymbaROO? follows a theme and each week we GymbaROO for one year olds An exciting, safe environment in which learn songs and rhymes that follow Gymbaroo is a parent/child education children can experiment and explore. our theme. With parents there, this age group program run by qualified teachers. The Equipment Time – We have a hall feel secure, but have the program offers classes of age appropriate filled with large equipment that has independence to try out the fun new weekly sessions for babies as young as 6 been especially designed and made activities, learning about space and weeks to children of 5 years. The classes for young children. Children practice balance. At about 18 mths climbing enable parents to be actively involved in their coordination skills e.g. climbing, starts to dominate their activities, their child’s development. balancing, sliding, tumbling, rocking, and this is the perfect place to learn hanging. Younger children will use to climb safely. Children learn more in their first few GymbaROO for two year olds this time as a valuable exploration years than in any other time of their lives. Greater concentration and the desire time. They will be experimenting to practise new skills of running, Recent research has shown that with their bodies and learning about jumping, balancing and climbing, enable appropriate learning experiences and spatial awareness and their own our two year olds to tackle most of stimulating activities in these early years capabilities. The staff are nearby, the equipment independently. The can have a positive impact on a child’s ready to offer guidance and teach two and a half year olds refine entire life. GymbaROO offers a broad new skills. movement with finger and action range of experiences within a loving and Older children enjoy the challenge of songs. At mat time, exciting caring and supportive environment. We following instructions and practising challenges encourage them to use aim to encourage happy and bright right and left automatically. new movement experiences as well as children who love learning and are given GymbaROO for three, four and five skill development at perceptual year olds. every opportunity to reach their full motor stations. At this age most children are potential in life. What more could Music and Parachute Time- Each confident to leave their parents’ side parents ask for? week we play with a different to enjoy the Sensory Perceptual percussion instrument. Then our big Motor Program. This program Of course, above all, GymbaROO is lots colourful parachute comes out for challenges the children and refines and lots of fun. Children love it. Parents children to lie under and relax while their skills of jumping, throwing, love it. There is nothing quite as parents wave it up and down. Older balancing etc. with control. Co- rewarding as being actively involved with operative games and advanced co- children also learn group cooperation your child’s development. You watch them ordination skills extend this age . as we use other concepts with the This requires children to motor plan brighten with excitement and participate parachute. i.e. think and move at the same time. with enthusiasm as you help them We sing our Goodbye song and the This is a necessary skill for school experience the pure joy of learning. children take home their visualization readiness. book with their theme word and picture for the week.
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