GYM MONKEY'SAge: 3 to 5 years old
Price: £5.45 / class - 8 weeks @ £43.60
Charity membership yearly at £24 ( non refundable)
Days: Monday at 12.45pm and 1.45pm
Tel 01908 647060/271822
THE CLUB OFFERS NO FREE LESSONS
All the equipment that we have out in the fun Tinkers classes, stays out. However we do put away the tents and the tunnels as we try to teach the children to be a little more important.
The children are left with the staff for the 60 minutes whilst you the parent/guardian goes to the café for a well earned cuppa and a chat. Or you can even go to the fitness suite for a work out to help your own fitness whilst your child is being taught.
The children are gathered on the floor for the register to be taken.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY HAVE Visited THE BATHROOM BEFORE THE START!!
They then do a little warm up and learn to climb around the soft play all the same direction. They are taught to do it without falling about and we to try to get them to feel their balance.
After this they will often do some forward rolls on the floor ( the correct way, as they always know best!) Then they are placed into a small group of between 5 and 7 and they are taught the basics of gymnastics with a touch of discipline as in waiting their go and getting them to sit and wait politely for when its their turn. All in all it’s a superb learning curve for them and helps them for when they start school.
The classes are 60 minutes long and all children are normally selected for these classes after attending a Little Tinkers class. This gives them the chance to get use to the surrounds and the staff.
The job of pre-school coaches is to help develop the child's confidence walking on the high balance beam, jumping on the trampette from a run up and also rolls on the floor use of springboards and work on the bars( always a favourite!)
The most important issue is that the children have fun and enjoyment in trying the sport and the equipment. If they decided to continue the sport after school when they are slightly older, they will already have gained so much more than a child who has had no experience. Its without doubt a huge bonus for children and we highly recommend parents get their child into sport at the youngest possible age.
Children need to wear leotard, which we sell, or tee shirts and shorts will be more than adequate. Please ensure your child has his/her hair tied back and wears NO JEWELERY.
Children who have their faces painted at carnivals or shows need to remove it as the paint marks the equipment and carpets.