Gym Geniuses is a combination of pre-kindergarten education and gymnastics & movement learning. Coupling these two areas is a fantastic way to boost your child's learning capacity. Gym Geniuses will participate in Montessori-style education which has been proven to develop math and reading skills at a faster rate than public school. In addition to the educational learning, gymnastics participation has proven to develop the neurological pathways in toddlers that lead to acceleration in cognitive ability. Then there are the numerous physical and psychological benefits such as coordination, gross & fine motor skill development, bone health, strength, flexibility, confidence and self esteem. In short, enrolling your child in Gym Geniuses is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Kick start your child's development for less than the cost of a babysitter!
We currently offer classes for 3-5 year olds. Children must have reached the age minimum for the class by the start date (August 5th) and must be potty trained.
Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am-11:30am
Gym Geniuses classes are under the direction of Kimberly Safranek, B.S. Early Childhood Education with a Special Education Certificate and Kaylen Bretthorst, B.A. in Recreational Therapy
Check out what others are saying about the benefits of Montessori style education and Gymnastics Participation:
Watch: Pete at the Beach by James Dean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycxq0NYnv6g
Read together: Beach Fun https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=2790&langId=1
Sing Along: Five Little Fishes- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijnkn--2Sos
Worksheets: (Attached Below)
S is for Shell Sandcastle
Shell Count Booklet- Read and color
Activity: Beach Count
Need: Bucket or box, Sand and Sea shells
Bury shells in a bucket of sand. Have your child find the sea shells! Count the shells. Sort the shells.
Activity: Beach towels
Paper, Paint- If you have a large paper (small will do) create your own Beach Towel with the paint. Use scissors to cut the “fringe” around the shorter edges.
Watch and Read: Spot Goes to the Beach by Eric Hill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USDhhQWR39A
Read together: Imagine the Beach
Extra read: You may have to read this to your child. I found it interesting…Amazing Beaches https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=1952&langId=1
Movement: Fishy Pokey (to the tune of the Hokey Pokey)
Put your left fin in, take your left fin out
You do the fishy pokey and you turn yourself around that's what its all
Put your right gill in, take your right gill out (etc.)
Worksheets: (Attached Below)
Color the s
Ice Cream Numbers
Shell sort- Cut out the sea shells. Sort them by shape. Count them. Have your child give you 3 shells, 5 shells, etc. and count along.
Activity: Shell game
Need: 3 plastic cups and one shell. Place the shell under the cup and move around. Have your child guess where the shell is!