Gym Geniuses

Building Great Minds & Healthy Bodies

 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.


2019-2020 Schedule

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:  

Education.com 10 benefits of a Montessori Pre-School 

The Guardian.com Research Shows Benefits of Montessori Livestrong.com What are the benefits of Gymnastics for Kids 

Health and Fitness Revolution's Top 10 Benefits of Gymnastics 

GymJag's 20 Reasons Your Preschooler Should Do Gymnastics (That Have Nothing to Do With Gymnastics)

fun from home

It's Springtime!

 Monday

Watch the story:

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0051pr/story?authCtx=U.794217314


Read:

It Could Still Be a Flower by Allan Fowler

https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0051pr/book?authCtx=U.794217314


Activities:

Nature Walk and Flower Bracelet- Take a piece of duct tape and make a bracelet- have the sticky part on the outside of the bracelet. Take a nature walk and look for wild flowers/leaves/seeds/sticks/small rocks. Stick the items on the bracelet to decorate.


Plant a seed!


Paint flowers using cotton balls.


Wednesday

Watch the story:

And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano

https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0111pr/story?authCtx=U.794217314


Read:

How Do You Know It's Spring? by Lisa M. Herrington

https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0111pr/book?authCtx=U.794217314


Parents: 

Make a sensory box. Take a small box and fill with small odd items around the house. Check out the junk drawer. Not sure what something is? Put it in the box. Ideas: cotton ball, button, rock, small pine cone, stick, nuts, bolts, washers, plastic what-nots, etc. Have your child look through and sort. Sort in small or big, soft or hard, colors, etc.


Rain Shakers:  need: dried beans (or rice), plastic egg, plastic spoon, tape. Fill the plastic egg with a handful of beans (you can count the beans too). Tape close. Tape the spoon on the egg. Shake!

Have fun!


Mrs. Kimberly

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It's Sprngtime!