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 the story:
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
It Could Still Be a Flower by Allan Fowler
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.
Watch the story:
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano
How Do You Know It's Spring? by Lisa M. Herrington
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!