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

At the Beach!

MONDAY

     

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.


WEDNESDAY

  

Watch and Read: Spot Goes to the Beach by Eric Hill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USDhhQWR39A


Read together: Imagine the Beach 

https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=2831&langId=1


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    

   about

   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!


Have fun!

Mrs. Kimberly

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at the beach: monDAY WORKSHEETS!

at the beach: wednesDAY WORKSHEETS!