Got a baby whose eager to get going? How about a toddler who won’t sit still? Or a preschooler who keeps you on your toes? We’ve got some awesome news for you!
While your active little energiser bunnies may wear you out, this crazy level of movement is great for their development. And not just physical development – but brain development too!
It’s been proven through a number of studies that an active body leads to an active brain. In fact, the more your kids move, the better they could be in school down the road. So bring on the movement!
Move and groove at GymbaROO-KindyROO
Wanna get your little one moving? GymbaROO-KindyROO is a great way to do so. With more than 35 years of experience in Australia and overseas, GymbaROO specialises in research-based, neuro-developmental, fun learning environments for babies right through to school-aged children and their parents.
Through their weekly program, kids can achieve the essential developmental sequence of movements, while optimising brain development and encouraging readiness for learning at school.
Through GymbaROO-KindyROO kids develop:
- Muscle tone, body awareness, balance and posture
- Gross and fine motor coordination
- Cross pattern movements, laterality, and motor planning
- Temporal awareness, sequencing, and directionality
- Auditory processing skills, visual motor skills, and word recognition
In other words? You’re doing your kids a world of developmental good by letting them jump, bounce, dance, climb and have fun!
Babies love it, kids love it, parents love it and we’re sure you will too. Wanna give it a try?
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Keep scrolling to find out more about GymbaROO-KindyROO and WHY movement is so important for our munchkins.
The benefits of movement
According to baby and child development experts, Dr. Jane Williams and Bindy Cummings,
Early movement experiences provide children with the essential stimulation and skills that lay the foundations for all complex thinking, doing and being. This is because movement stimulates ALL areas of the brain important for learning.”
1. Good for brain development
Movement is actually linked to brain development. Every time our little ones master a milestone, such as lifting their heads, crawling, walking, climbing the stairs or learning to twirl, their brains are also motoring ahead.
Lots of the correct movement experiences not only makes us physically fit, but are essential for the development of key neurological pathways necessary for learning.
The more practice the nervous system has at receiving and sending messages, the more efficiently it operates and the more effective a child becomes at any skill being learned.”
2. Better cognitive ability
It’s easy to see how movement benefits our motor proficiency but it’s also been proven to help with the cognitive ability too – such as how we learn, remember, problem-solve and pay attention.
Writing, working with tools, sport, even knowing the feeling of a body well balanced for sitting at a desk, all involve ‘thinking and moving’.”
3. Improved school success
The Millennium Cohort study¹ followed 62,000 children from birth into adulthood and found that babies whose motor milestones were excellent at nine months were more likely to be better learners at school.
Through repeated movement experiences young brains grow and connect efficient and effective message pathways that optimise brain development and provide the foundations for more complex levels of learning such as reading, writing and mathematics.”
4. Better focus
Not only good for their academics, movement has also been linked to focusing levels in kids. Children have good body awareness, balance, postural control and coordination, can sit still and pay attention to a teacher.
They can concentrate, follow a sequence of instructions and complete required academic tasks without being distracted.”
5. Less stress, more smiles
Another great benefit to movement is that is a natural stress reliever, not just for adults but kids too. Movement stimulates the release of the anti-stress chemicals, or ‘feel good hormones’ – endorphins.
Add a bit of music to the activity, and you’ve got hopping, bopping, happy kids all day long.
Get moving at GymbaROO-KindyROO
The GymbaROO-KindyROO program encourages babies and children to have fun and move more, all within a program that is designed to encourage skill development in auditory processing, verbal memory, language, speech processing, perception, coordination, literacy, mathematics and more.
While the main focus is on moving around through activities such as parachute, mini obstacle courses, dancing and jump rope to name a few, what makes GymbaROO-KindyROO stand out is that there is so much more than just ‘movement’ going on, even if your little one doesn’t know it.
Find your GymbaROO-KindyROO today
GymbaROO-KindyROO has programs for babies all the way up to kindy kids (KindyROO) and classes follow the school term. Parents also get a neurological information and home activity handouts, your child’s GymbaROO-KindyROO visualisation book and your child’s word and picture for their visualisation book each week. These are great keepsakes to showcase just how much your little one has learned over the weeks, months and years.
Trust us, this is such a beneficial program for your baby, toddler or preschooler and one that you’ll love going to each week too. So, find your nearest centre now and get moving!
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