TINY STARS GYMNASTICS
Ages 18 months – 3 Years Old
This is an amazing age and we know children learn best when they are moving! Each student learns at their own pace and we’ve developed our curriculum to enhance the direct connection between active movement and brain processing. This parent participation class offers opportunities for gross motor skill development through guidance of weekly developmentally appropriate obstacle courses and skills. We emphasize having fun but the children are expected to work a bit more independently each week. Listening and comprehension improves as structure and skills are added to class activities. You’ll witness your child gain new confidence and independence. Each week a new theme is introduced while still working on the core skills.
Our students (and some parents!) will sing and perform physical motions to our intro and goodbye songs. Parents will be involved as an aid to the children as they develop the basics of rolling, jumping and climbing! In addition, the children are learning to watch, listen and follow basic directions. Tiny Stars is the best!
Building the basic ways to move, the building blocks of coordination. We help your child practice simple but important skills we don’t normally think about practicing: walking, galloping, jumping, hopping, side-sliding, leaping and skipping.
The ability to learn new skills and understand new concepts will help them begin to make sense of current events, solve problems and steadily improve memory. Toddlers will begin to interpret the meanings of their experiences. You will witness this in just a few weeks when they come into class and instantly pick a color to sit on!
Participation in organized sports provides an opportunity for toddlers to increase their physical activity and develop physical and social skills. This class will help prepare them for all other sports or activities they will participate in.
The third component of our curriculum is Socialization which we believe is as important as the physical development. With every interaction from other students, instructors or strangers, it teaches them to learn language skills, ways to cope with emotions and how to work within social norms.
CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE
Find the day and time that works best for your family below. Click on “Register” to fill out all information needed to secure your spot! The tuition listed below is the monthly cost for 1 class per week during the month. Please note that we require all students to be members of the facility which is an annual $25 membership.
If a class is full, it will display “waitlist”. You can still register and select the waitlist. When a spot opens we start to call the waitlist by the date we received the registration. Waitlist is a no obligation registration and you won’t be charged until you are enrolled.
SAMPLE TINY STAR CURRICULUM
- Follow the Leader
- Copy Positions: Table, Tuck, Stretches
- Moving Through Obstacles
- Taking Turns
- Object Placement / Clean Up
- Motor Skill Development
- Frog Jumps
- Bunny Hops
- Walking Backwards
- Bear Crawls
- Forward Walks
- Sideway Walks
- Jump Off
- Bunny Hops
- Bear Crawls
- Toe Touches
- Donkey Kicks
TINY STAR CLASS DETAILS
CLASSES PER WEEK
NEXT LEVEL: MINI STARS
About our Tiny Stars Director
Kierstyn is the Tiny & Mini Star Program Leader and instructs in both programs. She designs and develops the progressive curriculum and themes for both programs to make it an easy transition for children.
When she isn’t working, Kierstyn loves spending time with her twin daughters and husband.
Children develop their fundamental movement skills between the ages of 2 and 5. Each stage of a youngster’s development presents critical learning periods. In general, a child will benefit by their involvement in gymnastics regardless of the age that they begin!
Open gym is strictly Parent/tot. In Tiny Stars class, an instructor leads parent/tot through skills, games and exercises. Simple tasks are requested so tots can easily be rewarded and the weekly theme’s have unique skills and games.
While some children may not be quite ready to move from a parent child class when they turn three, once your child “ages” out of the class at three years old, he or she can move to our Mini Stars classes which are independent classes.
Your Child will experience thrilling moments in the gym which range from rolling on mats to playing group parachute games. Their experience on the gymnastics apparatus is normally in the form of obstacle courses. The tots are encouraged to climb, crawl, and jump from station to station. The objectives at each station are basic motor patterns and therefore, simple to complete. Tot and parent share all of this excitement as they work through each class as partners. An additional benefit of being involved in gymnastics at this young age is the opportunity to socialize with other children of the same age. Sharing, following simple directions and social skill development are all-important aspects of a Parent/Tot Program. Long verbal explanations and demonstrations by the teacher are kept to a minimum due to the children’s short attention span.
At this age shorts & t-shirt are perfectly fine. Leotards are also an option and available for purchase in our pro-shop!
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Over 30,000 families in our area have chosen Pioneer for their children’s training. Our success starts with our small class sizes, our flexible unlimited make-up policy, our convenient location and our mission to inspire, unlock and enable every child’s potential. We invite you and your family to visit our facility, meet our staff and take advantage of our FREE Trial Class Offer.