SESSIONS

We have chosen to create a variety of fun, age appropriate environments that will suit all children and their families.  With a new theme each term and a new floor plan each week, you and your children will have a different experience each and every time you come to KinderGym.  Please contact us for further information regarding these session options and availability or to book a come and try session.

BabyGym is suitable for 6 months to competent walking. BabyGym provides the opportunity to explore and develop your baby's physical and cognitive skills in a fun environment at your own rate. This is a wonderful session to meet other parents and children in a welcoming environment.

Junior Gym at Burnside is a structured program suitable for children aged 4-5 years. This program is aimed at children who are ready to be slightly more challenged. The sessions are planned to encourage children in safe risk taking and decision making, as well as introducing team work and following instructions. A great pre cursor to starting school and improving physical literacy.

KinderGym is for children who are confident walkers up to 3 years of age. These sessions offer a wealth of opportunity to develop awareness of their body and where it is as it moves. This session offers play opportunities to explore and develop their physical potential through age appropriate activities.

Our PreGym sessions are an extension to the KinderGym program and will enable children to develop and improve their physical and co-ordination skills in a slightly more structured environment. This session is suitable for children aged 3-5 years.

General Gym is a blended class which is suitable for all age groups. All elements of the individual sessions are available for each child as they grow and want to explore further learning in their KinderGym session. Many families find this class suits best when they have children of different ages.

The following information is the basic format of our sessions. Please be aware it does alter slightly for the different age groups:

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Warm-up

  • Welcome and warm-up — routine stretching and songs
     

Group Time

  • Follows warm up

  • Songs, rhymes and/or games

  • All children and their caregiver are encouraged to participate

  • If your child is hesitant to participate, just observe from side-lines
     

Guided Discovery

  • Identify special activities that have been included in the Free Play area that target a particular movement pattern or skill

  • The activities and movement patterns change each week to help develop various skills

  • The activities vary to challenge different ages and skill levels
     

Free Play

  • Caregiver must stay with their children at all times to ensure safety

  • Free Play environment is structured to encourage and develop a variety of skills through exploring and playing

  • Includes gross motor and fine motor activities, quiet spot to rest, puzzles

  • Caregiver and the KinderGym Leader can encourage and demonstrate activities for children to try
     

Cool Down

  • Signalled by the tambourine

  • Cool Down song and good bye song

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