PlayGym

Our PlayGym programme is set up for pre-schoolers to have fun, explore and be challenged. 

PlayGym is a fantastic program that enhances childrens’ coordination, confidence and rhythm through a variety of fun activities, utilizing specialized pre-school equipment. During our Playgym sessions the gym is transformed into a preschool playground with lots of challenging circuits, set-up to encourage children to explore the fundamental movement patterns:

  • LANDINGS (by practising safe landing techniques children are more confident)
  • SPRING (some children have natural spring whilst others have to develop it)
  • SWING (the sensation of prolonged movement without contact with the floor helps develop spatial awareness, we have lots of adapted equipment to provide opporuntity for swing.)
  • STATICS (Playgym children are only just beginning to learn body awareness and how to tense muscles, throughout the sessions children get to practise hangs, supports and balances to develop statics)
  • LOCOMOTION (how we travel through space. Throughout a Playgym session children and parents spend lots of time on the sprung floor jumping, rolling moving on hands and feet. Over, under and along a variety of equipment Playgym is all about exploring movement patterns not a repetition of stylized movement. 
  • MANIPULATIVE SKILLS Activities using small hand apparatus develop grip strength and skills we have lots of fun group and individual activties to develop bouncing, rolling, retrieving and catching skills to develop visual tracking hand-eye, foot-eye and body eye co-ordination. 

Playgym sessions are semi-structured, creating movement challenges for participants to explore. Playgym is based on the belief that 'movement and learning together are fun' and that play should provide for spontaneous free activity. 

Anita Perkins on gfa@dunedingymnastics.co.nz or call 027 4879 145

Location:
6 Otaki Street 
Dunedin

How to Register:

To make the administration of our PlayGym programme run more smoothly and minimize cash handling, PlayGym parents will be required to register each child online for each term on their preferred day/time

We will no longer be using concession cards

The term fee is now $65.00 (we have had to increse the term fee by an extra $5.00 to cover the GymSport New Zealand levy.                                      

Children under 12 months FREE (unless in a structured baby session)

2017 Term 3 Timetable:

All playgym classes run alongside the school term.

The first PlayGym session for term 3 will be Tuesday 25th July

Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm PlayGym Kinder Kiwi Gym (3.5-5yrs)                                                                                        

NOTE: This is a new class

Wednesday 9:30-10:30am PlayGym Tumbling Tots (From 18 months-5 years)                                           

NOTE: This is a later start to allow parents more time to get to this session after school drop-offs.

Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm PlayGym Kinder Kiwi Gym (3.5-5yrs)                                                                           

NOTE: This is a new class

Thursday 1:00-2:00pm PlayGym Kinder Kiwi Gym (3.5-5yrs)                                                                           

Friday Session One 9:30-10:30 PlayGym Tumbling Tots (From 18 months-5 years)
 
Saturday 9:00-10:00 PlayGym Tumbling Tots (From 18 months-5 years)

To Register for Term 3 click HERE 

We have limited spaces available in each session.
 
Kinder Kiwi Gym: is a structured transitional class for preschoolers who are keen to learn Kiwi Gym Fun skills in preparation for our after school recreational classes.
 
Tumbling Tots: is a semi structured session for children aged between 18 months-5years
 
GROUP BOOKINGS:

Group bookings are available on:

*     Wednesday 10.30-11:30am

*     Friday 10.30 – 11:30am

Cost: $60 (one hour structured Playgym session run by a qualified DGA coach)

Group bookings are a fantastic opportunity for a fun, action packed outing for kindergartens, early child care centres, playcentres, home based care groups and parent centres.

For more information on our PlayGym programme please contact:

Anita Perkins on gfa@dunedingymnastics.co.nz or call 027 4879 145

Thank you :) 


 


 

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