KinderGym (Shining Stars or Tiny Tumblers)
Ages Baby to 5 year olds.
KinderGym ensures that the children can experience a wide-range of movement activities and be encouraged to think, create, construct and solve problems with their own bodies. Educational research tells us that children learn best through exploring and discovering their abilities through physical activity. KinderGym relies on equipment set-ups that are safe, stimulating and provide endless movement opportunities for children to play, explore and learn in a fun environment. KinderGym also assists in child development, co-ordination and self-esteem. This program involves active participation of the child's mother, father or carer.
GymFun (Junior / Mini Rockets)
Ages 6 to 8 years old
GymFun is just that. FUN! As with all of the programs in LaunchPad, fun is a key element. If kids are enjoying what they’re doing, they’re more likely to want to do it again… And again... And again! As long as they are safe and repeating skills / activities with great body control, we’re happy for kids to practice as much as they like! In GymFun, we focus on the fundamental movement patterns that will help kids to then progress into more advanced skills or activities. Just like KinderGym, the games and activities in GymFun are safe and encourage kids to work with others, cooperate and build self-esteem.
GymSkills (Senior Rockets)
Ages 8 to 12 years old
As children develop their movement skills, we can begin to introduce activities that may be more specific to certain sports. Kids involved in GymSkills will improve their fitness but maintain that fun and friendly environment. After being involved in GymSkills, children will have had the opportunity to increase their confidence and competence in movement; preparing them for a wide range of other sports and activities.