Elite Gymnastics would like to announce THE MOST AMAZING PARENT/CHILD - PRESCHOOL CLASSES IN TYLER! We start at 19 months old.
The benefits to your kids. Gymnastics is one of the only activities a child can begin when he or she learns to walk. It's the first form of organized activity in which your child can particpate:
1. It's fun
2. Develops strength
3. Develops flexibility
4. Develops coordination
5. Teaches listening skills
6. Teaches self-esteem and confidence
7. Provides social interaction with peers
8. Teaches goal setting
9. Develops cognitive abilities to help in the classroom
10. Develops skills to enhance other sports
One of the greatest things we can give to a child is
more self confidence. Gymnastics, with the many small challenges in each class, builds the confidence in themselves for
every preschool student. Forget the cartwheels, building self
confidence can affect every child in a major way for all of the
other activities in their lives.
Do you want a more self confident preschooler? Is this going to
help as they get ready for kindergarten? Does being more self
confident open doors for the children? Do they learn more be-
cause they ask more questions? Do they learn more because
they are confident in their abilities? Yes, yes, yes. Gymnastics
opens an entirely different world of opportunities for a confi-
dent young student.
Listening and Following Directions
Oh so important. Teaching the little ones to stop, listen and
learn is unbelievably important. To get them to “stop” is a chal-
lenge. To get them to look us in the eye and focus is a chal-
lenge. To teach them to listen to our words without being dis-
tracted with everything around them is a job in itself. Then to
help them use our words and comprehend them, gymnastics
gives us so many chances to practice these things with your
Listening and following directions starts the process of thinking
before acting. There is a right way to act and to do things. Pre-
school gymnastics activities create situations where listening,
learning and following directions can be practiced.
Do all preschoolers need to have activities in their lives where
discipline and control are important? Learning and being in-
volved with rules? Learning what is allowed and what isn’t
acceptable? All children need to have their basic discipline
training at home reinforced with similar rules and regulations
outside the home. The structured, and yet fun, preschool gym-
nastics classes teach discipline and control.
Your gymnastics teachers will also teach how actions affect
others. Discipline isn’t just about rules and the 3 year old. It is
about rules, the 3 year old and all of the other people around the
3 year old. Gymnastics allows us to “practice” situations and
help the preschoolers learn what is acceptable behavior and
Movement and Coordination
The vast majority of the life of a preschooler is physical rather
than mental. So “their physical world” can be made easier,
through gymnastics instruction, as we teach them what their
body is like. What their body can do and better ways to do
physical things. It is an easy thought for us as adults to under-
stand that a coordinated child is going to have an easier way to
go. Teach them to run properly. Teach them balance so they
don’t fall down as much as others. Gymnastics allows us to
work on their coordination every minute of every class.
Do we want our preschoolers to be a better runners? Better at
walking backwards? Better at skipping and leaping? Better at
all of the physical activities that make up so much of their
lives? Do you think that it will make them feel better to be
more coordinated? You have done a great job parenting them
by having them in gymnastics.
Strength and Fitness
Stronger 3 - 5 year olds? More fit? Good
things? Is there a better activity for fitness and
flexibility than gymnastics? The children are
learning to handle their bodies and their body
weight through gymnastics activities. So much
is going on in every preschool gymnastics class.
A lot of people think we are just teaching forward rolls. Far
from it. Exercise is important.
Several benefits of preschool gymnastics were highlighted here,
there are more. But the bottom line is, if you want your child to
be better prepared to handle the situations in life from 6 - ?,
gymnastics can help. We are building a better foundation of
skills and attitudes so that they have a better chance of being
The benefits of gymnastics are so far beyond forward rolls and
cartwheels. Preschool gymnastics helps the child be more ag-
gressive, more confident and happier in their journey as they
grow. We want each of them to feel comfortable with their
body and what they can do with it. We want to help them be
successful now and in the future.
You Have Done Some Really Good Parenting Here!
You Have Made A Very Important Decision To Have Your Child Benefit From Preschool Gymnastics.
Tom Burgdorf GYMNET Sports
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