At The Little Gym of Edina, we specialize in unique educational classes that revolve around active play.
Calling all BUGS! (4-10 Months). You are invited to this VIP (very important playdate) BUGS BOOST on October 17th from 3:30-4:00.
Come and check out our new Bugs Boost program for children ages 4-10 months. This 30-minute class will get you and your Bug active together with some light "Get Moving" exercises! This is a great way for you and your Bug to socialize with other parents and kiddos while also strengthening the bond between parent and child!
Space is limited, so give us a call or email to save your spot!
At The Little Gym of Edina, we specialize in unique educational classes that revolve around active play. From 4 months through 12 years, our wide-range of instructor-led programs are structured to complement the traditional school experience - even before kids are school age! Enroll today and help your child launch, tumble, and turn toward new skills, new friendships, and newfound confidence!
A new Season starts on September 5th!
Visit The Little Gym Website to view our class schedule and enroll.
Did You Know?
The Funny Bugs Class has been UPDATED!
The NEW Funny Bug Class Experience for the 2017-18 Season:
I am excited to announce our new Funny Bugs class! The Little Gym has always taken pride in our 'age appropriate' classes and expectations, and we have updated our Funny Bugs class taking into consideration the latest child development research. We want to conduct the best 3-year-old class possible, and I think The Little Gym has created a winner.
This new 50-minute Funny Bug class design keeps your child engaged and focused during times of instruction. This new class format allows for a more appropriate level of structure that your 3 year old can both handle and thrive in.
One of the best features of our new Funny Bug Class experience is that there is less sitting time - and more active time to move, exercise and burn off energy! For example, rather than class beginning with 5 minutes of sitting in a circle (like the current Funny Bugs class), the new Funny Bug class begins with a 5 minute "Move & Learn" period where the kids immediately go into the gym to explore, play and begin learning one of the gymnastics "skills of focus" for the day!
This Move & Learn period - where the child is invited to go into the gym to explore and play wherever they want - is much more inviting to the apprehensive child who is still making the transition into an independent class. It is also an element of the parent child class that they might be familiar with if they are coming from a parent child class.
Another new and regular feature in the 50-minute Funny Bug class is Ball Activity Time! Each week the kids will have free play with balls - while being introduced to specific ball-handling skills, hand-eye and foot-eye coordination skills, and more! The new Funny Bug class experience actually offers more activities than our old class, all within a time frame the keeps your child active, engaged and happy. The more a child is engaged, the more they learn!
It's important to remember the goals of the class are to teach your 3 year old how to interact in a group environment and be comfortable in the gym for the entire class. A lot of the growth happens internally (which is hard to measure until you notice the result) and not necessarily physically. While the class does work on a lot of gymnastics and motor skills, the majority of growth with 3 year olds happens socially and emotionally.
I hope this helps explain the "why" behind the new structure of the Funny Bugs class and I hope you are as excited about it as I am.
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I love that the program is non-competitive, interactive, and so much fun for kids