Throw a special birthday adventure with Diego and his friends!
For several months, Dora the Explorer has been helping children celebrate special birthdays at The Little Gym. It’s been such a great adventure that Diego has decided to join in, too! “Go, Diego, Go!” Birthday Adventures are now available at The Little Gym of Port Orange!
During a “Go, Diego, Go!” Birthday Adventure, the birthday child and guests will travel through the rainforest and mountains of Latin America, working together to become official “Animal Rescuers” just like Diego! Along the way, the kids will encounter Baby Jaguar, the Bobo Brothers, and other friends from Diego’s world.
In addition to leading the fun, The Little Gym team will handle everything from invitations to clean-up so you can rest easy and enjoy the day! Many dates and times book up weeks in advance, so call today to reserve your celebration. Let us help make this the most memorable milestone yet!
Throw a special birthday adventure with Dora and her friends!
Are you looking for a unique birthday adventure for your child? Well, load up your backpack and head on over to The Little Gym! Nickelodeon and The Little Gym have partnered to create “Dora the Explorer” themed birthday parties with a special storyline and music from the Emmy award-winning animated preschool series.
A Dora the Explorer Birthday Adventure at The Little Gym is the perfect way to make the big day extra special. Your birthday child and their friends will have the entire facility to themselves to take part in a fun imaginative adventure with Dora and the whole explorer gang. The birthday guests will help Dora overcome obstacles to find the Birthday Wands which they will use to fly to the top of Birthday Mountain! During the adventure, they’ll cross Crocodile Lake, jump and bounce through Isa’s Flowery Garden, and more. Along the way, the kids will encounter Tico the Squirrel, Swipper the Fox, and other friends from Dora’s world.
In addition to leading the fun, The Little Gym team will handle everything from invitations to clean-up so you can rest easy and enjoy the fiesta! Many dates and times book up weeks in advance, so call today to reserve your celebration. Let us help make this the most memorable milestone yet!
Building healthy bodies and minds is already a part of The Little Gym experience. Beginning this month, you and your child can also enjoy building with LEGO® DUPLO® preschool building toys! Children ages 19 months through 4 years old will have an opportunity to build upon their problem solving, imagination and socialization skills through new, exclusive activities and programs. Look for DUPLO experiences in:
· WonderKids Club: Each session of The Little Gym’s supervised learning program will incorporate a 20-minute DUPLO building activity that corresponds with the Learning Unit and Lesson Plan theme for the week. Parents are even invited in to join the fun!
· Special Parent/Child Events: Bond and play together at The Little Gym! Parents and their Beast and Super Beast members (19 months to 3 years old) can participate together in monthly, complimentary DUPLO experiences called “Let’s Build, Let’s Play.”
· Awesome Birthday Bash parties: Looking to “build” a little more fun into your next Awesome Birthday Bash? Ask about how we’ve added special DUPLO experiences into parties for kids 2 – 4!
Contact us for more details!
A Safety Tip from Amber Alert GPS
Riding a bicycle is a fun, healthy activity for both parents and children. But it is important to remember that a bicycle is not a toy; it’s a vehicle! When you are in the car with your children, point out cyclists that are modeling good biking behavior, and take the opportunity to talk about why bike safety is important.
To make sure your biking experiences always remain fun, here are a few tips that can help keep your kid safe:
· Always wear a helmet! Train your child from an early age that this is a life-saver. It's like wearing your seat belt in a car.
· Practice the correct hand signals with your young children so that it becomes second nature to them. Your local state transportation department website has instructions on the correct hand signals and other bike safety tips as well as the rules and regulations that pertain to cyclists.
· Obey all traffic signs and signals and never ride against the traffic. Motorists aren't looking for bicyclists riding on the wrong side of the road. Whenever possible, ride your bike in the bike lane.
· Wear bright colored clothing or reflective gear, especially if you ride your bike at night. Make sure that the bike has reflectors on it too.
· Walk your bike across busy intersections, always staying inside the crosswalk.
Safety and savings! Visit www.thelittlegymgps.com to receive a special $20 discount on the Amber Alert GPS tracking device.
Think your little one is wonderful? Join the club! This club has no secret handshake. In fact, it’s open to all preschool-age members of The Little Gym, and all that’s required for admittance is a healthy curiosity and sense of wonder about the world.
Introducing WonderKids Club™, a brand new enrichment program that extends The Little
Gym experience for children ages 3-5. Self-expression and imagination are at the heart
of this engaging program that celebrates the awe of learning. Each three-hour WonderKids Club session combines a Funny Bugs or Giggle Worms gymnastics-based class with active learning and instructor-led, immersive play in the Multi-Purpose Room. Arts and crafts projects, creative songs and story time all reinforce the week’s Learning
Unit and theme.
For WonderKids, the Club offers a three-hour interactive learning experience, a threehour
structured play session and a three-hour exploration of their innate sense ofvwonder. For parents, WonderKids Club provides three hours of much-needed grown-up time and the confidence that their children are happy and growing in a safe, structured, familiar environment.
Joining WonderKids Club doesn’t require a special password or a longterm commitment. All children ages 3-5 may join, regardless if they also participate in another program at The Little Gym. WonderKids can enroll for as little as one session at a time, or as much as the entire Season. However often they join in the fun, all WonderKids
stretch their imaginations, as well as their muscles, and develop their communication skills alongside their gymnastics skills. And we call that something wonderful.
So be sure to ask a team member for more information!
Nothing captures the magic of childhood better than a birthday party. This year, give your child a celebration they’ll never forget. The Little Gym birthday party places are the perfect way to make your child's big day extra special. Your group will have the whole place to yourselves with games, music and fun activities created especially for your birthday kid. Our trained instructors will lead all the fun and The Little Gym team will handle everything from setup to cleanup. That means you get to go home to a clean, quiet house free of icing and sprinkles ground into the carpet. Sounds like a wish come true? There’s more…..
This year’s The Little Gym birthday parties will be even more awesome, fantabulous, and splendiferous than usual. To help preserve these “awesome” memories, you and all of your guests will receive a special voucher for a free 20-page 8” x 11” Custom Cover Photo Book* from Snapfish valued at $29.99!! Book your child’s 2012 birthday celebration today and let us help make this the most memorable milestone yet!!
*While supplies last, at participating locations. Offer valid for parties booked March 15, 2012 through December 31, 2012. One per family.
It starts with a sniffle -- next thing you know, the whole household is sneezing, coughing, and passing tissues. Before long, the common cold, or worse, seasonal flu, is upon you.
According to the CDC, up to 20% of the population gets the flu each year. The Mayo Clinic cites the common cold as the number one culprit of stay-home-sick-from-school days in children.
While you can't completely germ-proof your child, you can separate fact from fiction to keep your family healthier, and save time, money, and frustration. Start by putting some of the more common myths and misunderstandings to rest by reading about the top 3 cold and flu related myths.
Myth #1: The flu vaccine causes the flu
Truth: Getting a flu shot may cause symptoms that feel like the flu, but the viruses contained in the flu shots have been killed, or "inactivated." which means they can't cause infection. While there may be some achy side effects that can sometimes follow the flu shot, it just means your immune system is responding and processing the vaccine.
Myth #2: You're more likely to get sick if you're cold
Truth: Despite mom's warnings that you should bundle up, being cold does not cause a cold. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, infections prevail in winter months because they are spread when more people stay indoors for longer periods of time and are in closer contact with each other.
Myth #3: Hugging and kissing are great ways to spread cold and flu germs.
Truth: Cold and flu viruses like to enter the body through the nose or eyes, so a hug or a peck on the cheek isn't likely to be dangerous. Don't be afraid to give your sick child plenty of affection, and don't worry that a kiss or hug will spread your germs to him (or vice- versa).
Many parents recognize The Little Gym locations as safe and clean gyms for children. We work hard to ensure each and every visit lives up to your expectations. Daily and weekly cleaning and sanitation helps keep our environment sparkly and keeps the germs away.
Here’s where you can help. As with any other illness, we ask that you do not come to class if your child is coughing, sneezing, or has had a fever within the last 24 hours. Our generous make-up policy allows you to attend a make-up class by simply calling us prior to the absence.
Friendships provide children with so much more than just fun playmates! In fact, friends are essential for healthy psychological development. Many experts believe that a child’s ability to make friends is the single biggest predictor of their success later in life. Some even claim that it’s more important than IQ and grades.
Programs at The Little Gym are purposefully designed to help children become “Citizen Kids!” by improving their social and emotional development. Songs, games, and activities focus on listening, sharing, and taking turns. Experiential learning activities help foster creativity, allow friends to solve problems together, and let them pass on knowledge.
Throughout the Season, we have special themed weeks to celebrate your child’s friendships. Our next Bring a Friend Week will occur the week of February 6th. Encourage your child to invite one of their friends to join them for this special occasion. To make the invitation even more special, click here to download some free print and color cards that your child can give to their friends. Please remember to have your friend call us to reserve their spot!
You can also invite a friend to join you for kids gym classes anytime during the Season. If you know someone that would love The Little Gym, invite them to register for an introductory class. You'll receive $50.00 toward your next semester when your referral becomes a member and stays enrolled for a 20 week term. So share the smiles, fun and high 5's with people all around you. It's our way of saying thank you for spreading the word about The Little Gym!
Each New Year is a new opportunity to focus on making positive changes in your life. While this is a great habit for everyone, it’s especially important for parents. Why? Because the choices that you make not only benefit you, they have a direct effect on your child’s health, too!
Here are 3 parenting resolutions to consider for 2012:
1. Instill a love for physical activity. Physical activity provides countless benefits. So, it’s important to help your child develop healthy habits at an early age. In addition to gymnastics, The Little Gym has several physical activities for kids, such as Sports Skills Dance and Karate which can help your child develop a love for an active lifestyle.
2. Establish healthy eating habits. Keep healthy, yummy snacks on hand and set an example for your child with your own food choices. Plan low fat meals that follow the government's MyPlate guidelines and involve your children in meal planning and shopping. This allows you to reinforce your child’s healthy meal options and helps children discover new foods and flavors.
3. Focus on your child's positive behaviors. Like adults, children respond to favorable comments and adopt behaviors that gain them attention. Try to get in the habit of catching your children “at their best.” Providing encouragement for good behavior or for achievements in sports or other physical activities is a great way to motivate children to maintain good habits.
While you help your children develop healthy habits, don’t forget to make resolutions for your own health as well. In fact, consider resolving to get some well-deserved “me” time this year. Planning some time away from the kids should be considered a necessity rather than a luxury. Plus, brief separations are beneficial for kids as well. Time away helps foster a feeling of independence and builds bonds with other adults such as grandma, a favorite neighbor, or The Little Gym instructors. And if you need a parents night out, our Parents’ Survival Nights have got you covered!
As we start the New Year, we’re thrilled to have helped so many children in the Volusia County area develop an appreciation for fitness and fun with our kids gym classes. We’re still taking enrollments for students that want to join for the second half of the 2011-2012 Season. For more information, or to schedule a free introductory class, please contact a team member at 386-304-1401 today!
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