The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian is going to have an AWESOME Black Friday deal! Call or stop by The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian on Friday, November 27th to save some Serious Fun bucks!
For every $80 you put towards a The Little Gym gift certificate (which you may use on any purchase at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian - from unitards to Camp Days to class tuition), we'll make it $100. So, if you spend $160, we'll make it an even $200, if you spend $560, we'll make it an even $700, and so forth! Now that's some fancy math, and some Seriously Fun savings! So, mark it on your calendar, and the grandparent's, aunt's, and uncle's calendars! We know it'll be a busy day for you all, so just call on in at 208-938-6185! Operators (aka your The Little Gym team) will be standing by from 8:30am - 4:00pm that day! ;-)
While giving is good for the soul, you might be surprised to learn that it's also good for your family's heath. Research shows that sharing your time with others for a good cause improves your overall happiness, mental well-being, and self-esteem. Here are three ways you can give back as a family this holiday season:
1. De-clutter & Donate. Have your kiddos go through their toys & clothes to find some that they can donate to a local shelter or children's charity.
2. Volunteer your time. Volunteering as a family is a great way to show your children the importance of helping those in need.
3. Break out the crayons. Have your child draw a picture or write a letter for a sick child or a soldier overseas to help brighten their day. Check out these two amazing organizations:Send Kids the World & A Million Thanks.
We're giving back too! The Little Gym has teamed up with SeriousFun Children's Network, a global community that provides camps and programs, free of charge, to kids with serious illnesses and their families. We have pledged to carry out global events to help support SeriousFun Children's Network and all of the amazing work they do to help families each day and you can help too; click here to donate to their amazing cause!
During the month of November, Practice Times and the Lego Duplo® Let's Build Let's Play Event will be held on the following dates! Remember, while these experiences are FREE to currently enrolled students, you'll want to be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time as space is limited.
Wednesday, November 4th
Funny Bugs and Giggle Worms (ages 3 - 5 years) 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Friday, November 6th
Beasts and Super Beasts (ages 19 months - 3 years) 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 11th
Bugs and Birds (ages 4 months - 19 months) 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Friday, November 13th
Good Friends and Grade School (ages 5 years - 12 years) 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Lego Duplo ® Let's Build Let's Play Event
Wednesday, November 18th
Beasts and Super Beasts (ages 19 months - 3 years) 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Call 208-938-6185 or stop by the front desk the next time you're in for your dose of serious fun in order to reserve your child's spot!
Disguise yourself in your Halloween best;
invite a friend to sit on your broom and rest!
Then, fly on over to The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian for a spook-tacular night,
where your pint-sized grisly ghosts and goblins can take flight!
Friday, October 30, 2015
5:00pm - 7:00pm
- Participate in ghoulish games - Have a little ogre open gym - Chomp on some ghastly grub - Share The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian with your Franken-Friends
Arrive at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian Open House on a tombstone train, and your family will be entered in to win a FREE Awesome Birthday Bash - no pain, all gain! The second drawing for a FREE Parents' Survival Night will be; so, along with the frightful fun, filled with gory glee, many families will be!
Be sure to take advantage of these other dreadful deals while you're here, before they creep slyly off and strangely disappear!
Warlock Winter Camp Registration
$10 OFF Two Or More Winter Camp Days (when you register early for Winter Camps)
$25 The Little Gym Bucks OR one FREE Parents' Survival Night (when your "new to The Little Gym" friend enrolls for classes during the Open House)
Apparition Add On
5% OFF Additional Class Enrollment (when you sign up your currently enrolled munchkin in another weekly class)
We can't wait to screech ... errr, see you scare ... err, there!
Your "Fang" Club
The Little Gym Team
Creativity is about thinking, exploring, playing and discovering. As a parent, there are many things you can do to help encourage creativity in your child; from coloring on a blank sheet of paper, to building with blocks, to making music with a wooden spoon and a kitchen pan. Here are 3 ways to help foster your child’s creativity at home:
Ask your child to paint a picture or tell a story about how they are feeling. This helps to encourage your child to express their emotions safely and creatively.
Turn up the music! Music helps children develop and grow gross motor skills through creative dancing and fine motor skills though playing with instruments.
Creative play that includes play dough, building blocks, and LEGO bricks helps children learn important math and problem solving skills.
Providing your child with creative opportunities will help them view the world with endless possibilities and adventure! And, with Halloween right around the corner, this month will be filled with creativity and imagination!
Making friends as a new mom is not always an easy feat. It’s like standing in the cafeteria on the first day of school surrounded by strangers wondering where you fit in – but this time you’re at the playground and you have a baby with you and you’ve just sang “The Wheels on the Bus” for the 1000th time, and you just want to have an adult conversation. Is that too much to ask?
Whether you’re at the grocery store, the playground, or The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian, as a new mom you’re constantly scoping out potential mom friends, eager to strike up a conversation about ANYTHING. No matter where you are, making new mom friends does not have to increase panic or stress. Here are 5 tips for making mom friends with ease.
1. GET OUT OF THE HOUSE. No seriously, how are you going to meet any awesome new mom friends if you stay cooped up in the house all the time? Put yourself out there by getting involved in a mom’s group/mommy meet up. Enroll yourself and your little one in the Parent/Child programs at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian. Or head on over to the playground and scope out a mom that looks like you may have something in common with. It could be the start to a beautiful friendship!
2. Find a friend? Get her contact information! Don’t be shy; finding new mom friends is like dating… if you find a mom you like get her number so you can see her again. If you guys don’t connect the second time around you can’t say you didn’t try!
3. Plan a play-date. Find a mom you like? And she has a little one the same age as yours? SCORE! Plan a play-date; this is the best way to get moms talking – to each other.
4. Plan a “Mommy” play-date. Find a sitter or get your significant other to take the baby reigns. It’s time for a mom’s night out! Grab some drinks or dinner and enjoy a kid free night with your new friend. Moms deserve off nights too!
5. Be yourself. This is the best way to find genuine friends that will last a lifetime.
Finding new mom friends may not always be simple, but having one, two, or five mom friends may make your days easier. Next time you’re at the grocery store, playground, or even The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian, don’t be shy – strike up a conversation and see where it takes you! There are plenty of fish in the sea and soon enough you will have a group of great mom friends that will last a lifetime!
October Let's Build, Let's Play, LEGO DUPLO® Time
Friday, October 16th - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
October Practice Times
Wednesday, October 14th – 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 7th – 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Funny Bugs/Giggle Worms
Friday, October 2nd – 1:30pm – 2:15pm
Good Friends/Flips/Hot Shots/Twisters/Aerials
Friday, October 23rd – 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Classes are free to currently enrolled students!
Space is limited, so call to register today!
The Little Gym program is all about encouraging your child's growth/development, and that includes sharing. When it comes to sharing though, Amazing Families, let's be sure only to share healthy smiles and bodies! We want to thank each family for being considerate of others, and for taking the necessary precautions to ensure your child is fit to be around other munchkins/adults when attending classes at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian. Remember, you will never lose the value of your class, so long as you are enrolled (and your account is current).
Makeups At The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian Are As Easy As 1, 2, 3!
1. Call/E-mail to let us know you won't be able to attend class (that way your spot may be offered to another family eager for a dose of serious fun). 208-938-6185 or email@example.com
2. Schedule a different class time that fits your family's busy schedule.
3. Attend your alternate age-appropriate class!
On our end, we promise to continue our rigorous cleaning schedule - mopping multiple times a week, cleaning the equipment daily, washing the walls weekly, cleaning the windows daily, etc - in an attempt to keep both your family and our team members safe!
Thanks for helping us all be one big healthy family at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian!
Science has confirmed it: nice guys don't finish last!
At least not according to a new study which suggests that kindergarten students who display pro-social behavior may be more likely to graduate college and have steady jobs. The 20 year national study tracked more than 700 children from kindergarten through age 25. The researchers found that young children that scored highest in social competence skills, such as sharing, taking turns, and listening, were four times more likely to graduate from college than those who did not. The study also found that, in some cases, these types of social skills may be better predictors of future success than academic skills.
Positive social skills are something that can be learned and improved upon throughout child development. Programs at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian help children grow and develop social skills in a fun environment that provides a different context for learning. Games are purposefully designed to enhance social development and the non-competitive environment encourages children to play with each other rather than against each other. Children learn to become more considerate of one another, more aware of the feelings of others, and more willing to work together for mutual benefit. These essential life skills help children learn how to interact in positive and socially acceptable ways which helps them become well-rounded little people so that, as research now confirms, they grow into well-rounded adults.
If you were thinking of dropping in on
Monday, September 7th
you will miss us, as we’ll be out with Professor Featherhead, searching for the very rare Red Bellied Mud Napper!
Hope each family member and friend you hold dear
has a relaxing day!
If you regularly attend classes on Mondays, be sure to reschedule your child’s weekly dose of serious fun!
A new Season has begun, but it’s not too late to join the fun! From 4 months to 12 years, The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian offers a diverse line-up of programs including Parent/Child classes, Gymnastics, Dance, Sports Skills, and so much more!
Let The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian play a role in your child’s growth and development this year. Call 208-938-6185 to enroll today! We can’t wait to have Serious Fun with you!
A new Season at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian brings new friendships, new fun, and new skills to achieve. But it’s so much more than just fun and games.
Did you know that there’s a direct relationship between physical skill development and academic success? It’s true. But according to The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) only 1 in 4 children in the US gets enough physical activity. Physical activity is proven to have countless benefits for children, including increased confidence and mental functioning to help them become well-rounded super-kids!
So, roll on over! The transferable traits your child develops with The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian will have an immediate impact in the classroom, on sports teams, and as they grow into young adults. The new Season starts Monday, August 24th! Call 208-938-6185 to speak with a team member and get your child enrolled. We can’t wait to see your smiling faces in the gym!
The following class times for the 2015-2016 Season are either
close to full, or already full! Be sure to save your spot before the Season begins and the classes fill up!
Monday Funny Bugs – 11:00am
Monday Jazzy Bugs – 12:00pm
Monday Jazzy Bugs/Giggle Toes – 5:30pm
Monday Funny Bugs/Giggle Worms - 6:00pm
Monday Flips/Hot Shots – 7:00pm
Tuesday Jazzy Bugs/Giggle Toes – 11:30am
Tuesday Mini Jacks – 1:00pm
Tuesday Good Friends – 4:30pm
Wednesday Jazzy Beasts – 10:30am
Wednesday Flips – 4:30pm
Wednesday Tumblers – 5:30pm
Wednesday Giggle Worms/Good Friends – 6:30pm
Thursday Beasts – 9:30am
Thursday Twisters/Aerials* – 4:15pm
Thursday Flips/Hot Shots – 5:15pm
Friday Jazzy Bugs/Giggle Toes – 10:15am
Friday Funny Bugs/Giggle Worms - 11:15am
Friday Mini Flips/Mini Jets* – 12:15pm
Saturday Funny Bugs/Giggle Worms – 12:00pm
*skill assessment required
Goodbye sun kissed skin, mosquito bites, and letting my children stay up way past their bed time. Goodbye lazy mornings, family vacations, and warm ocean breeze… goodbye summer…
While the summer sun may be setting – there is so much to be excited about now that a new Season is just about to begin at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian! From Parent/Child programs, to Gymnastics, Dance, and Sports Skills, The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian has something for everyone.
A new Season at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian starts in 4 short weeks! Call 208-938-6185 to speak with a team member and get your child enrolled in our Serious Fun programs for kids 4 months to 12 years!
School's out. Summer's back. And so are the kids.
Loving having them home, but missing your regular routine? Have no fear. Our friends at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian have got your back.
With an awesome array of classes and camps, The Little Gym lets your family enjoy summer on your own terms. A couple of days, a few weeks, or the whole summer... you decide.
The Little Gym gives kids from 4 months to 12 years relief from the heat and a summer full of memories. From gymnastics and sports to dance and arts & crafts, there is something for everyone.
Celebrate summer with The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian and see why so many parents love this place!
“This summer I’m going on a Quest at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian! I’ll get to meet new friends and we’ll all work together to save the day. We’re going to have a slumber party with dragons, search for treasure in a magical mountain, learn manners from a silly gorilla, sail the seas with friendly pirates, and even fly a rocket ship into outer space!”
Help your child celebrate summer by enrolling them in Super Kids’ Quest Summer Camp at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian! Each camp day will challenge your child to complete a fun and exciting adventure or “Quest” all while providing the opportunity for your child to exercise their muscles, imaginations, and cooperation skills! Super Kids’ Quest Camp is a 3 hour per-day camp for kids 3 (and potty independent) - 8 years. We offer flexible scheduling, allowing your family to sign up for the whole summer, a week, or even just a day at a time. day, For more information or to enroll call 208-938-6185 and speak with a team member, today!
Whether your child is working on those beginning prone position skills, is soaring to new heights, is venturing to find that perfect release time for their flyaway dismounts from the bar, or is somewhere in between, The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian has the program to meet your child's developmental milestones!
With classes designed for each age from 4 months - 12 years, including not only gymnastics, but also dance, as well as sports development classes, there is something to match every child's interests at The Little Gym this summer!
You'll feel proud as your child beams with confidence taking on the next challenge. Your child will giggle at the silliness of their instructors, and pal around with their new friends. You'll recognize that there's so much more in The Little Gym curriculum than just movement! Each class will reap benefits in turn taking, confidence boosting, and problem solving, along with all of the overall benefits of activity and exercise.
If you haven't given your child the opportunity to experience the benefits of this curriculum, developed and honed over the past 39 years, call 208-938-6185, and give them their needed dose of serious fun at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian today!
Summer classes begin TODAY!
Forget the bug spray and the week-long commitment. Day camp for kids at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian is as great as youʼd imagine! Held during vacation times when schoolʼs not in session, our Eagle/Meridian seasonal camps combine physical activity, gymnastics and games with arts and crafts activities for giggle-filled relief from summer heat.
Super Kids’ Quest Camp, for kids 3-8, challenges children to spend three adventure-filled hours a day completing a fun, exciting mission or “Quest.” Each Quest employs a creative storyline designed to incorporate Three Dimensional Learning by combining physical activity and games with arts, crafts and special events. Each week offers an interactive learning theme and each day brings a different, creative lesson plan.
Is your child more a of a thrill seeker? Grade School Skill Thrill Camp help children ages 6-12 take their gymnastics skills to the next level through a more intense three-hour program. Kids focus on learning specific beginner, intermediate or advanced level skills while reviewing and practicing all-around gymnastic skills. It’s the perfect combination of fun, skill-building, and success!
Both options offer flexible scheduling, allowing your busy family to include The Little Gym camp programs in your children’s summer activities for several full weeks, a week, or even just a day at a time. Sound like fun? Of course it is! This is The Little Gym, after all.
Space is limited! Call 208-938-6185 to reserve your child's spot!
Summer adventures begin tomorrow!
All of the children in the programs at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian have made incredible progress - from boosting brain power to strengthening new skills to expanding confidence!
Now it’s time to celebrate all of their success during Showtime! Showtime is filled with special performances that allow your child to proudly demonstrate the many skills they have learned.
So invite grandma, grandpa, and the entire family for this Serious Fun & special occasion!
Showtime performances will occur during regularly scheduled class times during the week of May 26th.
Be sure to bring along your camera to capture precious moments of your Star during their performance!
And remember to join us for the final week of the School Year, AFTER the big shows! That's right, Amazing Families, classes run until, Saturday, June 6th! So, don't miss the week where we have no pressure, and let our hair down a little bit!
With great anticipation,
Your The Little Gym Team
The Little Gym will be closed for classes and shows, Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day!
Monday, May 25th
We hope that all will have a peaceful day, giving gratitude and reflecting on the service of so many who have made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country, and providing us the freedoms we often take for granted!
If you haven't already saved your child's spot for the coming School Year, today is the day!
Tomorrow marks the first day we'll be opening up enrollment for next School Year's classes to the general public, and some classes are already full or close thereto!
So, seize the day, and call 208-938-6185, or stop on by, and we'll be sure to save your child's spot on the big activity mat! Oh, and who could forget your raffle ticket to put in for all of the incredible drawings? What are you most looking forward to winning? The FREE Season of classes or perhaps the Two Rivers Day Spa Package or perhaps the Awesome Birthday Bash ... we could go on all day, but we won't! Let us just get that ticket in there for you!
Your The Little Gym Team
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 of Eagle/Meridian 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.
So whether you’re at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian or at home, it’s important to encourage Citizen Kid behaviors to help your child grow into a well-rounded, well-adjusted super kid!
Yes, because we will be closed for classes in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, all of those families who bring their kiddos on Mondays, will be in for a treat one week earlier than our other classes.
We say a "treat," because it will be just that! You'll get to sit back and enjoy your child showcase the many ways he/she has grown over the course of this School Year! Physically, he/she will have the opportunity to demonstrate greater coordination, strength, and balance. Socially, he/she will have the opportunity to exhibit how to get along with others, take turns, and work as an essential member of a team! Emotionally, he/she will have the opportunity to display an enlarged sense of confidence, pride, and assuredness. Cognitively, he/she will have the opportunity to showcase memorization skills, terminology recall, and creative interpretations.
Remember to bring your cameras (and batteries as needed), friends, and all the family members (yes, even crazy Uncle Steve) ;-) to celebrate your child's progress! The more people to celebrate and spread the love, the more opportunities for your child to have a warm, positive performing experience, and expand that social confidence!
Above all, Spectacular Spectators, remember that this is an opportunity, which should be met with great pride no matter the outcome. Whether your child decides to perform, or becomes a bit apprehensive with the added spectacle of onlookers, the end of the performance should be celebrated with big hugs, prideful gazes, and loving kisses. After all, your child has grown leaps and bounds this School Year, and that is something worth celebrating!
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
The Little Luau!
Friday, May 8th from 3:30pm - 6:30pm!
Put on your lei and hula your way in to register your child for next Season! As a member of The Little Gym, you have the privilege of choosing your classes before the general public. Priority Enrollment is Friday, May 8th through Thursday, May 21st. Check out these Priority Enrollment specials!
Check out next School Year's schedule here!
Some of the savings are:
When you enroll for classes on Monday, March 30th you will receive a $20 savings on class tuition! Enroll Tuesday, March 31st-Saturday, April 4th and receive $10 off class tuition!
Call 938-6185 or stop in!
The following class times for the 2014-2015 Season are either
close to full, or already full!
Be sure to save your spot before the Season begins and the classes fill up!
Monday Sporty Beasts – 9:30am
Monday Jazzy Bugs – 11:30am
Tuesday Funny Bugs/Giggle Worms – 10:15am
Tuesday Giggle Worms – 2:15pm
Wednesday Funny Bugs – 11:15am
Thursday Twisters/Aerials* - 4:15pm
Check out the "Schedules" tab to reserve your child's Season class time today!
Meaningful learning is about the journey, not the destination. This year, that journey will be even clearer with The Little Gym’s new Victory Skill Growth Tracker!
The Victory Skill Growth Tracker allows instructors to document your child’s progress throughout the Season. As your child conquers new challenges and gains new levels of confidence, we’ll keep you informed so we can celebrate all of their victories together! At the end of each Learning Unit, you will receive an email detailing what your child has learned. We’re excited to share:
• The areas of focus for the most recent Learning Unit
• The skills your child worked on and their personal victories
From “Continental Cartwheels” to “Cooperation Station,” each themed, multi-week Learning Unit will lead to a natural progression of skills, helping your child grow into a well-rounded, well-adjusted super kid! Whether it’s your preschooler’s first unassisted forward roll or the first time your grade-schooler demonstrates teamwork, each one is a victory worth celebrating. And we can’t wait to celebrate with you every step of the way!
The new Season has begun! Call today to enroll!
At The Little Gym, our kids gymnastics classes Meridian ID for preschoolers and kindergarteners have been specially designed to help your child channel all that energy and reach developmental milestones. Independent enough to attend classes without parents, children in this age group still learn best in a structured environment where gymnastics activities are combined with a healthy dose of fun.
Check out some live footage of a preschool gymnastics class Meridian!
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