Kids Night Out Interbay Seattle WA or as we like to call Parent Survival Night, it’s like Recess for Moms and Dads.

Parents call it a break from the kids. Kids call it a break from their parents. That sounds like a win-win situation to us. Our Parentsʼ Survival Nights Interbay Seattle WA let you enjoy some adult time to see a movie, catch up with friends or enjoy a meal without—ahem—your pint-sized food critics in tow. Meanwhile, your children get some quality “kid time” in a safe, fun, familiar place for a Kids Night Out Interbay Seattle WA with trained instructors who lead them through games and music-filled activities. We schedule Parentsʼ Survival Nights for select Saturday evenings. Spots fill quickly, so book soon for your win-win night off. Interbay Wa is located between Magnolia and Queen Anne Hills on 15th Ave West in Seattle Wa. Call 206-397-3794 to get registered, or visit our online schedule – Register for PSN at Interbay

Our new pre-school children's gymnastics learning unit at The Little Gym of Interbay is “Think About it, Move About It.” It is all about exploring and developing the connection between children's motor skills and brain development. As children are posed with a situation or scenario that they must first think about and visualize – then creatively act it out through their gymnastics movements – it's easy to see how we can tie the body and brain together to create valuable learning learning opportunities. Our goal is to tap into the imaginations of the children to build creative learning opportunities through gymnastics and movement!
 

Boy Vaulting

kids gymnastics builds confidence
The best way to encourage kids to try their best is with a smile! But don't take our word for it. Research studies confirm that positive feedback triggers a natural drive for kids to discover their own potential. Intrinsically motivated children are more involved in their own learning and development and tend to be more enthusiastic learners.

So how can you help your child become intrinsically motivated? Praise your child's efforts as well as their actual accomplishments. Offer suggestions in a supportive way and never criticize or compare their efforts to another child's.

Here at The Little Gym, we celebrate gold medal moments every day by challenging children in our gymnastics and dance classes to strive for their own personal best in a positive, non-competitive environment. Each new accomplishment builds confidence and each successful experience motivates kids to try for the next. Whether they're learning to land the perfect cartwheel through gymnastics and tumbling or are learning to listen and follow directions, the confidence gained will inspire them to strive for new challenges in every area with proud Olympic-sized smiles on their faces.
 
Encourage your kids today and watch their confidence grow!
 
 

Over the past few weeks at The Little Gym, we have been incorporating number concepts, counting, and simple math in our parent/child and pre-k gymnastics classes! Using multiple senses while counting (such as counting on fingers or touching counted objects) helps kids in the parent/child classes learn and retain numbers. Observing and emulating parents’ behavior and counting also helps to build a positive foundation for learning in a group setting.

In our pre-k gymnastics classes we have been giving kids opportunities to express their creativity by having them try to form the shapes of different numbers with their bodies. This helps with number recognition and is great for developing body control and spatial awareness. Teaching number concepts through movement is a fun way (for both instructors and kids) to take advantage of the connection between motor skills development and cognitive learning. Multi-sensory experiences, such as counting steps as they walk across the balance beam, allow children to gain the ability to learn and process information faster.

We add to the complexity of our learning when we engage our bodies in the same concepts as our brains, which leads to healthier, smarter kids!

Priority Enrollment is one of the most important benefits of being a Member at The Little Gym. We offer this time so that our loyal and actively enrolled members can have their pick of this summer and next school year's classes. Take advantage of this opportunity to select a class time that best meets your needs. Your child has made some great accomplishments this semester. Let's keep the momentum, skills, smiles, and laughter going as they continue to progress. Class enrollment is processed on a first-come, first-served basis and only current Members are able to enroll during Priority Enrollment. Many of our Fall Season classes are going to fill quickly. So mark your calendars and let's get them signed up for all the fun we'll be having!

Tuesday-Thursday from 2-4 pm

We will be offering 2 hour camps for children 3 to 10 years old. We create a brand new theme each day, designed to challenge young minds and enhance creativity. Our theme-based camps include gymnastics, obstacle courses,games, and songs.

Tuesday, April 17th

Outer Space

The Little Gym Astronauts boldly go where no Little Gym’er has gone before! Walk on “Moon Beams” and swing on the “Bars from Mars”! Flip through black holes and jump high on our “antigravity machine” (Air-Trak).

Wednesday, April 18th

Dancing Dinosaurs

Let your creativity R-O-A-R! Show your dinosaur claws and teeth—Plus learn some new moves with creative movement activities like ‘the Mexican hat dance’ and ‘Chicken dance’.

Thursday, April 19th

All Sorts of Sports

How many sports can we do in 2 hours? Come check it out! Football, baseball, hockey, soccer and more are all options at this camp full of sports and gymnastics (our favorite sport of all)!

Prices:

Members: $28 per day

Non-Members: $35 per day

The Little Gym of Interbay

2213 15th Ave West

Seattle, WA 98119

(206) 397-3794

tlginterbaywa@thelittlegym.com

Priority Enrollment is April 1st-15th. This gives families who are currently enrolled first chance to sign up for Summer 2012 and 2012-13 Season classes. Enrollment can be saved with a deposit or payment in full! We can't wait to continue growing skills while having Serious Fun!
 

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.


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