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
Curiosity plays a big role in preschoolers' lives. Early questions tend to revolve around factual information such as where and when. But once children get to, "why?" it's a sign that more neurons are firing and they're experiencing a Brain Boost! But getting through the "why" phase doesn't answer the question: Why is "why" so fundamental to toddlers?As researches delve into this question, we are starting to get some answers. Teams from the University of Hawaii and the University of Michigan found that when children received explanatory information, they were more likely to end the questioning. According to the researchers, "When preschoolers ask 'why' questions, they're not merely trying to prolong conversation, they're trying to get to the bottom of things." While this study cannot be generalized to all children, the research suggests that by age 2 children actively contribute to the process of learning about the world around them.Eventually, your toddler will come up with a "why?" that will stump you. Take hold of this opportunity and have some fun. Take hold of this opportunity and have some fun. If you don't know the answer, explain that you can find out together. Have your child sit with you at the computer while you search for the answer online or plan a trip to the library. As your child gets older, try answering some "why" questions with "What do you think?" This will get the wheels turning and nurture logical thinking and language skills. You can learn a lot about what interests your child and you might even learn something new as well!
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
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
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)!
Members: $28 per day
Non-Members: $35 per day
The Little Gym of Interbay
2213 15th Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119
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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