Using equipment like a zip line, ball pit, tumbling mats, cones, monkey bars, gymnastics rings, balance beam, bosu ball, bean bags and more, and our very own bodies – your child will have a blast exercising! While using equipment that increases balance, strength and coordination we foster spatial awareness and prepare our students for sports and physical education classes at the elementary school level.
By placing your child in an environment that encourages the development of gymnastics and sports skills, you are providing them with other tools that they are not even aware of. The possibilities are endless! Here are just a few of the documented benefits of gymnastics:
- Reduces the risk of obesity and obesity related diseases
- Builds strong bones and muscles
- Increases self esteem
- Improved sleep patterns
- Learn social skills such as team work, taking turns, and sportsmanship
- Direction following skills
- Respect for self and for other
- Gross and fine motor skills
While we are always introducing new skills it is also very important to repeat and practice many skills as well. Typically we will be working our students in a circuit of skills. Some of them will be repeat skills, and some will be completely novel to them! Using a circuit allows us to keep the students moving and exercising with little down time (waiting time).
During their time on the BEEBUS, our students learn gymnastics skills such as cartwheels, head stands, hand stands, pikes, straddles, jumps, forward rolls and backward rolls just to name a few. Our students also learn important safety skills used for landing. Although we would love our students to grow up to by Olympians, we truly are focused on teaching the basic foundations of gymnastics as well as other genres of sports as well as what it means to make “healthy choices for our minds and bodies”.
We at BeeBus believe that exercise is more than just getting a little sweaty! We want our students to understand the reason why exercise is so important. While they may not fully understand right now, that little seed of knowledge will grow! Later, when it is time to make their own decisions, we hope that they will have the tools they need to make the right decisions!