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PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

What are the benefits for my child?

     According to Dr. Robyn Silveman, PhD., “research suggests that there is a strong correlation between physically fit children and academic achievement. This means that every time you send your child to gymnastics class, they’re getting an opportunity to engage in physical exercise that encourages healthy brain function”

So next time you see a gymnastics competition on television, remember that these athletes all started in a recreational program. And they represent only a small percentage of gymnasts.

     PLAY Gymnastics BC clubs are among the few sports who offer specialized programming for preschool aged children. With its numerous benefits, preschool-aged children learn a great deal PLAYing in gymnastics.

Most preschool gymnastics classes, including “Parent & Tot” classes, focus on creating movement challenges for children to explore and resolve. Children PLAY at their own pace and lessons are structured to allow for individual differences.
     Enrolling your child in a PLAY Gymnastics BC program will help them lead an active and healthy life, and stay safe in all of their other physical activities.
 

Parent & Tot - (2-3 years)
What can toddlers do in a gymnastics class?

A typical recreational gymnastics class for kids under four years old is between 30 to 45 minutes once a week. Taking part in a variety games and fun activities using the gymnastics equipment, children learn:

  • Running, jumping, climbing, rolling, twisting, kicking, throwing, catching

  • Agility, balance and coordination

  • Strength and flexibility

  • Spatial awareness

  • Creative moment and make-believe

  • Exposure to music and dance activities

  • Group social skills

  • Safety skills such as being able fall safely and without injury.

These classes are a unique combination of circle time, free exploration, and skill development. Designed to enhance gross motor development through stimulating the senses, the classes feature specialized preschool equipment, music, bright colors and an environment conducive to learning and parent-child bonding.

Preschool Gymnastics
(3-5 years)

Preschool gymnastics programs feature:

  • Running, jumping, climbing, rolling, twisting, kicking, throwing, catching

  • Agility, balance and coordination

  • Strength and flexibility

  • Spatial awareness

  • Creative movement and make-believe

  • Exposure to music and dance activities

  • Group social skills

  • Psycho/socio development

Preschool gymnastics programs DO NOT include:

  • Repetitive and prolonged activity; competitive-type training

  • Focus on training gymnastics “skills”

  • Risky positions and exercises

  • Activities and equipment that are not appropriate or which have not been adapted for small children

  • Flexibility training

Preschool programs (3-5 years) are designed for the independent child, one who can be on their own away from parents and caregivers, are fully toilet trained, and behaviorally ready. Parents can view these classes from the upper viewing area. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

FALL SESSION

​PARENT & TOT

  • Ages 2-3

  • Tuesdays

  • 9 - 9:45am

  • Sept 12 - Dec19, 2023

  • Parent Mandatory

        $202.50

​PARENT & TOT

  • Ages 2-3

  • Tuesdays

  • 11 - 11:45am

  • Sept 12 - Dec19, 2023

  • Parent Mandatory

        $202.50

PRECHOOL

  • Ages 3-5

  • Tuesdays

  • 10 - 10:45am

  • Sept 12 - Dec19, 2023

  • Independent Athlete

        $202.50

PRESCHOOL

  • Ages 3-5

  • Tuesdays

  • 11 - 11:45am

  • Sept 12 - Dec19, 2023

  • Independent Athlete

        $202.50

WINTER SESSION

​PARENT & TOT

  • Ages 2-3

  • Tuesdays

  • 9 - 9:45am

  • Jan 9 - Mar 12, 2024

  • Parent Mandatory

        $135.00

​PARENT & TOT

  • Ages 2-3

  • Tuesdays

  • 11 - 11:45am

  • Jan 9 - Mar 12, 2024

  • Parent Mandatory

        $135.00

​PRESCHOOL

  • Ages 3-5

  • Tuesdays

  • 10 - 10:45am

  • Jan 9 - Mar 12, 2024

  • Independent Athlete

        $135.00

​PRESCHOOL

  • Ages 3-5

  • Tuesdays

  • 11 - 11:45am

  • Jan 9 - Mar 12, 2024

  • Independent Athlete

        $135.00

SPRING SESSION

​PARENT & TOT

  • Ages 2-3

  • Tuesdays

  • 9 - 9:45am

  • Apr 9 - Jun 11, 2024

  • Parent Mandatory

        $135.00

​PARENT & TOT

  • Ages 2-3

  • Tuesdays

  • 11 - 11:45am

  • Apr 9 - Jun 11, 2024

  • Parent Mandatory

        $135.00

​PRESCHOOL

  • Ages 3-5

  • Tuesdays

  • 10 - 10:45am

  • Apr 9 - Jun 11, 2024

  • Independent Athlete

        $135.00

​PRESCHOOL

  • Ages 3-5

  • Tuesdays

  • 11 - 11:45am

  • Apr 9 - Jun 11, 2024

  • Independent Athlete

        $135.00

​PARENT & TOT

  • Ages 2-3

  • Wednesdays

  • 1 - 1:45pm

  • Apr 10 - Jun 12, 2024

  • Parent Mandatory

        $135.00

​PRESCHOOL

  • Ages 3-5

  • Wednesdays

  • 2 - 2:45pm

  • Apr 10 - Jun 12, 2024

  • Independent Athlete

        $135.00

parent information

We put all our most frequently asked questions all in one spot.

FUNDING SUPPORT

We have a wonderful selection of funding assistance for our gymnasts and families that they can access. These great programs can assist with several hundred dollars towards program fees & competitive gym suits. Signing up to access these resources take a couple of minutes on the sites. If you are accessing funding, and have registered your gymnast, please send an e-mail to trailgymnasticsoffice@gmail.com and let them know your gymnasts name and that you have applied for funding. Funding is sent directly to the club.

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The child must be the correct age at time of registration, or be the correct age within the session.

Not included in program fees shown is a $100 membership fee. This fee is charged each year (September – August)

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