GymbaROO Program

All programs are $250 inclusive insurance per term, neurological handouts, visualisation book, weekly homework emails with free music download.

Sessions run for 45 minutes once a week over the course of a 10 week term. We offer make-up classes for classes missed and also pro-rata fees for starting after week 1.

Each class is facilitated by a qualified teacher and qualified assistant.

The GymbaROO program offers activities that encourage and promote your baby and toddler's natural developmental movement patterns. From the beginning of time babies from birth, without intervention, have moved in the same natural pattern. Through modern-day conveniences, such as baby bounces and walkers, babies are less exposed to nature's intended opportunities to move naturally. With interventions such as the capsule and contoured prams (prams that are v-shaped restrict movement verses flat bed prams), baby's movement opportunities are more prohibited. Balancing your modern day conveniences with ample opportunity for your baby to move naturally, will allow your baby to grow and develop through their natural movement patterns. We show you how at GymbaROO.

Toddlers engage in activities to help improve balance, motor skills, muscle tone, confidence and nurture their natural desire to explore their world independently.

Progressing naturally through natural movement patterns helps build strength and muscle tone, which facilitates the next developmental stage. Each stage builds the foundation for the next stage. During the movement patterns of each developmental stage, neural pathways are stimulated by this movement, therefore facilitating appropriate brain development.

Level 1/2 BABIES (4 - 12 months)

Duration: 45 mins 

This 45-minute class is for non-mobile and mobile babies. The class will be adjusted for each baby's individual movement stage. The emphasis is on massage, gentle vestibular stimulation, reflex inhibition and muscle tone. Parents are given valuable information to help their baby grow in their natural sequence.

Level 1 NON-MOBILE BABIES (under 7 months) (NON-MOB)

Duration: 45 mins

The non-mobile babies class runs for 45 minutes. They are for all babies under 7 months of age. Modifications are made during the class for younger babies under 5 months. The emphasis is on massage, gentle vestibular stimulation, reflex inhibition and muscle tone. Parents are given valuable information to help their baby grow in its natural sequence.

Level 2 Mobile babies  (7 - 12 months)

Duration: 45 mins

level 2 classes are for babies 7 months to 12 months. Whether your baby is OR ISN'T creeping or crawling, this is the time to progress into the "crawlers" class. Whilst we still do massage and exercises, there is less emphasis on the massage and more on body awareness, visual and auditory activities and your child will start to take part in the music and singing activities. They will do lots of crawling and exploring that will give them the skills and confidence to move into the walking stage. They need new balancing skills, adjustment of visual perception, and increased muscle tone. Our classes will give you lots of ideas for activities at home that will enable you to continue to have fun and explore with your baby as you do at GymbaROO.

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Level 3 - 10 - 18 Months

Duration: 45 mins

For babies 10 - 18 months. This is the transition stage when your baby has started to stand up & cruise along walls & furniture, but still crawls as well - they may be ready for the Fairy Penguins class. Some may be capable of a few wobbly steps on their own and others may be walking with assistance. As they waddle, walking around like 'Fairy Penguins' they are establishing their balance and body awareness. We introduce essential skills to help balance and muscle tone. Our large equipment is more challenging to encourage confidence in climbing.

Despite the fact that it is an exciting and fun time it might also be frustrating for them as they learn all these news skills! As your one year old child can move more or less in an upright position, he needs to adjust his vision and hearing as he is now seeing and hearing things from a different perspective. This is hard work for our little one because the things he knew look different now! That's one of the reasons why at that age your child may not advance his speech yet. From 13 months to 18 months, your child is still learning a lot about himself and his world, and also about his limbs and how they work! 

 

Level 4/5 1.5 - 2.5 Years

Duration: 45 mins

In this class, during our mat time we start to incorporate finger plays and activities which require them to listen and then respond to an instruction. E.g. Clapping, jumping, balancing. We do activities which require them to use left / right independently and begin very specific ball activities. This stage of development is bi-lateral, meaning that both sides of body are working in coordination. By 18 months of age, toddlers have wonderful skill with their hands- they have improved focus and control. Our activities are aimed at strengthening and developing these skills, as they now have control over how to release an object they are holding. The two-year old year is an important year of change in both behaviour speech and fine motor skills. The Koala stage sets the groundwork for the transition into the next stage of development - laterality. We would like to help your child in their development journey.

 

Level 5/62.5 - 3.5 Years

Duration: 45 mins

Sessions at this age are geared for the development of sensory integration and the consequent laterality, and for this reason a preferred hand and foot is now encouraged in all activities. Areas where instructions are required are increased in complexity. Repetition is vital for the development of all ages.

 1 - 1.5 Years/10 months - 18 months

Duration: 45 mins 

Now infants are waddling like penguins as they strive to get their balance and body awareness. At last our little ones are upright, but eyes and ears need to adjust for seeing and understanding. The sessions at this age aim at muscle tone development through walking, hanging by their hands, wheelbarrows and steps. Once an infant is walking, we provide ideas for parents and activities for the infant which increase their balance mechanisms and strengthen muscle tone.

Tel: 0412187388

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