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Meningitis Awareness Week

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Go purple this week to support the Meningitis Awareness week.

Learn more and help to spread the word about the danger of Meningitis and Septicaemia.

We have a stand in the lobby area  with information about meningitis and septicaemia, feel free to grab leaflets when you come for your class and also, you will be able to donate to help with research.
 
Click on the link below to find out more information about the Meningitis Awareness week.

https://www.meningitis.org/action/meningitis-awareness-week-2017

3, 2, 1, its Semester 1! And its not too late to join!


Friends
Hello everyone, 

We hope you had an amazing summer and you are ready and excited to start a new season at The Little Gym Cambridge. 

Our first week of classes is behind us and we are in a full swing towards new adventures. If you still travelling or cannot attend class, please take and advantage of our Cancellation/Make up service. 

We are always looking for ways to support children's development. To make sure that children attending our classes will develop their gymnastics skills as effectively as possible we are introducing a 'Root Skill' in our Pre-school and Grade school programmes.

The Root Skill will be one skill which is going to stay the same for the whole learning unit and week to week we will change the skill progressions and teaching objectives to support children' skill growth as best as we can. 

Not a member yet? Not to worry, we still have some spaces available in our classes starting as young as 4 months up to 12 years. Call the gym to find out more about the appropriate class for your child; so you can be part of the Serious Fun journey with The Little Gym family.

Parent and Child Open Morning!

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On Monday 21st August, we are hosting an open morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm for families with children aged between 4 months and 3 years. Come down to check out our facility, meet our team of instructors and join in with activities in our purpose built gym. BOOKING REQUIRED as spaces are limited, so call us now to secure a place!
Call 01223 324554 for bookings and timings as times differ per age group.

Our Super Fun Summer Holiday Camp Sessions are in Full Swing

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This week our camps theme was all about Parichutin Volcano.   Besides all the fun in the gym our campers were making model volcanoes erupt!!

Our Animal Planet Adventure: February Half Term Holiday Camps

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Last week at the gym we have been very busy learning about the different continents of the world in our Adventure Holiday Camps. Each day we have been focussing on a different continent and learning interesting facts about the world around us.

We have been making some fantastic crafts including tiger masks, paper plate penguins and paper bowl tortoises!

The children have had lots of fun moving like different animals in the gym and learning about the animals that we find in different places. Definitely safe to say we have had lots of serious fun!

The Little Gym Cambridge Carnival Show Week!

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To celebrate the end of our current semester, we have been at the carnival this week at the gym. The teachers have been dressed up in fancy carnival costumes and we have had lots of fun celebrating everyone’s achievements.

Each child received a special The Little Gym medal for their hard work in classes and had the opportunity to show their parents some skills they have been working towards this semester.

We are looking forward to starting our new semester on Tuesday 21st February with lots of serious fun!



The Secrets of the Senses!

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It’s our senses that provide information to our mind and body which help us to process information. Imagine driving a car – the sensory information you get from your feet, hands, eyes, and ears work together to form the whole experience. For this to happen, your senses work in coordination with each other. This is known as sensory integration.

In the gym, children go through all of the different planes of movement as they rotate, go forwards, backwards and upside down. Gymnastics is one of the few sports that enables a child to move through all of the different movement planes. This makes gymnastics a holistic sport as it develops the child as a whole. For example, when they run, forward roll, swing on the bars and walk on the beam- their senses work in coordination with one another as they develop new motor skills which become the foundation for more complex thinking.

Encouraging your child to move as much as possible, whether it be walking to the shop or participating in a The Little Gym class is so beneficial to their brain development, so Let’s Move!

Music and Movement

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This week at the gym we are starting new learning units in our classes. For Parent Child and Pre-K classes, these new learning units are focussed around music and its effect on your children's physical development. Music and physical development go hand in hand, which is why music plays such a key role in all of our programmes.

Using music in a physical environment helps children to become more independent movers as their minds are stimulated to become a better at thinking and learning. Children's attention span is increased as the music changes and they become more creative with their expressions.  Music is also great for helping your child to cooperate and interact with other children in their age group as they bond through sounds and movement.

We are looking forward to getting creative with music and movement in the gym over the next few weeks!

Meningitis Awareness Week at The Little Gym Cambridge

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Over the past week we have been collecting donations for the Meningitis Research Foundation.  Meningitis Awareness Week is aimed at making people more knowledgeable about the symptoms of the disease and how to spot them. 
If you fancy testing your knowledge about some of the myths and symptoms associated with this disease that causes deaths and life-altering disabilities weekly in the UK, CLICK HERE TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE