Tumble Tots - 3 Programmes in 1
Walking to 2 Years Old
- Designed to develop motor skills in areas of agility, balance, climbing and coordination
- Confident walker encouraged to climb, jump, and roll while learning how to control movements more precisely
- Encourages more independence by teaching/aiding children to climb safely.
- Child explores freely and continues to reinforce parent and child bonding.
- Songs are chosen specifically to encourage participation and build interest in words
- Simple instructions are used and learnt
- Sharing and taking turns
- Developing social relationship and social skills
- New challenges to keep child self-motivated and constantly gaining confidence
2 to 3 Years
Sessions are now based around 'activity stations' which form the basis for various task sequences. These are designed to enable children to develop their sense of balance, co-ordination and agility. Still with parent participation, children in this age group now start learning to listen to instructions.
- Learnt basis of all movement skills and have rapidly developed physical, social and language skills
- Encouraged to watch and listen carefully so he can copy and revise as activity stations are introduced
- Stations are designed to improve coordination of hand-eye-foot control, balance, climbing and all round agility
- Higher and more complex equipment together with more demanding physical tasks to increase confidence and self-esteem
- Increases concentration span
- Teaches to take risks but to do so safely
- Language development plays more significance as children are encouraged to participate
3 Years to School Age
Sessions now focus on even more challenging task sequences with the use of higher pieces of equipment. As the more confident child now participates on his/her own, tasks are designed to further develop a child's co-ordination, ball skills, body awareness and control.
- Children are able to learn from past experiences
- Enjoy companionship of other children and play cooperatively
- Take on more responsibilities and may appear more confident and self-assured
- Continue to develop child’s motor skills and confidence without parental support
- Taught how to remember sequences of activities and break new challenges down into manageable tasks
- Importance is placed on co-operation as child is taught how to respect others and be supportive when others need help.
- Creativity is stimulated as he recalls and joins in with action songs