PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS

6 MONTHS – 6 YEARS

Sweet Peas is an educational gymnastics program designed to promote physical, social and cognitive development in children 6 months through 6 years old. Early childhood provides important windows of developmental opportunity. Founded in educational gymnastics, the Sweet Peas curriculum focuses on age appropriate gymnastics activities that foster coordination, balance, core strength, bilateral awareness and flexibility. Taught in a social, collaborative environment, Sweet Peas provides important life lessons in self-awareness, courage, success and friendship.

The Sweet Peas curriculum is centered around excellent, progressive gymnastics training which incorporates color recognition, language development, spatial relations, music awareness, measurements and counting skills. Sweet Peas learn how to listen to their teacher, follow instructions and wait for their turn. They learn to enjoy their own achievements and to encourage and applaud the success of their classmates.

Rising Star Gymnastics is a proud Member Gym of
Sweet Peas Educational Gymnastics™

WEE PEAS

6 – 12 MONTHS

Carefully designed for babies learning to sit and crawl, Wee Peas provides our littlest scooters with active learning activities that focus on whole baby development. Wee Peas are given opportunities to move, reach, and grasp in a baby safe environment that is rich with color, sound and tactile experiences. Wee Peas learn to recognize their name in class and react in identifying themselves to the teacher. Wee Peas enjoy activities that promote visual tracking, core strength and balance needed for sitting and standing.

Objectives include activities that promote crossing the mid-line and bilateral awareness needed or crawling and walking. Wee Peas also enjoy some of their first experiences in playing and learning with other babies and gain cornerstone lessons in social awareness through interacting with their Wee Pea friends! There are amazing neural miracles taking place in this precious first year!

If the class spot you are interested in is full, please put your child’s name on the wait list as it might change quickly.

ONE PEAS

1 YEAR OLDS

One Peas are ready to move! With their newly developing upright mobility (and sometimes a mix of both eagerness and hesitation), One Peas love to explore! One Peas are beginning to understand words and ideas. The active learning goals of One Peas promote neural development in the amazing one-year old brain. The One Pea curriculum is designed to provide enriching activities in a safe and fun environment. One Peas learn self-awareness and physical adaptation through developmentally appropriate gymnastics activities such as stepping, rolling, balancing, sliding and swinging.

The One Pea curriculum is designed to enhance the direct connection between active movement and brain processing. One Peas’ brains are processing important things as they walk in a circle and scoot across the beam. Their brains are developing as they roll on the wedge mat, bounce on the springboard, swing on the rings, climb through tunnels and hang from the bars. Gymnastics provides opportunities to balance, hold, reach, grip and bounce. One Peas are learning and growing at an amazing pace as they transition from babyhood to toddler-hood. This is a magical year!

If the class spot you are interested in is full, please put your child’s name on the wait list as it might change quickly.

TWO PEAS

2 YEAR OLDS

Two- year olds are AMAZING! Two Peas are gaining independence! The Two Peas program is designed to capitalize on the rapidly improving physical, cognitive and language development of two-year olds. The Two Pea curriculum offers opportunities for gross motor skill development with whole body activities in developmentally appropriate circuits. Two Peas learn to run with developing synchronization; step, hold and balance on alternate feet; roll forward, sideways and backwards on a wedge with a spot; and transfer weight from feet to hands and back. Two Peas play (or observe play) interactively structured games with other Two Pea classmates.

The Two Pea program is designed to provide a multi-sensory educational gymnastics experience that prepares the Two Pea to engage his or her occipital lobes through experience with shape patterns and colors. The Two Pea curriculum engages the little ones temporal and frontal lobes and promotes higher cognitive processing through language, words and tone. Children learn best when they are moving. We know that the more regions of the brain we can engage in the process of learning, the more significant the impact on learning will be. Our Two Pea goal is to provide fun, quality gymnastics activities that foster the important neural development of our two-year olds.

If the class spot you are interested in is full, please put your child’s name on the wait list as it might change quickly.

THREE PEAS

3 YEAR OLDS

Three-year olds are ready to go! Three Peas are gaining increased motor development, eye hand coordination and fine motor skills! Three Peas are also quickly assimilating language and are able to understand and independently follow basic instructions in gymnastics class. The Three Pea curriculum is designed to provide skill development on floor, bean bars and vault. Three Peas work on forward rolls, straddle rolls and Three Pea cartwheels. They increase their balance with beam work that includes alternating forward kicks, squat holds, relevé walks and beam crawls.

Three Peas are introduced to instructions that incorporate spatial, sequential and directional cues. They are continuing to develop an understanding of differences in color, shape, size and color. The developing independence of Three Peas helps them participate in structured circuit sequences as they prepare for more independent activities in the Three Pea program.

If the class spot you are interested in is full, please put your child’s name on the wait list as it might change quickly.

FOUR PEAS

4 YEAR OLDS

Four-year olds are on the go! Four Peas can run, hop, climb and throw a ball. Their increasing coordination makes them faster and more deliberate. Their increasing strength makes them able to perform many new gymnastics skills. Their cognitive development is growing by leaps and bounds and they are able to interpret and remember learning objectives. Four Peas can recognize and name many letters numbers. They can count in unison and repeat simple stories and sequences. Four-year olds need a minimum of 60-90 minutes of active play a day! They need to run, build, swing and bounce.

The Four Pea curriculum embraces the four-year old’s readiness for learning and provides a dynamic educational gymnastics environment. Four Peas work on forward rolls, straddle rolls, and backward rolls on both a wedge and on the floor. They are practicing straighter legs and longer holds in the execution of their skills. Four Peas are working on their balance with skills on beam such as straight jumps, alternating kick possé sequences and Four Pea arabeques. Four Peas are gaining speed and accuracy on the vault. They are mastering their squat on, donkey kicks with horizontal hips and jumping on and off a block.

If the class spot you are interested in is full, please put your child’s name on the wait list as it might change quickly.

FIVE/SIX PEAS

5 & 6 YEAR OLDS

Five Peas are ready to test their skills! Five-year olds have reached physical and developmental milestones that allow them to progress rapidly. With longer limbs, more refined coordination and stronger language skills, Five Peas can run faster, climb higher and hold longer! Five Peas are refining their technique with focus on form and lines.

Six Peas want to do it all! Six-year olds have the physical, cognitive and developmental abilities to do great things! They can gallop, skip, move to counts and run backwards. They can climb just about anything you don’t want them to climb and they can jump from the table to the couch with hardly a blink. Most six-year olds understand about 5,000 words and are at various stages of learning to read. Six Peas are capable of listening and understanding more detailed instructions and are generally eager to please. We love working with Six Peas!

If the class spot you are interested in is full, please put your child’s name on the wait list as it might change quickly.

IS THIS THE RIGHT CLASS FOR YOUR CHILD?

We are happy to help you find out! Please contact us.