Gymbakids

Gymbakids is a learning through play program, with a large emphasis on music and movement for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

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Our home is at LeisureFit Melville, on the corner of Canning Highway and Stock Road.

Children will have the opportunity to develop their cognitive, locomotive, listening, coordination and spatial body awareness skills. In a fun and safe environment, children will also build confidence in their own social and communication skills. Gymbakids is a one to one parent:child program.

Term 4 Class times

Introducing The New Frame

Gymbakids has finally returned to its Play Frame after four weeks of fun on the Sports Courts.

We are now located behind the new reception area at LeisureFit Melville, with easy access to toilets and baby change facilities.

We still have plenty of time to play and learn in Term 4, so follow the steps and enrol now for the final weeks of term!

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Express Enrolment Form

 

Program Dates

Enrol by completing the Express Enrolment form, in person at LeisureFit Melville or email gymbakids@melville.wa.gov.au 

Term 4 2018 - Monday 8 October - Friday 14 December (10 weeks)

Term 1 2019 - Monday 04 February - Friday 12 April (10 weeks)

Term 2 2019 - Monday 29 April - Friday 05 July (10 weeks)

Term 3 2019 - Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September (10 weeks)

Term 4 2019 - Monday 14 October - Friday 20 December (10 weeks)

Enrolments are open throughout the term with fees paid on a pro rata basis. 10 week term typically costs $144.00. *Please note classes do not run on public holidays. Private group and Mothers group sessions can be arranged.

Gymbakids caters for all abilities, however feel free to talk to one of our friendly team members if you have any questions. Contact us on 9364 0808.

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PlayTime

PlayTime Sessions will return: Monday 12 November 2018 

Come and experience the Gymbakids Playground in an unstructured session on weekends and school holidays.

Session Times: (during School Term)
Monday - Thursday: 1.00pm - 7.00pm
Friday - 1.00pm - 4.00pm & 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Saturday: 7.00am - 1.00pm & 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Sunday: 8.00am - 10.00am & 12.00pm - 2.30pm

School Holiday Session Times:
Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 7.00pm

Entry Fee:
$8.00 per child

PartyTime

Interested in celebrating your child's special day with us?

We have three dedicated timeslots for exclusive access to our brand new Gymbakids Frame;

Friday: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Saturday: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Other times may be available, but will not guarantee exclusive access to the Gymbakids area.

Contact us on 9364 0808 or gymbakids@melville.wa.gov.au

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my child go into a higher age group?

For children to receive optimum benefit, they are required to be of the specific age range by week 1 of term. If you would like to discuss further please chat with your Gymbakids Instructor who will be happy to advise.

Can I enrol without payment?

To ensure fairness for all, we cannot hold places for children without full payment. Our Express Enrolment Form only temporarily holds a spot.

What is the credit policy if I cannot attend a lesson?

Credits may be given for medical absences accompanied by doctor's certificate and are valid for enrolling in the following term only. The City of Melville has a no refund policy. No refunds or make up classes will be given.

Can I bring my baby/other child to class?

Gymbakids is one to one parent child class. We offer excellent creche facilities for siblings.

Class Descriptions

3 - 6 Months Class Information

A new age group to the Gymbakids program effective from Term 3, 2018.

The 3 - 6 month classes will have a large emphasis on sensory based development in addition to paying particular attention on assisting in the development of a parent and child's relationship.

The Gymbakids program focuses on seven Key Developmental stages, each of which have their own specified indicator milestones

Below are a list of these Milestones. During the term, these will be the tools we will be looking to use to help the children in our classes develop during this class age group;

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT      

1: When placed on stomach, child can lift head and support self on elbows or hands.

2: Child can pull to sit with no head lag.

3: Held in sitting, child can sit with back straight.

4: Child rolls from stomach to back independently. Child rolls from back to stomach with assistance but may do independently.

COORDINATION

1: Lying on back - child can kick legs and bring hands to midline.                         

2: Child can hold toy with whole hand and pass from one hand to the other.

SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT                              

1: Child can follow a toy with eyes from side to side and up or down.

2: Child can stretch out 2 hands to grasp a toy.

COGNITION/ THINKING                             

1: Child is developing early object permanence. Will start to look for an object if dropped within visual field.

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE                             

1: Child will babble to self and others using mainly vowel sounds.

2: Child will look at parent’s mouth as they link sound with speech.

3: Child will protest through crying or vocalisations.

RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE

1: Child will quieten to the sound of a rattle or bell when out of sight.

2: Child turns to source when hears a sound.

3: Child will demonstrate anticipation of a familiar routine/song.

SOCIAL

1: Child responds with pleasure to parent handling and singing.

2: Child will make eye contact with parent during interaction.

6 - 9 Months Class Information

With our recent review and our partnership with Wize Therapy, our formerly known Bandicoots (6 - 12 months) class has been split into two (6 - 9 and 9 - 12 Months) to form a more specified program for each age group.

The 6 - 9 month classes will follow on from sensory based development in the 3 - 6 month class with slightly more emphasis on movement and building upon language development

The Gymbakids program focuses on seven Key Developmental stages, each of which have their own specified indicator milestones

Below are a list of these Milestones. During the term, these will be the tools we will be looking to use to help the children in our classes develop during this class age group;

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

1: Child sits independently and can turn head to look around.

2: Child can roll from front to back and back to front.

3: Child can wriggle, roll or crawl forward.

4: When held in standing, child can weight bear on feet and take alternating steps.

COORDINATION

1: Child is able to clap hands.

2: Child can grasp toy with whole hand and manipulate by passing from hand to hand, turning over and banging together.

3: Child can poke and point using index finger.

4: Child can pick up small objects using thumb and index finger.

SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT

1: Child is aware arms, fingers and toes belong to self and can wiggle them.

2: Child is able to crawl through a tunnel from 6-10 months.

COGNITION/THINKING

1: Child can look for toy when placed out of sight (object permanence).

2: Child shows understanding things are ‘casually connected’ e.g. cause and effect toys, pulling a string to get a toy.

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE

1: Child requests continuation of an activity by making eye-contact, smiling, using body language or vocalising.

2: Child can imitate playful sounds such as cough, smacking lips, brr. Child can babble playfully in repetitive strings, a range of consonants heard.

COMPREHENSION AND LISTENING

1: Child shows anticipation of beginning of the start of a known routine, through eye-contact, smiling, body language or vocalisations.

2: Child can look toward instructor or parent when name is called.

SOCIAL

1: Child can explore new and unfamiliar toys with parental encouragement.

2: Child shows enjoyment in routines with parent engagement.

3: Child can reach out and take toy when offered by his/her parent.

4: Child enjoys peek-a-boo and looks for a toy partially hidden.

9 - 12 Months Class Information

With our recent review and our partnership with Wize Therapy, our formerly known Bandicoots (6 - 12 months) class has been split into two (6 - 9 and 9 - 12 Months) to form a more specified program for each age group.

The 9 - 12 month classes will be focusing on encouraging movement (Crawling, walking, hand movement/signals). Encouragement of communicative development as well as listening exercises to encourage comprehension of simple requests.

The Gymbakids program focuses on seven Key Developmental stages, each of which have their own specified indicator milestones

Below are a list of these Milestones. During the term, these will be the tools we will be looking to use to help the children in our classes develop during this class age group;

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

1: Child crawls on hands and knees or ‘bear walks’ around the floor.

2: Child is able to rotate trunk to look behind self.

3: Maintains placed stance at 10 months.

4: Pulls to stand between 10-12 months and sits down again holding onto furniture.

5: Child starting to walk with or without support.

COORDINATION

1: Child is able to kick legs voluntarily without falling.

2: Child holds one toy in each hand and bangs together.

3: Reaching and grasping are one coordinated action.

4: Child can pick up small object with a mature pincer grasp.

5: Child can point at objects of interest.

SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT

1: Child is able to crawl through a tunnel from 6-10 months.

COGNITION/THINKING

1: Child actively looks to parent modelling activity and will mimic play, developing joint attention.

2: Explores things in different ways e.g. banging, throwing, shaking.

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE

1: Child is babbling and may be starting to use a few words such as mama, dada.

2: Child may attempt to copy words.

3: May respond to familiar songs by vocalizing.

COMPREHENSION AND LISTENING

1: Shows recognition of familiar songs and will try to join in.

2: Child will respond simple requests e.g. give it to mum.

3: Child is developing understanding in context, e.g. car, drink.

4: Recognises greetings such as hello and goodbye and will wave.

SOCIAL

1: Enjoys joint play and social games such as ‘peek-a-boo’.

2: Hands a book when wants to hear a story.

3: Shows understanding of use of objects e.g. hairbrush.

4: Shows fear in some situation.

Koala (12 - 18 Months) Class Information

Our Koala's whether they are crawling or walking will have plenty to do and move towards in our dedicated obstacles. The obstacles are set-up to help improve coordination and improve balance and accuracy when it comes to moving either arms or legs.

Their expressive language will continue to develop as they express themselves through sounds and attempt to join in nursey rhymes or songs their are familiar with.

The Gymbakids program focuses on seven Key Developmental stages, each of which have their own specified indicator milestones

Below are a list of these Milestones. During the term, these will be the tools we will be looking to use to help the children in our classes develop during this class age group;

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

1: Child is able to play in hands free in low squat.

2: Child can kneel independently (18 months) or with support (12-15months).

3: Child is able to walk and come to stop without falling.

4: Child is able to walk with change in walking speeds.

COORDINATION

1: Child can lift foot to step over a small mat placed on floor.

2: Child is able to sequence 2 hand actions when modelled by parent.

3: Child is able to climb onto furniture.

4: Child can throw ball placed in hand.

5: Child can pick up objects with a delicate pincer grasp.

6: Child can point to pictures in a picture book.

SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT

1: Child watches and visually tracks a ball rolled to feet.

2: Child mimics known movement sequences in anticipation of "action word" in familiar song.

3: Child enjoys putting objects into/out of containers e.g. peg board, shape containers, and can build a tower of 2-3 cubes.

COGNITION/THINKING

1: Child is beginning to follow simple requests e.g. "ta mamma".

2: Child mimics behaviours based on social cues.

3: Child identifies own face in mirror and enjoys mirror play.

4: Child identifies familiar objects / person in pictures.

5: Child demonstrates affection to familiar person.

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE

1: Child imitates waving hello/goodbye and vocalises or sings 'bye' and 'hello' in Hello and Goodbye song.

2: Child attempts to join in nursery rhymes.

3: Child will have between 6 and 20 words.

4: Child can make a choice when presented with two objects, by using a reach, point, eye-contact to the motivating object, or imitation of the object name. e.g. 'Do you want a drink or an apple?’

COMPREHENSION AND LISTENING

1: Child responds to name called with smile, eye-contact and attention. 2: Child follows simple instruction to 'sit down’ and throw the ball.

3: Child points to a simple known object when named e.g. 'Where's the ball?’.

4: Child points to simple known body part when named e.g. 'Where's your toes?’.

SOCIAL

1: Child can sit next to peer for small equipment play.

2: Child acts out familiar routines such as; playing with doll, handing out cups.

3: Child shows awareness of peers. Will exchange toys both cooperatively and in conflict.

Platypus (18 months - 2 years) Class Information

Our Platypus' are starting to challenge their environment (including mum and dad) and will begin social interaction with children of similar age for short periods. Language Development is improving the use of the word 'no' becomes common when responding to things they do not like.

Their fine motor skills are developing as they begin to hold pencils and make scribbles on paper

The Gymbakids program focuses on seven Key Developmental stages, each of which have their own specified indicator milestones

Below are a list of these Milestones. During the term, these will be the tools we will be looking to use to help the children in our classes develop during this class age group;

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

1: Child will jump off a small step.

2: Child is able to climb up a small step.

3: Child is able to gallop run at 18 months and run 15- 24 months.

4: Child can walk along a plank balance beam with hand held.

5: Child can walk up and down stairs holding a rail with 2 feet to a step.

6: Child can squat to play and rise to feet without using hands.

COORDINATION

1: Child is able to kick a ball rolled to feet.

2: Child is able to use feet reciprocally to push a ride on toy.

3: Child can throw ball towards target.

4: Child holds pencil and scribbles.

5: Child has good manipulative skills and can pick up and place small objects down with control.

SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT

1: Child is able to post items into containers.

2: Child can match square, circular and triangular shapes in a jigsaw puzzle. 3: Child explores holes by placing extended finger in hole.

4: Child starting to understand size of self in relation to size of objects in the environment/enclosed spaces.

5: Child is developing ability to forward roll.

COGNITION/THINKING

1: Child is able to identify tools and generalise use to common routine activities (familiar with brush, keys, phone and steering wheel).

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE

1: Child uses 50+ words and is starting to put two together e.g. “no ball”.

2: Uses ‘no’ when doesn’t want something.

3: Uses a variety of consonants in speech (m,n,p,b,k,g,h,w,t,d).

COMPREHENSION AND LISTENING

1: Child will respond to his/her name with eye-contact, smile and attention.

2: Child will respond to simple two step instructions e.g. ‘get the ball and put it in the box’.

3: Child responds to simple ‘What’ and ‘Where’ questions.

SOCIAL

1: Child consonantly demands parent’s attention.

2: Child will sit alongside a peer for small equipment play, and play with the same types of toys.

Joey (2 - 3 years) Class Information

The Joeys like their name suggests are jumping, running and hopping everywhere! They are beginning to count 1, 2, 3 and are developing emotional intelligence. Although they believe everyone feels and thinks the same as they do.

Joeys love to try everything by themselves and will ask lots of questions (but you already know that).

The Gymbakids program focuses on seven Key Developmental stages, each of which have their own specified indicator milestones

Below are a list of these Milestones. During the term, these will be the tools we will be looking to use to help the children in our classes develop during this class age group;

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

1: Child is able to climb up and down.

2: Child can maintain sitting with legs crossed at ankles.

3: Child will hang from a structure, lifting both feet from ground.

4: Child can walk up and down steps independently.

5: Child jumps lifting both feet from ground together.

6: Child can stand and walk on tip toes.

COORDINATION

1: Child runs at speed and stops.

2: Child enjoys ride on toys.

3: Child becomes interested in using crayons / chalk to scribble.

4: Shows improved control with a pencil and can copy a circle and cross and may start to draw a person.

5: Child is able to cross midline and begin to use finger and thumb individually.

6: Child can use arms and legs together in bimanual tasks e.g. thread beads onto string.

SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT

1: Child enjoys construction play - stacking/ pushing blocks together.

2: Child likes to hide in and explore cubbies.

3: Child has improved motor co-ordination to allow them to more accurately follow beat and rhythm.

4: Child can copy simple bilateral movements of limbs.

5: Child is able to throw with single hand and can aim to a target.

COGNITION/THINKING

1: Child thinks everyone feels and thinks the same as they do.

2: Child likes to attempt things on their own.

3: Child counts 1-2-3 and understand value.

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE

1: Child uses 200+ words and by 3 is using 4-5word sentences.

2: Speech is intelligible to most but still contains immaturities.

3: Child can give name.

4: Child will ask lots of questions.

COMPREHENSION AND LISTENING

1: Child follows routine group instructions.

2: Child can identify objects by function e.g. “Which one do we eat with?”

3: Recognises some basic colours.

SOCIAL

1: Child will sit facing a peer for small equipment play, and begin to interact with the peer (passing objects, throwing/rolling balls back and forth, tickling each other with objects etc.).

2: Child will look toward peer and wave when he/she is named in the 'hello' and 'goodbye' songs.

3: Child loves stories and will request to hear them over and over.

Possum (3+ years) Class Information

The final path on our Gymbakids journey. The Possum's are little movers and there is no stopping them. They are drawing able to draw stick people and outlines of a house. Hand-eye coordination development should allow them use a bat to hit a ball.

Possum's can organise objects by colour, size and/or shape.....Then its time for school and our children should have learnt all the fundamental skills to aid them in their new educational journey

The Gymbakids program focuses on seven Key Developmental stages, each of which have their own specified indicator milestones

Below are a list of these Milestones. During the term, these will be the tools we will be looking to use to help the children in our classes develop during this class age group;

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

1: Child can balance on one foot to lift opposite foot to knee height for 1-5 seconds. Child may be able to hop on preferred foot.

2: Child can throw overhand towards target.

3: Child is able to change direction when running.

4: Child jumps forward keeping feet together.

5: Child can bounce on trampoline.

COORDINATION

1: Child is able to use a bat to hit a ball placed at feet.

2: Child is able to cross midline.

3: Child can bring thumb in line with each finger (thumb opposition).

4: Child can draw a recognisable person and a house.

5: Child has increasing skill with ball games - throwing, catching, bouncing, kicking, using a bat.

SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT

1: Child is familiar with object placement "in, on, under, above”.

2: Child can string 4-6 beads onto a string.

3: Child can understand left and right.

4: Child can maintain balance when walking on surfaces that are quite unsteady.

COGNITION/THINKING

1: Child sorts object by colour, size or shape.

2: Child is able to identify colours, red, green, yellow and blue.

3: Child can count five things.

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE

1: Child requests objects/actions and makes comments during small equipment play, crunch and sip and stamp time, using sentences with 3+ words.

2: Child will describe recent events.

COMPREHENSION AND LISTENING

1: Child can follow simple instructions and group rules.

2: Child identifies self as a boy or girl.

3: Can answer simple questions about a story.

4: Showing understanding that some words begin with the same sound.

SOCIAL

1: Child will line up and wait his/her turn during obstacle course and stamps.

2: Child shares with peers.

3: Child enjoys songs and participates in them independently.

4: Child will use the word 'thank you'.

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