athletics provides young children with the chance to take risks,
learn new skills, deal with a certain level of failure and achieve
success with practice. These are all valuable experiences for people
of any age, but are especially so for preschool and elementary ages
as they begin expanding their environment. After
School Programs in Fairfield CT with a focus on
gymnastics provide these experiences.
A Variety of
Tumbling and other gymnastic activities in After School Programs in
Fairfield CT help the children practice and improve many physical
skills. They become more coordinated and improve their balance. They
become better at large motor skills and fine-tune their sensory
skills. Mastering new challenges improves their confidence. In
addition, the chance to participate in these fun activities with
other children fosters a sense of teamwork and allows them to have
additional socializing opportunities.
Instead of Competition
The programs are
recreational rather than competitive, so kids do not have to feel
discouraged when they are not performing as well as they would like.
They learn that practice and dedication helps them develop the skills
they need. This should extend into other aspects of their life,
including academics. When they do not immediately understand
something or excel in a subject, they know they can improve over
Some of the
children will eventually lose interest in the activity except as a
casual pursuit. Others may grow up to be on a high school gymnastics
team and continue with a college team. Only a very small minority of
boys and girls ever are committed enough to the sport to have their
eye on the Olympics or professional athletics. Parents should keep
that in mind if they have secret hopes for their youngsters.
to Look Forward To
emphasis in preschool and after-school is on keeping the activities
fun so the children always look forward to the sessions. Children who
are in elementary school will appreciate the contrast between their
usual classroom setting, including physical education, with programs
like those offered by Next Dimension Gymnastics. Contact
us to learn more about various options.
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