WHAT IS PLAYGYM?
PlayGym is built on the belief that moving and learning together is fun. It embraces a philosophy of providing open-ended, broad-based, child-centred and fundamental activities to promote the development of children into healthy, active and social adults.
GymSports clubs run classes that are full of activities to encourage brain development, vestibular (balancing) stimulation, primitive reflex inhibition, gross motor skills, vision and development of fundamental movement patterns.
We are currently compiling a list of PlayGym clubs across New Zealand.
For Background information on why PlayGym is so important to the development of young children, please click on this attchment: PlayGym background information.PLAYGYM WORKSHOPS/COURSES
Each year GymSports New Zealand runs workshops and courses on PlayGym to assist GymSport Providers, early childhood educators and parents deliver PlayGym activities in a safe and knowledgeable environment.
Playgym Introduction Workshops
PlayGym Accreditation Courses
All attendees to a PlayGym Leaders 2 day course receive a copy of the PlayGym Card Resource with 640 activities free of charge.Details of this resource are below.
PLAYGYM RESOURCESPLAYGYM CARD RESOURCE (CODE NUMBER PGCR)
To support the PlayGym classes, workshops and accreditation courses, GymSports New Zealand in conjunction with SPARC, have developed a series of activity cards to be used to develop activity programmes or for parents to have fun with their children.
The PlayGym Card Resource contains 640 activities to develop vision, landing & spring, balance, rotation, swing, manipulative play, spacial awareness and imaginative play offering 3 levels of ability to encourage a childs development.
To purchase a copy of the PlayGym Card Resource please email email@example.com
PLAYGYM LEADERS PLANNING BOOK (CODE NUMBER PGPB)
The book contains handy hints on planning, recording and evaluating plus it gives templates for recording annual and term learning outcomes for the children. Also included is an equipment audit form to keep on top of the items you use. Finally you receive 15 blank sessions plans and evaluating sheets to organise yourself!
To purchase a copy of the PlayGym Leaders Planning Book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Playgym Leaders Planning Book Flyer Click HERE