Children who participate in Xtreme Gymnastics programs like our upcoming Spring Camps really appreciate the beams. While the balance beam is a fantastic tool that we use to promote a variety of abilities, as a parent, it’s not necessary to limit the fun to our facility! Parents can safely construct beams for endless excitement at home, which will bolster self-esteem and, if used with neighborhood children or friends, can help strengthen relationships skills, too.
We at Xtreme Gymnastics know how incredibly active preschoolers are – they almost never seem to tire. Their love of jumping, running, and climbing makes this phase of development perfect for encouraging healthy habits. Doing so will help them grow, strengthen their muscles, enhance their motor skills, and even produce more balanced behavior. The secret to gaining all of this is all in having fun.
Movement has a meaningful connection to early childhood learning and brain development. Several studies have shown that when a child crawls, tumbles, climbs, rolls, etc., the brain becomes more fibrous, creating a higher capacity for learning.
Who knew a set of blocks could hold such power? Yet not every parent understands the importance of block play in their children’s development. In fact, working with blocks encourages improvement in intellectual, developmental, physical, social-emotional, and language abilities.