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. They sing and perform physical motions to familiar songs. They are introduced to concepts of recognition, compare and contrast, and distinction through use of basic shapes in equipment and learning resources used in class.
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, beam, 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 develop core strength by learning to draw to a tuck from a straight hang on the bars and execute forward rolls over the bar. Their vault skills include punching the board with both feet, a squat on to a block and donkey kicks. 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.
Four-year olds are on the go! Four Peas can run, hop, climb and throw a ball. 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.
Oh, to be five! What an important year this is! The Five/Six Pea curriculum capitalizes on the amazing, compounding cognitive and social development of the Five/Six Pea. Our educational gymnastics curriculum incorporates gymnastics terms, independent counting, group presentation and recognition of the alphabet, interpretation of music, recognition of timing and counts in music, and increased awareness of spatial relationships.
Five/Six Peas are ready to test their skills! Five/Six Peas are refining their technique with focus on form and lines. The Five/Six Pea curriculum includes bridges, handstands, L- handstands and stronger executions of rolls. The Five/Six Peacartwheel demonstrates proper sequencing and a more refined lunge finish. Five/Six Peas can hold their relevés and arabesques on beam and are developing the core strength needed to hold tucks, straddles and pikes on the bars. Five/Six Peass are mastering the vault runway with sequenced runs. They are punching the board with two feet and their vaults now include stretch jumps, squats onto the block and forward rolls.