MoovKids Monkey Gym Classes
The Monkey Gym classes are focused on developing all-round body coordination at a young age. The innovative teaching methods used instills not only physical self-confidence but a love of exercise and movement.
Classes for 18 months to 2 years
A multitude of creative activities and a circuit using safe age-appropriate equipment keeps your little ones moving and developing, reaching milestones and having a lot of fun together with a parent.
In these classes you and your child will...
Enjoy a wide variety of music and movement activities using ribbons, scarves and musical instruments.
Do finger plays, enjoy lap bounces and moving to music.
Have fun with small hand held equipment such as balls, beanbags, hoops and ropes.
Play time with the amazing colorful parachute.
Explore movement on a safe age appropriate circuit.
Take a look at this short video to see what these classes are all about:
First Class: Sunday, 19th August 2018
Spring 2018 Season: Starts Week 33
Sunday 10:00 – 10:45 2 years + parent (class full for spring 2018)
Sunday 10:45 – 11:30 3 years + parent (class full for spring 2018)
Sunday 11:45 – 12:30 4 & 5 years (class full for spring 2018)
Cost - 250.00€ for the full season
Season Length - between 14 and 16 weeks of classes.
Payment invoice – will be sent to you prior to the start of the season.
First time attending – your invoice will be payable only after two classes have been attended.
Parent/child classes – 12 to 15 parent/child
4 to 5 years – 8 children maximum, 4 minimum.
Instructions can be given in both English and Finnish.
If your child is in the 4 to 5 class and does not understand either of the above languages, a parent can be present to help translate.
Suitable clothing for movement must be worn. The children MUST be barefoot. This enables them to have a better grip on the equipment and to feel the tactile surfaces. It also strengthens feet, improves body alignment and contribute to the building of neurological pathways in the brain. The feet are the most nerve-rich parts of the human body, which means means we’re eliminating all kinds of opportunities for children’s brains to grow new neural connections.
Change of class day - To be advised
Bring a Friend day - To be advised
Please check the calendar to see and confirm all upcoming events.
If your child is having a birthday and would like to have a "Funky Monkey Party" or any other party do visit our MoovKids party page for further information.
Darlene really enjoys working with the kids
As a parent, I think the gym equipment and the general arrangements are excellent.
In addition to being a very competent trainer in karate and gymnastics, Sensei Darlene really enjoys working with the kids. She manages to make the lessons enjoyable for the kids, yet she is successful in achieving the goals and teaching them useful skills.
Classes for 4 to 7 years
Basic gymnastic and important co-ordination skills are taught using a wide variety of equipment. The innovative teaching methods and creative activities keep the children busy and having fun from beginning to end.
All activities focus on the following:
Body and spatial awareness
Static and dynamic balance
Rhythm and timing
Concentration and focus
The children will learn the following:
Basic tumbling skills
Trampet and vaulting skills
Horizontal and asymmetric bar skills
Beam and balance skills
Music & movement activities
Have a look at some of the fun activities we do in class: