One thing I forgot to mention in my earlier posts was the follow-up that Gymnademics do after every session. They will send a Parents Bonding Package which includes the teaching materials used in the class to parents so that we may use them to reinforce the learning at home.
That is very helpful for full-time working parents like us, who have limited time to spend with the kids, let alone having to come up with these home-learning materials. And I like how my kids’ faces light up when they see familiar things they see in classes at home as well.
Alright! Now that both Thaddeus and Teanne have completed the 10 sessions at Gymnademics, it’s time to review how Gymnademics has helped them in their development.
When Teanne started at Gymnademics, she was not creeping and not crawling. Not doing much of anything, to be honest! But one thing’s for sure, Teanne enjoys her gym classes. No matter how tired she is, she would try her best to fight the sleep and continue with class. She dozed off once during class and slept for about 10-15 minutes. When she opened her eyes, she flashed her toothless grin at us and was glad to be back in action again.
With the physical mobility activities, Teanne improved tremendously in this area of development. Yes, it could be part of her normal developmental milestone to be able to do so but really, given the amount of “practice” she gets at home, I’d say it’s tougher if she didn’t have more help from the gym.
From pretty much zero level, Teanne can now creep and crawl, do a few laps of assisted walking and even cruise too. Because of her new milestones achieved, she was able to be promoted to Crucero class! She may not be ahead of the pack for her age but I’m proud of how far she’s come since she started gym.
Teanne’s favourite activity – swinging on the trapeze
Teanne tries new stunts every week at Crucero class
The effect of flashcards is more apparent on Thaddeus now that he is more vocal and tries to speak more words. Using the same way to flash new vocabulary and pictures at him, he can recognize the word/picture when I “test” him right after some flashing. Am glad to find that this method works for him! He is also much better with his rhythm, motor skills and listening skills.
Not just the kids but us parents got to learn much during the sessions at Gymnademics as well. The ever patient and passionate teachers always seek to keep us parents updated on the reasons behind certain activities, guide us on how to help our children with their development, and share more Glenn Doman knowledge with us during the class. It has been a really fun experience for the kids and awesome bonding time for us parents with the children.
And now I’d like to share this opportunity with my readers. I have THREE trial passes (worth $48 each) to give away! All you have to do is:
- Like MissusTay‘s facebook page, if you haven’t already!
- Like Gymnademics‘ facebook page
- Share this post on your timeline (remember to keep it public!)
- Drop me a comment when the above are done and tell me one thing you hope your child can learn at Gymnademics.
Contest ends at 6pm on Friday, 5 April 2013. Good luck!