Games, games, games is a dynamic and fun-filled hour of “hard core play” suitable for children ages 2-13. Players participate in a series of challenges and competitions that encourage them to be creative and develop their gross motor skills. The class is not a “stand around and wait in line class” — your child will be running, jumping, kicking, and moving their bodies for the entire hour. We have over 100 games in the program, and all activities are appropriate for your child’s developmental level. Children will work individually or in “teams” throughout the class. Some of the most popular games include the sack race, the bean bag toss, lawn bowling, speed ladder challenges, our own version of red light/green light and a variety of obstacle courses.
The class is as appropriate for a 2 -year-old as it is for a 13-year-old. Classes for our tots will largely incorporate “theme days,” where they might imagine visiting the zoo, going to the market to select fruit, running through a rainbow of colors or going on a Disney adventure. By structuring our classes in this manner we reinforce your tot’s cognitive development and creativity. Our classes for ages 1-3 are parent/caregiver-and-me classes.
Classes for our older participants will incorporate increasingly more difficult physical challenges while encouraging them to bring their own unique personality and ideas to class. Where younger players may work on throwing a ball up and catching it, our older players will try to throw a ball up and clap 10 times prior to catching it. Similarly, where our younger players may do a more typical version of red light/green light, our older players may do it running backwards. They will also participate in games such as World Cup, relay race tic-tac-toe, speed ladder agility drills, balancing challenges and much more.