I used to not be in favour of indoor kids’ gym simply because I prefer my kids to sweat it out in open-air playgrounds with abundance of fresh air. Unfortunately this year, we are affected badly by the haze. I know the haze is an annual recurring issue but we are experiencing the worst haze ever this time around with schools being closed and kids are advised to stay indoors. But how long can we be prisoners of our own home?
I recalled seeing a nice playgym at The School during Ethan’s school holiday programme not too long ago. It is called BeeBop Circus.
BeeBop Circus is an enrichment center focused on development of children ages 1 to 7, adopting an integrated play-based thematic approach designed to develop children holistically, with a special focus on active bodies, soft skills, creative thinking, as well as morals and values.
Their programme is designed for children (with a parent) to attend once weekly. Classes often start with circle time; a warm-up and ice-breaking session for the little ones.
It is basically an instructor-led play gym session, where the children will be encouraged to use their imagination as they learn fun gymnastic skills such as tumbling and more.
Ayden was a bit reserved on his first day. He is used to running around freely in the playground hence when faced with instructions and tasks to complete, he was a little hesitant. They had to use the ball to lead him through each task. Nevertheless, he enjoyed his first lesson and looks forward to come again. Their theme and the set-up of play gym is changed bi-weekly so the children will not get bored.
By his second lesson, he is much more comfortable and takes instructions better.
Ayden doing the assisted wheelbarrow walk. The wheelbarrow walk is a great upper extremity strengthening activity used to develop shoulder strength in kids.
Climbing allows children to improve their coordination and motor skills.
Hanging from the gym ring is great to improve his grip.
Ayden also learns colours and creative thinking here at BeeBop Circus.
Music in included too in the group singing sessions where he gets to play the maracas.
This is Ayden as a luggage bag going through the conveyor belt in an airport during the “Travel” theme week.
Surprise, anticipation and a whole lot of imagination going on there.
It is also a great bonding session because sometimes the Daddy joins him in class instead of me.
Ayden is midway through his course (I signed him up for a 12 weeks course) and already I see encouraging improvement in him. He takes instructions better, interacts with his peers, learns to take turns and is more independent. All these changed my perception of indoor gym positively. I no longer frown upon the idea of my kids attending indoor kids’ gym especially here at BeeBop as I understand the concept better. I am now comfortable with the idea of letting the kids sweat it out, while safely playing indoors.
Watch this video I made after Ayden’s 3rd session.
Ayden had loads of fun here and wants you to experience it too. BeeBop Circus is offering all (I repeat ALL) my readers with children aged 1-7 a one free trial class at their gym in The School, Jaya One. Each of these trial students will enjoy a free honey stick after completion of their trial class. Do call them to find out which programme suits your little one best. Just mention Submerryn to book your free class.
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I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.