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A few changes for Summer at The Little Gym

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Building works are progressing well at The Little Gym and we will be re-opening as planned on Monday 10th July for Summer Camps for 3-10 year-olds and Parent-child classes for the under 3’s.  Check out our Summer schedule HERE.

Spaces are being taken daily so please email us at krakow@thelittlegym.eu or use the CONTACT FORM to book places in advance. (Members who received summer classes or camps with Priority Enrolment also need to book spaces in advance)

The theme for the first week of camps is ‘Hip-Hop-Karate-Chop’ and the kids will be learning some cool Hip-Hop moves and Karate skills as well as enjoying a different adventure each day combining gymnastics, games, arts and crafts together with our expert team of instructors.

We can’t wait to see you and to show you the building changes at The Little Gym.


SUMMER'S COMING!

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Summer is nearly here! In just a few weeks the schools will be breaking up for summer. Here at the gym we're ready for you to start booking your classes and camps over the summer break so your little (or big) one can continue their Serious Fun at The Little Gym!

We have parent-child classes and lots of camps! Below are the links for both so you're able to find all the information you're looking for. As ever, if you have any questions or would like more information, call us on 12 264 9401 or 501 879 724 or email krakow@thelittlegym.eu and we'll be happy to help!

IF YOU BOOK THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF JUNE WE'RE OFFERING A 10% DISCOUNT ON BOTH CLASSES AND CAMPS

You can download our Summer Schedule HERE and pick which days and times work best for you. You can also find more information (including prices) for Summer Camps HERE and for Parent-Child Classes HERE.

SUPER KIDS QUEST CAMPS 3-10 YEARS (4 hours)

Super Kids can join us on specially planned adventures combining lots of activity inside our purpose-built gym with arts and crafts. Children will be sailing Green Beards Pirate Ship, learning how to Hip-Hop Karate Chop, joining the Neat Ninja League and more. We provide a snack during the camp and children will be placed into age appropriate groups for the time in the gym. Why are TLG Camps so great for kids? Find out HERE.

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN 4 MONTHS - 3 YEARS

We have a few select Parent-Child classes running over the summer; especially for those not constrained to taking their annual holiday then and for those families wanting to continue their Serious Fun in July and August!


Aiding 'Whole-Child' Education at The Little Gym Krakow

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Every class at The Little Gym has a completely new gym setup, using different equipment each week and a curriculum developed by child-development experts to deliver new, age-appropriate learning experiences for your child every week.

Here are just a few areas where The Little Gym assists children between 4 months and 12 years, helping to give them the best possible start in life:

  • Sensory integration
  • Gross/fine motor-skills
  • Listening and following skills
  • Sequencing skills
  • Confidence in a group setting
  • Sense of independence, self-confidence and personal safety
  • Socialisation, communication and relationship skills
  • Appreciation of rhythm and music
  • Language development
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • General knowledge
  • Co-operating in a team
  • Enjoyment of physical activity and sense of wellbeing
  • Appreciation of effort leading to success, however small, leading to inner motivation
  • Building gymnastics skills whilst developing focus, control, determination, flexibility, strength, balance and co-ordination

Build up your child’s GRIT with The Little Gym Krakow

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Parenthood used to be all about nurturing your child’s talents. And, of course, there is no parent in the world who would not describe his or her child as somehow gifted. Not only does it fill us with the sense of pride, but also makes us confident that our daughter or son will grow up to be a successful adult who might, perhaps, accomplish something important.

The problem is that an increasing number of scientific studies show that there is no significant correlation between talent and success in adult life.

In her recently published book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, a renowned American psychologist Angela Duckworth points to a single character trait that is a much better indicator of a child’s future success. It is grit, which is a combination of passion, resilience, determination, and focus that allows a person to maintain the discipline and optimism to persevere in their goals.

Why The Little Gym Krakow is a good place to develop GRIT?

It is because, even before that buzzword gained popularity, the very same concept had been part of the The Little Gym philosophy. The playful gymnastics activities we organize for children are designed to boost their self-confidence and resilience, but also to help them understand that a failure is okay – provided that you try again. Our enthusiastic and committed instructors will always be there for your child – motivating and tutoring until your child builds up the determination to accomplish his or her goal. At The Little Gym Krakow we do not just make kids fitter – we give them tools to be successful as teenagers and adults.

Please visit our The Little Gym in Krakow and see what we can do to install some GRIT in your child.


Parent Involvement Activities

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It's not just the parents of children under 3 who get to have the fun inside the gym! Every few weeks The Little Gym programmes include Parent Involvement Activities in Pre-K and Grade School classes, where you can sample and enjoy some of the Serious Fun yourself.


Get Up and Get Moving!

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The times, they’re changing, and it’s becoming even more difficult to keep our kids engaged, happy, and well, out of our hair. I know I’m not alone when I say that I have used my friends: television, computer, and tablet as a distraction for my children when I need 30 minutes of peace.

 

As parents, we know it’s not always easy, but are kids being exposed to too much technology? According to The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), children spend an average of 7 hours a day using media including television, computer, internet, video games, and cell phones. In an ever growing media driven world, it’s becoming even more important to make sure your child is getting active every day.

 

So, how can you encourage your child to get active? Show them that being active is fun! Exercise as a family by going for a nightly walk, jog, or having a family soccer game in the back yard. You can also get your children involved in activities outside of the home like The Little Gym to help them appreciate a healthy and active lifestyle for years to come. Whether you’re running, jumping, or tumbling, get moving with your child to build the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits!


Our Top 5 Family Dinners

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You know how important it is that your kids eat a healthy dinner every night and we know how hard it is to get your kids to eat the food you want them to eat. If you’re tired of mac & cheese and frozen chicken nuggets, here’s a list of our top five healthy dinners that the whole family will enjoy.

 

  • Looking for a way to pump more vegetables into your kids’ diet? Let’s start with Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs. The spaghetti squash is packed full of nutrients. The recipe also includes a healthy amount of celery, carrots, and tomatoes all disguised in the sauce. If you want to make it even healthier, try trading the ground beef for ground turkey.
  • These Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls are stuffed full of healthy things like black beans, spinach, and corn. If you want to make them even heartier try adding some cooked chicken breast. These save so well you might even want to make a double batch so your kids can eat them the next night, too!
  • We love burgers! As a parent you’ll love these Ultimate Turkey & Black Bean Burgers even more because not only are they made with healthy ground turkey but there is also a serving of protein- and fiber-rich black beans in each one. Add some sliced avocado to really make it healthy to the max.
  • We love this recipe for Sesame Chicken Salad because it’s a little out of the ordinary and easy as can be. Your kids will love eating the carrots, snow peas, chicken and pasta, especially when they’re the ones who mix the peanut butter dressing.
  • Your family will beg you every week to make these Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers, a fun play on the traditional chicken pot pie. You’ll be surprised how easy it they are to make. This recipe calls for chicken breast, celery, and carrots, but don’t be scared to add other vegetables to the mix.


Happy eating!


Cold and Flu Myths

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It starts with a sniffle – next thing you know, the whole household is sneezing, coughing, and passing tissues. If you’re feeling confused about how to treat colds and the flu, you’re not alone. Separate the facts from the fiction and check out the top 3 cold and flu related myths.

 

Myth #1: The flu vaccine causes the flu: Getting a flu shot may cause symptoms that feel like the flu, but the viruses contained in the flu shots have been killed, or “inactivated.” which means they can’t cause infection. While there may be some achy side effects that can sometimes follow the flu shot, it just means your immune system is responding and processing the vaccine.

Myth #2: You’re more likely to get sick if you’re cold: Despite mom’s warnings that you should bundle up, being cold does not cause a cold. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, infections prevail in winter months because they are spread when more people stay indoors for longer periods of time and are in closer contact with each other.

Myth #3: Hugging and kissing are great ways to spread cold and flu germs: Cold and flu viruses like to enter the body through the nose or eyes, so a hug or a peck on the cheek isn’t likely to be dangerous. Don’t be afraid to give your sick child plenty of affection, and don’t worry that a kiss or hug will spread your germs to him (or vice-versa).

 

Many parents recognize The Little Gym as a safe and clean place in which to bring their children. We work hard to ensure each and every visit lives up to your expectations. Daily and weekly cleaning and sanitation helps keep our environment sparkly and keeps the germs away.  And if your child is feeling a little under the weather, our generous make-up policy allows you to attend a make-up class by simply calling us prior to the absence.