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Concept words GymbaROO BabyROO

Understanding ‘concept words’ is crucial for learning: Activities for 0 – 5 years

It is amazing how many children enter school unable to respond to teachers requests because they do not understand concept words. These children become ‘lost’ and will struggle in situations where instructions include concept words. They may be considered ‘naughty’ or ‘distractible’. Learn activities to do with 0 - 5-year-olds, plus the list of concept words that children should know before school entry. Read more...
GymbaROO BabyROO article prevent mental illness in children

10% of five-year-olds show signs of mental illness. GymbaROO kids highly unlikely to be amongst them

One in ten five-year-olds show early warning signs of developing mental illness. GymbaROO kids are provided with the learning opportunities to help prevent them ending up in this category. There is now an enormous amount of research material that confirms that the experiences a child has in the first five years of life will determine how well she/he thinks and learns, how easily emotions can be controlled, and how well a child will do in life. Read more...
Important reasons not to ‘walk’ your baby by holding their hands. GymbaROO BabyROO

Important reasons not to walk your baby by holding their hands

Reasons why not to ‘help’ your child to walk by holding their hands or ‘finger-walking’. The skill of learning to balance upright and to take tentative first steps without your help are actually essential to your baby developing core strength, muscular control, visual-spatial orientation, timing and judging distances, coordination and postural development. Read more...
Why GymbaROO BabyROO kids excel academically

Why GymbaROO kids excel academically

GymbaROO children have skills that are a very welcome addition to classrooms around the country. Teachers tell us that not only are the children physically fit, socially adept and emotionally mature, they are ready to learn, and do so with ease and confidence. Many teachers have reported that GymbaROO children “stand out in the classroom.” What is it we do at GymbaROO that prepares children for learning and academic success? Read more...