Topic: Toddlers

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...
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Storytelling – More than just telling a story

Oral storytelling has been shown to enhance emerging literacy and language development in young children. Storytelling builds connections between the teller and listener, enhances memory, supports early literacy development and creative thinking. As a potential key to emergent literacy, oral storytelling interactions between parents and young children from birth to five years appear to be, ‘just as important as reading to children’. Read more...
GymbaROO founder Margeret Sasse, winner of the ANZAC Award

GymbaROO founder Margeret Sasse: ANZAC of the Year

Margaret Sasse, the founder of GymbaROO and the daughter of an ANZAC, was announced winner of the ‘ANZAC of the Year’ and awarded the RSL ANZAC Medal, for her positive, selfless and compassionate manner of service to the community. There are very few individuals who have given as much of themselves to helping children be the best they can be as Margaret. She spent a lifetime dedicated to educating parents and helping children achieve to their potential. Read more...
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Screen time, babies and kids: The latest important information 2017

Screen time is here to stay and for children under the age of five years is rising at an alarming rate. Screens, in their multitude of forms, will be a part of your children’s lives at some point. What parents really need to be on top of is; the latest research findings, what experts are recommending and alternative ways to engage babies and children without screens. Read more...
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GymbaROO and you, creating rising stars (9)

GymbaROO and KindyROO kids are excelling academically, emotionally and on the sporting field. These children spent the first three or more years of their lives involved with GymbaROO. Their parents also reinforced our program at home by integrating the information and activities they had learned during classes into their daily lives. We cannot emphasise enough how much of a difference this can make to your child’s future. Read more...
A GymbaROO BabyROO class in action. Parents and children having great fun with the beautiful colourful parachute.

Becoming a GymbaROO Franchisee

At GymbaROO and KindyROO we are always looking for inspiring and caring individuals to join our team and set up franchises in areas where there is no GymbaROO or KindyROO centre. The more franchises, the more babies, children and parents will have access to our highly successful, highly recommended program – the only program in the world that has integrated key developmental activities, essential for complete development in each age and stage, into a comprehensive and all-encompassing fun, movement program. Read more...
A happy baby crawling on the Gymbaroo equipment and developing strength at Gymbaroo Babyroo

GymbaROO and KindyROO: Who, what, why, when, where and how

All about GymbaROO, what it is, how it works and why it's Australia's most popular and successful parent/child education program for children from birth to 5 years. Note: GymbaROO is known as KindyROO in southeast Queensland and internationally. Our program for babies from birth to twelve months is known as BabyROO and our free online 12 part series for parents and babies (birth – crawling) is called the Active Babies Smart Kids: BabyROO series. Read more...
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Bare feet for babies and children – Improves memory!

Those who come along to BabyROO, GymbaROO and KindyROO know how insistent we are at having babies and children remove their socks and shoes for playing and climbing. Bare feet not only stimulate healthy development of the muscles and tendons in the feet and legs, but also provide us with important balance and navigation skills and, as new research tells us, improved memory. Read more...