aka the last of her gymnastics class
We tried out the gymnastics class (4 weeks) over the summer and it was a hit. She liked ballet, but I think she enjoyed gymnastics even more.
Now, if you know, Melody is not a daredevil. She is a typical cautious firstborn child. I’m pretty sure we made her that way, as first-time parents usually do. I love that this class helped her to be more confident in her gross motor skills (aka “whole body movements” for those of you who didn’t study child development). In her ballet class, she would not do the tumble for anything. Within 2 gymnastics class, Melody didn’t mind doing the tumbled forwards and backwards on a sloping mat! She was terrified to do the candlestick on the rings during the class, but she did it during the show. I was so proud of her because I knew she was still scared, but wanted to do it for everyone to see. This class was for 3-4yo, so she will be moving up to the next class for 4-5yo, and it will be 40 minutes long instead of 20 minutes. The teachers are great too.
Are you kids involved in sports or other activities? How did you figure out what to try first (and how old were they), and how long to keep going if they weren’t really into it, but you didn’t want them to give up?