The Little Gym in Carmel brings a perfect harmony to engaging the whole body while learning through play. When you first walk into The Little Gym, you are met with a warm, clean space that feels welcoming and exciting. There is a viewing area for parents and a busy space for the kiddos to play while they wait for class to start. My daughter and I enjoyed a parent/child class together. This 45-minute experience is designed specifically with little ones in mind.
Three-Dimensional Learning Philosophy
The three-dimensional learning style at The Little Gym aims to engage all parts of the child and their development. The philosophy breaks down into three categories. First is Get Moving, which encourages muscle control, coordination, and motor skill development. Next is Brain Boost, which incorporates color and letter recognition, as well as language development. Finally, the Citizen Kid dimension helps develop independence, sharing skills, and cooperative play. This curriculum grows with your child and is presented each week in new and exciting ways to draw your child’s attention.
There are two different age ranges for parent/child programming. The Birds class is for children 10-19 months and a caregiver. The Beasts/ Super Beasts classes are for children 19 months- 3 years and a caregiver. Each class employs a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports your child in all areas of learning.
Play and Learn in a Parent/Child Class
Class structures encompass all three dimensions of The Little Gym’s philosophy, and activities move quickly to keep those toddlers involved! The parent/child class starts with a song and a welcome time on the big red mat. Your child will love singing and playing with their new friends and teacher. This teacher-led segment blends learning and playtime seamlessly. Sign language, social-emotional skills, problem solving, and early gymnastics skills are just a few of the activities your child will get to work on each week. If your child struggles to stay focused in the instructor-led portion of class, there is no pressure on parents to keep them in one specific spot. The teachers are so flexible and understand the development and attention span of little ones.
After this circle time, children enjoy free play and a special activity before class concludes with balls and bubbles! Instructors guide caregivers in activities to do with their child and give different options for kids based on their development and comfort level. The forty-five-minute class flew by, and kept my daughter engaged with her body and mind the entire time. It was great to see how much confidence she gained even from the start to the end of her first class. My daughter left saying she couldn’t wait to go back!
The Little Gym’s Teachers Stand Out
If you haven’t caught on, I love how dedicated the teachers are at The Little Gym. It really sets them apart! Each instructor we met was so friendly and patient. This was a huge relief for my shy but high energy two-year-old. I was also impressed that our teacher intentionally learned each child’s name and connected with them personally.
Memberships, Classes, and Parties
The Little Gym’s membership-based program is totally customizable, making it a great option for all families. Classes are $94 per month regardless of age or type of class. The first month’s tuition is prorated based on the start date. They offer day time classes, as well as weekend classes for working parents or those with busy schedules in the week. The first three years of life are a critical time for child development. The Little Gym is committed to helping your child start off with a great foundation, enhanced by their unique curriculum.
If you have older kiddos in addition to your infants and toddlers, The Little Gym offers a variety of programming for big kids too. They have a preschool gymnastics program, grade school gymnastics, and more! The Little Gym is proud to support the development of children, and offers programming for children up to 12 years of age.
Looking for a fun place to host a birthday party? The Little Gym throws the best parties for kids, with a great mix of free play and planned activities to celebrate your child’s special day. They offer parties for ages 1-12, and take all the stress out of planning everything. You will love the freedom and fun of having your child’s next birthday party at The Little Gym of Carmel.
If you are looking for a highly engaging program for your child, you will find everything you need and more at The Little Gym. The comprehensive curriculum, capable teachers, and welcoming environment will keep you coming back to play each week with your little one. As a parent you can trust that the programming and classes offered are the best around. Get ready for some serious fun and grab your membership today at The Little Gym.
271 Merchant Square Drive A106