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At The Little Gym we recognize the importance of reading aloud to children and its impact on brain development, therefore, we use every occasion to encourage parents to read and sing to their kids at an early age. As the cold wind blows and the snow has covered the city streets, what a better occasion to read a story?
Join us Friday, 27 January at 5 p.m. for a Book Party at The Little Gym of Bucharest. Our member Corina Nicolescu, consultant at Read My Way and mother of two little angles will introduce us to the magic universe of Usborne books. While parents enjoy a warm cup of tea and receive helpful tips on what reads to choose according to their child’s age and interests, children will have the opportunity to explore Usborne books, play in the gym and listen to a story in English. At the event, guests will be able to order Usborne Publishing books with a discount, while those interested in trying out The Little Gym program will be invited to make an appointment for a free introductory class.
Entry is free of change, however a prior reservation is needed. To book a place for your child please call: 0736 770 000. Places are limited, so hurry-up!
If your child’s room is already full of toys to the brim and you are having troubles finding a Holiday present that will be engaging enough - why not consider an enrollment at The Little Gym? Choose one of our Holiday Packages below and offer your child a present that is healthy, active and fun!
Happy New Year Box: 1,200 RON*
(Includes: 24 weekly gymnastics classes, 1 ticket for a winter or spring camp with 2,5 hours duration, 5 friend invitations, 1 The Little Gym T-Shirt). Valid until: 02 July 2017
Triple Fun Box: 680 RON*
(Includes: 12 weekly gymnastics classes, 1 ticket for a winter camp with 2.5 hours duration, 3 friend invitations). Valid until: 30 April 2017
Hi-5 Box: 280 RON*
(Includes: 5 weekly classes, 1 Friend invitation). Valid until: 28 February 2017
*A family membership fee of 150 lei is paid upon enrollment. As a member of The Little Gym your family is entitled to priority enrollment for classes, discounts on Birthday parties, Holiday Camps and special events.
Looking for ideas to limit screen time and keep your child active during the winter vacation? The Little Gym Bucharest comes to the rescue!
In the period 27-30 December, The Little Gym Bucharest is organizing winter day camps that will keep your child healthy, active and entertained. Each day our qualified instructors will lead the children through a different adventure quest, making exercise fun and enjoyable for them, while in the same time stimulating their creativity and problem solving skills.
27 December (Tuesday), 10:00 – 12:30 – Poko, The Polite Penguin (ages 3-8)
28 December (Wednesday), 10:00 – 12:30 – The Search for Ice Crystal Castle (ages 3-8)
29 December (Thursday), 10:00 – 12:30 – The Snowman’s Slumber Party (ages 3-8)
30 December (Friday) 10:00 – 12:30 – Dinosaur Ice Age (ages 3-8)
The price for a 2,5 hours session is 50 RON (for members) and 65 RON ( for non-members).
Special offer: If you book your child’s place for all 4 camps you will receive a 20% discount from the price.
Places are limited. Call us on 0736 770 000 to make a reservation!
Bring your child’s friend to class and double the laughs, double the fun & double the savings!
Bring-A-Friend Special Offer: If your friend enrolls that same day of the class they attend, they will receive a FREE Family Membership! Your child will receive a 50 RON Gift Voucher, which you can use as you like for The Little Gym classes, events or products from our shop!
To ensure the place for your friend, it is required to make a reservation on 0736 770 000! Some classes are filling up fast and all children must be in the appropriate age group to attend!
Do not miss the most anticipated event in Bucharest this fall: the Costume Party at The Little Gym! Monday, October 31-st, from 17:00 to 18:30. The event is dedicated to kids ages 3-12 years.
For reservations call 0736 770 000! Limited places!
We would like to thank the subsribers of Bucharest with Kids for trying out our program and for offering such a pozitiv feedback! We look forward to meeting you again soon!
Summer blues? No way! In the period 18 July – 2 september, rain or shine, The Little Gym® camps provide children with a fabulous variety of fun, activity, learning and creativity. Themed sessions that change every week stimulate physical and motor-skill development with games and gymnastics, all in the care of our qualified and dedicated team of instructors.
Our camps run from Monday through Friday and each camp is 3 hours long.
Monday – 9:30 – 12:30 (3-8 years) or 15:00 – 18:00 (3-8 years)
Tuesday – 9:30 – 12:30 (3-8 years) or 15:00 – 18:00 (3-8 years)
Wednesday – 15:00 – 18:00 (6-12 years)
Thursdsay - 9:30 – 12:30 (3-8 years) or 15:00 – 18:00 (3-8 years)
Friday – 9:30 -12:30 (3-8 years)
The price for a 3-hour-camp is 50 lei ( for membri) or 65 lei ( for non-members). For every 4 camps paid, we offer you 1 free! Places are limited. Call us on 0736 770 000 to book your child’s place!
We hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing summer, full of great moments with family and friends. We are already preparing for the new season, starting in September and are looking forward to see you all again.
We offer to our members a special discount of 30% for enrolling for the whole school year until 15 August. If you are interested and have not reserved a spot for your child in a preferred class yet, please call us on: 0736 770 000!
Classes will start on Tuesday 6 th of September and will end on 2 nd of July. Please check our schedule for details.
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!
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.
Do children need chores? According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, young children who are given household chores “build a lasting sense or mastery, responsibility and self-reliance.” And what parent doesn’t want that for their child?
The article also found that those who began chores around ages 3 and 4 were more likely to have positive relationships with their families, higher academic success and were also found to be more empathetic and responsive to others needs. Need we say more? Check out these 5 ideas for encouraging your child to help out around the house:
To read the full article, click here.
The Little Gym helps kids develop social skills, which studies find may be the most important factor for long-term success.
Science has confirmed it: nice guys don’t finish last. At least not according to a new study which suggests that kindergarten students who display pro-social behavior may be more likely to graduate college and have steady jobs. The 20 year national study tracked more than 700 children from kindergarten through age 25. The researchers found that young children that scored highest in social competence skills, such as sharing, taking turns, and listening, were four times more likely to graduate from college than those who did not. The study also found that, in some cases, these types of social skills may be better predictors of future success than academic skills.
Positive social skills are something that can be learned and improved upon throughout childhood. Programs at The Little Gym help children grow and develop social skills in a fun environment that provides a different context for learning. Games are purposefully designed to enhance social development and the non-competitive environment encourages children to play with each other rather than against each other. Children learn to become more considerate of one another, more aware of the feelings of others, and more willing to work together for mutual benefit. These essential life skills help children learn how to interact in positive and socially acceptable ways which helps them become well-rounded little people so that, as research now confirms, they grow into well-rounded adults.
Good manners are not something that children will naturally pick up. Children need to be taught, reminded, and reminded again of the importance of having good manners. Good manners help children become well-rounded adults. The trick is to teach your child manners that are age-appropriate so they are able to understand why manners are SO important! Here are 6 manners that are at the top of our good-manners list.
Practice makes perfect – keep practicing and reminding your child of the importance of having good manners. Be repetitive, if your child does not say please then simply make them ‘say the magic word’ and they will begin to catch on! Often times role-playing is a great way to have your child experience the appropriate way to act in certain situations. Great manners go a long way and it is best to begin good practices at a young age!
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.
Parents are a child’s greatest influence. As a parent, there are many things you can be doing to establish and strengthen your child’s confidence. Here are 6 tips for strengthening your child’s confidence.
Building self-confidence begins very early in life, it is important to set your child up for success. Use these simple tips to help your child become more confident.
It’s no secret that reading to your child is a good thing – but do you know the positive effects reading has on your child’s development now and in the future? According to a recent study in Time Magazine, reading at home with your child early and often activates the part of the brain that allows them to understand the meaning of language. The study also added that reading has been proven to expand a child’s vocabulary and helps to strengthen the bond between parent and child! Need we say more? Check out these four tips to help make reading together a daily habit:
Everyone knows that physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, but did you know that it can also go a long way toward children’s brain development? The results of several studies involving grade school children suggest that daily vigorous physical activity can greatly improve children’s development in areas such as a child’s attention, memory, self-control, strategies and goal-setting.
In general, these skills develop rapidly through the elementary school years and then develop at a slower pace during adolescence. The more vigorous exercise a child gets, the more the development of these skills increases and is reinforced. Think of kids on the playground who learn that by pushing themselves to run faster, they can catch who’s “it.” Or consider children shooting hoops who learn that, though it may be frustrating when they miss, the more they practice, the more consistently they’ll make it.
One researcher suggests that:
…in a period when greater emphasis is being placed on preparing children to take standardized tests, these studies should give school administrators reasons to consider investing in quality physical education and vigorous activity programs, even at the expense of time spent in the classroom. Time devoted to physical activity at school does not harm academic performance and may actually improve it. 
So what can you do to help boost your child’s brain through exercise?
Do you read aloud to your child every day? After numerous studies have been conducted to measure the importance of reading aloud to children, The American Academy of Pediatrics announced a new policy in telling parents to read aloud to their children daily.
Reading, singing, and talking to your child starting at birth has a significant impact on your child’s literacy development. During the first three years of a child’s life their brain is like a sponge, soaking up information and growing at a faster rate than any other time in their lives. That is why it is important to begin conversing with your child to enhance that brain development, and to ultimately set your child up for a lifetime of success.
The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to use the five R’s of Early Childhood Education to help boost your child’s development. The five R’s are;
Reading aloud to your child daily has so many benefits that will help your child enhance their vocabulary and communication skills at a very young age. Use the 5 R’s of Early Childhood Education from The American Academy of Pediatrics to help give you ideas on how to boost your child’s development starting at birth.
Imaginative play is more than just fun and games. In fact, young children learn by expressing their imagination. Picture a child caring for a doll or stuffed animal, or a child pretending to be a fireman and saving the day. These children are creating life-like scenarios and acting them out. With pretend play, children are able to take on different roles, giving them the unique opportunity to learn social skills, problem solving skills, communication, and empathy.
How can you encourage your child to use their imagination? Join the fun! Observe your child’s interest and get on their level, sit face to face with your child and imitate his actions. Keep it simple and take turns. Your child will likely mimic your actions as well. Let your child’s imagination run wild and get playing today!
In this day and age, it is impossible for children not to be exposed to screen time. From tablets, phones, computers, and television, technology is everywhere. But how much screen time, if any is appropriate for young children?
According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, “Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age 2. A child's brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting with people, not screens.”
As easy as it may be to place your child in front of a screen, there is no evidence showing that electronic media has developmental benefit. Instead, put the electronics away and offer your child non-electronic formats of fun such as books, board games, and active play. Taking a “electronic diet” doesn’t need to be grueling, rather see the developmental benefits in limiting screen time now and in the long run.
Read the entire article from The American Academy of Pediatrics here: http://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/pages/media-and-children.aspx
Making friends as a new mom is not always an easy feat. It’s like standing in the cafeteria on the first day of school surrounded by strangers wondering where you fit in – but this time you’re at the playground, you have a baby on your hip, you just finished singing “The Wheels on the Bus” for the 1000th time, and you just want to have an adult conversation. Is that too much to ask?!
Whether you’re at the grocery store, the playground, or at The Little Gym, as a new mom you’re constantly scoping out potential mom friends, eager to strike up a conversation about ANYTHING. No matter where you are, making new mom friends does not have to increase panic or stress. Here are 5 tips for making mom friends with ease.
Finding new mom friends may not always be simple, but having one or two really awesome mom friends can make a world of a difference. So the next time you’re at the grocery store, playground, or even your local The Little Gym, don’t be shy – strike up conversation and see where it takes you! There are plenty of fish in the sea and soon enough you will have a group of great mom friends that will last a lifetime.