KinderGym is founded on child development principles. It is the first of the three sequential programs within LaunchPad and is specifically designed as a movement-based learning experience for children aged between 0 - 5 years old. The program promotes the child as the key focal point and involves active participation of the child's mother, father or carer.
Children need as many opportunities as possible to optimise brain development and increase physical potential before they go to school. KinderGym provides a safe environment for children to experience a wide-range of movement activities and be encouraged to think, create, construct and solve problems with their own bodies. Educational research tells us that children learn best through exploring and discovering their abilities through physical activity.
KinderGym relies on equipment set-ups that are safe, stimulating and provide endless movement opportunities for children to play, explore and learn. The program offers children a LaunchPad into fundamental movement while developing co-ordination, self-esteem, physical, social and cognitive development.
Gymnastics Australia's KinderGym program has been founded on child development principles and is steered by the KinderGym Guiding Principles
, which Clubs adhere to in order to be a recognised Gymnastics Australia affiliated club delivering KinderGym. An Accredited KinderGym Leader guides each program, ensuring that the equipment set-ups are safe, stimulating and provide endless movement opportunities for your child to play and learn.
KinderGym promotes the child as the key focal point and involves active participation of the child's mother, father or carer who also benefit from sharing in their children's fun and enjoyment. KinderGym allows parents to share rather than direct, allowing for real benefits from their child's self-initiated play. Parents and carers may also be interested in becoming KinderGym Leaders and can find more information in the coaching section of our website.
The LaunchPad Kinder GymMix manual and KinderGym lesson plans support the KinderGym philosophy and covers a vast range of information and activities to help inspire KinderGym coaches and teachers. Head to our GymShop to order them!
Gymnastics Australia provides a KinderGym Passport, an exclusive program benefit for each participant, to clubs who are endorsed as KinderGym providers. Clubs who exceed registrations in the program can request additional Passports from Gymnastics Australia.