Established in 1979, Tumble Tots is the UK’s leading structured physical activity programme for babies and children aged 6 months to 5 years. Each 45 minute Tumble Tots sessions has been carefully designed and structured to enhance a child’s key physical development skills of balance, agility co-ordination and climbing, alongside their social and cognitive development.
Learning through play is the key to Tumble Tots sessions, with high child-staff ratios developing children’s positive personality traits including confidence and self-esteem. Each session combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe and caring environment. All sessions use unique, brightly coloured wooden and foam equipment, and are run by specially trained staff. Five different classes throughout the day are structured according to the different ages and stages of a child’s development. No two classes are ever the same, which keeps the sessions exciting and a different experience every week.
6 months to walking classes:
Suitable for babies who are 6 months or able to sit-up unaided. Carefully designed equipment set-ups provide the opportunity to develop the skills and strength needed to move onto each developmental stage at baby’s own individual pace. During the class circle times, parents join in with development exercises which aim to build the strength of a baby’s both upper and lower body strength and aids a baby’s gross motor skill development.
Walking – 2 years old:
Your child should be walking confidently when they start the class, which aims to build upon their agility, balance, climbing and co-ordination skills. Parents and children are encouraged to work around the circuit of equipment whilst being supported and guided by trained staff. Tumble Tots understands the importance of repetition in the learning processes of children, and so the circuit of equipment allows for repetition of an activity to take place, which builds upon not only a child’s learning processes but builds confidence whilst on the equipment! Circle Times aim to enhance a child’s language development through body identification rhymes and action songs.
2-3 year olds:
The third class in the progressive Tumble Tots programme offers children attending a more structured play class whereby, with parental support, they make their way around activity stations, focusing on continuing the development of their agility, balance, climbing and co-ordination skills. The equipment becomes more challenging with the introduction of higher pieces which aim to further a child’s gross motor skill development. There is a bigger emphasis put on social development in the class during circle times and also train times. Children will learn to interact with others around them and are encouraged to build their confidence whilst expressing themselves in a group environment.
3 – school age:
The format and structure of the class follows the same pattern of the 2 -3 years class, however the biggest challenge and emphasis comes from children taking part in the class without the support of their parent. The class aims to provide an opportunity for children to take part in independent learning whilst being guided and supported by trained staff members. Children are given the opportunity to listen to instructions to enable them to work around the activity stations which are still focused on building their agility, balance, climbing and co-ordination skill set. The children are individually challenged during the class and learn to work positively with others around them
Tumble Tots Pricing:
Trial sessions available at £6.50 per child, after which sessions must be booked in half- or full-term bookings. Sibling discount available. For full pricing structure, please refer to the website.
Julia Donnelly – 07377 333 151, email@example.com