Lit­tlies ready to roll into new kinder gym

The Western Star - - News Wel­come -

STRUG­GLING to find some­thing for her youngest daugh­ter to do, Casey Schultz has de­cided to try a new pro­gram run at Roma PCYC – kinder gym.

From next week, daugh­ter Ce­cilia Pearn, aged 20 months, will join nine other chil­dren in the first class of the term, run by PCYC’s Jac­quie Lait.

“There’s noth­ing else re­ally for younger kids to do in town but go and play in the park,” Ms Schultz said.

“This will be a great chance for her to get out and so­cialise with other kids.”

Every Mon­day, Tues­day and Thurs­day, Ms Lait will run two classes – a 9am class for chil­dren aged 18 months to three, and a 10am class for those aged 3 to 5.

“We’re pretty much booked out in every class al­ready,” she said.

“It’s a way to in­tro­duce chil­dren to some ba­sic gym­nas­tic move­ments like rolling, bal­anc­ing and swing­ing. It will also be a chance for pre-kindy and kinder­garten aged chil­dren to so­cialise.

“By do­ing this, by the time they get to kindy and into school, they’ll have an un­der­stand­ing of fol­low­ing in­struc­tions,” she said.

“I did a course in Bris­bane a few week­ends ago and learned how to run the course.”

Sergeant Greg Caletti of Roma PCYC said the kinder gym had been made pos­si­ble by a do­na­tion from Inala PCYC.

“They stopped run­ning their pro­gram and they said we could have the equip­ment if we wanted it,” he said.

“Once upon a time we ran a gym­nas­tics pro­gram at this cen­tre, but it has been a while.

“We’re very excited to get some of our younger kids in­volved.”

PHOTO: ELLEN RANS­LEY

Ce­cilia Pearn gives Roma PCYC’s new kinder gym a go.

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