The more a child tumbles, climbs, creeps and crawls, the more densely wired the brain becomes for academic success. Movement is the architect of a child’s brain. The two hemispheres of the brain are designed to constantly communicate with one another. The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body, and vice versa. Bilateral activities, common to all gymnastics programs, require both sides of the body to work together and separately. Coordinated movement patterns create efficiency in the brain. Efficient pathways create fluent readers who complete reading tasks with ease. For example, during reading, the left hemisphere attends to letters and the sequence of words, while the right side of the brain focuses on comprehending what is read. Reading fluency depends on an intimate conversation between the two hemispheres of the brain– a clear signal, just like a smart phone.
Bouncing on the trampoline, tumbling down a mat, swinging from the bars – all of these activities help wire the brain and integrate the vestibular system. Located in the inner ear, the vestibular system is intricately connected with the brain. Its job is to make sense of all perceived sensory information from the environment and tell us where our bodies are in space. Like the integrative technology of a smartphone, the vestibular system integrates vision, hearing, balance, and skin sensations. So at Best Gymnastics your child will not only learn good physical fitness, but with each class your child’s brain becomes more densely wired for academic success!
We offer Little Tots classes for ages 14 months – 3 years and Best Kids for ages 3-4. Enrollment is simple. You can enroll online, give us a call at 972-874-8800, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot in a class today! We have a low ratio of 6 students to 1 coach for all beginner classes, so space is limited.
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