Ninja Birthday Parties!

Did you know that we have Ninja Birthday Parties? They are so much fun! You are probably wondering what they do at a Ninja Birthday Party. Here are a few things:
* a warm up with Ninja moves
* the bat hang (with the balance beam)
* the great window escape (with the bars)
* and an introduction to a wall run
So Much to do and lots to learn too :). Why not give our office a call today to schedule yours?

The Math and Gymnastics Connection

Did you know math is a spatial sport? The more different ways children move, the more connections are made in the brain that improve spatial awareness! For kiddos to be able to understand equations of math and geometric principles, they need good spatial skills.
All gymnastics moves improve the body awareness and by doing so, wire the brain for math success!

Flipping on Focus!

Any time a child does activities that involve moving large muscles and the compression of joints, this is referred to heavy work.
HEAVY WORK is a term in therapy used to describe the types of activities that help focus the brain.
Climbing, leaping, hanging and flipping are examples of GREAT heavy work for kiddos.
Focusing with ease leads to learning with ease!

Gymnastics Can Make You Smarter? You Bet!

Can gymnastics really make you smarter?  Why, yes it can.  Let’s look and see how it works.

Reading, writing, focus and great connections for math too are a benefit from gymnastics!
For this post, let’s talk about reading and math. By doing an activity as gymnastics, math and reading scores can go up by 10%!  That’s amazing!

Brain connections are made through an important system that is deep within the inner ear called the vestibular system.  This works together with the brain to integrate auditory, visual, and tactile input.

Specific types of movements common to gymnastics help the vestibular system develop properly.  These include the back and  forth movement of swinging, the  rotational movement as in twisting, and the up and over movement used for rolling.

Cool stuff, right?  What a huge and fun benefit!  Gymnastics benefits both the brain and the physical fitness of the body!

For more information, simply give our office a call and/or set up a FREE trial class to see for yourself!  Horizon incorporates fun with learning, so it is virtually painless to get smarter 🙂

 

 

 

 

New Ninja classes starting

Did you know we have Ninja classes?  The boys absolutely  love the movement and new skills.  Ninja rolls, bat hangs, wall climbs, wall walks, and the great window escape are just a few of the new skills they will learn.

The ages are 3 – 11 and are separated accordingly.  The goal of the Ninjas is to keep movements going “smoothly”.  Coordination and strength are a natural bonus!

And they get a great workout!

You can register online or call our office at 616-669-7722 if you would like more information.  These classes are very popular and are growing all the time!  Hope to see you soon!

Have a great day!

Camps, camps, camps!

Did you know Horizon has tons and tons of Summer Camps? They are open to everyone, members and non-members ages 3.5 – 12. All of the descriptions are online!
This week is construction (so much fun) and arts and crafts, and princess and sports! We have only a few openings left in these. Give our office a call at 616-669-7722 if you would like more information check it out online for a complete description!
Hope to see you here!

Summer Camps are a blast!

Did you know Horizon has Summer Camps?  There are so many themes including super heros, princess, legos, cooking, gymnastics, dance camps and many more.  All these and explanations too, are under the camp tab.  You can register there too!  Or give our office a call at 616-669-7722 and we’ll get you all set.

Here’s to the best summer ever!

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New Young 5’s program coming in the fall of 2014!

A pre-kindergarten readiness program for students who will be 5 by December 1st and are needing more time to grow academically, socially & emotionally before entering kindergarten.  We will be using a pre-kindergarten curriculum incorporating Zoophonics, Handwriting Without Tears, Exploration Centers & gymnastics.
 
Time:  M/W 9:00-3 & Fri morning 9:00-11:30
 
Please give us a call at 669-7722 for more information or to schedule a private tour!

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