Sweet Peas is an educational gymnastics program designed to promote physical, social and cognitive development in children 6 months to 6 years old. Early childhood provides important windows of developmental opportunity. Basic components of a child’s neural development are genetically coded, however, trillions of finer neural connections are unprogrammed, and they are heavily influenced by enriching early childhood experiences. Research shows that movement and sensory activities strengthen and bond synapses – the essential connections between neurons. Sweet Peas’ Educational Gymnastics curriculum helps forge the architecture of a child’s brain that will serve him or her for a lifetime.
Carefully designed for babies learning to sit and crawl. Wee Peas provides our littlest scooters with active learning activities that focus on whole baby development. Wee Peas are given opportunities to move, reach, and grasp in a baby safe environment that is rich with color, sound and tactile experiences. Babies will learn lessons in social awareness through interacting with other Wee Pea friends. This is a Parent and Me style class.
6 - 12 months - FREE
One Peas are ready to move! With their newly developing upright mobility, they love to explore! One Peas are beginning to understand words and ideas. The One Peas' curriculum is designed to provide enriching activities in a safe and fun environment. One Peas learn self awareness and physical adaptation through developmentally appropriate gymnastics activities such as stepping, rolling, balancing, sliding, and swinging. One Peas learn baby rhythm and sequencing thought physical activities coordinated with music and prompts. One Peas learn to clap, step, count, stop, and start, and repeat. Creatures of repetition, One Peas begin to recognize and anticipate routines in the One Pea lesson plans.
Two Years Old - $59
Two Peas are gaining independence! Two Peas are designed to capitalize on the rapidly improving physical, cognitive and language development of two years olds. Two Peas provides large motor skill and gross motor skill development with whole body activities in developmentally appropriate circuits. Two Peas learn to r un with developing synchronization; step, hold and balance on alternate feet: roll forward, sideways and backwards; transfer weight from feet to hands and back. Two Peas play interactively structured games with other Two Peas classmates. They sing and perform physical motions to familiar songs. Two Peas are introduced to concepts of recognition, compare and contrast, and distinction through use of basic shapes. They begin to recognize colors through materials and activities in class, begin to recite numbers through counting or listening while performing physical motions.
Two Years Old - $69
Three Peas are gaining increased motor development, eye hand coordination and fine motor skills! Three Peas are also quickly assimilating language and are able to understand and independently follow basic instructions in gymnastic class. The Three Pea curriculum is designed to provide skill development on floor, beam, bars and vault. Three Peas work on forward rolls, straddle rolls and Three Pea cartwheels. They increase their balance with beam work that includes alternating forward kicks, squat holds, releve walks and beam crawls. Three Peas develop core strength by learning to draw to a tuck from a straight hang on the bars and execute forward rolls over the bar. Their vault skills include punching the board with both feet, a squat onto a block and donkey kicks. Three Peas are introduced to activities that incorporate spatial, sequential and directional cues. They are continuing too develop an understanding of differences in color, shape and size.
3 Years Old - $69
Four Peas can run, hop, climb and throw a ball. Their increasing coordination makes them faster and more deliberate. Their increasing strength makes them able to perf form many new gymnastics skills. Their cognitive development is growing by leaps and bounds, and they are able to interpret and remember learning objectives. Four Peas can recognize and name many letters and numbers. They can count in unison and repeat simple stories and sequences. Four year olds need a minimum of 60-90 minutes of active play a day! They need opportunities to run, build, swing and bounce.
The Sweet Pea curriculum embraces the four year old's readiness for learning and provides a dynamic educational gymnastics environment. Four Peas work on forward rolls, straddle rolls and backward rolls, both on an incline mat and on the floor. They are practicing straighter legs and longer holds in the execution of their skills. Four Peas are developing balance with skills on beam such as straight jumps, alternating kick posse sequences and Four Pea arabesques. The focus for Four Peas continues with number and letter recognition, group counting, singing, increased differentiation of left and right, positive peer interactions and increased independence in following instructions and participating in structured station based activities.
4 Years Old - $79
Five Peas are ready to test their skills! Five year olds have reached physical and developmental milestones that allow them to progress rapidly. With longer limbs, more refined coordination and stronger language skills, the Five Pea can run faster, climb higher and hold longer. Five Peas are refining their technique with focus on form and lines. The Five Peas curriculum includes bridges, handstands, L- handstands and stronger executions of rolls. The Five Peas cartwheel demonstrates proper sequencing and a more refined lunge finish. Five Peas can hold their releves and arabesques on beam and are developing the core strength needed to hold tucks, straddles and pikes on the bars. Five Peas are mastering the vault runway with sequenced runs. They are punching the board with two feet and their vaults now include stretch jumps, squats onto the block and forward rolls. The Five Peas curriculum continues to focus on helping the five year old develop friendships demonstrates good manners, share experiences and listening to others. Five Peas gain experience waiting their turn, encouraging classmates and respecting the teacher.
5 Years Old - $79