As parents and teachers, it is important to remember, forming your child's attitude toward learning is best done in their preschool years. Turning back the clock to teach learning attitudes during their teenage years is extremely difficult if not impossible. We believe the learning attitude your child acquires in our Starburst program is exceptionally valuable to their future.
Child Development experts know; for preschoolers, acquiring a healthy learning attitude is far more important than the mastery of specific skills. Please compare: GymStars' StarBurst Gymnastics curriculum is carefully designed for exactly what children need most during these formative years. Gymnastics skills are used as tools to teach learning attitudes while skill mastery is a secondary goal of the StarBurst program.
FUN is far more than meets the eye! hanging One of the objectives of StarBurst is FUN! Of course, this is cool with the kids, but as parents, we sometimes fail to realize the importance of fun in a learning setting, especially for preschoolers. Adults often feel that when fun is present, learning is not. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Why is fun so important? All well-adjusted, life-long learners at some point during their formative years formed a subconscious association when presented with a learning situation approximating: Challenge = Risk = Learning = fun & excitement!
In other words, a challenge is worthy of my best effort in and of itself. The value of this association becomes even more apparent when inspecting the opposite association that is prevalent in today's teenagers and young adults: Challenge = risk = failure = fear & anxiety. For a person possessing this negative association the pain of possible failure is simply not worth the risk.
This person then learns to insulate themselves from their fear and anxiety by creative, clever excuses and displaying apathetic attitudes about "trying" such as: "who cares?" or, "why should I even bother to try, I'll never be able to get it anyway". O.K...now that you know a little more about the substance of StarBurst gymnastics we have a favor to ask. SHHHH!...Don't tell the kids: They think StarBurst gymnastics is just pure FUN!
The GymStars Starburst Gymnastics program provides for six age groupings.
We divide our Starburst program into six distinctive age groupings to provide your child with a successful learning environment through each stage of their development.