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Mommy and Me gymnastics class

Has anyone tried these Mommy and me gymnastics class. I have a 3.5 year old that has not been in daycare and is starting preschool this September. I know it's going to be a challenge since she has been by my side this whole time. I work midnights in order to avoid having a babysitter or a daycare watch her. However I'm now running into the problem that she is probably going to have a hard time detaching when she starts full time preschool in 2 months. Is a gymnastic mommy and me class a good idea to introduce her to a structure setting or does it defeate the purpose since I will be by her side during class.

  • Anne
    Jul 03

    My soon to be 3 year old son is in a parent-child gymnastics class. We started him around 15 months. There are so many benefits of the class, even though we are with him the whole time: patience, listening to/following directions, turn taking, spatial awareness, learning new skills, practicing skills, etc. These are all skills that will help your child in the classroom setting, or anytime she’s away from you. Check with your local gymnastics place to see if parents stay with the child at that age. Our gym removed the parents beginning at 3yo.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 03

    We do gymnastics but my son is 20 months! He loves it! But at his age there isn’t much structure, they do some singing and group stuff but a lot of it is kids running around and playing on the equipment. I agree w above, I believe at 3 it isn’t with mom anymore. Which might still be ok for your lo!

  • Jenn
    Jul 04

    My 2yo is in a mommy & me class that is very structured. She loves it and I think it's great for working on listening skills and it gets out some energy. I don't think doing a mommy & me class right before preschool is setting yourself up for a worse start or anything like that. If anything, now is the time to find something fun you can do together so she has something to look forward to. Now is the time to focus on quality time over quantity time.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 04

    I guess my question was more should I do a mommy and me class to warm her up or should I send her on her own to a toddler gymnastics class...my biggest concern is that she has never been in much of a structure environment or on her own away from me

  • Anonymous
    Jul 04

    Send her on her own for a class. If it doesn't go well you can do it together.

  • Kendall
    Jul 04

    Send her on her own, she might surprise you :)

  • Mom2kids60634
    Jul 04

    I'm facing the same "issue" I signed up my son in a 1 wk. craft class at bell park. My mom will be taking him, it's 2.5 hours long, so I think this will be a great intro to school. since he will be going for 2.5 hours in preK in sept.

  • Karen
    Jul 04

    Check out mygym! She will love it!