Triangle Twinkle Toes
Yes! It is great! You do not want to over stretch them and force their little bodies and muscles to things it is not ready for but it is great to get them into the habit of stretching before and after physical activities. According to Dr. Oz stretching for adults is good in the morning as soon as you get out of bed so I do not see how it could not be beneficial to children when they get out of bed as well. If you are looking for stretching exercises and techniques look into using basic yoga positions and pilates exercises. These elements are used in all sports and in dance. The names of the positions may be different but the reasoning behind why you do it will be the same.
Children can get a little active in the home especially when they have built up energy on a rainy day and they can’t get outside! This best thing is to find safe games that allow them to jump around and do gymnastics but in a safe way. At Triangle Twinkle Toes we will be able to teach you how to spot your child on simple tumble skills and how to use things around the house to build their skill sets.
To get your child to be more active you, the parent, has to be more active. Engage your child in the same physical activities you like to do like basketball or dance and do them together. Shoot hoops in your driveway or dance in your playroom.
At Triangle Twinkle Toes all of our classes or Parent/Child classes. We believe that when your child sees you participate they will want to participate as well.
This is a common concern for parents and it is natural for children to be shy in group settings. There is a lot of stimulation going on and strange adults telling them what to do and strange kids in their class. It may seem like being in a Dr. Seuss book to a small child. This does not mean that it won’t improve over time but patience is the key here. You child needs to move at his or her own pace and maybe doing classes in a smaller setting with a smaller class size or private classes may be the way to go in the beginning.
This is the best thing about Triangle Twinkle Toes! We can offer those private classes in the comfort of your own home so you child will be getting the skill sets that he or she would be learning in class but at his or her own pace in a non intimidating environment.