All of our classes at Movement Solutions are run by our qualified Physiotherapists. The classes are group based, and range between 30min - 45min in duration. They require active parental involvement.
These classes are private health fund rebateable, depending on your level of cover.
For any information on class times and availability, please contact our reception staff on (07) 3324 2490.
Mum and Bub Classes
Mum and Bub classes are held each week during school terms on Tuesdays at 9:00am
What is the Mum and Bub class?
The class is an active movement program for babies six to twelve months. It is aimed at stimulating the sensory system and developing your child, socially, cognitively and physically in a fun, nurturing and safe environment.
Why is Mum and Bub class beneficial?
Babies are given the opportunity to explore and develop their rapidly expanding physical skills in a fun environment at their own pace. The class also allows for interaction with other parents and babies.
The Mum and Bub class increases your baby's confidence in his or her abilities and in trying new activities. Babies are also stimulated to attempt various tasks by observing others in action. They learn efficient use of their bodies while developing their ability to learn, roll, crawl and walk.
Activities at the Mum and Bub class include crawling and climbing steps and ladders, crawling up ramps and through tunnels, balancing on beams, rolling down wedges and much more!
What to bring to Mum and Bub class?
Please bring a towel and drinking water.
Classes are 45 minutes in duration. During this time your role will be to encourage and support your baby. Each session will be structured as below.
Free Play and Exploration
Opportunity is given for babies to explore and experiment with the various activities. Equipment stations are provided. Familiarisation is an important part of the lesson, especially in the early stages. Your task is to accompany your baby, encouraging him/her to interact with and explore the apparatus provided. During this time your baby will reinforce skills and perform activities learnt at previous lessons.
Tuesdays - 9:00am - 9:45am (Pre - Crawlers / Crawlers)
- Pre-school gym is a movement based program, where children are given opportunities to explore and develop their physical potential before going to school. It is a place to practice and develop skills and make new friends.
- Gym is a play environment, which stimulates children to use various motor functions to roll, climb, throw, glide, kick, catch, crawl, hop, jump and swing.
- The program aims to develop independence through self-selected activities. Children are under no pressure to compete or conform.
Who is Pre-school Gym for?
Any child from 3 years to 5 years, accompanied by a parent or care giver. Gym lets parents share rather than direct, so benefits come from the child's self initiated play rather than an adult directed play. The Gym environment also caters for children with special needs.
What is at pre-school Gym?
A variety of apparatus, modified gymnastics equipment and hand apparatus is used in the Pre-School Gym program. For example, mats, climbing apparatus, tunnels, balance beams, hoops, balls, bean bags, trampolines. The equipment is varied to offer new challenges and experiences to the children. An All Together Now session is included where children, caregivers and your physiotherapist can be involved together in a variety of activities such as skill development, co-ordination games and hand apparatus activities. The special time together encourages social interaction and helps develop listening skills. Music, action songs, games and finger-plays are also used to develop gross and fine motor skills.
Why is pre-school Gym beneficial?
It gives children the opportunity to explore and develop their physical skills in a fun environment at their own rate. Children learn to be more efficient in using their bodies while enhancing their readiness for learning. They balance on beams, climb ladders, crawl up ramps, jump through hoops, roll along scooter boards. Children love it!
Gym channels energy appropriately, and increases the child's confidence in their abilities and in trying new activities. Children are stimulated to attempt activities by observing other children in action.
Pre-school Gym Program
Classes are 45 minutes duration. During this time, your role, as a parent or care giver, will be to encourage and support your child. Each session will be structured as below.
Free Play and Exploration
Opportunity is given for your child to explore and experiment with the various activities. Equipment stations are provided. Familiarisation is an important part of the lesson, especially in the early stages. Your task is to accompany your child, encouraging him/her to interact with and explore the apparatus provided. During this time your child will reinforce skills and perform activities learnt at previous lessons.
Focus is placed on co-ordination development, agility, flexibility and balance, rhythm development and physical fitness. The class allows your child to have fun and enjoy the process of learning rather than concentrating on results.
This is a special time where you and the children join the physiotherapist and other participants on the floor for action songs, games, movement and theme-related activities.
After the All Together session, children will be encouraged to perform the various tasks set up by your physiotherapist. We will explain and demonstrate what your child may do on each task, and your physiotherapist will be there to assist where more complex skills are involved.
Another get together on the floor for cool down activities, fine motor skills and going home songs.
- Each child is an individual and will participate in the lesson when they feel comfortable.
- Children all work at a different pace, and have definite likes and dislikes, so don't be disappointed if your child does not do everything provided.
- Observation is a vital part of learning.