Regular physical activity from a very young age is beneficial for your child's physical and mental development. Learning healthy habits early on can help limit health problems later in life. Doing a group physical activity also supports your child's social integration and personal development.
Physical and mental benefits:
What are the physical benefits?
- Foster development of basic physical abilities (psychomotor development)
- Support healthy growth
- Fight obesity
What are the mental benefits?
- Help build self-confidence
- Facilitate social integration
- Support personal development
What is baby gym?
Baby gym consists in doing fun gym activities on obstacle courses with specially designed equipment for children, with gym teachers leading the activities. These courses include different apparatuses built to be safe for very young children (beams, steps, sloped ramps, parallel bars, tunnels, rollers and more) so they can climb, slide, jump, balance, etc. Baby gym can be practised from 10 months to 6 years.
The benefits of the sport:
What are the benefits of baby gym?
Baby gym promotes psychomotor development in young children, especially the development of motor skills, coordination and balance. Balancing on beams, jumping, rolling and climbing are activities that help your child to develop autonomy and confidence.
What to wear:
What should your child wear for baby gym?
A comfortable outfit that's appropriate for the season: a soft-knit T-shirt and shorts or bottoms, and a jacket or tracksuit for warming up. And lastly, to avoid slipping on the gym equipment, a pair of Domyos bootees.
Domyos shoes are perfect for wearing to class - they're quick to slip off before putting on baby gym bootees when you're ready to get started!