Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tumbling Tot

Gracie had another fun afternoon at her Wednesday Tumble Tots class. Today they opened with the parachute. All of the kids had a blast doing 'popcorn' with the balls, and running under and sitting on the edge to make a mushroom.

After parachute fun, they went on to "centers." Gracie started with a mini-obstacle course. She still needs work going through the rings with out knocking them down (she is super tall!), but she has really become a master of the balance beam. This time the coach had the kids balance beanbags as they crossed. Oh, and Gracie crawled through a caterpillar toy. You may have seen those baby toys where you crawl through. This is a big step because Gracie can't handle enclosed spaces. I was shocked that she went under the parachute, and then to crawl through the small caterpillar. She has come a long way in a week!

Other fun activities: moving on scooters and working on forward rolls, back bends and more.

Gracie cried again this time, but only when it was time to leave. She loves this class, and I am so excited for her. And proud too!

See more tumble tots pictures here. This week she wore the pink leotard, last week it was the blue.

I took plenty more videos as well. I will share two of them.

Tumble Tots--Scooters

Tumble Tots--Balance Beam (very quick, 5 sec)


Katie said...

When I was in elementary school we played with a parachute. It was so much fun. We also had scooters like the one you were on--we raced on them across the gym floor.

Grandma said...

Gracie, You are very good at gymnastics. Keep up the great work. Have a wonderful time. Love you!