How it works

GymbaROO helps you help maximise your child’s learning potential while having fun!

The GymbaROO program is a very carefully designed and structured, Australian-pioneered, program based on over 50 years of research and development. Its key intention is to ensure your child develops the essential foundations for school readiness. School readiness is not a question of age, but of neurological development of the brain and body.

To achieve the necessary level of development required for successful learning at school, GymbaROO provides active and appropriate movement opportunities that enable your baby, toddler, and pre-school aged child to explore, develop, practice and refine skills that are essential to learning.

Our GymbaROO program provides both free play and structured play within a familiar routine. Both forms of play are extremely important for brain development and each have their place in our program. Each term is planned over 10 weeks, around a theme, with a weekly topic related to that theme being explored.

There are 3 parts to our program: BabyROO for the first year of life; GymbaROO for toddlers to 3 year olds, and GymbaROO School Readiness for 3 – 5 year olds. Each are structured slightly differently, but all are designed specifically to build on and refine the essential skills developed at each developmental stage.

Classes are developmentally age appropriate and loads of fun! Bring your child along to crawl, creep, jump, hop, swing, roll, tumble, hang, climb, sing and dance their way to healthy physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.

For parents, weekly handouts are offered on important aspects of child development and our highly experienced teachers are a great source of information during each class. Ideas for home play activities are also an important part of our program. Our own research has clearly shown that children who undertake GymbaROO activities every day at home, have the best outcomes.

Why is it important to come to GymbaROO classes through each developmental stage?

The GymbaROO program is currently a five year program designed to follow the way that the brain grows and develops from birth through to reading and writing at school.

The program is designed sequentially from six weeks of age right through to starting school. The activities are specifically designed for each six months of your child's development and to ensure that you understand the importance of that stage for learning.

So, come along to a GymbaROO centre to have lots of fun with your infant and child while learning about early childhood development