Monday, June 21, 2010

Puddle Jumpers!

Last year when Sophia had just turned two I started taking her to a little class called Puddle Jumpers. The classes are split into two sessions the first one was 10 weeks and introduced the kids to shapes and colors. The second session is 5 weeks and introduces kids to numbers.

Sophia had so much fun at the first session that I signed her up for the numbers class. Sophia loves Mrs. Janie so it was fun to see her again. The kids got to sing songs, dance, play number games, play with musical instruments and then they moved to the large motor skills room where there are balls, slides, trampoline, and balance beam. The next room they move to is the arts and craft room. They always get to do a craft, have a snack, and then play in the sand table or paint a picture. To finish up the class they move back to the first room and get to ride on a parachute, then go under the parachute while the parents sing, and finish up by going under the rainbow bridge. :) They pack a lot into an hour and a half! :) Here are a few pictures from the last day of the numbers class.

This is the start of class if you get there a bit early there are different activities set up for the kids to do while we wait on everyone to arrive. This puzzle is one of Sophia's favorites!

Sophia in the large motor skills working on her balance. :)

This trampoline always makes me laugh! My mom had one of these when I was little and I can remember jumping on it. I think it was supposed to be used for an exercise video or just exercise in general ??? not sure. :)

Sand table room next to the craft room...Sophia always rushed through the craft to be first at the table. :)

Back in the first room...bubbles and then parachute time!!

I wish the kids would pull us around on this! It looks like sooo much fun!

Finishing up with some rainbow the first session the parents walk with the kids this time the kids did it by themselves...with mixed results. :)

I've linked to the Puddle Jumpers site if you are interested in going. It is in downtown Newnan and the best part it is totally Free!! They just require that your child be 2 before going to the first session and 3 before the second one. :) They also will do a dad's night one time so the dads can attend one class with the kiddos. Phil went and said he had fun and I'm sure Sophia loved having him there. Lots of fun and Sophia still talks about going.

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