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After six months of research and
preparation, Te Anau's first active
movement class for preschool kids
was held on Tuesday morning.
Tumble Time is a play session
for infants, toddlers and
preschoolers that focuses on
building fundamental movement
skills using a range of gymnastics
Committee president Dawn
Hansen said 36 children
attended the first of what will be
weekly sessions at the Te Anau
Community Events Centre on
"It's been a long time coming,
but it's very exciting to have it up
and running," Mrs Hansen said.
"We had lots of positive
response from parents. They
were really impressed with the
range and quality of equipment
that we had."
Parents and children were
welcome to attend on a casual
basis and make use of the
trapeze, climbing frame and
ladders, baby hammocks, tunnels,
balls, and more, she said.
"Basically the equipment is
designed so that it fosters the
development of the different
fundamental gross motor skills.
So climbing, jumping, swinging,
There was also a sensory area for
babies, which included a range
of different textures and surfaces
for babies to explore. One goal of
Tumble Time was to have a single
teaching point each week on
which to focus, and this week that
was rolling, Mrs Hansen said.
"It will be changed regularly.
One reason for changing it is to
keep the children engaged and
interested, but also we can focus
on developing specific skills."
Aside from physical development,
it was a way to encourage social
skills such as taking turns and
sharing equipment, she said.
Trevor Bruce from Te Anau's 521
Fitness gym had led a session
with the Tumble Time supervisors
earlier in the month to offer
guidance on using the equipment
and teaching skills to the children,
Mrs Hansen said.
"He has a vast wealth of
knowledge and is really
experienced in preschool
The session leaders were all
trained in active movement for
under-5s, and the group was run
by a "strong team of fantastically
dedicated ladies", Mrs Hansen
"People are more than welcome
to come in early and help set up.
We're there from 10am and the
sessions start at 10.30."
Tumble Time will be held every
Tuesday morning during term time
at the Te Anau Community Events
Centre. The cost is $2 per child or
$5 for a family. Correct change is
It's Tumble Time for Te Anau toddlers
Tumble Time organiser Dawn Hansen and her daughter Charli (3) practise rolling together at the opening session on
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