November, December 2018 Safety & Friendship
PBJ will be closed on dates below:
Inspired by Peanut Butter & Cupcake by Terry Border, this month's Jelly is all about playing with your food. The pool and gym will be filled with food themed games to keep the atmosphere light as we practice more difficult safety skills.
You can download the Jelly To Go take home sheet to practice at home:
Swimmers will be focusing on safety techniques in a controlled environment. This will look different for each level, but every student will do at least one swim without goggles. Since some of these skills are scary or difficult, we will include extra time for fun games.
Some of the skills we will learn in order of difficulty are:
Climbers will be practicing safety skills. Everyone will learn age/level appropriate skills. The majority of each class will be spent bouldering.
Some of the skills we will work on are:
Yogis will be thinking about friendship while learning food related poses. Each class will look different and incorporate age appropriate games and poses.
Some of the poses we will play with are:
September 2018: Butterfly, Core Strengthening & Core Values
We're off to sail the high seas with our pirate friends. We'll learn about Butterfly in the pool, Core Strength on the wall, and Core Values on the mat. You can download the take home page here.
We'll be strengthening the core and playing with the wave-like movement of butterfly. Some of the stigma of the "most difficult" stroke can be removed when introduced at a young age!! Fins may be used to increase momentum.
All students will work on age/level appropriate skills. Some of the things we will learn in order of difficulty are:
Climbers will be building core strength and learning about conditioning. Each class will cover age/level appropriate skills. Class time will be split between top rope, bouldering, and floor exercises.
Miss Becca is too lazy to update this Jelly :).
We're off to the jungle today! Kids will follow jungle vine routes on the climbing wall, practice alternating arms with zebras in the pool, and stretch like a giraffe on the mat.
4/26-5/9/15: Backstroke, Bedtime Yoga & Route Reading
Swimmers will be focusing on backstroke. Classes will look very different for a 2 yr old and an 8 yr old, but everyone will learn age/level appropriate skills.
Climbers will trek through the jungle as they follow taped routes, learn about climbing grades and communicate with partners.
The second portion of our "take yoga home" session will focus on bedtime routines. We'll get our energy out as stomping-sleeping hippos, focus with balance poses, and get grounded with supine poses.
May 2018: Dynamic & Static Movement, Sprints & Sculling.
I've always liked monkeys, but now I know that sloths are fantastic! My procrastination hours were easily filled with baby sloths. I also learned that they swim with a sculling motion that is much faster than movement on land. Good to know!
You can download the Slothy Goodness Take Home Sheet here:
Books & Songs:
Some of the skills we will learn:
Climbers will be practicing safety skills. Everyone will learn age/level appropriate skills. The majority of each class will be spent bouldering
Some of the skills we will work on are:
Yogis will be linking breath to movement while learning brick related poses. Each class will look different and incorporate age appropriate games and poses.
November 2017: Diving, Figure 8 Knots, Walking Meditation
You can download this week's To-Go page below to practice at home:
Swimming, Climbing, and Yoga Classes for Kids in Reno, North Lake Tahoe
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10/18-10/31/15: Breaststroke, Route Reading, and Emotions.
You can download this week's take home page below.
Swimming, Climbing, and Yoga for Kids in Reno, North Lake Tahoe
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- Underwater swimming with forward movement
- Swimming down to retrieve toys with "breaststroke-like" arms
- Concept of Gliding (forward movement while body stays still)
- Elementary Backstroke Kick (similar to breaststroke kick)
- Introduction to frog Kicks
- Learning proper breast stroke Arms
- Combining the pull (arms), breath, kick, and glide in the right order (Timing)
- Breaststroke drills and perfecting technique
- Identifying and using Sloper holds
- Recognizing and climbing on Dihedral walls
- Finding boulder Problems
- Following Taped routes/problems
- Choosing appropriate Grades
- Scare training Poses: cobra, goddess, bow, lunge, squat
- Monster Breath (breath of fire)
- Dealing with difficult Emotions
August, September 2017: Kicks, Footwork, Toega
NO classes 8/19/17-9/9/17.
We'll kick off the fall schedule after the break!
Climbers will be focusing on footwork. The majority of the class will be spent bouldering.
Some of the skills we will work on in order of difficulty are:
- Recognize & Plan Footholds for your climb
- Identify and use small Crimp holds & edges
- Matching feet
- Recognizing Vertical walls
- Cross Through
- Switching feet
- Quiet feet
Yogis will be learning about teamwork, bravery, and friendship with the Pout Pout Fish (click the link for more pout pout activities for home).
What is a Jelly?
A Jelly is the focus or theme of a class. Each Jelly lasts for 2-4 weeks and spans across the disciplines.
Figure 8 Knot
Pete The Cat
Pull (Swimming Arms)
Sun Salutation A