Just like sports and dance class, gymnastics classes are often a rite-of-passage for many kids as they explore their interests when they are very young.
Kids in Three Village are in luck: There's a gymnastics gym right in town – Silver Stars.
According to gym owner Leah Jaskolski, gymnastics has multiple benefits for children. On her website, she writes: "Gymnastics classes concentrate on balance, coordination, flexibility and concentration which provide children with a strong foundation for any type of physical or athletic activity as well as an opportunity to meet with friends and make new friends."
In an interview with Patch this past summer, she said the sport enjoyed a surge in popularity following the summer 2012 Olympics.
Silver Stars offers not only traditional techniques, tumbling and cheerleading, but also does birthday parties, summer camps, and kids' night out parties.
How pricing works at Silver Stars: Girls ages 5 & up – $100 per month for 1.5-hour classes; Boys' classes – $90 per month for 1-hour classes; Classes for children ages 3-4 – $90 per month for 1-hour classes.
Jaskolski will also be launching open play sessions on Tuesdays starting Feb. 5 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 3 to 5 for $10 per child (must call to register before coming).
"Getting children away from the TV or computer and into the gym is a terrific first step toward a healthy life style," Jaskolski writes.