Agility, balance and coordination are taught through fun and games. Active play for toddlers and preschoolers enhances fitness and physical literacy. This program will ensure children acquire basic movement skills, building towards more complex skills and laying the foundation for lifelong physical activity. Participating with a parent or guardian means that you’ll all have fun and learn games for home as well! This is a studio-based class offered at the Athletic Centre or with a focus on fundamental movement skills.
Frequently Asked Questions - MiniSport with Caregiver
How do I enter the facility? Athletic Centre (Sunday classes)
Junior Blues participants have access to the Athletic Centre through the Athletic Centre main entrance. An access pass is required for all participants at all times.
Please ensure that you arrive with enough time to pick up an access pass from the Junior Blues table located outside the main office, before proceeding to the class in the fencing salle.
What should children wear and bring?
All participants, including a parent or guardian for the caregiver program, should come dressed for physical activity in running shoes, shorts or track pants and t-shirts. Remember to bring a water bottle and if you choose to bring snacks for before or after class please keep them nut-free.
How many children are permitted per adult in the parent and tot program?
One adult, actively participating, may supervise up to two children in the MiniSport with caregiver program.
What skills are being taught?
Active Start is based on the concept of physical literacy, that children can move with competence and confidence and are prepared for a lifetime of enjoying physical activity. Children in the Active Start caregiver program will focus on the Fundamental Movement Skills including locomotor skills (walking, running, galloping, hopping, skipping and jumping) as well as agility, balance and coordination. Object manipulation skills (throwing, catching, dribbling and kicking) are introduced but are not the focus for this age group.
Change room and washroom location information may be found here.