Tumble into Gymnastics Classes for Preschoolers

If your kids are anything like mine, they tumble, roll, and try to balance on curbs just as often - if not more - than they walk in a straight line. The inherent need for my toddler to constantly tumble and move is one reason we love trampoline parks and play spaces so much! We've also begun to dabble in the world of preschool sports this year, and our focus has been on finding activities that are both fun and functional for our son. It's why we love taking him to gymnastics classes. This powerhouse sport focuses on conditioning movements like balance, flexibility, stamina and overall strength - which all transfer well into basically every other sport out there - while still being just plain fun, making it an ideal sport for preschoolers like my son.

And for more ideas on classes for kids of all ages, check out our classes and enrichment guide for Houston kids.

Discover Gymnastics
747 N Shepherd Drive #400, 77007

Age range: 3-5 years
Skills covered: Balance, gross and fine motor coordination, basic gymnastics skills, personal development, character development. Classes are grouped by age first, then ability and focus on learning the fundamentals while having fun. 

Woodlands Gymnastics Academy
20100 Holzwarth Road, 77388

Age range: 18 months-5 years
Skills covered: Gymnastics basics, attentiveness, and discipline. Parental participation is required for children in the 18 months to 3 year age range. There is also an advanced girls class for those students who demonstrate a higher level of skill, attentiveness, and discipline and who have obtained a coach's referral. 

Maximum Athletics
Two locations: Conroe & The Woodlands
Age range: 18 months-5 years
Skills covered: Basic motor skills, rhythm coordination, body strength, and self-confidence. Classes combine training on the trampoline, floor, balance beam and bars to encourage children to explore and expand their developing capabilities. 

West Houston Gymnastics Club
11037 FM 1960 Suite D-1, 77065

Age range: 2-5 years
Skills covered: Gross motor, fundamental motor, manipulative skills and locomotion with an emphasis on building and reinforcing each child's self esteem. Music, games and obstacle courses are used to introduce gymnastics basics. 

Using games to enhance the learning process/Photo courtesy of Katy Kips Gymnastics Club

Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Two locations in Cypress. Find one closest to you here

Age range: 3-5 years
Skills covered: Gross motor skills, flexibility, class structure, following directions, gymnastics fundamentals and independence. There are four different levels that preschool students can advance through. Each class uses a combination of activities to create a progressive experience that expands each child's developing capabilities. 

Legacy Gymnastics
4380 FM 2351, 77546

Age range: 18 months-5 years
Skills covered: Strength, balance, motor skills, self esteem, discipline, patience, coordination and courage. Weeks are themed, and classes begin with a warm-up song followed by stations that focus on developing different skills, then conclude with a fun activity. Parental participation is required for children in the 18 month to 3 year age range.

Lobo Active Learning & Gymnastics
2500 Falcon Pass, 77062

Age range: Walking-Kindergarten 
Skills covered: Kinesthetic awareness, physical ability, coordination and confidence. The main goals of the preschool classes are to encourage children to go beyond their own expectations and perceived willingness to try and to hone in on and develop their skills. 

EnRich Gymnastics & Dance Academy
1661 Blaisdale Rd, 77406

Age range: 18 months-5 years
Skills covered: Fundamental gymnastics movements that develop and improve gross motor skills. Classes are grouped by ages, and children who fall into the 18 month to 2.5 year age range must be accompanied by a parent.

Sugar Land Gymnastics
Two locations in Southwest Houston. Find one closest to you here
Age range: 2.5-5 years
Skills covered: Gross motor skills, balance, strength, coordination and fundamental gymnastics skills and movements. Kids learn the basics of hanging, swinging, climbing, bouncing, tumbling and combining movements to create a gymnastics skill.  

Themed weeks lend an extra element of fun during lessons/Photo courtesy of Katy Kips Gymnastics Club

Katy Kips Gymnastics Club
923 S. Mason Rd, 77450

Age range: 18 months-4 years
Skills covered: Gymnastics, rhythm, basic movements, fitness, coordination, social skills and self esteem. Movements and games are used to enhance the learning process and provide a positive environment for your child. Parental participation is required for children in the 18 month to 2.5 year age range.

Showcase Gymnastics
2004 S. Mason Rd Ste. B-1, 77450

Age range: 3-5 years
Skills covered: Basic gymnastics movements that improve and strengthen motor skills. Weeks are often themed, and children play and learn through obstacle courses, trampoline time, play shapes, gymnastics apparatus, tumbling and music. 

The Little Gym
Multiple locations around Houston. Find one closest to you here
Age range: 3-6 years
Skills covered: Strength, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness, imagination development, math and language skills, group integration and listening skills. Classes combine just the right amount of structure with endless fun to help children reach developmental milestones and improve their confidence as they learn gymnastics skills. 

My Gym
Multiple locations around Houston. Find one closest to you here
Age range: 2.5-4.5 years
Skills covered: Fine and gross motor proficiency, manipulative skills, independence, physical and social skills, strength, flexibility and agility. Classes use a success-oriented approach to build self-confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem while also improving both gymnastics and sports skills. 

Top image: Practicing the balance beam/Photo courtesy of Maximum Athletics. 

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