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Upcoming Events

Tumblebugs Leader Workshop - Annapolis Royal
590 St George St, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0
Tumblebugs Leader Workshop - Pictou County YMCA
275 Westville Road, New Glasgow, NS
Tumblebugs Leader Workshop - NSCC Marconi Campus Sydney, NS
NSCC Marconi Campus, 1240 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NS Room C317
Tumblebugs Leader Workshop - Douglas Street Rec Centre, Truro
Douglas Street Rec Centre, 40 Douglas Street, Truro, NS B2N 2E7
Tumblebugs Leader Workshop - Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Port Hawkesbury, NS
606 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2R7


Fun and safe basic movement activities for children in their early years

Joy of Movement

Tumblebugs is an introductory program for basic movement and modified gymnastics that is fun, safe, inclusive and developmentally appropriate for 3 ½ to 5-year-old children in early childhood settings. The consistent and progressive activity plans include both active and quiet segments with directed and exploratory learning. Tumblebugs is about fundamental movement skills that support healthy growth and development, and improve physical literacy.

Healthy Development

Research indicates the importance of physical activity for children in the early years. Physical activity in a supportive environment helps a child learn how to maneuver their body and be creative while developing social skills and self-esteem. Being active also enhances healthy development and increases the likelihood of being active as they age. In Nova Scotia, by grade 11 less than 4% are active enough.

While unstructured active play is necessary, the Tumblebugs program offers an option for guided activity with learning outcomes. These activities strengthen the range of foundational motor skills that children need to enhance daily living and participate in play, recreation and sport.

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