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Tumblebugs Happens Here

Tumblebugs was developed purposely for educators and leaders from early childhood settings and programs. Such practitioners have been trained and use the program in child care centres, grade primary, family resource centres, municipal recreation programs and recreation organizations. With a foundation in early childhood care or education, you do not need previous training in fitness, physical education, sport or coaching for this introductory basic movement program.

Becoming a Tumblebugs Leader

After a half-day workshop you will be ready to lead children in simple activities that help them be physically active and learn about themselves. You will learn how to:

  •     Ensure safety and reduce risk
  •     Set-up space and use equipment
  •     Demonstrate and safely teach all movements
  •     Lead the activities
  •     Understand how to flexibly use activity plans
  •     Keep it playful and fun

Services, Resources and Fees

Fees for the Tumblebugs workshop and activity book are affordable. A specially assembled bag of equipment is reasonably priced. In some circumstances, at the discretion of workshop providers, the resources or workshops may be subsidized.

    Tumblebugs Workshop Registration Fee $ 30 per person (includes Leader Workbook)
    Tumblebugs Activity Book $25
    Tumblebugs Equipment Kit $155 (includes Activity Book)

* Shipping costs are additional

All entities offering and running a Tumblebugs Program must have on hand, at a minimum, a complete Tumblebugs kit. Each group planning to begin a Tumblebugs Program should plan to register individuals to be trained as Tumblebugs Leaders and purchase at least one Tumblebugs kit. Tumblebugs Programs are to be run by Certified Tumblebugs Leaders.

Tumblebugs was created in Nova Scotia and began in 2003. Tumblebugs is lead by Gymnastics Nova Scotia, as an initiative affiliated with the Active Kids Healthy Kids strategy from the Department of Health Promotion and Protection, with further partnership from the Department of Education.

Contact Us

The delivery of Tumblebugs is collaborative between early childhood education and care with physical activity, sport and recreation fields.

To purchase Tumblebug resources contact Gymnastics Nova Scotia at 902-425-5450 ext.338 or [email protected].
To learn more about Tumblebugs or become a Regional Trainer, contact Mary Kikuchi and Jan Chipman at [email protected].