My name is Mel and I am a Mum of 2 boys, a Baby and Child first aid Educator, baby wearing consultant and owner of Kangatraining Narellan and Surrounds, and Pregnancy to Parenthood.
Kangatraining Kids is brand new to Australia in 2020. The program consists of 3 classes, Kanga Tinies, Kanga Midis and Kanga Juniors. We have given ages for each group simply as a guide. Every child is an individual and is welcome to participate in whichever class they will be the happiest in.
KANGA TINIES (approx 18 months - 3 years) - As the name suggests this is our smallest age group. Children from approximately 18 months enjoy this program with a parent or caregiver. Tinies is a great progression from Kangatraining or a great introduction into the Kangatraining family. Our 45 minute class promotes your little ones creativity and introduces them to exercise and movement in a fun, creative way. All while you are able to enjoy a workout using your Tiny as an additional weight! This class is suitable for all parents and caregivers, however Mums cannot be pregnant and must be at least 12 months postpartum.
NB: As our Tiny and Midi groups are now being held together, pregnant & postnatal Mums are able to participate as the unsuitable exercises will be omitted. We will still need to be advised.
KANGA MIDIS (approx 3 years - 5 years) - Our next age group is Midis. Your Midi will participate in this class on their own, while you get to go and relax while we entertain them for 45 minutes! We will "train" using a wide range of equipment like parachute, rollerboards and cooperation bands to complete group exercises or even an obstacle course with the tunnel, balance stones and agility ladder. The second half of the class involves a theme which could be anything from under the sea or animals, where the children are encouraged to move freely and use their creativity.
KANGA JUNIOR (approx 5 years - 7 years) - In the first half of the Junior class your child will be introduced to age appropriate exercises. We may do a circuit, obstacle course or group exercises and we introduce partner work. The aim is to learn why exercise is good for our bodies in a fun and creative way. Then we move onto the second half of class and get creative. Children are given an opportunity to express different ideas creatively through movement, such as exploring emotions or even world dances.