What is it?

Kids CanMove is a gymnastics program for elementary schools. It promotes physical literacy in elementary schools by teaching kids fundamental movement skills in their PE classes as well as providing teachers with the resources needed to be able to teach gymnastics confidently and safely.

The Kids CanMove program was designed to ensure that all teachers including those with no previous experience can safely teach gymnastics.

Why Gymnastics?

Gymnastics provides a solid foundation of important skills such as balance, strength, flexibility and overall body awareness that can be transferred to all other athletic activities.

How does it work?

Instructors:

Gymnastics BC provides training for PLAY Gymnastics BC member coaches to become ‘KCM certified’ to deliver the program in schools.

Schools

Schools can choose to have PLAY Gymnastics BC certified Kids CanMove facilitator work directly with their students during PE class; or to have the facilitator deliver an in-service session with the teachers.

Equipment required

The Kids CanMove program uses basic equipment that most schools already have available. All that is needed is the school gymnasium, mats and, if available, a few benches.

Packages available

Package #1 – PD Day or in-school session to teachers

  • Cost: $160
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Our trained instructor will work with your teachers, setting out the Kids CanMove aims and objectives and demonstrate how the activities fit into the PE curriculum learning outcomes.
  • Teachers will learn how to deliver the fun and user-friendly program.
  • This is an active session! Teachers have the opportunity to try the activities to increase their understanding of the movement patterns and the learning process that the students will experience.

Package #2 – PE class instruction to students

  • Cost: $260
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Our trained instructor will lead your students through a Kids CanMove session. This package provides teachers with the opportunity to see the Kids CanMove program in action with their students.
  • Recommended time frame:
    o    Primary grades: 30-35 minutes
    o    Intermediate grades: 40-45 minutes
  • A maximum of seven classes can be serviced per day.
  • Teachers are required to remain in the gym during the Kids CanMove instruction.

Package #3 – Resource Package

  • Cost: $35
  • Teacher Manual (with 20 lesson plans and a fun games section)
  • 72 task cards (sent via email)

Package #4 – All Inclusive

  • Cost: $400
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Includes everything from packages 1, 2 and 3 (2-hour teacher session, 5-hours of in class instruction and a resource package)

**If you do not see an option that fits your needs, please contact us to work on tailoring a program for your school.

Resources

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Contact

Keara Hooi, Gymnastics For All Manager, 604-333-3494, khooi@gymbc.org

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