• Why GymbaROO ?
    For 30 years the program has developed a formidable reputation for delivering quality to parents and children. Over 30,000 children and their parents attend a GymbaROO session each week.
     
    Dr Frances Glascoe, a world leader in early childhood development, who is the author of PEDS which has been rolled out Nationwide by Maternal Child Health Centres, is a pro-bono patron of GymbaROO because she loves what the program offers parents, especially dads.
     
    The American Academy of Pediatrics Developmental and Behavioural News vol 16 Spring 2007 published a four page article describing the program positively and giving it the tag "An innovative Australian approach".
     
    Initially based on practical experience and observation, and positive outcomes for early implementations, today after 30 years, there is significant empirical research validating many aspects of the underlying GymbaROO Rationale.
     
    FUN & LEARNING! GymbaROO’s activity classes are all about fun and learning! Children can climb, swing, tumble, dance and sing their way to a healthy brain and body in readiness for later school learning.
     
    JUST ASK AROUND: GymbaROO is highly recommended by many health professionals, including Paediatricians, Child Health Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Paediatric Osteopaths and Paediatric Chiropractors.
     
    At GymbaROO we do not advocate avoiding modern medical advice; rather we help to show you ways in which you can still enable your baby to experience those important movement and sensory opportunities necessary for healthy brain and body development.
     

    80% of brain development occurs in the first year of life, 90% by the age of four. Experiences a child has in the first years lay the foundation for life.

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Active Babies Smart Kids - Episodes Overview

 

Welcome to GymbaROO’s Active Babies Smart Kids free online video series.  We have created this first series, “The BabyROO Series” for parents and carers of babies (new born to crawling). This series covers the how and why of many important baby development areas and includes discussions with early childhood specialists. The practical “Lets Do BabyROO” exercise sessions are designed so you can join in and practice fun activities, exercise and games with your baby.

Just like our GymbaROO classes this series is all based on fun and learning together with joy and happiness and can be done in the comfort of your own home.

To have free unlimited online access simply register. 

Active Babies Smart Kids Introduction  (5 mins)

Discover the benefits and all the fun of our Active Babies Smart Kids TV series for you and your baby in this introduction video.

 

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Episode 1 Tummy Time and Let’s Do BabyROO

(22 mins)

This first episode exploresTummy Time, sharing with you information on why it’s crucially important to your baby’s brain and body development. 

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Episode 2 Baby Exercise and Let’s Do BabyROO

(24 mins)

Your baby’s brain grows as a result of movement experiences. To help explain why and how, this episode features great information and ideas on baby exercise.

 

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Episode 3 Baby Massage and Let’s Do BabyROO

(23 mins)

Research studies show that massage and loving touch have terrific positive effects on baby’s brain, body and emotional development.

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Episode 4 Baby Balance and Let’s Do BabyROO

(26 mins)

This episode features information on your babies balance. Your baby’s balance is developing from the word go, and it’s very important!

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Episode 5 Baby’s Hearing and Speech and Let’s Do BabyROO(25 mins)

Encouraging your baby’s hearing and speech is not only fun, easy and natural but is also greatly important to your baby’s development, particularly in the first 11 months of life.

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Episode 6 Baby’s Visual Development and Let’s Do BabyROO

(25 mins)

This earliest years of your baby’s life are a critical period for visual development. Babies need to learn how to use their eyes.

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Episode 7 Body Awareness and Let’s Do BabyROO
(25 mins)

We explore what body awareness is, why it’s so important to your baby’s future and how you can help your baby to develop good body awareness.

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Episode 8 Music and Rhythm and Let’s Do BabyROO
(20 mins)

Music and rhythm helps the development of your baby’s listening skills, speech and language, is vital for smooth coordinated movement, mathematics skills and more!

 

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Episode 9 Hand-Eye Coordination and Let’s Do BabyROO
(22 mins)

This episode explains why good development of the hands and hand-eye coordination is crucial to so many areas of future development and learning, including academic achievement, sport, vision, musical ability, self-esteem and more.

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Episode 10 Baby Reflexes and Let’s Do BabyROO
(23 mins)

Primitive reflexes are of major importance to your baby’s brain development, the development oftheir balance, muscle tone, head control, vision and even the development of how well they use their hands and feet!

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Episode 11 Baby’s Feet and Let’s Do BabyROO
(22 mins)

Think about how important feet are! They will bear your baby’s weight, balance them and guide them throughout their lives. They are vital to development and well-being.

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Episode 12 Crawling and Creeping
(22 mins)

This episode is all about crawling and creeping,why these movements are so important and what would be great for you to know before your babies crawl!

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