Playgroup goes back to the basics

Toni McQuire (right) with children Bailey McQuire and Reece Dicton. Looking on are Louisa Langford, Shelley Langford-Dicton and Cameron Broadhead.
Toni McQuire (right) with children Bailey McQuire and Reece Dicton. Looking on are Louisa Langford, Shelley Langford-Dicton and Cameron Broadhead.

Opening its newest centre in Mundaring this school term, Mini GymbaROO is a neurological brain development program designed for children up to five years old.

Owner and former paediatric healthcare professional Toni McQuire said she first attended Mini GymbaROO classes with her baby son Bailey and was inspired to be more involved after he did so well.

‘Every song we sing and dance is formulated to improve neurological brain development, reflexes and gross and fine motor skills,’ she said.

‘For example, we do a nursery rhyme with hand movements which have been specially designed to develop the hand strength to hold a pencil.’

Ms McQuire said Mini GymbaROO was all about putting the ‘natural’ back into child play.

‘People tend to wrap children up in cotton wool nowadays, so we’re taking things back to basics,’ she said.

‘The program is about letting kids be kids and learning and growing from their mistakes.’

Email minigymbaroo mundaring@gmail.com for details.