This is the first line of the whimsical song sung at each class during the Treasure Bag time; from non-mobile babies right through to the school readiness classes of our Emu group.
The Treasure Bag is a phenomenal tool used to lay the foundations for literacy. By the time a child has progressed through the whole GymbaROO program their neurology is primed to make the transition to reading.
Each week there is a visualisation word that specifically relates to the terms theme. Neurologically and developmentally the whole process is designed to engender recognition, recall, concentration and visual focusing. There is exceptional value in this for laying the foundations for future learning. And of course, as always, what you learn to do in class should be repeated during the week at home for maximum effect.
You will be given a visualisation book at the beginning of term. Each week you will also be given a word and image to paste into the book. Please continue to practice at home what you have learned in class. Also, and most importantly, please look at the table below and bring an appropriate object that the word represents. This object is a crucial component to reinforce the word that week.
When you first begin your GymbaROO journey you will be asked to leave a $25 refundable deposit for the Treasure Bag and Name Vest that are used in the program. As your child grows we will swap the vest for larger sizes. When your time at GymbaROO concludes the $25 is refunded when your bag and vest are returned in good condition.