Every day in My Gyms throughout the world, children have loads of fun as they develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. Our programs focus on nurturing growth in the mind and body of every My Gym Kid, as we view each step of development in these areas as an essential “building block” toward becoming a happy, healthy, well-adjusted human being. The Building Blocks program is designed to acknowledge My Gym Kids for their efforts and achievements. It is a fun, interactive system that encourages children to focus on skills pertaining to both the mind and body while providing specific opportunities for our students, teachers, and parents to enjoy and celebrate the attainment of key milestones together.
"Our My Gym families absolutely love our Building Blocks Program. Because success and the building of self-esteem are at the very core of the My Gym Program, it was imperative that our skill and development system be all-inclusive and retain the noncompetitive and positive spirit of My Gym."
CEO, My Gym Enterprises
Upon enrollment in a My Gym class, children 2 1⁄2 through 8 years of age will automatically be enrolled in our acclaimed Building Blocks program and will receive age-appropriate interactive Skill and Development Sheets that, in addition to providing valuable information, allow the children to display their recognition stickers. Throughout the Building Blocks program, the children will participate in periodic Building Blocks Acknowledgment Ceremonies where they will be recognized for attempting and learning new skills. One at a time, the children will be called up to the sounds of applause from their teachers and peers and then recognized for their efforts, as they receive stickers, ribbons, medals, trophies, graduation certificates, and more!
"Since we started the Building Blocks program, we have seen such a positive impact on the kids. Each cycle, the children are eager to be told what they will be working on, and they work so hard to achieve it. When a Presentation Week is approaching, they get so excited about the ribbons and stickers they will be receiving."
Joe & Carmen Beaulieu
My Gym Franchisee, Lake Mary, FL
Each week, as our experienced and caring teachers guide the children through our curriculum to learn and perfect new skills, the Building Blocks program makes our students aware of what they are working on and have achieved. The program creates this awareness by identifying and recognizing the children’s efforts and achievements in areas such as hand-eye coordination, listening and taking turns, balancing, tumbling, fine and gross motor skills, social boundaries and peer interaction, and much, much more. Parents marvel at seeing their children’s capabilities and self-esteem blossom because, when children feel a sense of accomplishment, confidence and ability soar.
"My Gym has been a staple in my 3-year-old’s life, and the Building Blocks program has put the icing on the cake. I love that My Gym really takes the time to focus on the ongoing development of his mind and body... And for a kid, what’s better than stickers, ribbons, and applause from your friends! The awards ceremony was adorable, and the teachers seemed to be just as proud of my child as I was.”
My Gym Parent, Eden Prairie, MN My Gym