Gymnastics, Preschool Style

Anthony takes a preschool “Jumping Gymnastics” class once a week, which is really little more than somewhat structured running around and burning off some energy. The kids have fun, and learn some great lessons (it's good to stretch, good to try your best, good to take turns, etc.).

Classes start with a bow and a short discussion as each kid introduces himself and answers the question of the day (such as “what's your favorite food?”), and then some running, stretching, and something special for the day (balance beam, jumprope, etc.).

Today's special thing is the Japanese equivalent of the vaulting horse....


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Awaiting Their Turn

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.2, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
With tongue sticking out, Anthony begins his approach run

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.2, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Preparing to Vault!

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/180 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Splat!

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Sometimes I can’t decide which is funnier, your photos or your captions.(or perhaps your spelling) Together, priceless. As for spelling of valut..did you mean vault?

Oops, fixed, thanks. About my poor spelling, I blame my parents, so take it up with them. 🙂 —Jeffrey

— comment by Grandma Friedl on March 3rd, 2007 at 7:52am JST (10 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

This post made my smile. I can attest that the sticking out of the tongue sticking out while running does make Anthony run faster, it always help me 🙂

— comment by Tony on March 10th, 2007 at 12:07am JST (10 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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