2 year old Not joining in circle time at gymnastics
Circle time is a hit or miss at gymnastics and it always takes a long time to get her there anyway.
They play on the aparatus for say 20 mins, and then do circle time, then aparatus again and a final circle time where they get a stamp on there hand and say bye bye.
She just won't do circle time, she runs off and tries to play on the aparatus or gets upset. Ive tried taking her away and sitting on a chair, but now she just says "oh naughty chair" and she just wants to sit on it anyway.
Today I left halfway, I had enough plus I had a delivery due today, I told her she wouldn't get her stamp or snack because it was too early but she didn't really care anyway!
What do i do just keep waiting it out? and hopefully eventually she will realise thats shes missing out? or If its not working in a few weeks I could take her back to playgroup on that day? I don't know
We can't do circle activities for now. Evie won't cooperate in the group it will want to do something else like your DD
We have stopped going anywhere that does this for a while and I'll probably take her back again after easter.
Thanks, I think I will try a few more times, then I will just take her to playgroup instead, she already goes playgroup twice a week but it lasts a lot longer, 2 hours instead of 1 at gym, plus she gets to play for a whole hour before they have a snack which I think she likes better.
Omar is the same, he doesn't like to join in the circle time & keeps running away to use the apparatus. I honesty don't know why they have a circle time in a gym class we went there for 3 times only, so I'm not sure if he will get better when he gets used to the class structure.
We also go to a short singing class which is 15 mins circle time, 10 min free playtime then another 5 mins circle time. He sits on my lap & he doesn't move around as there are no distractions.
But he doesn't always act well in the longer music class, he throws tantrums every time they take an instrument from him. But last week it went well & he didn't throw a tantrum.
Perfectly normal, why would you want to sit quietly and listen when you can run around playing on equipment?
When my son was 2 we did Gymboree classes. In the 2 1/2 year old class they did a story time which I could never get him to sit for. There was also a parachute/singing time. He liked that but some of the toddlers wouldn't even come near the parachute.
Thanks for your replies, makes me feel a lot better. Yeah I know, she just enjoys the playing part and 15/20 mins play is just not enough for her, in her eyes she is just getting started! I thought it was a great thing at the start but I suppose its just not for Aleesha, she likes to play play play until shes pooped!
We do playgroup 2 times a week so I think she is more familiar with the routine there, I can convince her to sit down for 5/10 minutes or so for a snack and theres no wingeing/tantrums/tears, its on from 9.30 to 11.30 and she gets to play a LOT more.
I think I will just take her to playgroups on fridays also, whatevers easier right?? and she is getting the playtime she actually wants/needs
agree with pp's, definitely the age thing, at 2 year old they don't understand things like that & if they do, they're not interested i'd say ride it out & when she's a little older i bet she does it xx
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