Teaching

Give Your Gymnasts a Bag List of What They Should Bring to Practice

Whether your gymnasts are new to the sport or veterans on the mat, they can ensure that gymnastics practices are great by being prepared. To help out, we’ve come up with the ultimate list of what your gymnasts should put in their gym bags - and provided it in a format that you can share with your gymnasts. These 10 items are things that gymnasts of any level should never leave home without. The first [...]

August 13th, 2019|

Providing a Gender Inclusive Space Where Students Can Thrive

July 25th, 2019|

Welcome all humans! Here at Jackrabbit we’ve always thought of each other and our clients as a family. I’m sure you can relate! Children spend the majority of their time between school, after school activities, and home - which makes you a key part of their day and of their community. [...]

Reviewing Your Policies Before Chaos of Fall: How Are You Incorporating Gender Neutrality

July 25th, 2019|

For centuries dance has held various traditions that have been exclusively gender binary, recognizing just two genders: male and female. Audiences have seen examples of these roles in some dance genres like classical ballet and traditional partner dances. In more recent years, the gender neutrality movement has made strides in [...]

17 Tips for Working with Children with Special Needs

July 20th, 2019|

Create the Best Possible Experience for Them and for You Working with children with special needs is often daunting and overwhelming – with some situations seeming impossible. The importance of providing a safe, comfortable and engaging environment for them cannot be over-stressed. This is true especially when they’re involved in [...]

Meeting Special Needs

July 18th, 2019|

Special Needs Activities: Expression Through Dance It is often difficult for children with special needs to find enjoyable activities. These can be children with sensory processing disorder, autism, or other socio-emotional or physical difficulties.  Children with these needs can have some or all of a variety of symptoms such as [...]

Top 4 Features of the Best Kids’ Swim Schools

April 22nd, 2019|

Today’s parents search online for the “best” of everything for their kids. Gone are the days when whatever facility is closest is the one they choose. To attract an optimal number of children and families to your swim school, you need to prove your mettle by outshining your competitors. [...]

Water is The Greater Equalizer for Special Needs Swimmers

March 25th, 2019|

What is the difference in swimming for kids who have special needs and those who don’t? The answer? Because of the great equalizing power of water, everyone can swim! As far as learning to swim goes, some kids with disabilities do get more out of one-on-one instruction. For example, children [...]

Drowning Prevention: What’s the Best Solution?

March 18th, 2019|

Did you know that 300+ drowning deaths among children in the U.S. occur in swimming pools? And did you realize that most of these deaths are preventable? There are two types of drowning prevention devices that could help to prevent drownings: those that are intended to keep a person afloat [...]

Goal-Dominate vs. Child-Centered: Two Different Methods of Teaching Swimming

March 14th, 2019|

The teaching strategy that your school uses can greatly affect a child’s growth and behavior. There are two main types of teaching methods – each distinct in its ways of cultivating a child’s swimming skills. There is a goal-dominate strategy and a child-centered one. Great care should be taken in [...]

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