January 2020 – absolutely! Kid Friendly

One Stop Shop for Kids?

What will your kids be doing this winter?  Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to drive Joey, Sarah and Brianna to three different locations? Well, Sugar Land Gymnastics (SLG) can do it all for your kids with their gymnastics, dance, tumbling and karate programs.

After you and your kids “eat mor chikin” on Tuesday afternoon, stop by Sugar Land Gymnastics, and get your kids moving. Check out their 12,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility, located at 16215 Lexington Boulevard, and get some free trial classes for the whole bunch!

What are the benefits of a top-notch gymnastics and dance program? How about flexibility, strong and healthy bones, increased coordination, strength development and discipline – to name just a few. The benefits of karate lessons? Self-defense skills, gaining confidence, focus, discipline and Stranger Danger Awareness.  And what about little Tommy who is 18-months-old?  Yes, there is a unique introductory gymnastics program just for him.

Did we mention the private birthday parties hosted by SLG? The kids get to play for an hour on the Giant Moonwalk Slide, swing on the trapeze into the foam pit, play a variety of games and enjoy a one half-hour party in the lounge.    

Kids ages four to 13-years-old will get to enjoy all the neat activities SLG has to offer.  Call 281-240-0999 or visit www.sugarlandgymnastics.com for more information.

Ninja Warrior Just for Kids

What kind of fitness and fun does your child get at Sugar Land’s newest Ninja Warrior program? Well, you can take your child to an indoor rock-climbing center, enroll them in a local gymnastics class, sign them up for karate classes, take them to a zip-line park, get them involved in parkour or they can do it all and become a Ninja-Kid Warrior at Safety America.

Ninja Warrior training may be the perfect athletic outlet for kids who haven’t found their place in traditional team sports. It all started with a grand opening in August 2018. Check out the 9,200 square-foot facility, which includes a Ninja-Kid Warrior course, indoor rock wall, zip-line, double warped wall, rope swing and parkour obstacles.  All these elements provide a unique and exciting way to exercise. Exercise is hard, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!

It can be difficult to get your kid out and about and away from their electronic devices. Presenting them with a challenging alternative can make it easier.  The benefits of the Ninja-Kid Warrior program include: focus and concentration, increased agility, improved balance, learning how to fall safely, increased core strength, spatial awareness, gaining confidence and having a bunch of fun!

So, if you are having trouble getting your child away from their iPhone, iPad or computer, Safety America’s Ninja-Kid Warrior program may be just the right thing to get your kid moving.

For more information, call 281-980-3030 or visit www.ninjakidwarrior.com.

The Walden School: See What Small Classrooms
and Experienced Teachers Have to Offer

If you’re looking for a solution to your early childhood needs or a program for your school-aged child, the answer can be as easy as a visit to The Walden School. Children as young as six weeks through 12 years have a special place there, where a nurturing environment and caring staff help children grow and flourish.

The Walden School philosophy and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation makes for a child-friendly environment. Teacher tenure is very strong, and teacher-child ratios are very low. Open communication with staff and directors is encouraged, and a variety of activities are planned specially to involve parents.

The Walden School’s emphasis is directly focused on developing self-esteem through developmentally appropriate activities. Their classes help prepare your child for success in their future school experiences through smaller classes and one-to-one interactions with their teachers.

Visit The Walden School, located behind First Colony Mall at 16103-A Lexington Boulevard in Sugar Land, and meet Director Mike McGilvray, 2012 Administrator of the Year, along with The Walden School’s experienced staff. Hours are 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit thewaldenschool.com or call 281-980-0022 to schedule a tour.

Fort Bend Christian Academy: Experience the Difference

Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) is the first choice for committed Christian families in Fort Bend County and the surrounding Houston area.

FBCA is a pre-k through grade 12 school located on a 35-acre campus in the heart of Sugar Land, Texas. As an interdenominational school, FBCA welcomes a diverse population of students who attend more than 100 area churches.

Students at FBCA receive an academically challenging course of study with curriculum designed to provide a superior spiritual and intellectual environment. Fifty different Honors and Advanced Placement classes are offered at the upper school level, and middle school students with accelerated educational development may also participate in Honors curriculum. Spiritually, academically and professionally qualified, all teaching staff are certified educators – many possessing a master’s degree or higher.

FBCA features enrichment classes, competitive athletics, before and after school programs, nationally-recognized clubs and exceptional community service and philanthropic involvement. Students hold multiple state championships in athletics and fine arts. The school has produced a number of National Merit Scholars, and 100% of graduates enroll in college or enlist in the military, with most students attending their first-choice university. Alumni serve in various career fields, and many obtain post-graduate degrees in law, medicine, engineering and more.

For more information about Fort Bend Christian Academy, contact the Admission Office at 281-263-9105 or  email admissions@fortbendchristian.org.

Gingerbread: Quality Early Education in Fort Bend County

This year, the Gingerbread Family of Learning Centers celebrated their five year anniversary of the Gingerbread Kids’ Academy in Richmond and the 39th anniversary of The Gingerbread House Learning Center in Rosenberg.

The Gingerbread Kids’ Academy and Gingerbread House Learning Center have developed an environment where children can learn and grow. The programs are designed for children ages eight weeks to 12 years and offer a variety of activities throughout the year.

Research has shown that in order for a child to be successful in school and life, they must begin with a strong foundation in learning. Gingerbread has designed a curriculum that includes an emphasis on reading, writing, science, math, discovery and exploration, as well as social skills development. The infant and toddler programs focus on the development of both gross and fine motor skills along with basic language development. The three to five-year-old Pre-School and Pre-K programs focus on academics, peer relationships and preparation for entry into Kindergarten and elementary school. The Gingerbread after-school programs, located onsite at Bentley, Frost, Hutchison, Hubenak and Arredondo Elementary, as well as onsite at the Gingerbread Kids’ Academy and Gingerbread House, offer homework assistance, arts, crafts, games and sports.

A new year means new beginnings. The Gingerbread Family invites you to come by for a visit. Both locations are now accepting enrollments and both locations accept NCI.

For more information, contact Tim Kaminski at 281-239-2110 or twkaminski@sbcglobal.net.

Logos Preparatory Academy: Creating Academic Excellence, Strong Leaders and Community Servants

Logos Preparatory Academy is one of the largest K-12 University-Model® schools in the nation, with a successful 13-year track record. A University-Model school is a blend of the most positive aspects of traditional public, private and hybrid schools in a family-friendly Christian environment. These schools offer elementary through high school students a rewarding college preparatory education in a way that gives parents more time for teaching their own faith and values to their children.

Logos Prep offers instruction for Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Students attend classes on campus during specific days of the week, and alternate days are spent at home in the satellite classroom where parents monitor student progress. At all levels, purposeful teaching promotes academic excellence, critical thinking and the imparting of a Biblical worldview.

As part of a well-rounded academic experience, students have the option to take a variety of core classes and electives, as well as Advanced Placement and Dual Credit classes. Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in various academic competitions and leadership organizations, and in doing so, demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character.

Logos Prep also offers a full athletic program which trains, develops and encourages students to strive and express the Christian life within competition.

This rigorous model pays off for students preparing for higher education. Logos Prep has graduated two National Merit Scholars, 12 Commended Scholars, and 10 National Hispanic Scholars.

For more information, visit www.logosprep.org or call 281-565-6467.