Tumblebugs Workshop

HELD – November 26, 2017

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

Community leaders, volunteers (Central Cape Breton, Boularderie) from Victoria County were supported in taking the Tumblebugs Workshop, by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) who supported Victoria County volunteers, leaders, community groups/facility operators/service provider reps to attend with up to $500 through our Leadership Development Assistance Fund 2017-18 – Application downloadable here for your convenience:



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Tumblebugs teaches fundamental movement skills that support healthy growth and development, and improves physical literacy.

Tumblebugs Leader Training includes a one day of instruction for leaders, adaptable activity plans, basic equipment and mentoring. Tumblebugs was developed purposely for educators and leaders from early childhood settings and programs. Practitioners have been trained to use the program in child care centres, pre-primary programs, family resource centres, municipal recreation programs, and sport or recreation clubs. You do not need previous training in fitness, physical education, sport or coaching. The

Tumblebugs program is fun, safe, inclusive and developmentally appropriate for young children. The consistent and progressive activity plans include both active and quiet segments with directed and exploratory learning. Tumblebugs was developed and assessed over several years in Nova Scotia. Qualified trainers are experienced with movement activities for young children. In a workshop you will learn theory and technical components of how to: o Ensure safety and reduce risk o Set-up space and use equipment o Demonstrate and safely teach all movements o Lead the activity plans o Keep it playful and fun