A must for all enthusiastic four year olds at Ginninderra, the Tiny Tigers (Tiny Tots) are prefect for parents looking to entertain the whole family on a Saturday morning (8:30am) .
The Tiny Tots group is focused on group activities full of fun, colour, team work and skills. The Tiny Tots’ activities are designed by our club coaches and teach and improve the childrens basic motor skills, co-ordination and ensure the children have a great time in a fun safe group environment.
Tiny Tots is coordinated by Fiona Jarvis and Alex Gill, who volunteer their time to have fun with our youngest Tigers and teach them some basic skills.
Not athletics, it’s funletics for kids
Children must be 2 and no older than 5 by December to be registered. A registration number will not be issued and Tiny Tots are required to wear our club uniform.
Tiny Tots does rely on a lot of parental involvement and at least one parent must be ring side to assist with their child.
Tiny Tots start at 8:30am Saturdays during our summer season at Charnwood Oval, with warm up exercises then onto the activities. Depending on the numbers, Tiny Tots will break up into several groups (usually 5-6), each group plays one activity and then when the whistle sounds the groups will move onto the next.
Activities include junior versions of hurdles, shot put, discus, running races, balance beam, long jump, parachute play, hula hoops and ball games. The fun goes for 45 minutes and ends usually at 9:30am, before it gets too hot.
In Tiny Tots we don’t record race times, placings, etc. Tiny Tots is more focused on fun and learning the basics.
At times during the season the main age groups will clear the main straight track to make way for the Tiny Tots to do the 40 metre sprint. As a parent it is a wonderful sight to see your 4 year old child running down the track and staying in his/her lane, while all the other parents and athletes are cheering for them on from the side.
Tiny Tots who turn 5 are eligible to become a registered Ginninderra Tiger Cub.