Childrens Book on gymnsatics
Childrens Book on gymnsatics

Gymnastics Books and Dvd Gift Package

 

 

Are you are looking for the perfect gift for a budding gymnast? If you are…. look no further you have found our 

This is an image of a girl showing our books Dvd's and a leotard from Christmas Gymnastics Gifts range
Christmas Gymnastics Gifts – Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Volume 1&2 Books, Volume 1 DVD. Girls and Boys Leotards are also available.

‘Cartwheelingly’ spectacular Gymnastics Books and Dvd Gift Package!

Just £24.99 ( RRP £36.97)




Leotards also available £22;

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Why is your budding gymnast going to love this package?

  • Covers all of the crucial building blocks that make a successful gymnast
  • Over a hundred balances to perform with friends
  • Full range of modern high definition photographs
  • Clear insightful coaching hints and top tips
  • Thumbs up Progress charts to track development
  • High quality detailed video clips breaking down each skill
  • Slow motion video feature for advanced skills
  • Achievable results whether you are new to the sport or an experienced gymnast
  • Hours of fun for both children and parents

 

One of the many clips featured on the Dvd:

 Sample page from one of the books;

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Just today we received feedback from another gymnastics coach saying;

“We love the quality of the books and the coaching points on each page!”

 

Why should you purchase our Gymnastics Book & DVD Gift Package? We think this review says it all;

I’ll give anything a go and my kiddies are much the same, although it has to be said that when I confronted my 6 year old with the idea of reading a book about gymnastics he was already half way up the curtains, upside down with toes pointed so this is a field of expertise that he is familiar with. Me and my daughter however are both made of soft plump limbs, little muscle tone and struggle to stand upright without losing balance so the challenge was on with this new book. So I got my best long skirt on (I know, not ideal, but I was just going to be the narrator), my son got his Tae Kwon-do outfit on and my daughter, who is 3 years old, got dressed in pink leggings with a fetching pink tutu and a vest. I put a few old mats down left from the good old days of callanetics and we were good to go. Now, as normal with me, I am always a little sceptical at the ability an author has to motivate the reader into anything other than rigid boredom but am constantly and pleasantly surprised by children’s utter enthusiasm for almost anything other than homework or housework. Firstly, can I say something brilliant about this book – hot diggerty – it stands up on its own! So the kiddies can prop it up on the table on its own little stand and see it properly to practise their gymnastic moves without having to keep stopping to pick the book up. What a marvelous idea! So, we worked our way through the book page by page, starting with the warm up exercises and then onto stretching with particular success and hilarity trying to do a stretch called the ‘feet to head’ stretch where you ‘simply’ lie on your tummy and try and push your head back towards your feet and touch them together. The kiddies puffed and panted and Delilah, the 3 year old, rolled out of the stretch several times finding herself under the coffee table giggling and I gave it a go to find I was approximately 3 foot short of my feet being anywhere close to my head.(I’m sure I could do this 30 years ago. Has someone implanted a steel rod down my spine rendering me utterly inflexible whilst I wasn’t looking?) My son however was so good at it he could practically plait his hair with his toes (should he want to). The illustrations on each page are superb, showing very clearly how to create the move or stretch in colourful glossy pictures and with very useful hints and tips attached to help give you a better idea how to achieve them and also showing you how NOT to do them, to avoid strains or injury (or long skirts falling over your face). We practised the pike headstand (I say we, this was done by my willing colleagues), the cartwheel, the bridge, the circle roll, easy ones, difficult ones and I must say I joined in and we all had a brilliant afternoon. My son took the book to bed with him to study in more detail and my daughter and I had a donut afterwards to celebrate the joy of exercise. This is an excellent book to use to encourage your children into gymnastics, it’s easy to follow, beautifully written and an awful lot of fun, so roll up your rug, push the toys out of the way, turn the telly off and have a laugh whilst learning something new! –Hayley Thornton

Budding gymnasts in action;


Gymnastics Book & Dvd Gift Package

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Are you are looking for the perfect gift for a budding gymnast? If you are…. look no further you have found our our ‘cartwheelingly’ spectacular Gymnastic Book and Dvd Gift Package!

Just £16.99 ( RRP £24.98)




Why is your budding gymnast going to love this package?

  • Covers all of the crucial building blocks that make a successful gymnast
  • Full range of modern high definition photographs
  • Clear insightful coaching hints and top tips
  • Thumbs up Progress charts to track development
  • High quality detailed video clips breaking down each skill
  • Slow motion video feature for advanced skills
  • Achievable results whether you are new to the sport or an experienced gymnast
  • Hours of fun for both children and parents

 

One of the many clips featured on the Dvd:

 Sample page from the book;

DSCF0901

Just today we received feedback from another gymnastics coach saying;

“We love the quality of the books and the coaching points on each page!”

 

Why should you purchase our Gymnastics Book & DVD Gift Package? We think this review says it all;

I’ll give anything a go and my kiddies are much the same, although it has to be said that when I confronted my 6 year old with the idea of reading a book about gymnastics he was already half way up the curtains, upside down with toes pointed so this is a field of expertise that he is familiar with. Me and my daughter however are both made of soft plump limbs, little muscle tone and struggle to stand upright without losing balance so the challenge was on with this new book. So I got my best long skirt on (I know, not ideal, but I was just going to be the narrator), my son got his Tae Kwon-do outfit on and my daughter, who is 3 years old, got dressed in pink leggings with a fetching pink tutu and a vest. I put a few old mats down left from the good old days of callanetics and we were good to go. Now, as normal with me, I am always a little sceptical at the ability an author has to motivate the reader into anything other than rigid boredom but am constantly and pleasantly surprised by children’s utter enthusiasm for almost anything other than homework or housework. Firstly, can I say something brilliant about this book – hot diggerty – it stands up on its own! So the kiddies can prop it up on the table on its own little stand and see it properly to practise their gymnastic moves without having to keep stopping to pick the book up. What a marvelous idea! So, we worked our way through the book page by page, starting with the warm up exercises and then onto stretching with particular success and hilarity trying to do a stretch called the ‘feet to head’ stretch where you ‘simply’ lie on your tummy and try and push your head back towards your feet and touch them together. The kiddies puffed and panted and Delilah, the 3 year old, rolled out of the stretch several times finding herself under the coffee table giggling and I gave it a go to find I was approximately 3 foot short of my feet being anywhere close to my head.(I’m sure I could do this 30 years ago. Has someone implanted a steel rod down my spine rendering me utterly inflexible whilst I wasn’t looking?) My son however was so good at it he could practically plait his hair with his toes (should he want to). The illustrations on each page are superb, showing very clearly how to create the move or stretch in colourful glossy pictures and with very useful hints and tips attached to help give you a better idea how to achieve them and also showing you how NOT to do them, to avoid strains or injury (or long skirts falling over your face). We practised the pike headstand (I say we, this was done by my willing colleagues), the cartwheel, the bridge, the circle roll, easy ones, difficult ones and I must say I joined in and we all had a brilliant afternoon. My son took the book to bed with him to study in more detail and my daughter and I had a donut afterwards to celebrate the joy of exercise. This is an excellent book to use to encourage your children into gymnastics, it’s easy to follow, beautifully written and an awful lot of fun, so roll up your rug, push the toys out of the way, turn the telly off and have a laugh whilst learning something new! –Hayley Thornton

Budding gymnasts in action;

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The Happy Handley’s Review Our Gymnastics Books

 

 

We sent this home educating family a set of our books (Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Books Volume 1 & 2) to trial and let us know their thoughts. It looks like it was a successful activity with the highlight for me being mum showing off with her one handed cartwheel – GO MUM!

It is so lovely to see children having a go at a gymnastics, it would appear that they are complete beginners to the sport and therefore have the most to learn from our books. I really hope they keep returning to the books in order to improve and be infected with the gymnastics bug!Gymmastics Straddle Shape

Thank you once again for reviewing our products.

Please read their full article at Happy Handley Blog

Gymnastics Fun
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Kiddycharts 9/10 Review

Follow this link to read the full review written by Helen Neale from Kiddycharts;

Getting kids active through head over heels gymnastics smart app

We sent Helen a book and App for her and her children to review, they awarded us a great 9/10. Her daughter “Chatterbox” put the App through its paces as you can see from the pictures…

The challenging stretches within head over heels about gymnastics ere, of course, the first things my daughter tried to have a go out...and OUCH!
We are hitting some shapes for the head over heels about gymnastics review - this is the long sit, which my daugher is doing rather beautifully if I do say so myself...

 

We are showing off our skills for head over heels about gymnastics - this is the candlestick apparently...

The review is honest and fair highlighting the many positives of the App in great detail as well as noting the flip side. Pointing out that with the great deal of content contained within the App it is timely to download.

Thank you very much Helen and “Chatterbox” at Kiddycharts


Child Led Chaos recommends our book

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Boys & Girls Floor Skills: Gemma Coles (Head Over Heels About Gymnastics, 2013)

I have occasional bug bears with independently published books, especially when cost cutting results in a flimsy and unattractive paper book, but it’s clear that careful thought has been put into both use and content with this beautifully produced guide. With a spiral spine, and the ability to stand upright, this book can be used whilst practising the skills inside. The clear, real-world, photographs illustrate gymnastic skills in easy to follow steps from simple to complex. It can’t replace hands on tuition, but it’s been giving my extremely active climbs-the-walls six year old a lot of new fun things to try. I especially love how it is aimed at boys and girls, and the pictures have a boy and girl equally illustrating the skills. For any child with an interest in gymnastics, this would be an excellent starting point before (or as well as) proper tuition. Check out the Head Over Heels About Gymnastics website for a discount on this clear and well produced guide.

 


Physed Review

PHYS.ED. GAME AND ACTIVITY APPS

In this section, I focus on applications that can be used for lesson planning.

HEAD OVER HEELS APP
(ADDED 1/17/15)

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When I first found this app, I was at the beginning of a gymnastics unit with my students.  Boy, am I glad I found it!  Such a great app to teach students as young as 5 the basics of gymnastics.  Through pictures and short videos, I project the app on the wall and students follow along.  Awesome.

 

Thank you www.physedreview.weebly.com for the recommendation. So great to hear that you are using the App projected on the wall in the gymnasium. We hope your pupils are having lots of fun and improving their gymnastics ability.


Educational App Store Review

Educational App Store have given us a great review written by one of their teachers.

Educational App Store

EAS Review

This app is based on a book, also called “Head Over Heels about Gymnastics”, which covers a range of gymnastics skills. This app uses similar content, but enhances the experience by including videos showing how each skill should be practiced and perfected, including slow motion to show fine details of the skills. There is a free sample to try, which includes the cartwheel skill, or you can purchase the full range which covers all the skills available.

The format of the app makes it very easy to use – the pages of skills are shown in a simple eBook type, with a clear page layout showing photographs, along with complementary notes and including buttons to play the video content. The graphics on the app are professional throughout, and lead users consistently through the key points of the skill. The notes contain enough detail to be very helpful, without overcrowding each page. Graphics are of a high quality throughout, enhanced by the photographs of gymnasts at various stages throughout each move.

All the videos provided are very useful, going into a deal of detail on the skill and making it clear how to start out and then how to continue to refine technique. Again, the quality is very high, with the videos very well structured and presented. Sound quality is also good, meaning that it is easy to follow and understand the instructions given. This makes the app appropriate for beginners through to more skilled gymnasts. In terms of the scope of this app, it could be useful in a range of situations, from children practising at home to school and club situations.  At present, the app provides a single volume of floor skills – although there is potential for further volumes to be added in future.

Overall, this app is very slickly presented and offers opportunities for those wanting to learn or teach gymnastics skills. The format makes it useful for either encountering new skills or developing and refining existing skills, as well as useful for differentiation between this variety of uses. It is worth noting in particular the potential for using the videos on an interactive whiteboard for whole class demonstration and use.

– See more at: http://www.educationalappstore.com/app/head-over-heels-about-gymnastics#sthash.1dYlAB5s.dpuf


Read It Daddy has fun with Charlotte

Indie Pen-Dance Wednesday – Head Over Heels About…Gymnastics by Gemma Coles (Head Over Heels Gymnastics)

Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Volume 1 – By Head Coach Gemma Coles

For Indie Pen-Dance Wednesday and our second indie book for today, we were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to look at Gemma Coles’ excellent “Head Over Heels About…Gymnastics”. Described as “An absolute must-have for anyone with an interest in gymnastics”, it got Charlotte very excited about taking a look at some of the exercises, and giving them a try at home.

In fact, I’m handing over the review to Charlotte – who loved the book so much that she couldn’t wait to start trying out some of the exercises. Here’s Charlotte doing some Teddy Bear Rolls.

Volume 1 covers floor skills for girls and boys, with brilliant clear photography and progressive ‘shadow moves’ to demonstrate each move in detail. Of course, most important is a section on warming up and stretching, and we emphasise this strongly for the purposes of our review, the book should be used with supervision for younger children.

It’s hugely encouraging, and Charlotte liked the idea that the book ‘stands up’ (and hooray, it’s spiral-bound too – so it stays put for you to be able to concentrate on move progression without having to juggle with the book while you do so!

What? How does she do that? I can’t do that!

Charlotte does Ballet at school and is very active, so the book was definitely of huge interest to her. She now wants to do gymnastics at school as soon as the more organised programmes begin (her school do a gym class but it’s fairly informal and doesn’t have the structure that the books demonstrate so well).

Charlotte demonstrates a warm-up straddle stretch.

When someone is as passionate about what they do as Gemma obviously is – and puts their expertise and knowledge into a book like this, it really shines through, and provides a fantastic accompaniment to gymnastic classes or even offers pointers to children and parents who may want to try out some of the simpler moves themselves before progressing to organised classes in and outside school.

It got a huge thumbs up from all three of us (Charlotte, my wife and me of course) and anything that positively encourages children to take up physical activity in such a fantastic way is definitely worth looking into. Here’s Charlotte again with the second part of her routine. What a little star!

“Head Over Heels About…Gymnastics – Volume 1” can be obtained from Gemma’s website, priced at £11.99 :

http://www.headoverheelsgymnastics.co.uk

Charlotte’s best bit: All of it! Particularly putting a routine together, and doing teddy bear rolls.

Daddy and Mummy’s Favourite bit: A hugely positive response from Charlotte to a book that really does capture the essence of gymnastics, and presents it in a clear, concise and above all fun way to inspire children to get active!

(Very kindly supplied for review by Gemma Coles)


Physedreview are “glad they found” our App!

 

PHYS.ED. GAME AND ACTIVITY APPS

In this section, I focus on applications that can be used for lesson planning.

HEAD OVER HEELS APP
(ADDED 1/17/15)

Picture

When I first found this app, I was at the beginning of a gymnastics unit with my students.  Boy, am I glad I found it!  Such a great app to teach students as young as 5 the basics of gymnastics.  Through pictures and short videos, I project the app on the wall and students follow along.  Awesome.


Mum Says Review 10th October 2013

Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Vol.1 by Gemma Coles 

The review has been done by Laura, Mum to Sophie (5), Alfie (3) and Ava 6 Months.

Posted on October 10, 2013 by Lorraine

‘Head Over Heels About Gymnastics’ is a child friendly book that provides step-by-step instructions and top tips explaining how to perform a large variety of gymnastic floor skills via simple language and eye catching photography…

The Head Over Heels About Gymnastics review has been done by Laura, Mum to Sophie (5), Alfie (3) and Ava 6 Months.

My 5 year old daughter Sophie has recently started gymnastic classes and has been really keen to practice the different moves at home. I was on the lookout for a gymnastic book when I was asked to review Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Vol.1 by Gemma Coles.

When the book arrived I was impressed with the clear layout and abundant use of photographs. I could read the text to Sophie and prompt her using the written advice, while she could follow the pictures herself.

Sophie has got her forward rolls down to a tee but other moves like a bridge and handstand had me nervous and I was struggling to know how best to safely prompt her without curbing her enthusiasm.

This book absolutely helped with this and the clear images and accompanying text was easy to follow.

It also has a clear, methodical format starting with a whole body warm up including stretches and pulse-raising activities then moving through different stages and skills and finally ending with routines to follow and practice.

I love how the book can stand up on it’s own and I thought the bright, modern layout and size was just perfect for little hands. Just the right amount of photos and words.

Scattered throughout the book are little ‘thumbs up’ sections which contain extra bits of information to compliment the activities on the page. This helped prompt me on different ways of explaining to Sophie. In addition to the thumbs up sections, there are also little post-it note areas which give additional advice and expert knowledge as you go along.

What struck me most was not only how child friendly it was but also how it was great for beginners plus also for those who were developing their core skills too. So once you had mastered a forward roll you could move onto a forward roll into a straddle stand for example. This would allow the book to be excellent for beginners and intermediates alike.

We have been working through the book at our own pace, and I like how it has really help hold Sophie’s attention. She enjoys the warm up and then picks an activity to do and I tell her additional pieces of information which she loves.

Overall, this book has longevity which I really like. We have been working on consolidating the skills she already has and just touched on some new skills. I think that this will be a great source of learning, refreshing and resourcing over the coming months. I also like how it is easy to use with clear photos and how it can stand up on its own.

I asked Sophie to tell me why liked it and she said it was ‘fan-dabby’ and helped her stretch.

Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this book to other parents who had children who were interested in Gymnastics. A brilliant, informative book and a must have for any budding gymnast.

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Gymnastics Learning Book

This book is a learning tool that helps children with the fundamental building blocks of gymnastics. This book teaches all of the basics for gymnastics, if you want a book that you can instantly pick up and have your child cartwheeling and getting active with then this is the book for you. The book is designed with all the correct techniques and endorsed by fully qualified gymnastics coaches currently teaching the sport.You will find this book helpful, easy to understand and fun.