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NATURE CLASS FOR CHILDREN 3-5


JumpBunch for 2-5 Year Olds


JumpBunch is a sports and fitness class for pre-k kids. Your child will gain exposure and confidence in a structured format that introduces a wide variety of activities. Each class includes warm-ups, exercises and movement, along with a new sport or activity each week and an obstacle course to close. JumpBunch uniquely addresses the Iowa benchmark for large motor development for pre-k kids. More importantly, we have a great time! DATES:


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January 10 – February 7 12126 February 14 – March 13 12127 March 20 – April 17


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DAYS: Tuesdays TIME: 10:30am – 11:15am LOCATION: WDM Community Center Ballroom AGES: 2–5 years FEE: $50


FIRST STEPS DANCE CLASSES


First Steps Dance classes are designed to introduce children to the fundamental skills of dance at a cost and time commitment that is minimal to parents. All classes are led by Josalynn Agnew, an instructor with many years of studio experience. Let your child learn basic dance movements in a non-threatening, recreational environment!


BALLET/JAZZ CLASS


Most girls dream about being a ballerina, twirling and dancing across the stage. In this session of dance classes, students will learn the basic steps to becoming a dancer. Dancers will learn the basic positions and movements in both ballet and jazz. Each registrant will receive a long sleeve t-shirt with their registration, and no special footwear is needed. DAY/DATES: Mondays, January 9 – February 13 TIME: 6pm – 7pm AGES: 4 – 7 LOCATION: WDM Community Center FEE: $39 PROGRAM #: 12125


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NATURE FRIENDS - PRESCHOOLERS EXPLORING NATURE We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided.


Your preschooler can participate in a Park Passport Program. Attend five different programs, each located at a different park and receive a Nature Friend Explorer pack. One Nature Friend Explorer pack per child please.


Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm Ages: 3 – 5 and adult Fee: $7 Date


Topic Mon. 4/9 Planting a Rainbow


Tues. 4/24 Wiggly Worms Mon. 5/7 Tues. 5/22


It’s WINDY! Silly Salamander Location


Raccoon River Nature Lodge Jester Park Lodge Peony Park


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Uncle Ikes NATURE PROGRAMS The purpose of the Uncle Ikes program is to give children the opportunity to learn about Iowa’s natural resources, environment and outdoor recreation. It is hoped that children who attend will gain an increased awareness about the earth and will learn to make responsible environmental decisions as they grow. Non- residents of West Des Moines are eligible to register for these programs at the same time residents are allowed to register. These programs are co-sponsored by WDM Parks and Recreation, Polk County Conservation Board and the Izaak Walton League Des Moines Chapter.


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