Ana went to this program
today. 45 minutes of trampoline and 45 minutes of rock climbing. AWESOME! She loved it, big grin on her face the WHOLE time.
Didn't nab a single picture, I'm sorry to say, but that's okay, I plan to go back.
Here's the thing. The group of 14 kids was divided approximately by age. Ana, of course, was in the younger group.
The older group did rock climbing first. I noticed as they did it that all the kids were up on the rock at once, on the part of the rock face that juts out a little and is somewhat more challenging.
When it was Ana's group's turn for the rock, because they were younger, they went in what I could see is the "easy" spot - straight up and down. Unfortunately, that spot (the corner) was small enough that only one kid could go up at a time (this after 15 minutes talking about safety, which was
necessary, no argument). So Ana didn't get much climbing in... and as it was, she was getting up there (15 feet!) pretty fast. It wasn't difficult for her at all. (It never is, no type of climbing.)
intend to go again (and get some pictures next time)! She had so much fun
! But if they divide roughly by age again, I want her in the group that does more climbing. Watching her and the other kids I think
she's ready for it (with the same level of help that the others had, of course), and I know she'd prefer to do more climbing instead of sitting down.
How does one go about requesting this without coming off like one of those
people, though? You know, the ones who think their kids are sooooo special rules just don't apply? I don't think there is
a hard-and-fast rule here, but I certainly don't want it to seem like I think my
niece is just much
too advanced, etc. etc. etc.