Jangle keys in front of a child and he'll giggle for hours; teach a child to turn the keys in the ignition and he'll grow up, get a job, and drive himself to the key factory. Accelerate maturation with this Groupon.
$39 for a one-month membership, including waived initiation fee, at the Seattle location (up to a $140 value)
Gymboree Play & Music offers a bevy of baby-engaging 45- to 60-minute classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build creativity and encourage development through play. The one-month membership allows youngsters to take one class per week, with make-ups available should they miss a class. Members also gain unlimited access to Gymboree's Open Gym times available throughout the week, where kids can tumble around and work on their cognitive skills or Olympic squat thrusts. One Groupon is redeemable per child, and each child must be accompanied by at least one adult (additional adults are welcome).
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Gymboree Play & Music
When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree Play & Music spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.:m]]