Without exercise, children will never build the strength to cut their own sandwich crusts or throw each other onto the roof to retrieve their frisbees. Foster childhood vigor with this Groupon.
- $50 for four consecutive 50-minute children’s motor-skills classes (a $157 value)<p>
During each class, a trained educational-fitness instructor leads children aged 2.5–12 years through 50 minutes of physical and academic exercises. The instructors develop a set of goals for each child in areas such as handwriting, sensory perception, and social interaction. Through activities such as weight and rope exercises, the instructors hope to develop the essential motor skills kids need throughout the course of their education. Check out the class schedule.<p>
Pediatric Motor Playground
Occupational therapists Dr. Brian R. Foltz and Ross E. Sato founded Pediatric Motor Playground to help children aged 2.5–12 develop physical and academic skills needed to succeed in school. At centers in Lafayette and Danville, the therapists and their team of educational-fitness instructors guide kids through the company's patented Motor Curriculum: 50 straight minutes of activities specifically designed to develop skills such as hand-eye coordination and social interaction. During these sessions, instructors might have kids play basketball, climb on foam-padded gym equipment, exercise with fitness balls, and practice their handwriting.
Dr. Foltz and Mr. Sato aren't comfortable just letting any instructor or animated snowman teach their curriculum. Each educational-fitness instructor completes at least 240 supervised hours of training and must pass both written and physical evaluations.