Left to their own devices, children will chew through drywall, eat a four-course meal of crayons, and construct complex chromosome models using Legos. Keep kids healthily occupied and engaged with this Groupon.
$49 for a One-Year Family Membership and One Month of Classes for One Child ($120 Value)
The annual membership (a $40 value) allows families to participate in classes and grants them priority enrollment for the subsequent season. The membership also includes discounts on Parents’ Survival Night, birthday parties, and camps throughout the year.
Class lengths vary based on the child's age, with 4- to 36-month-olds attending 45-minute classes with a parent and 3- to 12-year-olds venturing out on their own for one-hour group classes. See the schedule.
The Little Gym
In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.
“My daughter loves The Little Gym, and there is a great balance between learning new skills and free play.”
“The Little Gym is a friendly and fun enviornment for my daughter. It gives her something to look forward to each week. The kids play well together and they learn...”
“The Little Gym is a friendly and fun enviornment for my daughter. It gives her something to look forward to each week. The kids play well together and they learn different skills. Our instructor is great in working with the kids as well as the parents. We always have great dialogue during class. They are encouraged to be kids and explore! ”