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 4 months old–12 years old 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.
With a little bit of creativity, a pile of LEGO? bricks can transform into almost anything. Maybe a battle robot, a bridge, or a three-dimensional art sculpture. They can even become movie stars, ready to step into a stop-animation film and bare their plastic hearts on the silver screen. They can also be a part of kids' introduction to the world of science, technology, engineering, and math at at Bonanza Educational.
The organization's programs take a fun approach to building skills in STEM fields. Kids from elementary school to high school come together to tackle projects and challenges that incorporate LEGO? bricks. The educators behind these sessions include current and former elementary teachers, coaches, artists, and other professionals. However, Bonanza Educational's original team was much smaller. Three friends, who all loved LEGO? bricks, came together with a fun and creative way to help kids excel in a technology-driven world.
Make gorgeous jewelry or beautiful fused glass projects. We'll teach you! We have tons of ideas, lots of jewelry components and glass in stock. We specialize in GREAT service and cheerful creative spirit. Stop by and check us out Monday thru Saturday 10 - 5.
John Flanders and Jeff Varner founded the Academy of Scuba to bring the magic of diving to the arid lands of the Southwest. They employ a team of PADI-certified instructors, who lead courses ranging from beginner and advanced open-water certification to more in-depth programs such as master diver, deep diver, underwater video and photography specialists, and professional shark imitator. Once certified, divers can stretch their new sea legs on diving excursions to exotic locales such as Belize, Mexico, and Bonaire through the academy’s partner and affiliate companies. Both of the Academy's locations rent, repair, and sell high-quality gear from reputable brands such as Sea Dive, Amphibious Outfitters, and H2Odyssey.
Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award?winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.
For half a century, Classic Beauty College has trained stylists-in-the-making. Combining theoretical and practical lessons, the school’s experienced instructors help students pass the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology Examination while giving them real-life salon experience. Student stylists use Paul Mitchell and Goldwell products to beautify clients with services such as cuts, color, and perms, and they tend to nails and skin with indulgent treatments and supervision by a licensed cosmetology instructor.