As the morning begins, a row of toddlers takes turns tumbling feet over head while their parents guide them into the correct movement. Later, school-age kids sit in a circle, legs stretched before them as they try to touch their toes. The trained staff of My Gym Children's Fitness Center imbue kids with life skills through music, physical activities, and games. Many classes incorporate physical exercises with social and developmental skills, while summer camps are also available seasonally. All classes take place in a well-padded room, led by staff trained in child development and fluent in Muppet.
With more than one million book titles to choose from, Barnes & Noble stocks one of the retail world's largest selections of bound pages, along with a huge assortment of educational toys and games. Keep sprightly scribes from using walls, furniture, and siblings as writing surfaces with the help of LeapFrog’s Scribble & Write ($24.95 online), or indulge kids’ natural passions for outer space and solid detective work with a LEGO Space Police Smash ’n’ Grab set ($19.95 online).
At Beauty by Lacassa, lone makeup artist LaCassa Felton splashes facial canvasses with colorful Flori Roberts cosmetics, a line of makeup and skincare products designed specifically to accentuate darker skin. With an emphasis on priming and exfoliating faces, she can also wax away unwanted hair, or add eyelash extensions to ready clients for weddings, parties, or butterfly-kissing competitions. LaCassa also sells Flori Roberts products so that clients can replicate embellished looks at home.