Before kids' gyms, children expelled energy by painting fences or beating bass drums to keep other kids painting fences in unison. Tucker out your tyke the fun way with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two drop-in classes (a $50 value) at Great Play of Chandler.
Great Play's Interactive Arena utilizes computers, projectors, a sound system, and sensors a-plenty to create a workout where kids can break virtual bottles or do the limbo on a beach. Employing the SCORE (Successes COntinuously Reinforced and Extended) teaching method, Great Play breaks down complex skills and feeds them to kids in age-appropriate spoonfuls. The Intro Motor Skills program builds social skills and coordination through obstacle courses, tumbling, negotiating faux business mergers while hanging from monkey bars, and other physical games. Motor Skills and Intro Athletic Development classes address motor-skill development through basic athletic techniques and noncompetitive group games. The Sports Skills program assists in mastering 24 vital skills in six sports through two different programs. For elementary-school students who can't get enough of gym class's gladiatorial bloodsports, Phys Ed, Great Play Style! builds fitness and agility through warm-ups, fitness stations, and high-energy games. Each participant in the class gets amped as they enter the arena to blaring music, their image on the score board and screaming fans.
Great Play of Chandler and other Great Play locations across the United States have received extensive press coverage. The Chandler location was featured in Raising Arizona Kids magazine and on a Cory's Corner segment on FOX 10.
The myriad classes, activities, and programs at Great Play operate with one focus in mind: to spark kids’ passion for physical activity. At Great Play’s core lies an interactive arena, which Arizona Foothills magazine awarded Best Kid's Entertainment Indoors and Best Birthday Party Spot for Kids, designed to facilitate physical fun. Projector screens spotlight the arena's walls while sensors and a directional sound system inject interactivity into the slew of noncompetitive games and activities that help boost kids' motor and athletic skills. Monitoring the arena's playing field and adhering to the SCORE training method is an upbeat staff that teaches youngsters how to swing a baseball bat, bribe slam-dunk-competition judges, and trap a soccer ball by breaking each skill into a series of positively reinforced smaller steps. The staff also tailors birthday parties to birthday kids’ likings and hosts Parents Night Out events that allow caregivers to drop off their children and hit the town while kids play in the gym, feast on pizza, and catch a G-rated flick on a 100-square-foot screen.
2855 W Ray Rd.
Chandler, Arizona 85224Get Directions