Children are full of energy, which is why they love to run around and are often named after local coal plants. Watch little Municipal Plant 7 burn off some steam with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for two drop-in classes, with unlimited open gym access during the two weeks of classes (a $50 value)
- $29 for four drop-in classes, with unlimited open gym access during the four weeks of classes (a $75 value)
Programs for younger kids build motor skills with drills on running, skipping, twisting and dodging; activities for older kids build their athletic skills and confidence, with a hearty dose of positive reinforcement. See the program descriptions and class schedule.
At Great Play, kids are encouraged to break bottles—virtual ones, arranged on virtual shelves—in the center’s Interactive Arena. They are part of a hand-eye coordination game for kids, in which sensors track their “throws” and the computer-generated bottles projected onto the walls fall accordingly. Another version sees kids honing their throwing arms by aiming for an animated strike zone while a simulated crowd cheers.
But regardless of the specific games kids play on any given day in the 3,000-square-foot arena, each activity hews to the play center’s overall goal: to build kids’ motor skills and athletic abilities from an early age. Programs for younger kids focus on fundamentals, such as running, skipping, dodging, and tumbling. Meanwhile, athletic camps for older kids build skillsets that come in handy during pick-up games on the playground or at their first Olympic trials at age 3.