Physicists estimate that 47% of the energy in the universe is stored in stars, and the other 98% rages inside human children. Release your child's unyielding cosmic energy with today's Groupon: for $19, you get two drop-in kids’ gym classes at Great Play of Redmond (a $50 value).
Helping form the basis for a healthy, active, and confident life, Great Play transports kids to a high-tech, interactive arena where they can develop and practice motor and sports skills in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Around the 3,000-square-foot room, eight projectors display everything from interactive games to squads of cheering fans as three tiers of classes—tailored to the key development stages of child growth—impart age-appropriate skills and apply them to playful practice. The first level of classes help children ages 6 months–3.5 years develop locomotor, stability, and manipulative skills, from running and tumbling to throwing, kicking, and reaching top-shelf jars of nutritious vegetables. Kids ages 3.5–5.5 expand their athletic repertoire with basic sports skills such as striking balloons with makeshift tennis rackets, and school-age children graduate to higher-level sports skills, such as throwing balls at simulated bottles, playing floor hockey, and using floor-hockey skills to sweep up broken-bottle simulations.
Two to three supportive, upbeat coaches familiar with the developmental needs of children oversee all classes at Great Play, ensuring that safety remains a priority. The gym’s animated mascot, Buddy, often plays along as well, romping on the sidelines and cheering children on with helpful computer algorithms. Check the schedule for a complete list of class times and age groups.
16510 Cleveland St.
Redmond, Washington 98052