Kids, like tomatoes, grow on their own and bruise when squeezed too hard with a set of tongs. Today’s Groupon lets you coddle your human tomatoes: for $25, you get four weeks of unlimited open play (a $65 value) and four bonus classes (a $20 value each) with waived initiation fee at Gymboree Play & Music on East Beltline Avenue (up to a $145 total value).
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build the tot's creativity and encourage development through play. Open-gym times allow moms and dads to socialize with each other while their children explore the open-play floor and plan an overthrow of parental governments. Weekly classes are available for newborns to wizened 5-year-olds. This deal includes two classes, such as rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, mobility-enhancing sports classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn, plus all family classes. The 45-minute classes help to build an everlasting bond that will feel like being tethered to each other with an Ethernet cable. Visit the online schedule for open-gym times and to choose classes that fit in with other time demands.
Gymboree Play & Music
In Gymboree Play & Music's most popular class, Play & Learn, tots master skills such as cause and effect, problem solving, and good communication through games and play. The notion that learning should be fun for the under-five set permeates all of Gymboree's classes. From music and art to sports activities, most classes are calibrated for development at six-month age intervals. Mixed-age classes teach cooperation, as kids play movement games or perform songs on musical instruments. Older children take the school-skills class to learn skills that will help them in school and during conference calls with the president. All of this takes place in a well-padded indoor playground with tunnels, slides, and bridges designed by nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beckwith to withstand tiny bare feet and the wrath of resident trolls.
North East Citizens Action
1971 E Beltline Ave.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525