By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin and Greek and had written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Enliven your child's mind with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one month of a group class at Lil Learners (a $49 value). This Groupon is valid at six Lil Learners locations in Caledonia, Shelbyville, Holland, Wyoming, Jenison, and Sparta.
At Lil Learners, students ages 3–12 gather in groups of 3–10 to hone skills in arts and athletics classes, each of which focuses on developing a different part of the brain. Young pencil-wielders in visual arts classes sharpen a studioful of skills including fashion design, comic-book drawing, photography, and building toothpick models of San Francisco. Alternatively, little limbs can kick and chop their way through the athletics curriculum, which includes fencing, martial arts, and synchronized spitball-slinging, or choose between four different dance classes to learn a melody-oriented approach to appendage-whirling. Foreign-language classes teach youthful vocal chords to warble unfamiliar syllables, and music and theater classes round out the school’s eclectic agenda with performance-ready flair.