Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something they will really dig with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get four weekly children’s classes at The Little Gym (a $100 value). Classes must be taken over a period of four consecutive weeks. Choose from four locations:
Harnessing a time-honored curriculum dating back more than 35 years, the experienced and nurturing instructors at The Little Gym imbue athletic skills and brainy ability into a range of fun-filled classes for toddlers and children. Each class takes a three-pronged approach to forging well-rounded kiddie playtime, using agility and flexibility training to promote a healthy love of fitness, concentration and problem-solving activities to bolster schoolwork, and leadership and sharing exercises to allay Model UN sanctions. Adults can tag along with children as young as 4 months to Parent and Child classes, where parents enjoy watching little ones engage in games and creative expression and rug rats unconsciously absorb essential kindergarten skills. Older children hone disciplined limbs in karate, dance, and sports-skills classes, which introduce each lively little one to the basic rules and movements of their chosen activity in a pressure-free environment. The courses’ progressive structure enables tykes to build on old skills, learn new ones, and eventually emerge adept and confident enough to deal with closet monsters on their own.