Motor skills are most easily cultivated at a young age, much like language, musicianship, and honor for foods that dye the tongue blue. Help a youngster get coordinated with today's Groupon: for $69, you get two months of tumbling classes (one lesson a week) for children ages 3–10 at Love to Swim and Tumble School, with locations in Schertz and on Huebner Road in San Antonio (up to a $149 value).
Both Love to Swim and Tumble School locales supply energetic children with soft-padded playgrounds and an assortment of classes in which they can sharpen their motor skills, flexibility, and balance. In the 40-minute Honey Bee class, 3-year-olds socialize with fellow tots while following directions to roll, jump, romp, and stomp, generating enough static electricity to land a blimp. Vault monkeys ages 4 and 5 balance, swing, and sway their way toward increased confidence in the 50-minute Tumble Bee class, which supplements kinesthetics with intellectual exercises such as shape recognition and actuarial exam prep. The Motion Evolution class, offered for ages 3–4 and 5–10, peppers team play and tumbling with nutritional education, and cheerleading classes for children ages 5 and older grant pupils the thrill of composing unified routines, building human pyramids, and mastering subtle pompom hypnosis techniques to wave down the hot-dog vendor. Check the schedule for dates and times.
Love to Swim and Tumble School's classes boast an average six-to-one student-to-teacher ratio, ensuring safety and plenty of individual attention. The colorful, tropical-themed facilities host a museum of rings, monkey bars, and balance beams, perfect for activating young imaginations, limbering growing bodies, and consoling amateur adventurers depressed about the price of airfare.