Children can reveal an artistic temperament at a young age by spattering ice cream on white tablecloths and denying that a pacifier is a pacifier. Encourage an early brush with greatness with today’s Groupon to Planet Kidz in Fairfield. Choose between the following options:
- For $149, you get 18 children’s classes of gymnastics, dance, yoga, or art (a $385 value). Classes run from Feb. 13 – Jun 23., and children must be enrolled by no later than Feb. 10.
- For $149, you get a 90-minute birthday party for up to 15 children (a $350 value).<p>
Classes are designed for children aged 10 months to 12 years. Click here for a schedule of available classes.
Planet Kidz plants the seeds of creativity and fitness in little ones during noncompetitive classes covering gymnastics, dance, yoga, and art. Because of the high teacher-to-student ratio, tykes bound about safely in fun-filled courses such as gymnastics, whose emphasis on coordination and flexibility prepares students for a lifetime of healthy living or impressing college admissions officers with back flips. Fledgling feet hit the boards in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop dance workshops. Channel a child’s inner Picasso in the arts-and-crafts program that lays out a veritable storehouse of supplies before gleaming little eyes looking to create refrigerator-worthy pictures or blueprints for cookie-jar heists.
Birthday celebrations for up to 15 kids kick into high gear with 60 minutes of playtime and 30 minutes of pizza and juice. Planet Kidz stocks private party rooms with eats and paper goods for kids, and adults may join in the feast for an additional charge. Parents are welcome to bring their own birthday cakes or piñatas filled with birthday cakes.
It takes copious amounts of energy to transform a child's body into an adult's, so it’s no wonder that such energy sometimes overflows. At Planet Kidz, a fleet of chipper teachers helps kids find constructive outlets for that energy, keeping bodies healthy and minds creatively engaged. The center’s dance and yoga programs tailor training toward developing bodies and students who love to learn in a non-competitive environment. During gymnastics classes, instructors challenge tykes to improve their coordination and flexibility, which help lay the fundamental physical foundation for other popular sports such as soccer or juggling Mom's vases. Self-discipline and self-defense share the spotlight during karate classes, and kids develop social niceties and fine motor skills at arts and crafts sessions.
While kids play and learn, parents can recline on couches, observe classes through a one-way mirror, or down beverages from a complimentary coffee and water bar. Cable TV ensures that adults stay on top of incoming broadcasts, and free WiFi keeps robot nannies from suddenly shutting down.