Children occupied by constructive afterschool activities are less likely to buy BB guns or hang out with dogs that buy children BB guns. Keep tots gainfully at play with today's Groupon: for $34, you get four children's gym classes at The Little Gym of Perinton-Pittsford in Fairport (a $68 value).
An international franchise with more than 300 locations worldwide, The Little Gym employs a three-pronged method of physical activity, brain-feeding, and good citizenship to engage children age 4 months–12 years. The schedule brims with classes such as the high-flying grade-school gymnastics for kids 6–12 and parent-and-me sessions for toddlers, infants, and reverse-aging nonagenarians. Sports-skills classes impart the confidence and team spirit that will come in handy on the soccer field and baseball diamond, and dance classes introduce little leapers to ballet and tap moves along with complementary gymnastics maneuvers. Progressively structured, the classes are conducted at a comfortable pace to develop the physical fitness and cognitive skills needed to succeed on sports teams, in the classroom, and beyond.