It’s the beginning of September, and the weather is still great for playing outside in the yard or the park, but this is New England, and before you know it we’ll be donning our hats and mittens. There will be days when the weather keeps you indoors but you really need to let those kids run! Consider a gymnastics or tumbling class! There are lots of great options south of Boston. Here are a few that I’ve either attended personally, or have heard great recommendations for:
The Ellis School of Gymnastics is a family run gymnastics school located in Braintree. The gym offers 4 different sessions of weekly classes, each lasting 9 weeks. If you like the idea of your kids blowing off some steam, but don’t want to commit to a formal class, Ellis also holds a parent-supervised play gym four times a week. Play gym is a 45 minute open period of play where the kids are allowed to jump and climb their little hearts out. This is a drop-in activity with no sign up required, the cost is $5 per child, and $3 for each additional sibling. See the Ellis website for more details on classes and play gym.
TotGym is a great program run by Lisa Prezioso in East Weymouth. During class the kids are set free to run, climb and explore over 40 pieces of toddler-sized equipment. Lisa finishes up each class with some group parachute play, songs, bubbles and puppets. TotGym is suitable for kids from the start of walking to preschool age. Visit the TotGym website for more information on registration and session dates. NOTE: TotGym is also available for Birthday Parties!
The Tot Plex in Canton has programs for infants through 6 years old in many different areas, including T-Ball, Soccer, Football, Turf Hockey and Ice Skating. They also offer tumbling programs for different age groups as well as an indoor play space with climbers, slides and moonwalks for infants and toddlers. Lots of different Birthday party options are available.
My Gym located in Norwell and Kingston offers classes appropriate for children 6 weeks to 13 years old. Options include camp, karate, sports, and arts & crafts. Birthday parties available here too.
The Little Gym in Pembroke has programs for children ages 4 months to 12 years including parent/child classes, gymnastics, karate, dance and cheer. Birthday parties offered here too!
Do you have a favorite gymnastics or tumbling program in your town? Share it with us!