A new indoor play gym for children has arrived in Wallingford, CT. Jumping Jacks is new to the area and trying to spread the word. Last week (August 11-15) and this week (August 18-22) they are offering free open play from 9am to 3pm so local caregivers can check out everything they have to offer. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 they have extended their hours of open play to add 4pm-6pm. It's the perfect opportunity to meet the instructors and owner, see how your child does in the setting, and it gives your child a free activity to do that day.
Jumping Jacks is best suited for children ages 9 months to 8 years. They are just up and running for the fall semester of classes and will not yet have open play on their upcoming schedule. They will have mommy and me classes Monday through Friday. On Saturdays Jumping Jacks also offers two time slots for parties.
Classes are designed to be developmentally appropriate, thus giving your child the best opportunity to learn and grow. Classes focus on gross motor skills, flexibility, balance, and socializing with new peers all while having fun. Babies can start as young as 9 months in the Waddlers program. The next stage is 45 minute Toddlers classes for ages 15 months to 2 years of age and an hour long Movers class for 2-3 year olds. As your child or children grow into age 3 there is a stage 1 and stage 2 Shakers class which gradually moves to non-caregiver participation. Caregiver participation is required up to age 3. Four to 6 year olds are combined in the Climbers course which is 60 minutes each class and for the "big kids" ages 6 to 8 there is the School Age after school class. If you have more than one child the most convenient course would most likely be the multi-aged class. See their schedule of classes online. Fall classes will run from September 8 - October 31, 2014.
There are activities and toys for all ages including big kid and baby slides, balls, a ball pit, mats, small balance beam, scarves, car to ride, and basketball hoops. The studio was designed with the help of an engineer to hold multiple swings and riding toys from chains from the ceiling. The toys are easily interchangeable. Jumping Jacks is located at 950 Yale Ave #33 in Wallingford, CT. For more information call (203) 314-8857.