When it comes to preschool play time activities, I’ve pretty much tried them all in my 8-year run as a mom and have yet to be disappointed. But let me tell ya, Charlotte Junior Gym located in Southend steps it up a notch with an infamous 90-minute pre-gymnastics drop-off class for 2 1/2 to 4-year-olds. This class has been the hottest ticket in town since my oldest was a toddler! And my twins couldn’t be happier. Every morning they wake up and say “is it a Charlotte Junior Gym day?!” That’s when you know you’re doing something right!
The gym area is huge and wall-to-wall with bright cushions and mats, zip lines, a bouncy house – ya know, that room you wish you had on a 3rd floor so you could send your kids up safe and sound! Willow Rockecharlie and her staff know what they’re doing and I was sold when I learned that two of them have four kids and get this – a set of twins at the end! That’s my kinda language!
The first day, my boys were apprehensive about being dropped off in a strange place. After drop-off I thought that maybe this was going to be a one-time deal for my mama’s boys! But when I picked them up that day, I knew this was going to be a season-long class full of pure bliss and we have yet to miss a class!
Charlotte Jr. Gym offers classes for all ages, from 18-month-old stay ‘n play classes (that includes a parent) to age 2 1/2-4 drop-off pre-gymnastics classes. Charlotte Jr. Gym makes birthday parties a breeze for parents. Teachers lead your crowd of little party-goers in games, songs, dances, and activities and will incorporate your child’s own playlist so make sure you bring your birthday cd! They also offer camps including holiday camps so stay tuned and check in with them often.
If you’re looking for something fun to do with your toddlers, check them out, you’ll be glad you did! There are openings in all classes except Thursday mornings, so you can still get in on the fun. Click here for the full class schedule.
Do you have a fun playtime activity with your preschooler? Do share!