Living in Boise in the winter can mean unpredictably frigid days with snow and wind. On the other hand, you could luck into a relatively warm winter day with sun. Though it might predict sunshine, you could be left with clouds. However, none of that matters as much as making sure your kids have let out enough energy.
If you've ever planned a day out, only to have it ruined by rain, then you know how much energy a child can have. Finding somewhere inside that your child can let that energy out isn't always easy. However, Bodies in Motion offers something that might be of use for these days — Bodies in Motion Open Gym.
What is an Open Gym?
An open gym is a place that children can play without worrying about nature or external forces. Often times, they have gymnastics equipment as well as teachers that will help them to use the equipment should they desire to. IN these spaces, children with special needs and younger children are safer than city parks where they might be hurt or unable to play.
In addition, an open play gym is safer because trained staff are always available to help with injuries. Simultaneously, the nature of the gym means that the play area is safe from predators as well as nature should rain start in the middle of a play session.
Who Can Come To An Open Gym
Our open gym is open for any child aged twelve months and up. The cost will vary based on the child's age. However, each child will have access to a number of play areas, ropes courses, and more. In addition, many open gym nights are themed so that kids can expect something new each time they attend. At our open gym, parents should stay to make sure their children are safe. However, about once a month, we have a Parent's Night Out, which is much like Open Gym but with the parent's ability to enjoy a night on the town.
Why Is An Open Play Gym Better?
If it's raining outside, you must find things for your children to do inside. If it starts raining when you are at the playground, that can mean upset and wet children. However, an open play gym session is inside, Meaning the unpredictable nature of Boise weather doesn't matter. The gym is inside a warehouse that will stay dry and lit for the duration of your play session. As an added bonus, no after rain playground to deal with, everything will always be dry.
Similarly to the previous positive, the safety factor of an open play gym has a lot to do with the indoor nature of the gym. With minimal entry and exit, only people that have been vetted by the team working at Bodies in Motion can get to the area where the children are playing. In addition to keeping predators away from children playing, Bodies in Motion also keeps children safe should they get hurt.
In a normal playground setting, there is a high chance that no first aid kit is present. However, Bodies in Motion has all standard first aid supplies a business working with children should have. In addition, many of the staff members are trained in first aid should something go wrong.
Unlike a regular playground, an open play gym has a diverse range of activities that you can do. In addition, many of these activities change each time there is an open play session. For example, one week there might be a ninja warrior course while the next week, the ropes course could be glow-in-the-dark. These types of courses are often not available on a traditional playground. In addition to them, you can also expect the typical playground and slide setup, giving more options for your time.