We LOVE R&R. Love the flexibility of classes we can attend and membership choices, the different themed classes and that there are art classes along with gym classes to choose from.
Would love to see science and cooking classes! I understand it is a Dept of Health issue in the state of CT. The science classes seem like an easy fix if national created substitute curriculum when the class us using a food item.
The gym classes seem to be the same even w/a different name. For example the sports, tumbling tunes and gymnastics classes all do the same obstacle courses as the "gym" class and spend a small amount of time on the said class name. If its a gymnastics class all the activities should be related to gymnastics, same with sports and the music class. If the sport for the sports class is baseball the kids should learn, hitting, throwing at a target, running bases and play some type of game with the kids divided into two teams. For the music class, include learning some dance moves, the obstacle course can be used as stages love the tubes they bang on the gym objects to make noise, they should learn some songs which have movement (like the Tiny Tim one) that they become familiar w/from week to week. The whole hour should be music including the "open play" part. For all the gym classes I do think an "open play" break is great as needed for these young children but there are other active activities specifically related to each themed class that can be done to differentiate each class. The art classes are all very different and follow the respective themes.
A simple suggestion for the Construction class is to have have hard hats available for the kids to wear (better ones where the head size can be changed) during the class and Home Depot or Lowes aprons (free for the kids project Saturdays) instead of the art aprons.
For the Rompy's Royalty class, you need some swords and crowns that fit the children's head. We got some high quality foam ones at Disney Fantasyland. They had pink swords, shields and crowns for girls and the same accessories for boys. These items are not on the regular Disney store. They can be order over the phone and/or viewed on a app. Here is the info in case interested.
Disney Theme Parks Merchandise [PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]
Knight Crown[PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]99683 ~ $9
Knight Sword[PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]30704 ~ $11
Knight Shield[PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]06828 ~ $14
Princess Tiara[PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]54819
Princess Sword[PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]54796
Princess Shield[PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]54802
Princess Crown[PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]38608
Princess Sword[PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]38585
Princess Shield[PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]38592
We took the introductory class for art. I liked how new and different tools were used so the kids can see what each painting tool does, how it looks and feels. I liked how the instructor was engaging and helped the kids hold the paintbrush and let them explore however they were most comfortable.
From the time we arrived until the time we left, this was by far the most well orchestrated kid's birthday party I have thrown. The staff was amazing! From setting up the party room, to greeting guests, to entertaining the kids, it was flawless. As a parent, it was great to be able to enjoy the party and not worry about anything else!
I like the option to drop off your child so that they can explore and socialize with other kids doing creative and fun activities. As a parent that luxury is rare to get time to self and making sure your child is well stimulated and well taken care of is priority over yourself. I love that she is comfortably to want to explore.
Just had my daughters' birthday party there and it was wonderful! The birthday helpers were great! Very accommodating and very approachable. My daughters' had a great time and had very positive feedback from her friends and their parents.