The Littlest Funk blog: February 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

We're moving on up at Goldfish Swim School!

Thank you Goldfish for sponsoring this post. As always, content is 100% honest and my own.

After several swim classes at Goldfish Swim School, I am still so impressed with the facility and instructors.  My girls love when they get to go and are so proud of themselves when they are finished with their lesson.


We received some exciting news today and Emma will be moving up a class!  I love that Goldfish doesn't hold their swimmers back and encourages them to take that next step to improve their swimming skills.  They know when the child is ready to move forward and they don't waste any time to do it for them.  


Goldfish Swim School has a great progress report/chart that allows them to help your child on different skills that are age appropriate.  Emma is a quick learner, but I definitely think having the right instructor and encouragement was a big reason she was able to move up a level as soon as she did.  

Even Charlotte has shown so much improvement since she started.  A few weeks ago she didn't want to go under the water (she actually didn't want to go swimming at all), but this morning when she woke up, all she could talk about was how she was going to go under the water and couldn't wait to get there!  Her instructor is so patient with her, but still pushes her without being overwhelming.

 
As a mom, they even made it easy for me to get both my girls in at the same time still since they will now be in different classes.  It's a win win for everyone!  Goldfish swim school really is incredible.  They even make it easy if you have to cancel and reschedule a make up class, which we had to do due to the weather last week.  It's exciting for all of us to go each week and not only learn how to swim, but about water safety as well.  

I can't wait to see how much my girls have improved at the end of next month.  Goldfish Swim School is definitely worth it and perfect for all kids.  Don't hesitate to get them signed up.  Summer is just around the corner!


Related: Winter Fun with Goldfish Swim School


What to look forward to at Goldfish Swim School next month:

3/15 Family Night Out - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day  (open swim, crafts and snacks!) Be sure to pre-register.


3/17-3/23 Progress Report Week I love that they give you detailed information on what your child is learning, how they are doing and you what you can look forward to for future lessons.

Don't forget you can also book your next party there!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Reasons you should sign your kids up for Sprouts Cooking School

Last week we had the opportunity to visit Sprouts Cooking School in Carmel. (Thank you Sprouts for having us!)  Emma has actually taken two cooking classes there before, but it was the first time Charlotte had been old enough to attend since you have to be at least three years old.  I even got to join in on the fun and learn more about the classes offered.



We had such a great time!  I highly recommend you signing your kids up and here's why...

Cooking is a great life long tool to have and to learn early.  I grew up learning to cook from my grandmother and it is something I value and appreciate so much as an adult.  Cooking for yourself and for others is something you need to know how to do.  The kids learn to work together in a group/social setting which is so important to learn at an early age, follow recipes and direction, which are all great tools to have.

Learning young gives them the opportunity to make good food choices later on in life.  Don't get me wrong, I love going out to eat every now and then, but cooking for yourself means you get to pick and choose what ingredients you are using.  They have the knowledge early of what is processed vs what's a healthier alternative and grow their palates with new and exciting flavors!


learning to marble fondant
It's fun! Emma couldn't wait to get home and start recreating what she had made during her cooking class at Sprouts.  She knew measurements and even used a knife while she was there and thought that was so cool!  They safely allow the kids to feel independent in the kitchen, which is amazing.  Emma felt like such a big kid!

It encourages YOU to get in the kitchen and cook with your kids.  I love being in the kitchen and it's so fun to include my girls.  It's not always easy, but through it I've learned to be patient and it's really helped both of us.  It does get messy and I have to allow for some extra time, but it's so rewarding to have those moments with them.  Emma has even started learning how to load the dishwasher and hand wash dishes, so it's teaching her how to do chores and responsibility.


Sprouts offers so many fun themes each month that range from ages Tiny Sprouts (3-5), Junior Sprouts (6-8) and Tween Sprouts (9-13).  You can even have a pretty sweet birthday party there!  Sprouts is even gearing up for their Summer camps and you can sign up here.  You definitely don't want to miss out on the fun and your kids will thank you!