Today Bishopston Mum features a local parent’s review of Hopperz; Fun and Fitness classes for children and their parents/carers. Hopperz is held at 10 – 10.45am Monday and Friday mornings at United Reformed Church Horfield.
We have been attending a Friday morning session of Hopperz regularly for the last few months in the church hall on the corner of Muller road and Downend road as it was recommended by a friend.
Isaac calls it “run, run, run, stop!” due to one of the activities that Louisa puts on. She offers a variety of activities each week encouraging the development of different motor skills which get us all moving (it’s the best work out I get all week!).
She keeps some the same which helps with familiarity for the toddlers, but also adding different ones each time, using a variety of music, movement and play equipment to keep the momentum going. Isaac gets very upset if the footballs don’t come out! Another favourite is the beanbags which the toddlers balance on various parts of their body and use to practice their throwing.
The hall is basic but provides enough space for everyone to run around safely. Louisa is incredibly friendly and the children respond well to her; she manages to engage their attention for the whole 50 minute session (no mean feat!) finishing with a story to wind down. This is largely down to her keeping the energy high, but also allowing the children time out if they need it to get a drink, snack or to “have a moment”!
It has been great to see Isaac’s confidence grow from week to week, encouraging his sharing skills and interactivity with other children. He also loves tidying away all the bits and pieces at the end of the session… I just need to get him doing this at home now!
I would highly recommend the class to anyone who fancies something a bit different, energetic and fun for both you and your child. Isaac loves it, and so do I!
Review kindly provided by local mum, Jenny Hair.
Hopperz Fun & Fitness for Kids
(Drop-in classes for children aged approx 15 months plus)
Mondays & Fridays 10 – 10.45am
United Reformed Church Horfield, BS7 9RB
Contact Louisa 07878 507 728 / 0117 985 2084 or firstname.lastname@example.org