'Connect 5' play center offers 5 areas of fun for little ones

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by Tami Hoey

Video report by Tess Rafols

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- If you're like many parents, you're looking for ways to keep the younger kids entertained during the long, hot summer months.

On Thursday's Good Morning Arizona, Tess Rafols showed us a great place to take the youngsters.

Connect 5 Family Center in Chandler on Warner and Arizona Avenue offers five great play centers,or "neighborhoods," for the little ones.

The fully-staffed indoor park allows guests to run, jump, and play, or participate in a project-based learning activity.

Kids develop their minds and bodies by stepping onto the mats as in the Martial Arts area. Children can run, jump, play, and learn in Discovery Park. Families can enjoy a delicious meal in Kicks Cafe.

You can also register your kids for a Mind and Motion workshop, during which they'll explore music, dance, fitness, stress management, arts and crafts, and more. Or, plan a Spotlight Celebrations for a special event or birthday.

"What we have created here at Connect 5 family center is a matter of playing with fun says owner Lisa Natoli. You learn, we do obstacle courses, we have small manipulatives, we do large manipulatives. We do a lot of growth development here."

The first child is $7.95, and each sibling after is $3.95. "It's an all day pass," she says. "We have a lot of parents that come in the morning, they have lunch with us, they go home and then we'll see them at three of four in the afternoon."

The center even officers baby basics instruction, with lessons on how to potty train, or how to concert your child from a crib to a bed. There are also camps offered, like cheerleading, dance and Lego camps.

For more information visit connect5fc.com.

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