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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Kids enjoy playing at pavilion program

 

Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Madyson Tornes carries a bouncing horse around Expedition Island Pavilion. She was one of many children who enjoyed bouncing on the horses.

Children were busy running, hopping, bouncing and burning energy at the Expedition Island Pavilion Monday morning.

This is all part of the Kids in Motion program the city of Green River offers for children six months to five years old.

"There's no set program," instructor Michelle Bozner said. "Sometimes if it's a good turnout, I bring out the parachute."

During this active play, parents, guardians or grandparents must interact with the children they brought to the program.

Bozner said she is there to make sure children are using the equipment correctly so they do not get injured.

Bozner said she puts different toys out based on the ages of children attending that day. Sometimes she will even set up obstacle courses.

Kids of all ages love the blow-up track called the Tumbletrak, she said.

"I have parents who have babies, like my son, that learned how to walk and crawl here," Bozner said. "For me and my own kids it's been a great program."

Although kids are free to play on any equipment in the room, there is a fee to play each time they attend the Kids in Motion program.

Bozner said the cost is $3 for the first child and $1.50 for each additional child in that particular family.

Those who know they are going to attend the program frequently can purchase punch cards to save money.

A card with 10 punches costs $21, while a card with 20 punches costs $42.

"We leave them here so you don't have to worry about leaving (the card)," Bozner said.

As kids arrive, their parents give Bozner the name of the child and she looks through the cards to see if the child has a punch card.

These classes take place on Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

"We try to coordinate between other programs," Bozner said.

 

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