Summer is coming to a close, although you wouldn’t know it by this sweltering heat and the unending rain. And as I pat myself on the back for a job well done by picking just the right camps that were just the right fit for DS, I feel a tang of panic. SCHOOL IS STARTING in two weeks! I haven’t booked his after school classes!! I haven’t even LOOKED at after school classes! Aaaaaaah!! Now the scheduling wrangling and the nightmare of Googling “baseball classes for 4 year olds Miami” searches begin. Yay me. Of course I know this will entail a good four to six hours on the internet in searches and time not well spent, and I’m not thrilled.
Lets see, I’d like him in baseball, soccer and Spanish. Spanish is set from last year, so I’m good there. But last year he was too young for baseball, but of course I didn’t write down any of the information for the programs that I did find last year, and of course I can’t remember any of their names, or websites. Typical Mommy-Brain issues.
A couple of weeks ago Mommy Mafia had a sit down with Munchkin Fun. (Sorry for the Mafia pun, I couldn’t resist.) I know that everyone reading this site (from Miami) knows Munchkin Fun. It’s the calendar site for all things kids in Miami. I’ve used it many, many times in the past and love it. Well, they’ve recently launched Munchkin Fun Classes to their site.
Munchkin Fun is a resource database of kids classes that not only allows parents looking for classes (like me) to search for classes, but they also simplify the registration and payment process. They’ve taken it on themselves to personally screen every business in their network for safety, cleanliness and quality. According to Munchkin Fun: “Think of Munchkin Fun as a curated Ticketmaster for kids programming. One place to find, enroll in and pay for classes and camps that have been screened by parents, for parents. We personally visit every business in our network and only include those we’d send our own kids to.”
So I’m going to give it a try. First, I go to MunchkinFun.com
Under “Find a class or camp” I enter “baseball.”
I hit “Search.”
Seven different classes run by Danny Berry’s Little League pop up. Easy!
It lists: Name of the camp, Neighborhood, Age range and the number of programs offered.
You have the option to refine further, but I just click on the class for the 3-4 age range. Next, it gives me the dates of the classes, the specific times, the price and the number of spots remaining in the class (cool feature, I think) and then a BOOK NOW button.
But, before I BOOK NOW, I do like any other good-internet-mommy sleuth would do and I go to Danny Berry’s site, to make sure I’m not overpaying and, I’m not. It’s exactly the same price. So I go back to Munchkin Fun and I create an account.
It takes 30 seconds.
In order to checkout, Munchkin Fun wants me to “add child” – I put in DS’s name, birthday, emergency contact info.
Enter credit card info and done! Thank you Munchkin Fun for making this easy peasy. Baseball classes done! Now on to soccer…..