Parents and kids searching for Staten Island party places, enjoy the Gymnastic Hawaiian Luau birthday party experience at Kids ‘N Shape. Jennifer Toback or The Mama Maven recently had her child’s 5th birthday party at our Kids ‘N Shape Staten Island location in Tottenville. We are pleased Jennifer, her child, and guests enjoyed their Kids ‘N Shape Gymnastic Hawaiian Luau birthday party.
We recently held a “Gymnastic Hawaiian Lulu” themed 5th birthday party for my daughter at Kids ‘N Shape’s Staten Island Location (there is another location in Howard Beach, Queens). Kids ‘N Shape, which is run by Paul, Robert and Joanna Guarneri, has a 5,000-square-foot play area which is equipped with such children’s attractions as a bounce house, ball pit, 32-foot inflatable obstacle course, a zip line, air hockey and more. There is also a big open space that has scooters, balls and soft play equipment. My 2 ½ year old especially enjoyed the scooter,which was perfect for tiny hands and easy to control. The soft ball pit was also a big hit among the younger kids as well.
“At Kids ‘N Shape, we foster physical activity that is geared toward improving and developing children’s gross motor skills,” said Paul Guarneri, 29, who runs the Tottenville-based business with his brother Robert, 31, and sister, Joanna Guarneri, 24.
Growing up watching their father run a children’s exercise and play center that put smiles on thousands of youngsters’ faces, the Guarneri siblings aspired to one day open a place of their own.
While the elder Guarneri — whose business was in Brooklyn and later in Queens — has recently stepped down, his children have opened a children’s fitness and recreation outlet on Staten Island to help kids enjoy “free play.”
The Guarneris want children to enjoy athletic activities and recreation that fewer kids are opting for amid the electronic age.
“A lot of kids are at home glued to their video games, computers and iPads. This is a good way to give them the exposure to the activities a lot of us grew up with that seem to be on the decline,” Guarneri said. “Childhood obesity is at an all-time high. There aren’t too many places like this to give them the chance to learn how to play.”
About The Author Jennifer Toback
Currently living in Staten Island, New York, Jennifer Toback is a mother of two vivacious and active daughters ages 5 and 2 1/2. She holds a Bachelors in Music and a Masters in Education and is currently a full time elementary school music teacher. Writing reviews has been such a wonderful opportunity to meet other Mommy bloggers and review some amazing products. She looks forward to sharing her experiences with you. Read more at The Mama Maven Blog.