New Company Offers Play Service For Children

By Candy Pollard
April 30, 2012

Bouncing BeansCORNWALL, ON – Got a little bean? Does it bounce?

Bouncing Beans Play Services For Children is the brainchild of Amy Alguire who recognized a need for non-competitive play classes for children aged 30 months to 7 years.

Having 2 little beans of her own, a background as a Social Services worker and experience in school settings, Mrs. Alguire is well aware of the energy youngsters possess.

“The idea started during a conversation with my husband as we were dining out, and I guess it just bounced from there,” she explained.

“Life is so hectic that sometimes you just need an outlet that will keep your children active while you take a few moments for yourself.  I felt that a non-competitive environment where they could just have fun, play and move would offer a choice for parents of youngsters.”

Bouncing Beans offers just that – a 45 minute, non-competitive play class featuring different activities each week.  Activities will range from sports like soccer to games like parachute play, bowling, fun with hula hoops, silly dance and even Holiday theme activities. The goal is to keep the children active for the entire 45 minutes, and ensure that they use up their energy. Sessions will run for 8 weeks beginning in June and will be held in the Pommier Room at the Benson Centre.

“Mrs. Alguire is a great example of the entrepreneurial spirit”, commented Candy Pollard, Business Consultant at the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre.  “She has recognized the need for a service and created a business to address that need, while doing something she enjoys – being active with children.  Bouncing Beans will, no doubt, become a valued service for many parents”.

For additional information, or to register your little bean, contact visit their Facebook Page or talk to Mrs. Alguire herself at the Benson Centre May 1st or May 8th between 9am and 11am or between 6pm and 8pm.

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Category: Business