Romp n’ Roll Halloween Party is on October 30! Check out our Costume DIY Ideas!

Rompy's Halloween Bash, Halloween event West End, Halloween PartyRompy’s Halloween Event is the most kid-friendly Halloween event. We are holding our Wethersfield Halloween Party on Friday October 30th 2pm to 4pm -OR- 6pm to 8pm. Non-members are welcome, but please know that space is limited and registration is required.

Bring your little pumpkins for a not-so-scary good time! Join us for a night of Halloween fun including crafts, games, activities, and a bounce house! This event is the evening before Halloween, so it is a chance to extend the fun and get the most out of the fun costumes!

We encourage everyone to dress up, but please no glitter or restricting costumes. No need to be a member; however, registration is required. Call 860-436-5821 or click to register for our Wethersfield Halloween bash!

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We cannot wait to see everyone in their super-fun costumes! What do you think our teachers will wear for their costumes!? For our Halloween Bash on the 30th, members and non-members are welcome!

Enrolled Members: $10 per child, $5 for additional child
Non-Members: $15 per child, $7 for additional child
Babies through age 5 (and their parents) are welcome to attend!

Check out our Romp n’ Roll Pinterest page for great DIY costume, snack and craft ideas on our Halloween Board.

School Supply Drive

Romp n’ Roll Wethersfield is helping NBC CT support the Urban League and Boys and Girls Club of Hartford with a School Supply Drive.

Help local students get the supplies they need to succeed by donating this week during any of our Open Gyms Tuesday-Friday! Bring in 5 items and get into Open Gym for FREE!

Local students, Kindergarten through 8th grade, are in greatest need of backpacks, but other necessary items are listed below. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Items needed:

  • Backpacks
  • Glue sticks
  • Box of crayons
  • Box of washable markersRomp n' Roll Wethersfield
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Erasers
  • Colored pencils
  • Plastic two-pocket folders
  • Blunt-tipped scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Ruled notebooks
  • Marble composition books
  • Five-subject notebooks
  • One-subject notebooks
  • 1&2-inch 3-ring binders
  • Pencil cases
  • Index cards
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Highlighters
  • Post-It notes
  • Rulers
  • Box of pens
  • Dividers
  • Scotch Tape

Romp n’ Roll Fall Open House: FREE! August 28th

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Check out Romp n’ Roll at our Free Fall Open House!

No need to register; this event is FREE!

Friday, August 28. 5:00 – 7:00 pm

During our Fall Open House, our instructors will lead super-fun activities in our gym, we’ll be giving away great raffle prizes, and our Wethersfield Romp n’ Roll team will be available to answer questions about our classes too! The Romp n’ Roll Fall Open House will cover all of our fall programs including: classes, birthday parties, Kid’s Night Out, and Parent’s Morning Out!

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Goodness-of-Fit

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An interesting concept in developmental psychology of which parents should be aware is the “goodness-of-fit” model. It indicates that an effective match between a child’s temperament and the practices of her parents prevents emotional distress and produces optimal mental health. Read more

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art21Parents of preschoolers often get upset or frustrated when their little one can’t do certain tasks.  The behavior of infants and toddlers is so different from that of adults that not much is expected of them.  But three, four, and five-year-olds are clearly capable of thinking, so why is it that there are many times when it is evident that they are not thinking clearly? Read more