How and why we started this:
As parents, we love to watch our kids try something new and succeed, or sometimes even better, fail at first, but persevere and overcome their initial trials. We get a great amount of satisfaction out of seeing them develop not only the skills specific to the chosen activity but also building the character that will serve them well throughout life.
As a result, we spend A LOT of time searching for enrichment activities beyond the school day -- from summer camps and holiday break programs to afterschool or weekend clinics or "drop-in" camps and sometimes private instructors or coaches. And frankly, they are not always easy to find.
We wondered why there wasn't one convenient place to find all the programs in our area and get guidance on which of them might be the best fit for our children.
Most important, when it comes to finding and coordinating kids programs, we were looking for advice from the other parents we know, the ones with kids at the same schools, or on the same little league teams. These people are a better resource than a directory could ever be and we share a wealth of information with whenever we happen to see them. Yet there was no easy place to connect with them either. We wanted a new resource to help us reach them in a more organized, consistent way.
We didn't see anyone solving this problem for us, so we built our own solution.
If you are here at KidNimble, you probably share some of our sentiments about children and likely some of our desire for a better way.
We hope you find this site fun and useful. Take a look around and please CONTACT US if there is anything you would like to see or think we could be doing better,
Darius, John and the KidNimble Team
How to use KidNimble:
SEARCH our database of local kids programs. Just need a general idea of what programs are in your area? KidNimble has the largest database of kids programs anywhere. Input your zip code and see what comes up!
CONNECT with other parents. The fundamental goal of KidNimble is to help parents share information about kids programs. The parents at your schools and other activities are the best source of information. Period. Login with Facebook/Google+/LinkedIn or create an account and KidNimble helps you reach them, see what they are doing, what programs they follow, and which ones they’ve reviewed. If you’re friends, you can even send them a quick question, right on KidNimble!
FORM a group to facilitate communication about specific plans. Maybe you already have a group, of three or four parents and want to coordinate a camp, or even just a playdate. Maybe you have a team that needs to agree on a practice time. Form a group on KidNimble and make communication with all of them easy!
FOLLOW specific kids programs to receive updates and special deal offers. See a program you’re interested in? Follow them on KidNimble to get updates in your newsfeed and ometimes even special discounts!