The first time we went to Gymboree Play
and Music, my son Joshie was only 9 months old. He had just learned to crawl a month before and was working on his coordination. As soon as he was able to crawl, he was pulling up to stand on his own as well. He was so unsteady, falling constantly, but would get back up and try to stand again. Of course I was always there to catch him from hitting our hardwood floors, but that meant following him around and being within an arm’s reach at all time! The time we spent at Gymboree working on his crawling and standing was essential for his physical development.
All the ramps, tunnels, and different toys provided a safe place for him to explore that we didn’t have at home. The padded flooring made my life easier too (at least while we were at Gymboree!)
We took a break from Gymboree for a while when life got busy. When we returned, Joshie was 16 months old. He was a capable walker at this point and was starting to build a large vocabulary too. I knew that his intellectual development was becoming more apparent and couldn’t wait to see what he learns and imitates from being in Gymboree! He absolutely loves dancing and playing with the instruments in his music classes
! We even sing the “Clean Up” song at home when we put our toys away! Watching my not-so-little-one run after balls, climbing and sliding, going under the parachute, popping bubbles, and clapping to songs just fills my heart with so much joy!
But my favorite moment has to be when Joshie learned to put his hand to his mouth, fling it out with so much enthusiasm, and says “muahhhh” with the biggest smile on his face! (He learned it from the Gymbo song where Gymbo blows you a kiss.) Now I get as many kisses as I give to him!Class Type:
Play & Learn 4 (16-22 months)City: NorthbrookState: