James the Jumper

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Gymbo Buzz Blog Contest

We initially started going to Gymboree Play & Music after a recommendation by his physical therapist to involve him in activities that would encourage James to become more confident about his physical abilities. He was born at 29 1/2 weeks, weighed 2 lbs 5 oz and was in an early intervention program for physical therapy shortly after we were able to bring him home from the NICU. To say that James was and is a cautious child is definitely an understatement! When we started last year, James and his sister, Mary, instantly loved Gymboree, but James was very skeptical of any activity that required risk taking. Each week , I could see his confidence increasing, although he would not jump off of any of the equipment- even if his hands were held. Eventually he became confident enough to jump while his hands were held! A couple weeks ago that all changed. James not only jumped off by himself with no one holding his hand at Gymboree, but has since then been jumping off the side of the pool! Our family couldn't be more pleased with the progress our Gymboree experience has afforded James! Thank you Gymboree!

Class Type: Family Classes
City: Cranberrry Township
State: Pennsylvania

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