Light at the End of the Tunnel

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by Gymbo Buzz Blog Contest

Taking my 15-month-old son, Hayden, to open gym was our first experience with the Gymboree Play & Music family. Hayden was already walking, running, and well…taking over most things, but seemed a bit claustrophobic at times. Entering the room, Hayden was instantly running, laughing, climbing, and exploring all the activities, but still refused to climb underneath toys or through tunnels. My wife and I steered our little guy to one of Gymboree’s many play tunnels, but he would only enter the tunnel and promptly crawl back out. After a little creative usage with Gymboree’s variety of balls and musical instruments (not to mention a few silly faces from Daddy), our son conquered his fear and made it through the tunnel. The following week was our first “Play and Learn” class, which just so happened to be “tunnel discovery day.” Hayden had a blast discovering all the new types of tunnels Gymboree had arranged, and he even seemed to want to help other children through the tunnels too! Our little guy has now discovered a whole new world. Every chair, table, and even under the cats, are new tunnels to explore and adventures to experience.

Class Type: Play & Learn 3 (10-16 months)
City: Beaverton
State: Oregon

Spatial awareness or tunnels are fun for children and help them learn about the worls around them!

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