Not just my children

Sunday, August 28, 2011 by Gymbo Buzz Blog Contest

My daughter Camille joined Gymboree Play & Music when she was 16 months old. She has never been in day care and most of my friends live out of town, so it is difficult to set up play dates with their children. I really wanted the chance for Camille to learn socialization skills through open play at Gymboree. However, it wasn't the improvement in socialization that I have noticed the most ( although she did greatly improve and make friends,) it is the was the improvement in her imaginative play that really caught my attention. The Play & Learn classes focus so much on imagination, and she amazes me everyday when I watch her play. She pretends to me a choo choo train, puppy dog, butterfly, etc.  I have been really pleased to watch Camille learn and grow, but it is really some of the other children that have caught my eye. I have noticed a few special needs children at Gymboree. Their parents utilize the safe play environment to help their toddlers improve their physical developments and the toys to help improve their fine motor skills. I love that Gymboree helps these families bring their healthy children and their special needs siblings together in the same play space and it helps both children alike. They have some twin girls that attend the Gymboree in my hometown, one is healthy and one has a physical disability that effects her legs. They are able to play together safely in the Gymboree environment. I am so happy to have found Gymboree, and the owner, Ashley has been more that a manager to her clients, she is a friend. 
Thank you Gymboree!

Class Type: Play & Learn
City: Baton Rouge
State: Louisiana

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