Did you ever walk into a place and feel welcome immediat
ely? Did you ever meet someone and know that they are doing what they love? Monday morning we headed to Gymboree Play and Music for their open play time. (You can use our coupon and come for only $5/child for the month of July.) Here, we met Kristin and wow; she has a ton of energy and interacts great with the kids.
Open gym is a pretty much a free for all and the kids loved climbing, swinging and bouncing. The place had a good amount of kids and parents, so if you are looking for some adult interaction this would be a good place to come. The kids seemed around 18 months-3.5 years. Mr. C is 5 and still had a lot of fun though. The place is clean, exceptionally clean for play areas like this.
After open gym we stayed for a music class. Kristin teaches the music classes
. She is exceptional. She has energy, uses great kid friendly terminology to discuss music, pushes the kids to learn more and come out of their comfort zone and really engages everyone in the class. At one point she went around the room with a play microphone and asked the kids to repeat after her. She even asked Mr. C to help his brother do this. This might seem insignificant, but she 1. Remembered ALL the kids names in the entire class including mine that she just met 40 minutes prior. 2. It was a chance for Mr. C to connect with Lil C. The music class offers a variety of things; we played with instruments, danced around the room, and practiced a little singing.
The parents in the class all seemed very laid back and friendly. If you want to try the music class or other classes I would encourage you to do so. Check out our exclusive coupons. Class Type: