Watching parents bond in Gymboree Play & Learn 1 with their newborn and baby responding back to mom, dad or even grandma is such a beautiful experience to observe. The joy of teaching this level is truly awesome. Every class we have parents do a little cradle dance to lullaby music. This particular class dad just happened to come along with mom and baby. When it came time for the lullaby dance just happened to play a more up beat song instead of the lullaby. In trying to put on the correct song turned around and everyone was dancing went ahead and left the song on. Talk about an awesome dad who came to play classes for the first time is holding baby, while mom has her arms on dad’s shoulders, having a ball dancing the salsa together. This is what makes teaching worthwhile with spontaneous moments and celebrating parents and children.
Oh, and one more thing, when mom came to class the following week, mentioned how dad could not stop talking about how much fun he had in his baby play group!