Mrs. Sue is AWESOME!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

Mrs. Sue Fowler is my son's teacher at Gymboree and she is awesome. Mrs. Sue leads her class with a genuine enthusiasm that really connects with the kids. With Mrs. Sue story books become adventures, puppets come alive, and the friendships she builds with parents and kids are real. Thanks to all the Gymboree staff, and especially Mrs. Sue for everything. It has been a wonderful and enriching experience. I am eternally grateful.

Best wishes,

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)
First Name: Jason
City: Baltimore
State: Maryland

Dear Gymboree Play & Music

Friday, June 3, 2016 by Guest Stories

My husband and I enrolled our daughter, Genevieve, in Gymboree Play & Music when she was 13 months. She was an early walker at 10 months so we were desperate to find a safe outlet for her curious ways. Gymboree was PERFECT! She could learn to climb (and fall), run (and fall) and bounce (and fall) all in the safest and softest environment.

The Play & Learn classes have been a hit from day one! Parachute time and bubbles are Genevieve's favorite! As she became older, she also became attached to her teacher Ms Jessica. She now mimics the "pretend play" that Ms Jessica has taught her and she looks forward to seeing "Ms Jessica!" as we drive to Gymboree. Genevieve also warmed up to Ms Julie (a returning employee) very quickly and gets very excited to see her as well!

Genevieve has seen Ms Denise from the beginning but only in the capacity as the desk lady . . . but all of a sudden she became quite interested in what Ms Denise was doing behind that counter. She would ask me if she could say hello (Daddy works behind a desk at home and sometimes cannot be interrupted so that is why Genevieve wanted to be sure it was ok to talk to Ms Denise). Genevieve quickly became attached to Ms Denise as well which was perfect timing . . . we recently began the Preschool Steps class (the one hour drop off class) led by Ms Denise and Ms Julie. While the "drop off" time may involve a tear or two, Genevieve is SO EXCITED when I pick her up! She tells me what they did and PROUDLY shows me her paintings, letters, etc.

My only regret . . . I wish I would have started this class earlier!!

So that leads me to a suggestion . . . when a child turns 2, they should receive a certificate for a free trial class of the Preschool Steps.

Thanks Gymboree, Ms Jessica, Ms Julie, Ms Denise and all the other workers who have made Gymboree such a wonderful place!!

Joyce & Genevieve 

Friendly Learnings

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

My little one and I always have a great time. Everyone is so friendly. My little is learning a lot and he loves Mrs Richy's class.

Class Type: Play & Learn

Awesome Fun

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

My grandson Matthew and I had awesome fun.
The atmosphere is very warm and friendly.
The interaction with the teachers and staff is superb.
Keep up the excellent work.

Class Type: Play & Learn

Happy Experiences

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

Good morning ~ I wanted to express my experience I'm having at your location in Cornelius, North Carolina.

I am a retired teacher and now caring for a 2 1/2 yr old now. I have been taking Leo to Gymboree Play & Music over a year now and can't say enough positive things about it. Leo was very shy and now he is right there up in everything that is going on. His instructor, Miss Stephanie Pantaleo has shown nothing but love, guidance, structure and creativity through her lesson plan for the day as well as in open gym sessions. All with a smiles and laughter as well which as I see the children just love !!

As a retired teacher, I can see she really enjoys her job and it shows through her actions. She is most definitely an asset to your company. I am going to continue to pass the word along that your staff at this location and curriculum is most enjoyable experience for young children.

Thank you for making Leo's experience at Gymboree Play & Music a happy one! Keep up the good work ...

Sincerely, Donna

Birthday Party was Fabulous!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

We had Parker's birthday on Sunday and it was fabulous! The children laughed, ran around and played many games together. Ms. Jerilynn, our class teacher and her assistance made sure to go out of their way with setting up, planning activities and serving the parents and children. We enjoyed it all! Thank you for helping us make fabulous memories with friends.

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)
First Name: Rachell
City: Missouri City
State: Texas

My Son Has Made a Lot of Friends Here

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

Teacher Jeannie is by far the reason my son enjoys Gymboree so much. She is energetic, bubbly, has a singing voice like flippin Snow White. She is very patient but direct when needed with all the kiddos. My son has made a lot of friends here and the convenience of a play place outside only adds to the why it's in a great location.

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)

We love Level 6

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

Our daughter *loves* her "gym class"! She has been going regularly for at least a year now as a Level 6'er. Her usual teacher, Vicky, is fabulous. So warm and caring and fun, and our daughter is always excited to see her. Our downtown Bethesda location is convenient and recently renovated, complete with bigger spaces and newer equipment. We haven't been to other Play & Music locations to know how they compare, but it's hard to imagine that they could be any better than this one. Please keep up the great work!

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)

Thank You Teacher Mindy :)

Monday, May 19, 2014 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

My son has been exploring Gymboree with Teacher Mindy ever since Play & Learn 5. Every Saturday morning, my son would never hesitate to get ready because he knew it was Gymboree Time! Teacher Mindy has a beautiful voice and she really engages all the kids in her class. She also encourages everyone to use their imaginations - even the parents: Teacher Mindy can make rolling imaginary pizza dough fun for everyone! I've seen my son develop being a member of Gymboree - and the best part of it all is all the joy he gets from hearing the Gymbo Song play at the end of each class. Although my son has moved to Art Class now, I know that he misses the Gymbo Song (he can actually sing it by himself now!) and Teacher Mindy very much. Thanks Gymboree for making our experience so awesome!

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)
City: Toronto
State: Canada

Lovey Place

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

Play Classes, Baby Activities, Toddler Classes, Tots Play, Activities for ToddlersMy son lives to stay here. He has Music class and Play & Learn class. He enjoys these 2 classes every time. I am glad I found a good place for him.

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)
City: East Amherst
State: California


Amazing Gymboree teacher!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

Just want to say how fortunate we feel to have had Allison as our Gymboree Play & Music teacher! I can't say enough about her. She exceeds all of our expectations as a teacher. Allison is kind, warm, friendly, energetic and really fun!! On top of that, she is extremely safety conscious and very professional, always making sure she gives herself to the entire group, rather than a select few. Allison really is an outstanding teacher, in a league of her own. We have loved coming to Gymboree every week because of her. Thank you so much for employing such excellent teachers and thereby giving us such a wonderful and memorable Gymboree experience!!!

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)
City: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania

Socialized Manners

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

We decided to join Gymboree Play & Music after we noticed our son was pushiGymboree Play & Musicng other children. We realized the pushing was due to lack of understanding how to interact with peers. Gymboree has taught our son to acknowledge other children in a respectful and responsible way, all the while playing and learning at the same time. We've also noticed that Dietrich is really learning how to play pretend. It is giving us as parents an understanding of how pretend play at this age should take place. We love Gymboree and our teacher is amazing with the children!

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)
City: Indianapolis
State: Indiana


Fun at Gymboree!

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by Gymbo Buzz Blog Contest

My son's favorite time is when we go to Gymboree! He is so happy anGymboree Play & Musicd busy there, he enjoys the songs and activities,even if he is running in the class I noticed he is still listening. We had a funny moment a couple of weeks ago- it was time for "Hip-hip Hooray" song and he was climbing the obstacle course and he still did the hand moves - but just with one hand, with the other hand he was holding on to the slide :) I am really happy that there is such a place like Gymboree for our little ones to play and have fun, and make new friends. Also the teachers there are the best ! Thank You!

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)
City: Centennial
State: Colorado



Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by Gymbo Buzz Blog Contest

Gymboree Play & MusicMy son is 31 months and he loves Gymboree and Gymbo. Also, our teacher Mr. Robert is best teacher and we love him so much.

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)
City: Kings Park
State: New York


New Beginnings

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by Gymbo Buzz Blog Contest

After relocating to Mandeville, Louisiana for my husband to pursue a new career, Gymboree Play & Music was our saving grace! We moved here knowing no one and were looking to find a positive activity for my children to play with other kids and mommies for me to befriend. Gymboree Play & Music in Mandeville did just that; Mrs. Marcella and Mrs. Melanie provided a loving, exciting atmosphere for my children to explore and I have met a few wonderful mothers that have become dear friends.

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)
City: Madisonville
State: Louisiana

Gymbo the clown

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by Gymbo Buzz Blog Contest

Braden our 2 year old loves Play & Learn 6! His favorite time at class is when we sing and dance with Gymbo! He loves to hold him and give him a hug. His favorite moment was when his teacher carries Gymbo around to the slide and parachute! He loves Gymbo and the stamps!

Class Type: Play & Learn 6 (28-36 months)
City: Yorktown Heights
State: New York

Little Kavin & his Gymbo

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

Our Son Kavin started this clasToddler Play, Toddler Classes, Toddler Development, Toddler Activities, Teaching Social Skills To Children, Play Groupss when he is 11 months old and now he is 30 months old. His journey, I should not say like that our journey in Gymboree is fantastic, fabulous & unforgettable. Not only the kid, being a parent we also learned so much from his peers, other parents & teacher. Ms. Tiffany's sessions are awesome! She grabs the attention of kids very quickly and our son's other social skills improved so much. He started murmuring few rhymes, enjoys his bubble time & started playing with other kids too. Gymboree Play & Music is an excellent opportunity for infants & toddlers, as a parent we definitely found huge difference with our son after his Play & Learn classes.

Class Type: Play & Learn
City: San Jose
State: California


My son loves gymbo!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

My son has been going to Gymboree since he was around 6 months old. He is now 2 1/2 and loves Gymbo! Gymboree Play & Music is such a great place for kids his own age to play and bond in a safe environment. His teacher, Ms. Anna is very sweet and you can tell she loves her job and the kids!

Class Type: Play & Learn
City: Indianapolis
State: Indiana

Now I know my ABC's

Friday, January 11, 2013 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

I have been concerned about my little one not recognizing any of the letters of the alphabet. Since she has been attending her School Skills classes her letter recognition has improved vastly. I'm also grateful to see her interacting with other little ones her age!

Class Type: School Skills
City: Greenwood
State: Indiana

So Grateful For Gymboree!

Monday, December 17, 2012 by Gymboree Play & Music Family and Friends

We joined Gymboree Play & Music almost 4.5 yrs ago soon after my first daughter was born 4.26.08 in Houston, TX. I made some wonderful friendships with other first time moms. When we moved to Maryland a few months later there was no doubt I was joining Gymboree in order to provide my daughter with a stimulating environment and find some mommy friends myself. Once again I made some wonderful friendships and almost 4 years later we are still friends long after some of my friends have left gymboree. I now have a 2.5 yr old and one on the way so I don't see us leaving Gymboree any time soon. Miss Amy is wonderful - knows us well and have seen my two girls grow from little babies to independent thinkers. I'm grateful to have Gymboree Play & Music as a place for my children to learn, grow and make friends.

Class Type: Play & Learn