Get Artsy and…Celebrate THE PLANET FOR EARTH DAY

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Celebrate Earth Day at your local Gymboree Play & Music

We’ll be using fun techniques to help teach our little ones about helping the planet so be sure to JOIN US for…

Clean up & Sort:  “Make reusable shopping bags available.  Scatter playballs, Air Shapes and Tactile Balls around the room.  Invite everyone to help “clean” up and have fun “sorting recyclables”.

Take the Bus:  Invite everyone to ride the Airlog Bus together!

Energy Freeze:  Randomly during Open Gym, cue everyone to “freeze” each time you turn off the room lights to “save energy”.

Composting:  Dump a bucket of scarf “leaves” around the room.  Get everyone to help scoop up the leaves and put them in the Crawligator Square “Composter” lined with a Minichute.  Pull Minichute full of “compost” out.

Take the fun home too!

Looking for a fun Earth Day project to do at home? There are so many ideas…from collages to paper flowers. Try these fun projects at home!

Trash to Treasure Collage: Now is a great time to “clean up and reuse” those left over art supplies! Paper scraps, torn tissue pieces, foam shapes, feathers, pom-poms, rubber stamps, leaves, left over wrapping paper, Styrofoam noodles, newspaper strips etc. Provide colored construction paper and glue sticks and glue for children to create their own unique collage!

Earth Mosaic Collage: Precut blue “earth” paper circles. Glue stick pieces of pre-cut green craft moss, fabric scraps or even real green leaves and apply in patches to the blue “earth” circle.

Bloom & Blossom: Precut paper daisy shapes from colored construction paper. Children use stamp pad to make thumb print colors on petals. Hole-punch and add a pipe cleaner twist for stem.

Meet GymboFams Ambassador Phylicia

Hi Gymboree Family!

My name is Phylicia and I’m the mother of a lively 12 month old girl, Scout. She has been attending Gymboree Play & Music since she was six and a half months. Looking for a playdate location, we saw Gymboree Play & Music in our area and attended a free preview Baby Lab class. Needless to say, we loved our experience and we found ourselves regularly attending both the classes and open gym.

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The layout of the equipment is perfect for ambitious babies to safely explore. The music and classroom songs are added bonuses for my music loving girl. Additionally, the social exposure in Gymboree Play & Music has been great for Scout’s development. Before we knew it, we found ourselves moving up to the next level class where most of the babies were already walking. I do believe seeing the other babies walking encouraged Scout to go for it and a little before 10 months, we had a walker on our hands!

These days, her favorite activity is playing with the kids of all ages in open gym. She climbs, she runs, she socializes, but most importantly she’s having the time of her life! It’s safe to say she’s not the only family member who loves it!

Being a former educator myself and now a full-time entrepreneur and blogger/content creator, I value the quality of teachers they hire and thoughtfulness they put in their lesson plans. It has also been a great way for my husband and I to connect with other parents since moving to Denver and we look forward to connecting with many more!

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Follow Phylicia on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/askproy/

What Are The Benefits Of Gymboree Play & Music The Baby Lab Music Class?

Baby Lab provides the opportunity for very young children to experience play and learning in a fun, supportive space with their parents as their partners. The benefits of Baby Lab will follow children throughout their lives by providing the building blocks of education andy play.

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Image Credit: GymboMom Ambassador Yinqiu

What Are The Benefits Of The Baby Lab Music Class?

Music makes the world go round! Music elements build long & short term memory, support language development and create social/emotional connections for both parents and babies.

The benefits of the Baby Lab Music Class are creating multi-sensory experiences for babies through song and dance. We also work on coordination and balance through dance moves and basic movement.

The Music Lab uses playful language to spark imagination. We use the following words during Music play. Melody, tempo, loud, soft, slow, fast, pitch song, rhythm.

Find a Baby Lab Music Class near you!