If you’re like me and thinking Gymboree is just a clothing store, there’s so much more! They have several Gymboree Play and Music locations across North America that offer classes for your little one to help develop their motor skills, foster environments for social play, and really help motivate your child’s development.
My son Avery is not in daycare and spends all of his days that I’m working, with his Grandparents. He is constantly surrounded my family and little cousins but I wanted to find something that would give him a change of scenery, introduce him to other babes his age, and challenge his growth and development. Then I stumbled upon Gymboree Play and Music and start following their Facebook and Instagram pages.
Our first visit to Gymboree Play and Music was for friends birthday party. I had been planning to visit prior but this seemed like the perfect opportunity to check it out and celebrate our little friends birthday.
When you arrive, they will ask that you remove your shoes (make sure you have socks), place your items in a cubby, and then you and your babe are welcome to play. This is a joint effort and they ask that all parents stay within a hugs reach of their child, which I think is good practice and keeps the kids safe.
Avery really loved all of the different slides, rocking horses, crawling tubes, rocking boats, bubbles, and songs. After we sang happy birthday, I knew this was something I was wanted to sign him up for. As I was scrolling my timeline, I saw that Gymboree offered a free introductory class. I signed Avery up for a Level 3 class, based on age group, to see if the scheduled class varied much from the birthday party.
Gymboree Play and Music changes out the equipment every 2 weeks so your babe gets to experience new obstacles at nearly every visit. The instructor has guided curriculum that is themed to help you baby develop certain skills for that week including bravery. I thought this was pretty cool. Also, the class was much smaller (about 4 other babes) compared to the bday party so the children really got special attention, all of the songs included each child’s name, and the little babes had the ability roam about freely and discover.
If it’s not clear, I’m recommending Gymboree Play and Music to any Parent who is looking for a place to take your babe to socialize with other babes, help with their development, build bravery, or encourage them to walk or crawl by seeing other babes making moves. You can learn more about Gymboree Play and Music by visiting their website or following them on social media. I hope your little one has as much fun at Gymbo as Avery does!
**Update: a couple of weeks after this post I was named an Ambassador of Gymboree Play and Music. We are already members but if you would like to join, Gymboree is offering a discount on memberships. To take advantage of the $59/Mo + $0 Initiation Fee, visit this link.
SHOP THE LOOK
Avery is wearing a lime green stripped shirt from Target. Denim draw string shorts are also from Target.
Custom shirt that has his name printed on the back came from the Etsy Shop Happy Life Tees store.