We looked for playschools nearby but failed to find one that looks serious in giving quality learning and lessons that are age-appropriate. We found these and more at Gymboree Play & Music. We frequent Robinsons Magnolia Town Center that's why we inquired in their branch there and found out that they have different classes to support early child development (ages 0 to 5) by fostering their creativity and confidence.
Here are photos of him during play, which he's so crazy about. He loves indoor playgrounds!
More About The Learning Lab Program
We tried Wes in this once a week class for four weeks. In this program, children are introduced to colors, shapes, numbers and letters through Leapfrog tools and activity sheets as well.
The weekly class starts with singing, tapping-pounding-forming of clay, coloring, drawing, learning colors/letters/numbers/shapes, painting and story-telling Children learn one (1) letter or number per session. Here's a video of their clay tapping and pounding. He's shown here adjusting from his play to his class. :)
After he adjusted, he was already following his very patient and effective teacher's instructions.
You would know your child better if when you're home, you're really present to spend time with him. In my case, I know my son is fond of cars and trucks from the time he was a year old so when this painting activity involved trucks by dipping the wheels onto the plate of paint and use it to follow the tracks on the paper, he was the first to finish and the only one diligently doing it! He was so consumed in the activity because he loves the medium/material used in painting. Kudos to Gymboree for this!
For a job well done, children get stamps all over their cute body parts like their hands, their tummies and their feet.
Membership/Enrollment in Gymboree Play & Music Classes
Before you could enroll your child in any of their offered classes, you have to get a Gymboree membership. Choose between an annual or lifetime membership. The membership is valid worldwide and it comes with the following:
- Free GymPlay coupons
- 20% discount on GymPlay and Theme Parties
- 5% off on Birthday Parties
- Discounts and freebies from Gymboree's partners
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He already completed his Gymboree Learning Lab class and we plan to enroll him in another class. If you would ask me what improved in Wes? Basically, he now has a different perception about school. He's now excited when we mention school to him. His focus and attention span has also improved. He also follows instructions better. Best of all, he's learning through play.
If you're also interested to enroll your child in a Gymboree class in Robinsons Magnolia Town Center, you may check their Facebook account for details and also new promos or visit their website http://www.gymboreeclasses.com/index.jsp.
How about you loves? Do you have a hyper-active pre-schooler like me? Is he/she schooling already? How's your exprience?
*Disclosure: We paid for our child's Gymboree membership and Learning Lab class. The opinion and review above are entirely my own and were never influenced by Gymboree Philippines.