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Open Gym

Focus: Independent play with adult and child.

Where they are:
We welcome all children, at all levels of development! Come explore our playscapes, for some unguided play time.
What to expect in class:
Children are given free range to explore the set-ups, with their adults within a hug’s reach. Let your child take the lead and run out some wiggles! Special Open Gym times will sometimes have extra activities like a no-mess art activity, a story-time or a surprise visit from Gymbo!

Open Gyms are available throughout the week at no extra cost to Gymboree Play & Music members.

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Benefits:

Physical: Allowing children to lead their own play offers time for them to try things repeatedly without worrying about the structure of a class, or trying something again they did in class earlier!

Cognitive: Unguided play supports early brain development.

Social: Sharing a space with mixed ages allows for children to learn and practice more sophisticated social skills and learn from their peers.

Adults: Let your little one guide their own play, which has countless benefits. Spend quality time with them doing what they love to do, and mostly run out some energy!

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Both of my children (3.5 years and 11 months) go to Gymboree Play & Music and love it. My toddler goes to their drop-off Lego class which she raves about. It's very creative, working not only on Lego skills but also painting, drawing etc. My infant son loves his Gymboree Play & Music Crawlers class - particularly loves crawling all over their props, through the tunnels, etc. Great way to get the infant crawling over obstacles! Gymboree Play & Music is part of our weekly schedule for both kids and we look forward to participating every week. Invaluable!

Gymboree Play & Music was a lovely and positive experience for my son Leo. We started when he was 9 months and he is now 3 years old, I wish we had started sooner.
He loves the songs (which is part of our daily singing at home), the freedom to explore and he was happy there. He looks forward to class every week and once class is over he will tell everyone about Gymbo and what he did.
For me, I liked that it taught him how to get down safely from a height, how to learn to use his body, and touching on different topics every 2 weeks. It gave me confidence in other environments to trust that he has the ability that he learned from Gymboree Play & Music and to trust him.

Absolutely amazing place! Especially Aaron from the Chiswick branch, always makes us feel very welcome there. He is extremely passionate and professional. His warmth and enthusiasm are precious. I would recommend that place to everyone! So happy we found it in our community. My son loves going there.

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