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Runners (16 – 24 months)

Focus: Opposites

Where they are:
Talk about being on the move! At this age, little ones’ abilities are exploding: they are communicating, running, showing interest in friends, and can’t stop exploring!
What to expect in class:
It’s all about opposites: loud and quiet, fast and slow, up and down! Contrasting ‘themes’ help your child learn better ways to communicate. We move across the bridge sllowwwly and then fast! They’ll learn how to control body movements and use their body to navigate and problem solve across monkey bars, giant cushions, and through little tunnels. We’ll also practice repetition and routine with regular parachute and bubble activities. Soon your little one will be leading the Gymbo Dance!
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Physical: Exploration of the different equipment supports problem solving, navigating skills, and confidence.

Cognitive: Repetition, songs, and interacting with their familiar adult supports language development, vocabulary, and memory.

Social: Our classroom environment supports social and emotional development.

Adults: Need your little one to take a good nap? This class is high energy and full of fun. In fact- you might want to take a nap too!

My daughter has always enjoyed the Play and Learn sessions. She is learning and developing skills whilst having fun singing, scaling obstacle courses and listening to stories with her peers.

1 month ago

Our daughter finds it enjoyable, it would be good if the staff could be more stringent in reminding parents about not including other children in any pictures they take.

1 month ago

We LOVE Gymboree. We are made to feel welcome and always have so much fun. You can be as involved as you want. Sometimes my son wants to sit back and observe other times he's at the front/following the class leader around like a shadow.
Something for everyone and bubble time is wonderful to watch.

1 month ago

A Warm, fun and safe environment that gave us many moments of joy!

1 month ago

Been coming here since my baby girl was 3/4 months, honestly I’m so pleased with the group! Everyone is super helpful and are super caring too! My daughter loves it, and it’s nice to be apart of somewhere that helps development for my baby! Shout out to Sally and Jenny too!!

1 month ago

I would highly recommend joining Gymboree. Not only my daughter enjoyed
It but us mom and dad as well! They helped my daughter become sociable, energetic and explorative. I am really
Thankful of the times we spent in gymboree! Shout out to Paul for being the best teacher!!!

1 month ago

I've taken all 3 of my children to Gymboree classes and they've all loved them! The staff are amazing and the classes are always fun and educational. You're never rushed out of the door afterwards, which is great as your baby gets some extra play time and you get to know some lovely parents too!

1 month ago

The best baby group I have found. I first took my Daughter at 8 weeks old she is now 13 months and we love every session still. She gets so much out of her sessions. Her smile when she is there is brilliant. She loves all the staff and they make every session fun and interesting. Would highly recommend.

1 month ago
1 month ago

Love the classes. Would highly recommend 😊

1 month ago

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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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