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School Skills (3-5 years)
Focus: A drop-off class, building social skills for school and beyond.
Where they are:
- Children are ready to embark on a classroom experience without their adults by their side. They are ready to collaborate and negotiate with their peers, and learn ways to communicate and play together.
- What to expect in class:
- Children will be challenged to work together as a class on collaborative games and activities during gathering time. They will learn decision-making skills during our station play, and build their creativity during our art and science activities. Throughout class they will also develop key social skills needed for school and beyond. We will help to prepare them for a lifetime love of school, classrooms, and learning!
Physical: As a play-based program, children will continue to develop their gross motor and fine motor skills through movement games, free play, and team-building activities.
Cognitive: Practice letter and number recognition, build problem-solving skills, and develop scientific thinking skills.
Social: Build key social skills needed for kindergarten and beyond.
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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.