Child Development Blog

Why do toddlers become Fussy Eaters?

27. November 2019

Child Development Blog,St Albans

Written by Jacqueline, a Children’s Occupational Therapist and Principal of Magnificent Munchers, Therapy for Fussy Eaters. As parents the first thing we often do is blame ourselves for things that we think are not quite right and involve our children. However, it is very unlikely that a parent has caused their child to become a […]

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Gift vouchers – Give the gift of play week after week!

29. October 2019

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Are you wondering what to give as a gift to a new parent, child or grandchild? Are you keen to give a greener, ethical gift, and reduce the amount of single use plastics in the world? Why not give Gymboree Play & Music gift vouchers which can be used towards any of our classes or […]

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“What if my baby falls asleep during class?”

22. October 2019

Baby Blog,Child Development Blog,St Albans

Written by Stephanie Gross, Director Gymboree Play & Music St Albans “What if my baby falls asleep during class?” 🙋🏼‍♀️ Answer = With many babies attending from just a few weeks old, this naturally happens. However please don’t worry that they aren’t learning from the activities, they still process 60% of their surroundings whilst asleep! […]

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Come along to Playday 2019!

25. July 2019

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Come along to Playday 2019!

On Wednesday 7th August it’s Playday, the UK’s national day celebrating play, and this year’s theme is Play Builds Children.  At Gymboree Play & Music we know all about the benefits of play, for over 40 years we have been sparking a love of learning with millions of families around the world, with research-based play […]

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It all started at Gymboree Play & Music!

18. June 2018

Child Development Blog,Gymboree Play & Music News

It all started at Gymboree Play & Music!

By Susannah Sloman, Director of Gymboree Play & Music UK I had the greatest pleasure of meeting Sophia’s Mum, Becky recently. Sophia is 9 years old and was once a Gymboree Play & Music baby. I don’t generally get to meet the parents of Gymboree children once they leave and head out into the big […]

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Attachment Styles and Adults’ Role

06. November 2017

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Written by our wonderful staff member Luca, here is a post that shows just how important it is to have both little ones and adults present in our classes: Here at Gymboree Play & Music, we find the adults’ presence in the class very important. The first reason for that is that grown-ups serve as […]

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Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama

06. July 2017

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Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama

We loved this blog post from Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama.

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Play: A Serious learning technique or just for fun?

21. June 2017

Child Development Blog,Chiswick,Glasgow South,Sevenoaks

Play: A Serious learning technique or just for fun?

It’s no secret that Gymboree Play & Music places a lot of importance in ‘Play’ as a major learning process and here’s why:

When we play, in many cases, we place our undivided attention in our actions. For example: An actor is trained to be present, most famously a ‘Method’ Actor is trained to be nothing but their character. Of course, they understand that what they are ‘playing’ isn’t the truth, but that doesn’t detract from their dedication to the process of ‘Play’ in this instance.

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