Jangle keys in front of a child and he’ll giggle for hours. Teach a child to turn the keys in the ignition and he’ll grow up, get a job, and drive himself to the key factory. Accelerate maturation with this Groupon to Gymboree Play & Music. Choose between the following options:
For $59, you get a one-month enrollment in a 45-minute class and a bubble-blower gift (up to a $128 value). Class includes:
- Gymboree Play & Learn 1–6
- Music I & II<p>
For $69, you get a one-month enrollment in a 60-minute class and a bubble-blower gift (up to a $148 value). Class includes: * Art I–III * Sports I & II<p>
One-time $40 member fee is waived for each option.<p>
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots’ creativity and encourage development through play. Once-a-week classes are available for every age, from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young. Kiddies can bolster their brain power without co-authoring physics textbooks in rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, or Gymboree’s most popular class, Play & Learn. An included bottle of bubbles ups the fun ante with a specialized blower that fashions small-to-large floating orbs without lung strain.
Gymboree Play and Music
Like most good ideas, Gymboree Play and Music didn't begin in a business meeting—it began out of necessity. In 1976, Joan Barnes, a California mom, found herself frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time. Knowing that other parents were undoubtedly feeling the same frustration, she took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play and Music. She consulted experts to design a curriculum of activities to foster the development of children’s cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play. She hired a nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beckwith to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers. And her staff began conducting entertaining classes covering subjects ranging from music to sports to impart valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. As their children learned and socialized, parents also found benefit in meeting and befriending other moms and dads in their local area. More than 30 years later, her vision has proved to be a success: more than 712 child-centered franchises now spread over 42 countries, bringing confidence and creativity to thousands of youngsters in several continents and to one in the center of the earth.