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.
$89 for a Six-Week Play-and-Learn Membership Package ($374 Total Value)
The package includes:
- The introductory lifetime membership fee (a $50 value)
- Six weeks of unlimited open-gym sessions (a $139 value)
- Three Gymboree Play & Learn classes (a $135 value)
- $50 in Gymbucks, which can be used toward Gymboree products
- $50 toward a Premium birthday-party package<p>
In weekly Play & Learn classes, parents and wee ones work together to build tots’ creativity and encourage development through play. Classes are separated by age and can cover a range of diverse subject matters, including music, cooperation, and communication. Otherwise, youngsters can frolic freely amidst the gym’s play structures and toys while socializing with peers and parents during open-gym sessions.<p>
This Groupon is redeemable at the following locations:
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.