By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin and Greek, and had written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Enliven your child's mind with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a membership package to Gymboree Play & Music (a $93 value). The package includes:
- A one-month membership (a $58 value)
- The initiation fee (a $35 value)
The child-nurturing play paradise at Gymboree provides a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through interactive fun. Kids from freshly hatched humans to 5 year olds can stimulate their musical muscles with songs and dance moves in music classes, and middle-aged babes (18–24 months) can channel inner Picassos with Art I classes, which employ painting and singing to spur creativity and fine-tune motor skills. Gymboree Play and Learn 4 sharpens toddlers' (16–22 months) problem-solving skills with games that focus on patterns, sequences, and String Theory. The monthlong membership comes with unlimited open gym time, allowing tots the chance to catch up on their work while parents get to play with people their own size.
Gymboree Play & Music of Shreveport
In 1976, busy California mother Joan Barnes wanted nothing more than to find a play place where she and her kids could enjoy age-appropriate, educational activities. Finding none, she developed her own innovative play environment within a developmental-based program structure now known as Gymboree Play & Music. Today, kids tumble and learn in more than 650 locations in 33 countries around the world, engaging in open play and classes designed to build cognitive and motor skills. As parents participate in their child’s development, their kids learn to paint, play music, and interact socially outside of their preschool knitting circles.
Caddo Heights, South Highlands
5800 Line Ave.
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106