When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree Play & Music spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.
Sports fans know to plan their weekend around The Ceramics Studio in San Juan Capistrano.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this club is sure to dish out something delicious.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this club just as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near The Ceramics Studio.
Plan a fun weekend for the family at The Ceramics Studio today!
Enjoy the best San Juan Capistrano has to offer with a ticket to one of Capistrano Academy Of Dance's stage productions.
Looking for a bite to eat? This theater also has an awesome restaurant.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this theater just as much as their parents do.
Dine at Capistrano Academy Of Dance and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
When teaching a second language, Language Tree makes a crucial distinction between repetition and monotony. Repetition is necessary to help students remember key words and ideas, but monotony takes all the joy out of learning. To that end, Language Tree's educational DVDs and online language courses engage kids with songs, videos, and games that impart language skills, making for thrilling yet thorough lessons. Native-speaking characters guide the exercises in each chosen language, whether it's Spanish, German, Chinese, or Atlantean Bubble-Breathing.
These lessons all rely on the company's trademarked Multi-Cognition Approach: a learning technique based on repetition, active thinking, and information clustering to enhance retention of new vocabulary. Language Tree's program has been recognized by the Parents’ Choice Foundation, School Library Journal, and the Dove Foundation.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Various pedagogical methods and approaches used: such as Kodaly method, Orff, Dalcrose and some Suzuki and traditional piano/voice principles applied.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students will learn a variety of music from method books, classical and popular repertoire.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Instructor hopes students will develop confidence in themselves and in their musical abilities, including a life-long appreciation and love of music.
What do you love most about your job?
Since music is a gift that lasts a life time I am so grateful teaching it and nurture it.