gymboree + picaboo…happiness! :)

June 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’ve been seeing about Gymboree (and Kindermusik) in the n@w yahoogroup for quite some time, but I didn’t pay much attention because I thought it was for pre-school and up only, or at the very least for toddlers. Just last week, I read one email about it and learned that Gymboree actually has classes even for a few month old babies. I suddenly got interested and inquired more about it from my fellow n@wies who have tried. I checked their website and saw the different branches and inquired thru phone at the branch nearest our place, Trinoma. Play & Learn level 2’s class schedule during weekends is on a Sunday at 11am-12pm. The fee for a 4-week class is kinda high, P3,200 + the 1-yr membership fee of P1,800..so that would be P5,000! Good thing there’s a preview (trial) class, for P500. Hubby and I decided we’ll give it a try for Jared.

And so, last Sunday (May 30) we went to Gymboree Trinoma for Jared’s preview class at 11am. It was not a very good time for our baby because it coincides with his usual morning naptime. He fell asleep in the car on our way to Trinoma for about 30mins only. He woke up immediately when we got out of the car (kawawa naman bitin ang tulog). Because of that, he was a bit sleepy during the class, but he still enjoyed it. There were 4 babies during their class, and the teacher was happy that there are ‘many’ babies. According to her, that class usually has only 2 babies, and sometimes even 1. The teacher sang different songs in some of the activities, and the babies were somehow taught ‘cause and effect’ when we were told to teach them to kick a ball. The L2 class also helps build strength through play with ramps, slides and climbers. And there was a very brief discussion/sharing of parents about the babies. For me, it was a very quick 1 hour of playing and learning, but it was really an enjoyable experience. Majority of the time, it was me holding or assisting Jared in the class, while Daddy Wilson was busy taking pictures (and some videos) of us. We totally enjoyed it as much as the babies (or we probably enjoyed it more than them hahaha!).  We’re still thinking if we will enroll Jared for a 4-session L2 class…ang gastos kasi!hehe!

After having lunch, we went from Trinoma to SM North (The Block) for our afternoon activity with Jared. We had a scheduled pictorial session for him at Pic-a-boo (it was a long overdue pictorial, I’ve been planning to do it since Dec2009). Jared fell asleep in the car for about 30mins again (or a little more than that). I felt that he’s not in a very good mood during the pictorial because of the “shortened” naptime again (sorry baby, wrong timing ulit), but he was still smiling during the pictorial (although not during the entire 30-minute session). At least he didn’t cry and still cooperated somehow 🙂  he had 3 costume changes, plus we had some family pics in the end. It was such a happy and enjoyable experience for all of us. We had a hard time selecting the photos to be printed..we’ll get the prints this coming weekend…so excited! 🙂 Wilson and I were such stage parents that Sunday (both in Gymboree and Pic-a-boo) hehehe! 🙂

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