Gymboree, which runs a chain of clothing stores for children, also offers lots of opportunities for parents (and they're mostly Moms) and kids to meet and get to know each other. Each 45-minute class is broken out by age (0-6 mos, 6-10 mos, 10-16 mos, 16-22 mos, 22-28 mos, 28-36 mos, 3-5 years) enabling teachers to introduce activities that are developmentally appropriate. Gymboree sets forth the premise that by taking one of its classes for just 45 minutes once a week, you help build the foundation for social skills, cognitive development, physical ability and self-esteem. And along the way, meet other parents to share stories and exchange ideas. Parties: A Gymboree birthday party is a nice way to throw a bash for energetic little kids. Gymboree gives you a room full of play equipment, an enthusiastic teacher, and a Gymboree class. You have a chance to personalize the party by selecting a theme your child will appreciate. Call early to book a party and make sure your child's date is available.
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