"Gymboree's philosophy is that children learn best when allowed to actively explore in an environment that is fun and appeals to their natural curiosity and desire to learn, supported by the people who matter most in their lives."
- Claire Lerner LCSW, child development specialist, Director of Parenting Information and Resources at ZERO TO THREE®
"Bella Loves all Gymboree Teachers!"
Bella has joined all programs at Gymboree Play & Music: Play & Learn 5, Music II and Art II. She loves them very much. Happy and excited are what she always feels whenever talking about Gymboree. Especially, she has deep affection for the teachers here. Besides, the facilities are in good condition and so is the hygiene. More importantly, in my opinion the appropriateness of the program for each age group helps the children become active, confident and practice many skills as well. Wish Gymboree always flourish and thrive in future.
Ms Pham Quynh Anh
My second child joined Gymboree when she was 4-month old. She now becomes 5 year old and still enjoys Gymboree class. She is a happy and sentiment child. I believe that early days in Gymboree class bring positive behavior for her. Now I have just enrolled the Play and Learn 1 for my new twin. I really like the colorful, safe and hygiene play setting at the school and warm and enthusiastic trainers here.
Mom of Uyen, Tung and Bach
When Cooper was just ten weeks old, I brought him to his first Gymboree Play & Learn class. As his mom, I admit that I was excited and also a bit nervous about starting these classes. It was my first foray into that mommy-culture of baby groups, and I suspected this was my big opportunity to not only introduce Cooper to other babies, but to make some close friends that understood what I was going through as a new mom.
In that first class, Cooper was overwhelmed by mirror time and thrilled with all the music. He is now thirteen months old and over the past year he has faced and triumphed over many new challenges – sitting under the parachute, going down slides and crawling through tunnels, to name a few. Each class is slightly different and he enjoys the challenges. Mostly, though, he seems to enjoy playing with the other children and getting attention from his favorite teachers. For my part, I am glad to report that I was right about making close friends here. We can usually be found having coffee downstairs after class while our little ones enjoy a much deserved snack. Come join us!
By: Ms. Paula Woldan
On behalf of our families, I really wanted to take the opportunity to thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful birthday party. Your service was exceptional, the program was perfect and so enjoyable and all of us left feeling really happy with the entire thing.
A lot of the moms are now thinking about their next little ones party, and how they would love to have it at Gymboree. You guys really went above and beyond for us and we are so grateful!
Thank you again. We really appreciate all that you have done.
Kate & Sita
Isa & Marie
She joined Gymboree when she was a 10 month old girl, very shy and cried every time she met someone new. Now, she really enjoys the class, more confident and communicates very well with teachers and other kids. Not only Leanna, we, as parents, also enjoy taking her to Gymboree classes.
Gymboree is our exciting weekly activity!
Mom: Hong Truong. Child: Leanna Le Nguyen.
My daughter Sophia has been going to Gymboree since January 2010. She's 3 years old and we go to Art III classes every Saturday morning. It's a fantastic opportunity to develop her imagination and creative skills. It's also made a real difference to her confidence and she loves taking her artwork home to show Daddy. After class we go through to the big play room so that she can have a run round and play on all the amazing equipment. It's great to have such a facility in the city centre. The staffs are all wonderful - very patient and caring. Now I can't imagine a weekend without Gymboree!
Mom: Ms. Helen Ziardis. Child: Sophia Ziardis.
My son Gregory joined Gymboree when he was eight months old. I still remember how much he enjoyed the bubbles and parachute activities on his first day. Now he is enrolled in Play and Learn 2. I am very satisfied with this program. It has lots of music and physical activities. The facility at Gymboree HCMC is great. Every time Greg takes a class, he becomes more active and shows more interest.
He is also learning lots from being with other babies. It is amazing to watch Greg grow and to see the differences in him over the weeks. Clapping his hands to music for the first time was the latest surprise and it happened during his favourite activity, bubble time! I have no doubt that Gymboree assists in the physical and mental development of my son.
The instructors and the assistants are great and I really appreciate the effort and caring that they put in and show. Gymboree would not be the same without their dedication. My son loves them all!
Mom: Ms. Takayo Nakai. Child: Gregory Muenzer.
My daughter Bunny joined Gymboree classes when she was 22 months. The first time she joined the class, she was totally different because she didn’t have the courage and confidence to do things on her own. She was always clingy to me and did not want to interact with other kids and people around her.
But after 8 months playing and interacting with other kids through pretend plays here, I think that her social and cognitive abilities are improving. Now my daughter is more confident to make friend with other kids and easier to get along with them. We were surprised with her imagination to create a full story with just some facts which she has experienced before. She can follow teachers and parents’ instruction and be discipline not only in class but at home as well. I would like to express my thanks to Gymboree for their concern and for all the instructors for helping my little Bunny become she is today.
Mom: Ms. Khuu Bach Van. Child: Do Van Nghi.