Monday, June 9, 2008

Gymboree Days

For a few months now Izabel has been going to Gymboree Play & Music class. They are located all across the country and we have one right down the street from us in Virginia Beach. We went for a trial class when she was 4 months old. At that point she wasn't moving around a whole lot but she loved the music and the things that they had for her to play with. When she was 6 months old we signed her up for a level 2 class. At each level they work on certain skills that the age group should be developing. When she started in level two we were working on crawling. Now we are working on crusing, standing and walking. They also do a lot to help your child socialize with the other children and they have a question each week about feeding or teething or whatever so the moms get a chance to share stories and ideas. The socialization part was the most important thing for us. Izabel doesn't see other babies very often so this was the main reason we signed her up. Now that she can crawl around on all of the obstacle courses and play with all of the toys she absolutely loves it! We sing the songs at home and we even have some Gymboree toys at home that she loves to play with too. She goes once a week for an hour and as soon as I am out of school for the summer she will go twice a week. We also get free stuff and coupons for the clothing store all the time so Izabel will never be needing new clothes! Here are some pictures from Saturday (I'll be putting better ones up next week when Noah goes with us. It's hard to take pictures of her while I have to be watching her so closely!)

Using her crawling skills to get through the tunnel!

Her favorite thing about Gymboree...putting these balls in her mouth!

Got to love them!

It's parachute time!