Gymboree: The PlayFull Parenting Movement

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Being a mom isn’t as easy at it looks! As moms, we constantly feel judged for the decisions we make, feel guilty for the time not spent with our children, and feel like there just isn’t enough time to do it all! Gymboree Play and Music centers pride themselves on providing a judgment-free facility where you are able to focus on playing with your child. Gymboree is celebrating 40 years as the leader in parent and child programs around the world for children aged newborn to five. What started as a small group of moms at the forefront of the the play movement, continues today as one of the most trusted resource available to help all parents understand and witness the vital impact play, music and art have on the development of their child.

At Gymboree Play and Music families will find music classes, art classes, a variety of physical, social, pretend, problem solving, and constructive types of play, cutting edge equipment that incorporates research and learning aesthetics from different educational and cultural backgrounds to deliver a universal and timeless play experience and parent parent participation as an integral part of all the programs offered at Play and Music. No matter where you live, you are likely to find a Gymboree Play and Music center near you as there are more than 700 locations in 40 countries around the world.

PlayFull Parenting Cards

PlayFull Parenting Movement

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, Gymboree Play and Music have listened to moms wants and needs and developed the PlayFull Parenting Movement. This movement is designed to help modern moms attain more play, with less pressure. Gymboree Play & Music released 40 Ways to Add More Play Into Everyday. This stack of playing cards provides parents with 40 unique ideas to incorporate fun into each moment — from the second your child wakes up in the morning to getting ready for bath time in the evening.  Click the link to for a printable version of the Gymbroee PlayFull Parenting Cards.

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PlayFull Parenting Movement
#7 Super Powers Dinner

Super Powers Dinner

Designate one night of the week as a “super power” dinner. Encourage your kids to join you in their “hero” attire and to bring their “super power” to the table. Allow kids to wear whatever their hearts desire — homemade costumes from found materials are extra awesome, now let the super storytelling begin!

#18 Bubble Fun        Bubble Fun

Catch a bubble and capture a memory: Dim your lights and let your little one catch Bubble Oodles using a flash light as a bubble catcher. It’s a great group game and creates a dazzling visual effect!

#12 Jam Session

Let your children play! Banging on the pots and pans

Turn over the pots and pans, and transform your kitchen into a garage band. Jam on!

#16 Silly Selfies

Make your kids laugh with Silly Selfies

Take silly selfies or have funny face competitions — laughing with your child is one of the happiest and easiest ways to bond.

#35 Hide & Seek

Hide & SeekPlay hide & seek and let your child help with counting and finding!

We have tried almost all of the play cards which have added even more fun to our day. You can never have too much fun with your kids! To kick off the PlayFull Parenting movement, Gymboree Play and Music invites you to come in and try a free class! Find your nearest Gymboree Play and Music location and sign up online!

Have fun and play, play, play!

This post is sponsored by Gymboree. All opinions are my own.

Meet the Author | Jenna

Jenna Greenspoon is a mom to Jonah and Addison, aged 8 and 5. She loves staying up to date on all things kids and makes sure she is on point with the latest childhood trends! She is the owner of Savvy Sassy Moms and manages a team of creative contributors that work hard to keep moms up to date on the latest trends. Jenna loves social media and works on a variety of social media campaigns with brands big and small. Connect with Savvy Sassy Moms on Instagram

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  1. Hi Jenna, nice article you have introduced. Playful Parenting helps with the toughest aspects of parenting: tantrum toddlers, biting preschoolers, anxious third-graders, and out-of-control preteens. It is one of the best ways to engage with children, pulling them out of emotional shutdown or misbehavior, to a place of connection and confidence.

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