Our baby classes are based on the philosophy that the best learning environment for babies is one in which the parent or care-giver plays a very active role. Therefore, all Gymboree baby classes are about spending intense „quality time“ with your baby in order to support the development of a strong parent-child bond as the basis to developing your baby´s self-confidence. With play-based, age-specific activities that awaken the senses and support motor skill development, in addition to parent/care-giver discussion time to exchange ideas, our baby classes are a special experience for all.
In these early months, babies are learning to feel comfortable in the outside world. What is most important during this time is that babies feel loved, safe and secure. This healthy “attachment” helps babies become eager learners and develop self-esteem, self-confidence and the ability to form close, healthy relationships as they grow. In Baby SP, we explore visual and auditory development of babies through sensory play (sights, sounds and textures), tummy time (giving babies a chance to see their own reflections and build upper body strength), first songs, baby massage and more.
Between 6 and 10 months, babies are learning that they can make things happen by using gestures, facial expressions and sounds. In this level, children are learning about cause and effect, and the ways they can have an impact on the world around them through their actions. Activities are designed to support emerging mobility by developing strength, balance, co-ordination and self-confidence through play with ramps, slides and climbers. We also support language development though song and dance.