Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Gymboree Day!

Full disclosure: Gymboree is an advertiser in the print edition of The Mom’s Guide to San Diego, and my kids attend free classes at the Solana Beach location. That’s just ONE reason that I enjoy driving them from La Mesa to Gymboree in Solana Beach each week. Now here are some reasons you may like to check out that location or one of the other three San Diego Gymboree centers

1. QUALITY: If you’re confusing “Gymboree Play & Music” with Gymboree, the children’s clothing store, you’re not alone. Both are owned by the Gymboree Corporation. Gymboree = quality and value in both clothing and classes (oh, and they have the BEST bubbles you’ve ever seen, on sale at both the clothing stores and play & music centers!) Enroll in the play program after your trial class and enjoy these Gymboree store special offers:
* 20% off coupons for Gymboree Clothing, Janie & Jack and Crazy 8
* $25 in GymBucks
* FREE Gymboree Shopping Bag

2. MOMMY & ME: Gymboree is an excellent place for mommy and me classes. We enjoyed it when Mallory was just a crawler. You’ll get music, bubbles, parachute play and as much as activity as babies and toddlers are capable of. Gymboree is bright and cheery with lots of cool (and heavily padded) structures to climb and explore. If you are looking to get out of the house with your little one, want to mingle with other moms or want to find a great playgroup weekly activity, Gymboree is a fabulous place to start. Don’t forget to take your free trial class. OR, post a comment on this article to be entered to win one free month of classes!

3. OPEN GYM! No matter their age, I don’t think there is anything a Gymboree kid likes more than “open gym,” meaning they can explore and climb to their heart’s content during the free play hour. Sit back and enjoy mom! Open gym is available several times a week and is included with membership.

4. SPORTS SKILLS: My kids are older now, so I wasn’t sure if they’d love Gymboree as much as they did as toddlers. But the Sports skills class is a real winner for kids 3-5 years. I love that my two are able to take the class together. And during the course of our membership, they’ve been introduced to golf, soccer, track and field and tennis. Not only have they had a blast, they truly picked up some skills. Each class began and ended with open play, and they loved to see the different way the gym equipment was set up every week. Ms. Amanda, their teacher, is a mom herself and most excellent with these kids. Added bonus…sports is a drop off class meaning moms get a 1 hour break. Enough time to get a pedicure next door, hit Starbucks or power shop.

5. ART: If you add the art class for ages 3-5 like I do, you get to drop your kids off for another hour and the kids get to express themselves with paint, glitter, glue and more somewhere other than your kitchen table (no clean up for you!). Every week there’s a new theme, and Ms. Rachel in Solana Beach is as sweet as can be. My kids are so proud of the many mini-masterpieces they’ve brought home.

6. SOCIALIZATION: Moms are often concerned about making sure their children are “socialized” especially if they don’t attend preschool. My kids have had a lot of opportunity to share, partner and play with other kids in their Gymboree classes. And now Gymboree even offers a “School Skills” class where they can build key social, emotional and intellectual skills. There’s art, music, science and play…sounds good. Sign us up!

If you’re looking for any of the above, simply leave a comment below, and you’ll be entered into the raffle to win a free month of classes for any Gymboree program offered at the Solana Beach or Clairemont locations. And mark your calendar for their end of summer open house featuring the live music of HULLABALOO! We’ll be there to enjoy parachute time, bubbles, art activities and more!

Gymboree Solana Beach
End of Summer PaRtY
971C Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Sunday, August 28; 3:00-6:00pm
FREE for currently enrolled members.
$5 per family for those not enrolled.
Children under 5 only please.

14 thoughts on “Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Gymboree Day!

  1. lisa says:

    we will take my daughter to a free class this weekend, and if she likes it we will sign up!

  2. momsguide says:

    Gymboree is on Groupon today! The Groupon can be redeemed at any Gymboree Play & Music location in San Diego, and is for new customers only.
    Here’s the direct link to the offer: http://www.groupon.com/deals/gymboree-national-san-diego-ca.

  3. Lori Nyberg says:

    I didn’t realize the Gymboree classes were so diverse. I will definately check it out!

  4. Leslie Coyote says:

    I have never been to a Gymboree gym because I didnt know there were any local. This sounds like a fun thing to try with my daughter.

  5. I need a way to wear out my kids before bedtime – this ought to do it!

  6. Aline Grigorian says:

    We’ve never tried the Gymboree classes for Josie, but LOVE their clothes!

  7. I would love to win some free gymboree classes took Kaitlyn to gymboree as a baby and she loved it.

  8. I would love to win some free Gymboree classes took Kaitlyn here as a baby we miss it she is about to turn 4.

  9. Kate says:

    This sounds like a great place for my almost 2yr old to explore while big sister is at school. I can drop off one kid at school and head to class with the other. Like it

  10. Tonita says:

    I have always wanted to try it but I missed didn’t with my first and now that my second is almost walking I think he’d really enjoy it!

  11. Sarah says:

    We’ve never been to Gymboree but it sounds fantastic. Thanks for offering a chance to win!

  12. Vanessa says:

    I would love to take my daughter to try out the gymboree classes! 🙂

  13. Sophia says:

    I would love to take my son to gymboree! Especially for a free month YES please!

  14. Jennifer Moser says:

    I love gymboree but can’t afford it all the time. A free month would be amazing!

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