Gymboree Parenting Column

4 Actions Parents Should Avoid When Encouraging their Child to Learn English (Foreign Language)

よかれと思っていたのに……子どもを英語嫌いにする親のNG行動4つ

Although one can learn English (foreign language) when they become an adult, like swimming and piano it is much easier to learn a new language when one is y...

Teaching Shy Children How to Make Friends

人見知りの子どもに教えてあげたい「お友だち」の作り方

Children who have trouble speaking with those around them often also have trouble making new friends when they want to. For these children, it is important ...

Let’s enjoy Children’s Day – It’s Origin and How to Celebrate It!

こどもの日を楽しもう! お祝いをする由来とお祝い方法

May 5th is Children’s Day in Japan. Also known as Boy’s Day, families eat special rice cakes and fly “koi nobori” but few people know the origins of these...