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2022年9月18日
NEWS

Join us for our Preschool Prep/Preschool Open House!

Families with children between the age of 1 year 4 months and 2 years old are invited to join us for one our Preschool Prep or Preschool Open Houses. Families will enjoy participating in our popular activities. After the activities, we will explain about our unique programs in detail. 

Our spacious play gym will be available for free play during the explanation session.
Bring a friend and join us at Gymboree!
Space is limited so sign up today!

※One participant will win a Free Play Gym Ticket to reserve our play gym for a date with your friends.

Contact us at our Motoazabu (Hiroo) school for details!

2022年9月18日
NEWS

Don’t Miss our Fall Campaign!

New families, who enroll in classes during September and October, as well as current members who invite their friends, can take advantage of our Fall Campaign offered until the end of October! Invite your friends and join us at Gymboree this Fall! 

New families who enroll in Mommy and Me classes will receive
①FREE MEMBERSHIP
② If you enroll with a friend, you and your friend will receive 5,000 YEN OFF 1 month of class fees*
③Current members who introduce a friend will also receive 5,000 YEN OFF 1 month of class fees*

*② and ③ cannot be combined. Max discount is 5,000 YEN OFF. The discount will be applied on the first withdrawal.

New families who enroll in Preschool Prep, Preschool, After School or Saturday School will receive
① FREE MEMBERSHIP for the FIRST 5 FAMILIES who sign up for EACH PROGRAM

Current Members who introduce a friend will receive
5,000 YEN OFF their next withdrawal when their friend’s enrollment is finalized. (Friends can join any of our programs.) 

fall campaign

2021年6月7日
NEWS

Join us for our Summer Bubble Pass!

Join us for our popular SUMMER BUBBLE PASS this summer!

Families, with children between the ages of 0 and 3 years-old, can take advantage of our Bubble Pass from 6/14(Mon) – 9/11(Sat). This is a great opportunity for new families to Gymboree and past members who have some time this summer to experience our unique programming for a discounted price! 

Please check this link for details.

 

 

2021年3月16日
NEWS

Join us for our Spring Bubble Pass!

We will be offering our popular Bubble Pass again this Spring between 3/1(Mon) and 4/30(Fri). Families who purchase the Bubble Pass, can enjoy 4, 8 or 12 age-appropriate classes of your choice at a discounted price. The monthly pass is targeted at children between the ages of 0 and 6 years old. Don’t miss this opportunity to try some of our original play, music or art classes! 

 

Please refer to the below flyer for details. (Click on the flyer to enlarge)

※Pricing for Nagoya differs. Click here to confirm.

2021年3月1日
NEWS

Don’t Miss our Spring Campaign!

New families, who enroll in classes by May, as well as current members who invite their friends, can take advantage of our Spring Campaign offered until the end of April! Invite your friends and join us at Gymboree this Spring! 

New families who enroll in Mommy and Me classes will receive
①10,000 YEN OFF Membership Fee
② If you enroll with a friend, you and your friend will receive 5,000 YEN OFF 1 month of class fees*
③Current members who introduce a friend will also receive 5,000 YEN OFF 1 month of class fees*

*② and ③ cannot be combined. Max discount is 5,000 YEN OFF. The discount will be applied on the first withdrawal.

New families who enroll in Preschool and After School will receive
① 10,000 YEN OFF Membership Fee

Current Members who introduce a friend will receive
5,000 YEN OFF their next withdrawal when their friend’s enrollment is finalized. (Friends can join Mommy and Me, Preschool or After School)

For more information, please click on the image below to view the PDF file.

Gymboree’s Spring Campaign

2020年11月27日
COLUMN

How can parents teach their child to get ready themselves in the morning?

Many parents are worried that their child will be unable to prepare him/herself smoothly in the morning. Since parents are often busy in the morning, it is helpful if children can do some tasks on their own. In this article, we will introduce some tips for helping your child prepare in the morning on their own.

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What causes children to be late in the morning?

Why does it take children so much time to get ready in the morning? There are many reasons which are often hidden to their parents.

They eat slowly

Many children have less of an appetite in the morning because they are still sleepy or they ate more food then they needed the night before. This makes it hard for them to eat their breakfast quickly.

They take a long time to get dressed

Some children have no problem changing their clothes quickly on a regular basis but tend to take their time when they know their parents are in a rush. As a result, for 2-5-year-olds, it is a good idea for parents to avoid putting out clothes with buttons and zippers when they want their child to get dressed quickly.

They are not prepared

When children wake up and spend time lazily, it is often because they do not have a good sense of time. Compared to adults, children still have an immature sense of time so they often hang around without being aware of it.

How can parents help children prepare themselves in the morning?

It is important for parents to find out why things do not go smoothly in the morning and take the appropriate countermeasures so their child can prepare himself/herself when needed. Please look at the below tips for examples.

Tips regarding Breakfast

It is often effective to ask your child what he/she wants for breakfast. For example, you can ask your child to choose their favorite jam or rice ball ingredients. Children are more motivated to eat when they feel that they have chosen it for themselves.

It is also easier for children to eat simply (main + soup) than a mixture of a lot of dishes in the morning. Miso soup and other soups that have a lot of nutrients are good dishes to prepare for breakfast.

Tips for Changing Clothes

For children who still have difficulty doing buttons, it is a good idea to help when needed. Children feel a sense of accomplishment and will be motivated to try more next time if they can do things on their own.

If your child has a hard time choosing his/her clothes, it is often helpful to prepare a “change of clothes” box and have him/her choose from what is in the box. You can prepare clothes, handkerchiefs, tissues, hats, etc. the night before and put them in the box the night before. This will give your child plenty of time to change his/her clothes in the morning.

Visualize the Preparation Flow

Creating a “preparation checklist” with your child is a great way to share the tasks that need to be done during the preparation period. The checklist will make it easier for your child to understand the contents and flow of morning preparations.

Making a table of what actions need to be taken and when is also a good idea. You can make the table colorful and post it on the wall or on a whiteboard so children can see it easily. It will help children see at a glance what has been completed and what still needs to be done.

Although parents want to rush their child when they can’t get ready in the morning fast enough. Hurrying is often counterproductive. So, it is recommended that parents instead focus on making getting ready fun. Please think about ways you can make preparation fun such as playing music or giving high fives when each task is finished.

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2020年11月20日
COLUMN

【For 3~4 year-olds】Suggested Age-appropriate Chores for Children!

When a child is 3-4 years old, he/she can do more things by himself/herself and becomes more interested in becoming more independent. Allowing children to help around the house will give them a sense of responsibility and help them gain self-confidence. In this article, we will introduce chores recommended for children aged 3 and 4 years old.

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Recommended chores for 3-year olds

Praising your child after he/she helps, gives them confidence and a sense of self-affirmation. Giving them chores will also encourage them to acquire a sense of responsibility to complete tasks until the end, improve their finger development and overcome challenges.

3-year-old children love to imitate adults. Therefore, they often want to do things on their own and copy what their parent is doing. Here are some chores recommended for 3-year-olds.

Making sweets

Pancakes, which are a favorite of many children, are easy to make by simply mixing the ingredients and cooking them on the stove. 3-year-olds are good at stirring so it is a safe task to assign them that doesn’t require the use of fire. After helping, they will enjoy not only eating but also making sweets. You also end up with delicious sweets to eat, so you can kill two birds with one stone.

Wiping the floor with a wet cloth

Wiping the floor with a wet cloth is a great chore to assign your 3-year-old. You can give them some tips on how to squeeze out the cloth and how to wipe the floor and then leave it up to them. You can also show them how to clean up after yourself when you spill something. This will help them develop an awareness that it is important to clean up on their own.

Recommended chores for 4-year olds

By the age of 4 years old, children can do many more things on their own. It is a great idea to let them try even more difficult chores.

Washing the dishes

Why not try asking your 4-year-old to help wash the dishes? Parents can start by modeling how to wash. If you are worried about injury, please avoid glass and ceramic and have them start with cutlery and plastic. Once they get used to washing, you can teach them how to handle glass and ceramics.

Although they may not do a good job at first, but they will get better after practice. Please make sure to watch when your child is washing the dishes to make sure he/she does not get hurt.

Breaking eggs

Breaking eggs can be difficult for young children. However, practicing from a young age will help them learn how to adjust their strength and crack the egg carefully. Please ask your child to help when you are making omelets or other dishes with eggs.

Sweeping with a broom

Sweeping the floor with a broom and collecting it in a dustpan is a good chore to assign your 4-year-old. This chore will help him/her learn how to collect garbage efficiently. Your child will feel a sense of accomplishment when he/she sees the clean floor.

The ability to do housework is a skill that it necessary when you live as an adult. When children get involved in chores from a young age, children will learn how to think for themselves and the importance of doing their share.

Also, children who feel a sense of accomplishment and are grateful to their parents will grow into respectful adults. It is important that parents give their children the opportunity to help whenever possible.

Attending mommy & me classes with your child is a great way to fulfill your child’s needs to do things on his/her own. These classes will help your child gain his/her independence and improve his/her communication and social skills.

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