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Sensory Play: Taking it Outdoors!

Sensory Play: Taking it Outdoors!

It’s no secret that sensory play is crucial for early childhood development. The importance of sensory play cannot be overstated. You support cognitive growth, language development, gross and fine motor skills and more by encouraging the use of all senses through play.

Talk and Read to your Children: Literacy Starts at Birth
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Talk and Read to your Children: Literacy Starts at Birth

This month, we are focusing on early literacy. Researchers have learned that when parents read books with their babies and engage with them throughout the reading process, this translates into strong reading skills later in life. The more words children hear and understand, the more their vocabulary and reading skills are likely to be. Talking, reading and engaging with your children is imperative. Your actions literally have the potential to light up your child’s brain!

Why the First Five Years are so Important: The 10 Stages of Play
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Why the First Five Years are so Important: The 10 Stages of Play

From day one, your little one is growing, changing, learning and developing. We now know that from the time of birth until age 5, a child’s brain develops more than at any other time in their life! 90%! These five years are essential and, the best part is that as caregivers, you have the ability to really steer how the brain develops. This early brain development has a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn, to develop social and emotional abilities and ability to succeed in school and life.

So, how can you help?

Spark Meaningful Connections with Your Kids
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Spark Meaningful Connections with Your Kids

It is the month of love and, for some of our kids, these occasions are their first taste of how to show the people we love how we feel. Our conversations with our children stay with them. Happy or sad, positive or negative, our words matter. When is the last time you felt truly heard by someone you love? How did that feel? As a parent, that’s a feeling we want to give to our children. Meaningful conversations with our children today lead to meaningful connections with our children in life. We don’t have it all together all the time, it’s not going to look perfect. However, every effort you take does matter.

Welcome to Our New Blog!
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Gymboree Play & Music Thousand Oaks

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Welcome parents! We've started this blog as a resource for our parents. Here you can find parenting advice, tips, activities, recipes and observations to help as your little one grows!

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