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Help Your Child Learn to Succeed by Failing
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Help Your Child Learn to Succeed by Failing

We naturally want to help our children succeed. However, as parents, sometimes the very best thing we can do is help our children succeed by learning to fail. Life isn’t success after success. Life is a series of failures. Often times, perseverance through these failures makes the achievements we make feel that much greater.

Laughter is Learning!
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Laughter is Learning!

There is no funny business here, laughter has proven to be a vital part of child development for our little ones. One of babies’ first instincts are to smile. By 8-10 weeks babies can smile in response to stimuli and soon after they begin laughing spontaneously. This laughter shifts to a response to their environment by about 3 months old. Smiling and laughing are some of the very earliest forms of engaging with others and connecting in a social form.

National Day of Play: Refer a Friend for a FREE Day of Play!
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Members who refer a friend that signs up receive $20 off next month's membership

National Day of Play: Refer a Friend for a FREE Day of Play!

Saturday June 22nd is our NDoP: National Day of Play event. Our doors will be open 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM for a completely free event open to everyone, especially non-members. This free day of classes and play is a great way for people to come in and check out the Thousand Oaks Gymboree and see what our Play and Learning classes are all about! We are offering special pricing for people who sign up for a membership on the day of the event. We're asking you to invite everyone in your circle to experience how great Gymboree is with you. You can have friends experience Gymboree for free and if the friend you are referring signs up, you get $20 off your next month's membership and they get $20 off their sign up price. If you have friends with little ones aged 0-5, let them know about this great event! Gymboree is even more fun when you have a friend to join you.
 

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.

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