Posted March 27, 2014on:
Saturday was M’s very first Gymboree class. She was signed up for a free trial class in Play & Learn 6.
To read more about my huge flub on trying to get M into the correct age ranged class, click here.
We arrived to the class 10 minutes before it started. In the ten minutes, M had time to get acquainted with the play area. It really didn’t take her very long before she was running around and having a great time sliding and climbing, running and jumping.
She was definitely in her element.
Once class started, I brought M into the middle of the floor mat. It was easy for her to refocus on what was going on. I was a little nervous that she would rather play than follow the teacher, but she did really well.
She followed along with the class. She followed directions. She did what she was told. She listened and played.
There were times where she would wander off and want to play, but I would just gently guide her back and refocus her attention on class participation.
The class was very fast paced. They would do one activity, then the teacher would blow a whistle or ring a bell to indicate a change of activity. M caught on pretty quickly with that concept. She would play until the teacher would make a sound. When M heard the sound, she’d stop what she was doing and look at the teacher.
It was great. M had so much fun and I really think this is going to be good for her. She’s more exposed to kids her age and she will start to learn about structure and following directions and listening to a teacher.
I regret not taking her sooner, but I’m glad she’s having the opportunity to do it now.