Giveaway: Add A Little More Play To Each Day

Are you ready for a great giveaway? It’s sponsored by Gymboree Play & Music, the global leader in early childhood development programs. The prize is $100 in Gymboree Play & Music toys that foster the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play.

Levi just started a new preschool, and one of the things I love about their program is that they allow the kids plenty of time to learn through play. He’ll be 4 next month, and as much as I want him to be prepared for kindergarten, that’s still a ways off and he should be doing what kids do best – PLAYING!

Did you know that Gymboree has some great FREE in-store classes that support learning through play? Their Play and Learn classes are designed for kids age 0-5 years. They’re segmented into 7 levels to keep the topics appropriate to each child’s age and development level. Classes provide a variety of play-based activities to encourage problem-solving, storytelling, sensory stimulation, and more.

Gymboree also offers FREE music classes for kids age 6 months – 5 years. They even have a family music class where mom, dad, and siblings can join in the fun while building a foundation of music skills to enjoy for years to come.

Even though we don’t have a Gymboree Play & Music near us, Levi & I have found some great play activities to do together on their Facebook page.

We did this while we were on our camping trip this past weekend. I don’t think there’s a single kid out there that doesn’t get a kick out of playing with flashlights in the dark. (Bonus: they help scare away monsters)

I saw squeeze bottles at the dollar store recently, so I’m excited to try this idea out soon.

If you are lucky enough to have a Gymboree Play & Music near you, sign up for a free class here. You and your child will build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships. The classes also help you learn about your child — how to participate in and encourage his or her development — while enjoying the simple pleasure of playing together.

Want to win $100 of Gymboree Play & Music toys of your own? Enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below.

This giveaway is open to US residents only. Ends Friday, August 15th 2014.

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    When my boys were little I took them to some classes at Gymboree. They were so much fun!

  2. Music takes such a huge part in my Grandsons learning. He loves music, so of course he learns. I need to check and see if there is a Gymboree near where they live.

  3. My kids loved Gymboree when they were little. We all made some really great friends there, too!

  4. I have not heard of this one in the UK,We have something similar near us though.

  5. What a great give away, Music is important for kids to learn!

  6. Courtnie says:

    I like the BBQ Art idea.

  7. Looks great. Kids love to move around and play music. Will help stimulate them.

  8. My son loves to paint and build. He comes up with the coolest things to create.

  9. When my boys were little we went to gymboree classes. I know my daughter would love the music classes

  10. Play is the important part of the day! We did something similar to this when our boys were little. It was a fun energy depleting routine.

  11. I think it is so important to play – at all ages.

  12. Oh to have little ones again. They sure do keep us on our toes.

  13. They make the cutest clothes – some of my favorites from when the kids were younger were from there.

  14. I thought Gymboree was just clothing. I had no idea they had a musical place named that too.

  15. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Gymboree. I had no idea that they offered free classes. Definitely going to see if I can try out a class for my 4 year old.

  16. I was never in a Gymboree class as a kid. I do plan on taking my future kiddos there though!

  17. This is a great giveaway. Music and play, both important tools for kids.

  18. I’ve always loved Gymboree – great company! And this is a great giveaway, too!

  19. We love Gymboree clothes, I had no clue they made toys too! Great giveaway!

  20. I love it here! I’ve taken my toddler a few times when I had vacation and she enjoyed it. Great program for toddlers!

  21. When my son was really little we did gymboree classes and my son loved them.

  22. I like the BBQ Art idea. It sounds like so much fun.

  23. I always see the Gymboree near us. I will actually have to look closer now!

  24. barnolds barnes says:

    I like the firefly art post on their facebook page.

  25. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I like the stargazing activity.

  26. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun. My kids are too old for this but I will share with my friends that have younger kids.

  27. Cynthia C says:
  28. I wish we had one near me! Thanks for sharing.

  29. Gymboree is an awesome place to shop. I love the high quality of their clothes too.

  30. Gymboree is one of my favorite children’s clothes stores! And you are so right about play for young children! Was just reading that in China they don’t start their kids in school until I think 7 … and it makes me wonder why in America we push education so hard SO young. And it’s not even WORKING, what we are doing!

  31. Heidi Daily says:

    I love the firefly art idea on the Facebook page, I think my daughter would enjoy it. “Firefly Art. Dip thumbs into yellow paint and press atop aluminum foil. Tear and shape foil as fireflies take shape, finish with a dash of glitter and watch them glow!”

  32. Terri Egelund says:

    I always like to dance with my kids so this idea on facebook was great. classic Gymboree movement activity when you listen to Parachute Express’s song “Shak’in It.” It’s a great way to help your child develop body awareness and memory while shaking it up.

  33. Looks fun! Great tips! Awesome giveaway as well.

  34. How fun! I think it is so great for children to be able to learn in a fun and playful way! When I was young, things like that helped me to learn better!

  35. Barbara Fox says:

    Reading Good Night Galaxy then laying under the stars would be a wonderful learning/bonding experience.

  36. courtney hennagir says:

    I love the idea of having a family friendly playlist of songs to dance to!

  37. I like the BBQ Art idea

  38. I love imaginative way for kids to play. Looks like a lot of fun

  39. i like how Parachute Express’s song “Shak’in It” is a great way to help your child develop body awareness and memory while shaking it up

  40. I loved Gymboree classes, parachutes, bubble and gymbo stickers at the end

  41. Lisa Williams says:

    I wish I could’ve taken my kids to Gymboree play and music that sounds adorable! I unfortunately,don’t live near one but I have seen them if I travel a long distance and I have heard of Gymboree.

  42. T Michelle Trump says:

    I love the BBQ art idea. My niece will love trying this art activity!

  43. I was going to say that the pizza box marble paint activity was my favorite, but really – any activity with a parachute is a winner.

  44. Christina G. says:

    My favorite idea on their Facebook page: Summer nights are filled with learning opportunities, best found under a blanket of stars. Do some star-gazing together and stay up a little later and shine on! Better yet, make a party out of it. Here is a great party tutorial by Creative Juice.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. heather eg kaufman says:

    I like the Firefly art, nice & easy!!

  46. I like the Shak’in It idea to use Gymboree movement activity when you listen to Parachute Express’s song.

  47. Angela Y says:

    I like the Firefly Art. Dip thumbs into yellow paint and press atop aluminum foil.

  48. abedabun dawn says:

    I loved seeing that baby crawling for the first time. So cute!

  49. ed goldstein says:

    Shak’in It: Get down with a classic Gymboree movement activity when you listen to Parachute Express’s song “Shak’in It.” It’s a great way to help your child develop body awareness and memory while shaking it up.

  50. I wish we lived near a Gymboree. The classes sound so neat. I’ve wanted to take my kids since my 7 year old was a baby.

  51. Stacey b says:

    I love the Toddler Dance session idea. Looks like fun!

  52. I like the Ball & tunnel play idea.

  53. Stacie Reid says:

    I like the BBQ art idea. 🙂

  54. I like the bbq art

  55. Kelly H. says:

    My favorite is the BBQ art.

  56. Natalie F says:

    I wish we had one near us, so much fun. I will have to use some of their ideas at home. My kids would really like the “Summer Night Lights” idea and the “friendly playlist of songs that celebrate stars” – my kids would like that before bed.

  57. Katherine says:

    Take advantage of their playlist and celebrate the stars

  58. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love the whole BBQ art idea. Thanks for hosting!

  59. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like the star gazing night and the firefly art ideas.

  60. Laurana H says:

    I like the sensory bottle project.

  61. I love this! Especially the music part.

  62. Nicole-Lynn says:

    The Celebration Strand showing all the kids artwork is really nice! That’s my favorite idea on their Facebook page. Thanks for the opportunity!

  63. I love the parachutte and the babies lay under!!

  64. Brittney House says:

    The Ball & tunnel play idea is neat.

  65. Oh my favorite is No 7 Bean Bag Bowling! Oh we would LOVE that! Fun!

  66. Jessica Beard says:

    I love the idea of using the tub as an art studio!

  67. The stargazing idea is good.

  68. I love the splashy art studio!

  69. tina reynolds says:

    I had no idea they did toys love the star gazing so cool to find this out. THanks for sharing

  70. I like the stargazing idea

  71. victoria lynch says:

    I love the splashy bathtub art idea. We are a family of artists and this calls to me

  72. Rachel Ellis Freer says:

    I like transforming your tub into a splashy art studio!

  73. amanda whitley says:

    i like using washable watercolors to create your own Rainbow Fish

  74. Kate Newton says:

    I like the idea of having your kiddos get in the tub and paint on old christmas rap! Easy clean up! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  75. I like the idea of making our own rainbow fish. Thanks for the chance.

  76. RICHARD HICKS says:
  77. Melanie Comello says:

    My favorite ideal and one i will definitely have to do soon too, is the BBQ Art! I have oh so many condiment bottles, and this will be much better then throwing them away. My lil’ one is going to have a blast 😉

  78. Jillian T says:

    I like the idea of making Sensory bottles and the crawl-through tunnels look like fun.

  79. Love the idea of jumping in the pool for the last Summer swim, hope we get the chance!

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