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Gymboree Play & Music aims to foster creativity while helping with cognitive development in children ages 0-5.

 
Want to help your children foster creativity and confidence? Then you may want to check out Gymboree Play & Music in Gahanna. Specializing in age-appropriate activities for children between the ages of 0-5, Gymboree Play & Music was designed by experts in both education and play to help develop the cognitive, physical, and social skills of children as they play. 
 
“Our programs are also recognized for their unique approach to parent involvement, which encourages participation in and understanding of each child’s development,” according to local owner Danielle Culbertson. “We offer play & learn, music, art, school readiness classes, and open play time as well as birthday parties and other special events.”
 
Located at 1364 Cherry Bottom Road in Gahanna, Culbertson owns the local franchise with her husband David. The two opened the Gahanna Play & Music four years ago.
 
“We young parents, we realize how important a safe space for little ones five and under is, and we feel grateful that we can serve the central Ohio community with our programs,” she says.
 
With more than 700 Gymboree Play & Music locations in more than 40 countries around the world, Gymboree began in 1976 when Joan Barnes, a mother from Marin County, California, tried to find a safe, fun place featuring age-appropriate activities for parents and young children to play together. 
 
“Unable to do so, she did what any enterprising person would; she started her own program,” explains Culbertson. “Locally, Gymboree Play & Music has been serving the Central Ohio community for over 20 years. We offer a safe place for little ones to explore and discover with their grownup while learning and growing with each and every visit.”
 
Each child that comes into Gymboree Play & Music will get to explore all parts of development, including social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. While focusing on the whole child, kids are able to discover at their own pace and celebrate as they master new challenges. 
 
“Our proprietary equipment was designed by Jay Beckwith, a nationally respected playground designer with more than 40 years of experience, who created every structure with the needs of children in mind,” explains Culbertson. “We change our equipment layout every 2-3 weeks to keep children engaged and excited for what is next. Also notable to add, when talking with Jay about the equipment, he remarked that he wanted children to exercise their disappointment muscles. Interesting, right? He didn’t want them to master everything on their first try. This concept is so important to overall development.”
 
Culberton says that they are always working to tailor the curriculum and class offerings to meet the demands of current families, so you can expect new classes to arrive in the coming months. She also says that Gymboree Play & Music will host its annual Gymb-O-Ween Halloween Parties on Sunday, October 28 at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. “We’ll be decorating pumpkins, enjoying fall-inspired activities, and having a fun costume parade,” she says. The cost to participate is $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for a second sibling. 
 
To learn more about the Gahanna Gymboree Play & Music, click here. There you can view the class schedule and sign up for your free trial class. You can also contact the location at 614-414-7265 or send them an email. And “like” them on Facebook or follow along on Instagram.

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