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gymboree

Petah Tikva, Israel
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gymboree

Hi,

We are now in the black forest with a 1 year old that seems to show no interest in anything that we do. Is there a gymboree or some other point of interest for a kid her age?

We are now in Alpirsbach and tomorrow and on we'll be staying at sankt Margen.

Thanks,

Lior

Thanks,

Lior

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11. Re: gymboree

This is the first time I've seen such hostility here! Gymboree is a more "organized" form of entertainment for younger children. Parents and children go together and there is music, games, etc. Its pretty popular in US (for good or bad). You pay per class, usually lasts an hour. They are famous for the "parachute" game.

http://www.gymboreeclasses.com/index.jsp

I have never seen one in Germany, nor something equivalent.

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Wow, I just checked this out

http://www.GymboreeDeutschland.de/

It says there is a location in Munich, and 3 in Switzerland.

In USA I used to take my daughter a lot many years ago. I had mixed feelings, but it was fun, and very popular.

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In other words, there are "classes" to teach children and parents how to play? I am shaking my head in amazement.

I'd rather show a small kid the real world than artificial play worlds, and the real world is free and offers endless room for creativity if children and parents use their own imagination instead of following a curriculum. All little children 'know' instinctively how to play with a stick and some pebbles, a pile of sand, or splashing water if they are allowed to.

When I was little I had no sand pit or plastic toys in my parents' garden - I got two square metres of soil as my personal place to play and dig in the mud. Luckily my mother had a healthy opinion about playing children and dirty clothes, and a good washing machine...

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