|Play and Learn classes are structured play classes.|
They usually start with the teacher animatedly reading a story off a book...
|...and then activities for the day are built around a theme.|
This day's theme was cooking. Here is Malik making "pizza."
|Gymbo (he's the clown right there) gets tired sometimes and has to take a nap.|
This day's theme was firefighting.
Here is Malik cleaning their "fire station." Ladi-da.
|Music Class. I don't know what happens here. I'm the one taking the picture. Hehe|
|Their paint is foamy. Cool.|
|Malik with his work of art. I didn't notice at first, but my father-in-law|
very astutely pointed out that Malik's drawing looks like a group of
parrots perched on a branch. Interesting. Can you see?
After class, Malik spends some time in Gymboree's play area. It's a very safe and nurturing environment. Malik has no idea he's learning while he's playing.
Malik goes to Gymboree Magnolia, which is nearest our place and is very convenient. The teachers are enthusiastic and "crush-worthy" (Malik has a crush on his teacher, Cali. Hee).
|Teacher Cali (I have no idea why this photo won't rotate. Ugh.)|
|Teacher Pearl |