We know its too early, but at Sophie’s young age of 20 months, we want her to experience going to a playschool. In our house, she’s the only baby, and her playmates are mostly us and her yayas. Its still different to mingle with kids her age too, and to gain confidence with her activities while learning and having fun at the same time.

When she was just 10 months, I tried her in a trial class in Kinder Musik BGC. It was ok but there were so many kids. I think they were more than a dozen in a class and the space was so small. Plus we were so busy that time with all the wedding preparations. Now I think is the best time for her to join a playschool. She can understand almost everything now, though she doesn’t talk much yet. 


Sophie and I on her trial class
I plan on enrolling her to the different classes of Gymboree in Greenbelt 5. They have a nice spacious area for playing. For now I enrolled her in Play and Learn Level 4 (16-24 months). The first time she was a bit hesitant to try the slides and other activities, but she got more relaxed the second time and even tried to mingle with some of her classmates. Whats nice about Gymboree is the kids gymplay for the day is free when enrolled in a class. So the kids can stay before or after class if they still want to play.
Sophie’s becoming confident on her succeeding classes
she doesn’t like going through a tunnel like this though
going up the slide by herself
sliding cautiously 😉
Teacher Jem hands out a shape for Sophie to toss

Sophie mingling with a classmate

She loves to dance whenever she hears an upbeat song, so probably next would be her Music class. 

Here is Sophie dancing to the Gymbo song.  

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Gymboree Greenbelt 5, Greenbelt 5, Basement Level, Ayala Center, Makati

Phone: (63)2.728.4769 (GROW)