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I always thought that less than 2 years old is too young to go to school.

E Bear went to school past 2 years old, and we enrolled him early because we felt that he needed to be with peers in order to speed up his speech development.  He didn’t go to Gymboree.  He only went to The Little Gym once, in a party.  But after looking at the rates and locations of both The Little Gym and Gymboree, we decided that the school inside our village was more practical for us.

But now, Papa Bear and Mama Bear are both holding clinic in Shangrila Mall.  There’s a Gymboree there.  We still think that the fees are on the steep side, but we came across this deal and Mama Bear just couldn’t resist.

R Bear went to Gymboree about 2 times for the gymplay.  Papa Bear had clinic and other errands, so he dropped R Bear for her to play while he goes about his duties.  Last Saturday, Mama Bear finally brought R Bear to Gymboree for the first of her 4 classes under the deal.

It wasn’t too smooth.  R Bear was very excited upon entering the place because she thought that she would be able to play again like last time.  But then we brought her to the classroom.  She wailed and wanted to get out.  But when the teacher brought out coloring sheets and crayons, she was able to sit still for a while.  Mama Bear stayed with her the whole time.

Mama Bear thinks it was pretty well done of her, considering it was her first time in a classroom setting and she’s not quite 2 yet.

Mama Bear brought her back later in the afternoon for the freeplay.  She was happier this time.

E Bear was outside the whole time, saying he wants to watch his little sister :).

Hoping there would be less crying and more learning in the next sessions!

Family Day

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We all trooped to LSGH gymnasium for E’s family day. This is the first time that E will be having his family day in big school, and we were told that he’d have one every year. We were all so proud of E when he, together, with his classmates danced to the tune of “People in your neighborhood” and “Baby” by Justin Bieber :D.

Incidentally, each class had a color and a hat representing a profession. E’s class color was orange and they all wore fireman hats. I also loved the other hats — there were “future” chefs, doctors, soldiers and uhhh, sorry forgot what the other class wore (toinks!)

There were also games where Daddies and Mommies had to participate, and games when the boys would participate. Unfortunately, E’s class did not win. But hey, that’s great too! After all, they had to learn about sportsmanship too!

There was also a raffle, which we did not win. But then, with the numerous sponsors, everyone got a special prize anyway. And the loot bags (not one, but 2!) were huge!