Gymboree Play & Music, a pioneering institution in early childhood development, was launched in Johar Town, Lahore yesterday. The full-day event included free previews for families with children ages 0-5 years, who were excited to take part in the classes on offer. The children also bought Gymboree’s educational toys and explored the play gym area. The event was attended by more than 250 families from across Lahore.
Chief Executive of Gymboree Ms. Sophia Kasuri and early childhood development specialist and told the media that child’s first few years are very important in terms of their physical, mental and behavioural development. Ms. Kasuri told the media that Gymboree had successfully completed 5 years of its operations in Pakistan and currently has four centres with the fifth one inaugurated at Johar Town, Lahore.
Shahid Afridi was the chief guest at the event and while talking to the media he said that importance must be given towards the early child hood development. Afridi said that programs like Gymboree help children not only in physical but also in mental growth, it also give them confidence which is very important for a child to excel in every aspect of life.
After opening, multiple centres in Lahore and Karachi Gymboree will also be opening branches in Faisalabad as well as Islamabad in the near future.