After talking about it for weeks, Wendy and I finally brought Yifan to Gymboree, the early-education center. Yifan and Wendy went there for once before, and this is the first time I am with them.
Yifan didn’t show particular interest in the group activity. He enjoys playing with the slopes, and stairs by himself.
Something I observed is, they are mainly using English as the instruction language – the songs, the introduction and almost everything. I don’t feel very comfortable in an environment where everyone is Chinese, and they use English to educate my kid at the very beginning. What is the point to do it when the kids don’t know any language yet. It is OK, but I don’t think it is an advantage for a training center to use English to teach than others.
English is important. But to experience so many parents play and dancing with their child and singing everything in English just seems strange to me.
The cost for a 12 classes package is 2880 RMB, pretty expensive.
We finally decided to give Yifan more free fresh air in parks, and our time, instead of sending him there.