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Benefits of Outdoor Play with Gymboree HopnRoll

Living in Colorado it's been said, if you don't like the weather, wait 30 minutes, it'll change again, and that has been true for the past 2 weeks. I've been sick for over a week but before that I was able to enjoy a full day of play outdoors. This week however can you believe that we've been having snow and hail. I can't wait to be able to go outside again and enjoy the beautiful sunshine that Spring has to offer. There is nothing I like better than playing outdoors, going down the slides and swinging in the swings. Actually it's been said that children who play outdoors are not only healthier but stronger and happier too. Thanks to the new Gymboree HopnRoll play line not only can I enjoy my outdoor play but I can look fashionable while playing as well. Today I want to share with you some of the benefits of playing outdoors.

Mommy and I decided to take a trip to the military army base in Fort Carson, Colorado. We visited the Iron Horse Park and had a lot of fun there. It was a great day that day. The sun was shining and I was getting my daily dose of Vitamin D and fresh air. I want to share with you some of the benefits of playing outdoors.

Playing outdoors increases your child's fine gross motor skills. Just climbing up and down the the jungle gym, going down the slides all increases and helps your little one's coordination. They gain self confidence when they realize that they can do things on their own and everyone loves to feel confident!

Pushing your little one on the swing  helps them to understand cause and effect. They learn the difference between up and down and going backwards and forwards. It's also a lot of fun being swung in the air and trust me no-one knows how much fun it can be like me.

Did you know that children who go outdoors and play are not only healthier, happier and stronger than their counterparts who only stay indoors, but they are also leaner and fitter. They also have a lot more active imagination and are able to play together better with their peers. After all the playground is usually filled with other kids. They learn how to play cooperatively with others. It's also a free playdate for mommies and daddies.

Gymboree's new HopnRoll line keeps up with my play. Their new line of mix and match styles is not only well made like all the others but coordinate well with all their collection and is available for boys and girls in sizes 6 months to 10.  It's so easy to mix and match. Since its beginning in 1976 with Play & Music centers, Gymboree has proudly watched kids learn and grow through the power of play and seen firsthand the desire from Mom for cute, comfortable, coordinated style at an everyday great price. From playdates to picnics in the park, Gymboree is proud to help dress the cutest kids in the sandbox.

Gymboree is partnering with KaBOOM! – a national non-profit organization that works to ensure that all kids have a childhood filled with active play, especially those in underserved communities. From 4/6 – 5/31, Gymboree will be supporting KaBOOM! through a series of programs and activities, with the goal of raising enough money to build a place to play for 10,000 deserving kids in 2015. A percentage of proceeds from the sales of Hop ‘N’ Roll in-store and online will benefit KaBOOM!

Gymboree has also created a Playdate guide on Pinterest —an incredible resource for families to discover new and exciting places to play, from the best playgrounds to the best museums around the country.  Check it out today!

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Annmarie John
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  1. I am so glad that you are feeling better Madison!!! Soak up that sun :)

    1. Growing Up MadisonApril 18, 2015 at 6:17 AM

      Hi Michelle, this post was written before I got sick and since I've been better we really haven't had much sun. I'm hoping for lots of sunshine this week coming up so I can go out and really enjoy it.

  2. Not to mention the GREAT Vitamin D we get from being out in the sunshine. Outdoor play is so very important for kids of all ages... including ME!

  3. I love the outfit - it's the cutest. I wish we have Gymboree here in my country :(

  4. Your little girl is so sweet! I cannot wait until my little one is old enough to run around at a playground! I agree with you - physical activity is so, so, so important, even at a young age! We have to get out kids outside playing, not inside sitting around watching television and playing video games!

  5. Anyone who goes out and exercises in the sun is better off. Not just kids.

  6. Playing outside is great for everyone. Kids and adults alike should do it!

  7. Love outdoors! Looks like she had a lot of fun. You know I just don't see many people at the play grounds anymore. They are built and rarely used :( It's nice to see someone is enjoying it though

  8. Gymboree has such great kid's clothes. They last through so much!

  9. This gymboree looks like so much fun, I wish I had it when I was a kid. You made great points about playing outside and the health benefits. In fact, I am going outside to get some vitamin D too!

  10. Madison is just as cute as she can be. As for Gymboree, this is awesome. They actually have some great activities for kids in my areas as well. So I am very excited to here what they are doing to ensure every child has an active childhood. I think that's important.

  11. Love seeing your kid play outside! i hope when we have kids they'll love playing outside like we did when we were younger :)

  12. I absolutely love your outfit madison and glad to hear you're doing better now, such a happy child.

  13. Glad she is feeling better! She's adorable. I love gymboree, but I'll admit I don't shop there often only because I was gifted boxes upon boxes of brand new clothes for my youngest and hes still in them! I go for special occasions to get super cute outfits!

    Getting outside is so important, I'm so glad the weather is nice again and we can get out more often. It makes such a huge difference in kids too. Their attitudes and behavior I find it a huge difference when able to get outside and soak up the sun!

  14. That is a cute outfit! As homeschoolers we take a lot of our learning outdoors. It beats sitting in a classroom all day ;)

  15. Our weather is crazy too. I think the snow is finally gone for the year now though. Love the swing picture, that's a big happy smile!!

    We go to Gymboree for my granddaughter, and we used to go for my youngest son too when he fit in the clothes. I love their styles.

  16. What a great program and I love that it is going to benefit 10,000 kids. Playing outside is such a vital part of being a child. Playing with friends at the playground etc.I have so many wonderful memories.

  17. What a fun day outside it looks like you had and I love your outfit Madison :)

  18. Madison, I have to say I love your outfit. I also agree when you say play time is very important for kids. My kids like you are happy that the weather is warming up, because it means more time outdoors.

  19. How fun! :) So awesome to see the little one going outside and enjoying the park! Looks like so much fun! :) Thanks for sharing.

  20. Glad that you are now feeling better [pretty girl. Don't worry, the sun will come soon for you to enjoy.

  21. There are so many benefits to being outdoors; kuddos to you for doing this with your sweet little princess!

  22. My little guy loves to go to the park to play on toys similar to these. He'd love to have a backyard full of these toys.

  23. On the weekends playing outdoors is pretty much what we do all day long. I couldn't agree more.

  24. Looks like she is having such a fun time, my daughter loved Gymboree when she was growing up. Outdoor play time is the best.

  25. What great photos of Madison playing in the playground.

    I love how comfortable and flexible the Gymboree line is!

    Thanks for sharing.

  26. She is so cute and I love her outfit. It is so important for kids to play outside and the parks are the way to go. I used to take my kids to the park all the time. It was our special time together also with me working and going to school. Thanks for sharing.

  27. She is so cute. I love her outfit

  28. I love there clothes, so cute, and affordable, which is very important to me! And the benefits of outdoor play is so important, give them a chance to explore, helps them in a number of ways, and gets them to connect with other kids. We always get outside with the kids and keep them running around.

  29. Madison looks like she is having a blast at the park! And her gymboree outfit looks even cuter the way she wore it! Thanks for sharing :)


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