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Zumbini is the best mommy and me program ever! My almost 20 month old son, Zachary, and I have been a part of it since he was 4 months old! He has always loved music from the start but this program has definitely made an impact in shaping his little personality! Everything is a drum, blankets and cloths become scarves, and he marches and dances all the time! Any sense of fussiness and the Zumbini cd goes on and instant happiness! We get so excited when we walk in every week and a huge part of that is because of the friends we have made and of course our wonderful instructor, Jamie. She loves every one of her "bini babies" as her own and makes each one feel special! She noticed Zach was not acting like himself one class and she followed up with me later that night! She truly cares about all members of the Zumbini family and is just so talented. She brings such a wonderful program to life!
Zumbini has been a wonderful program for my son. He loves music and thoroughly enjoys following Miss Jamie during class. And who wouldn't adore an instructor who has so much passion, energy and such animation!?! She is bubbly, smiley, and a lot of fun! My son follows her rhythm, patterns, and songs. He asks for Zumbini songs at home and in the car. After a few sessions we have become good friends with some classmates. And recently, now my son runs to Miss Jamie to say hello when we arrive. I couldn't be happier with our Zumbini experience!!
My daughter Chloe and I started Zumbini when she was 10-months old. At that time she was just bewildered by the other kids and the music. Chloe is now 2-years old and she just can't wait to see Ms. Jamie on Sunday's. She'll throw her terrible two tantrum and I'll say "we're going to see Ms. Jamie" and just like that she stops! During the week Chloe just randomly practices the songs from Zumbini. It's amazing how much they retain!
I researched several programs and found that Zumbini was a great match for my little guy, and me, because of the combination of fun dance moves and vibrant music. The songs are upbeat and lively and the integration of scarves, shakers, drums and other fun instruments kept my little one engaged week to week. Jamie is absolutely amazing with kids of all ages and has an incredibly beautiful voice. Best of all, this program helped my little guy blossom socially in a way that I never imagined. It was such an unexpected benefit! I guarantee that if you go for a free trial class, you’ll be hooked!
I wanted to enroll my then 2 ½ year old in an activity that promoted social interaction and developmental growth. I was tired of the typical “gyms” and wanted something a little more, something different- especially since my son has a speech delay. I was so excited when some moms recommended Zumbini with Ms. Jamie. I had never heard of Zumbini before but after some research, I liked what I saw and decided to reach out to Ms. Jamie. She was so pleasant, knowledgeable and patient while answering all of my questions so I decided to try a class. We loved it so much that we signed up my 1 year old as well!
To say my oldest son (now three) lights up when he’s at Zumbini would be an understatement. His smile stretches from ear to ear as he dances, sings and follows Ms. Jamie’s lead. Developmentally, I could not ask for more. He has started following directions better, singing songs (which is a huge deal for a speech delayed child!), and learning key words and their applications. His attentiveness is due to Ms. Jamie’s obvious passion and enjoyment for Zumbini accompanied with her love and genuine caring for each child in her class. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious for the children and parents alike.
I am so thankful that the moms recommended Ms. Jamie’s Zumbini class- it has been a fun, rewarding experience allowing more parent/child bonding. The songs, dances and other activities Ms. Jamie teaches in class follow you home for continued enjoyment and quality time with your little ones. I look forward to each new session and can’t recommend this class enough!
I signed up for Jamie's Zumbini class with my two daughters for the first time this fall. The classes are held once a week and we were given 2 CDs, one for home, and one for the car so we can sing the class songs whenever we want. We also received a book with a cute story, the lyrics to the songs, and a message to parents about how each song is related to nurturing their development. There are so many things I love about the Zumbini class from seeing our Zumbini friends every week, to Jamie's smiling and happy presence. The class space is child friendly and inviting. When we walk in, the music is playing and the children and moms are sitting in a circle playing with colorful drums. The class is structured around a playlist of songs with various rhythms and movements to accompany the songs. I love that the children have plenty of room to move freely around the space, but I never feel like I have to chase my child around. They are always engaged and if one runs off, Jamie encourages parents to continue to follow along until their child returns to the circle. That is definitely a bonus of the class! Each class is structured similarly, which I love since my girls get excited when they hear the songs they recognize. My favorite part about taking Zumbini classes is the quality time I get to spend learning and growing with my daughters. Thank you Jamie for the wonderful class!