Gross Motor Skills
- The Gymini Super Deluxe Lights & Music offers a truly multi-sensory play experience.
- It stimulates sight with flashing lights and colorful images.
- Touch is stimulated by the different fabrics, textures and shapes.
- Baby’s hearing is stimulated with four musical selections.
Fine Motor Skills
- When in the prone position, the Gymini Super Deluxe encourages baby to lift his neck and shoulders while gazing at his reflection in the mirror.
- The hanging toys invite baby to reach for them, and baby may find himself rolling over to get to them. Reaching for the toys with his arms and legs helps strengthen these important muscles.
- From the sixth month, baby is drawn to the Lights & Music Touch Pad, and strikes it to elicit flashing lights or music. This helps improve his ability to support his weight with one hand.
- The hanging toys invite baby to reach out and strike or grasp, first by chance and later quite intentionally as control over his arm and hand improves. This helps develop hand-eye coordination.
- The interesting and diverse structure of the toys helps him practice different grasping methods, as well as opening and closing his hand, pulling, and later, coordination between the two hands.
- The Gymini Super Deluxe offers a multitude of opportunities to experience cause & effect, such as batting at the hanging toys and making them swing, or striking the panel and causing the lights to flash or the music to play.
- From the fifth month, baby becomes intrigued with the concept of object permanence. He lifts the elephant's ears to reveal an animal hiding underneath, enjoying a fun peek-a-boo game.
Language and Communication
- Baby's ability to calm himself, during the first months of life, depends on external factors. The Gymini Super Deluxe's special structure, with the crossed arches, reminds the baby of the closed, protective, round environment of the womb, and this has a calming effect.
- The relaxing classical music selections fill this warm space with calming, auditory delights. And the mirror helps baby form a self-image, as he studies his reflection.
- The classical music selections contribute to baby's language development. Both are made up of a sequence of sounds that together compose "musical sentences."
- Both verbal and musical sentences are received by the brain as a sequence of sounds, and baby learns to process and organize these sequences into a meaningful form.
- When baby looks in the mirror he laughs as the baby in the reflection laughs back. He "talks" to his reflection, initiating an enjoyable "dialogue." This helps to develop his language and communications skills