Playgroup/Community Offerings/Workshop Descriptions
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Baby & Me is a playgroup for caregivers and non-walking babies to play and learn with balls, bubbles, music, and a parachute! The playgroup is an opportunity for the babies to develop their pre-language, social and motor skills. Parents can learn about child development and also connect with other parents. Playgroups are held every Monday (excluding holidays) in South Tampa at Bayshore Baptist Church. No Registration Required. (bring a small blanket for your infant)
Crawlers: 9:30am -10:15am, Non-Crawlers: 10:45am -11:30am
Growing Together is a five-week developmental playgroup for confidently walking children 12 – 24 months. This playgroup is led by a trained facilitator and targets early childhood development through music, singing, rhymes, parachute play, and fine motor objects. The class targets developmental domains, such as language, cognition, motor skills, and social/emotional development, all using appropriate activities. Registration Required.
Group A: 12-18 months, Group B: 18-24 months
Wonder Years is a five-week developmental playgroup for children 24 months up to 36 months. This playgroup is led by a trained facilitator and targets early childhood development through music, singing, rhymes, stories, and creative age-appropriate activities to promote preschool readiness. Registration Required.
AGE: 24 – 36 months
Creative Learning is a five-week playgroup for 36 months up to 60 months that is designed to expose young children to experiences that foster critical thinking, concentration, fine motor skills, and creativity. Registration Required.
Group A: 36 – 60 months, Group B: 36 – 48 months
Little Amigos is a FIVE-week playgroup for children 24m – 48m led by a trained facilitator. This playgroup is designed to expose our Little Amigos to the Spanish Language through music, singing, stories and activities using conversational Spanish. Registration Required.
AGE: 24 – 48 months
Music & More is a five-week playgroup that nurtures the developmental growth of confidently walking children 12 months up to 5 years through music. Music stimulates both sides of the brain and helps develop language, social/emotional, and cognitive skills. A trained facilitator provides a musical experience that includes singing, rhymes, instrument playing, and storytelling. Registration Required.
Group A: confident walkers 12 – 24 months, Group B: 24 – 48 months, Group C: confident walkers 12 – 60 months
My 1st Year – Infant/Caregiver Support is led by professional child development specialists. It is inspired by the early childhood approaches of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and Magda Gerber. New moms and their babies up to 12 months will experience developmental and emotional support as they move through the transitions of early infancy. No Registration Required.
Fun Friday is an unstructured play time at the Baby Bungalow. Infants and children under the age of 4 and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy our infant playroom, toddler playroom and playground for free! It’s a great opportunity for social/emotional development while parents/caregivers can interact with one another in a relaxed environment. No Registration Required.
AGE: infants – 48 months
Infant Massage is a three session course that will strengthen the bond between the caregiver and baby. This workshop is for babies who are not yet crawling. It is led by a certified infant massage educator who will instruct the caregiver on the techniques and benefits of massage for infants. In addition to bonding, some of the other benefits include brain stimulation, stress reduction, digestive aid, and circulation improvement. Registration Required.
Infant Sign Language is a 90 minute interactive workshop that teaches caregivers the basics of signing with their children. As young as 8 months old, signing can give babies a temporary language while developing their expressive language skills. The workshop is designed to teach adults up to 35 signs typically used with infants. This workshop is for parents/caregivers only, children do not attend. Registration Required.