Playgroup/Community Offerings/Workshop Descriptions
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Baby & Me: An ongoing, drop-in playgroup for parents/caregivers and babies, newborn to 12 months of age, to share and learn through play. The experiences offered support babies’ social, emotional, physical and cognitive development through sensory materials, songs and positive interactions. Baby & Me meets on Mondays (excluding holidays) at Bayshore Baptist Church, 3111 W. Morrison Ave., on the 2nd floor. Crawlers: 9:30 – 10:15 and Pre-Crawlers: 10:45 – 11:30 am. No registration required.
Crawlers: 9:30am -10:15am, Non-Crawlers: 10:45am -11:30am
Growing Together: A 5-week playgroup for confidently walking children, 12-24 months of age. This group is led by a facilitator and targets the developmental domains of cognitive (language, math and more), physical, social and emotional development. Using music, rhymes, stories, and other developmentally appropriate activities, caregivers will be supported while playing and learning with their children. Registration required.
Group A: 12-18 months, Group B: 18-24 months
Wonder Years: A 5-week playgroup for children 24 to 36 months of age. This group is led by a facilitator and uses play, music, stories and more to foster toddlers’ growing independence, self-regulation and curiosity during the ‘teachable twos’. Registration required.
AGE: 24 – 36 months
Creative Learning: A 5-week playgroup for children 36 to 60 months of age. Led by a facilitator and designed to promote children’s critical thinking, problem solving and creativity through discovery and play. Registration required.
Age: 36 – 60 months
Little Amigos: A 5-week playgroup for children 24 to 48 months of age that’s led by a facilitator and exposes our Little Amigos to Spanish through music, singing, rhymes and activities using conversational phrases. Registration required.
AGE: 24 – 48 months
Music & More: A 5-week playgroup that nurtures the development of confidently walking 12 month olds to 5 years of age, through music and other activities. Music boosts language and literacy development, numeracy, math, self-expression and motor skills. A facilitator provides experiences including songs, rhymes, storytelling and more. 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 and Caregiver Support: This group is led by a child development specialist for new parents/caregivers and their babies up to 12 months of age. Caregivers will be provided developmental and emotional support as they navigate their baby’s first year of life. Drop-in on Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Weekly discussions include: understanding baby’s cues, mindful interactions and play, creating safe environments, developmental milestones, emerging language and more. No registration required.
AGE: Newborn to 12 months old
Fun Friday: Baby Bungalow is the place to be on Fridays from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Infants and children under the age of 4 and their parents/caregivers are invited to enjoy the infant playroom, toddler playroom and outdoor play space. It’s a great opportunity for socialization and shared experiences in a relaxed environment. No registration required.
AGE: Infants – 48 months
Infant Massage: This 2 session workshop, for babies who are not yet crawling, is led by a certified infant massage educator who instructs parents/caregivers on the techniques and benefits of infant massage. Registration required.
Sign Language Workshop: This 3 session interactive workshop teaches parents/caregivers the basics of signing with their children. Signing gives children a foundation for communication while developing their expressive language skills. The first 2 sessions are for the parent/caregivers only, session 3 includes the children too. Children up to 48 months of age participate with the caregiver during the 3rd session to learn and practice with support. Registration required.