Our Play + Grow class is a crowd favorite! As a licensed Learn With Less® facilitator, we offer infant and toddler play groups that teach the four pillars of PLAY, TALK, SING, MOVE. Learn With Less ® supports parent education and promotes caregiver/child interactions by providing high-quality, evidence-based information, and simple, enriching activities in which families can engage anytime, anywhere - without ever having to buy a single toy. You will learn fun facts about your child's development, connect with other caregivers, learn about relevant resources in the community, and learn fun ways to interact with your child. Classes offered vary for ages 0 to 3 years old and are hosted throughout the year both indoors and outdoors depending on the season.
Babies Class (for pre-walking children)
September 18 at 9:30am
Oshtemo Township Park @ the small baseball field
Toddler Class (for kids who are walking through age 3)
Date and Location TBD
We offer frequent community gathering in the Kalamazoo area. Our aim is to connect families to our mission of connection, time in nature, and simplicity. We gather in various parks and play areas on a monthly basis. Activities include a story, small craft, and a walk or game. This time is geared toward the whole family with kids ages 0-6, but all ages are welcome!
Asylum Lake Preserve @ Parkview Ave entrance
September 25 at 10am
Nature-based group for children transitioning to kindergarten, ages 4 to 6. The focus of this group will be on building skills children need to thrive in the classroom through the magic and power of the great outdoors. Groups will be one hour long and held at Asylum Lake Preserve in Kalamazoo. Each group will follow a similar structure, including circle time, a book read, a nature hike, a fine motor activity, and a closing circle. Caregivers are required to be present.
Class dates, times, and locations TBD - stay tuned for details!