PLAYLAB’S YOGA BASICS FOR BEGINNERS.

With a deep, welcoming inhalation and a calm, surrendering exhalation, come and join PlayLab’s Yoga Basics for beginners. Join together to share and receive all existing knowledge from one another and ground all new coming thoughts and energy. This class will begin March 7th, and will be held every Thursday from 7pm- 8pm. For more information visit here.

Carrie Shoup
PlayLab wins HulaFrog's "Most Loved Indoor Play Center / Kid Gym"

We just found out that we were voted “Most Loved Indoor Play Center / Kid Gym” for HulaFrog Pasadena’s 2019 awards!!!

What a thrill!! Thank you to everybody who voted for us and supported us :) We’d like to thank the Academy :)

 
 



See the other winners here: https://hulafrog.com/pasadena-ca/most-loved-awards

Carrie Shoup
New (Weekend!) Class: PLAY Music Class

We’ve had a lot of requests for music classes and weekend classes, so we decided to combine them: a new Sunday morning music class, from PLAY Music!

PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

It’s a 5 week series, running from Feb 24th- March 24th, 9:30am-10:15am. More info here.

Carrie Shoup
New (Weekend!) Class: Women's Self Defense Class (Saturday, March 16th)

Announcing a new workshop at PlayLab! The “Ninja Basics: An Intro to Women’s Self Defense” class is a fun and interesting introduction to the world of women’s self-defense.   No previous experience required!

You’ll learn effective fighting skills, and in turn get to know your inner ninja!  Increasing your knowledge of self-defense will help you gain greater self-confidence and self-esteem. It’s also a great way to help you manage and possibly decrease any feelings of anxiety and fear that you may have in your daily life.

More info here.


Carrie Shoup
BE SMART'S presentation on Gun Safety

Friday, February 22nd, 5pm-6pm

Join us for a workshop on how to talk to your kids about guns, and what kids can do if they ever encounter guns in the hands of other children.  The presentation and Q&A is full of helpful information that will leave parents feeling empowered to keep their kids safe.

It’s not political in way, and is designed to make all parents and caregivers - gun owners and non-gun owners - more aware of how they can take easy steps to prevent gun violence.

Be Smart was developed by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and focuses on educating parents about the importance of gun safety, specifically on how to prevent accidental shootings, suicides, and even homicides by ensuring children don’t gain access to firearms (in their homes or homes they are visiting).

This workshop is FREE with admission or membership.

For more information go to http://besmartforkids.org/about/

Carrie Shoup
Thank you to APEX Carpet Care

We just had our carpets professionally cleaned by Apex Carpet Care last night- they did a fantastic job and a very thorough cleaning. This is part of our commitment to our families to step up our cleaning game, and keep PlayLab as clean as possible for you.

Carrie Shoup
For Valentine's Day: Pasadena Waldorf School presents "A MILLION VALENTINES” Puppet Show

The Pasadena Waldorf School is returning to present a special Valentine’s Day-themed puppet show at PlayLab! The Early Childhood teachers will present the puppet show “A Million Valentines” - a heartwarming tale about the simple gift of love.

Join us for a pleasant round of storytime to unwind and complete your child's day! Included with your PlayLab admission or membership!

(Suggested ages: 2 years old-7 years old)


Carrie Shoup
New CPR and First Aid Class Scheduled for Feb 28

Are you CPR trained? This class is just 3 short hours, but what you learn here could save a life or prevent a tragedy. We believe every parent should be trained to respond in the event of emergency. We strongly recommend this basic course, which covers a variety of situations and scenarios for helping adults, children, and infants. Completion of this class will earn CPR Certification.  Sign up for the class here!


Carrie Shoup
Introducing our new Music Series- and it's FREE with your admission or membership!

Kicking off Monday, February 4th, we’re introducing “SHORTBREAD SESSIONS” Music Hour with leader MEGAN NOVAK-LUCAS! No registration required; just come by and join in the session when you like!

Shortbread Sessions is a 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with. Check out the video below!

Carrie Shoup
PlayLab Classes and Events: What would you like to see?

Since we opened in May 2017, we’ve tried several classes, workshops, and events, with varying degrees of success. We want to listen to YOU and learn more about what you need.

How can we do it better? What do you want to see? What would be the PERFECT class, workshop, or event for you or your family?

Please share your thoughts by taking our quick survey. They’ll help us improve PlayLab for you and other families!

Carrie Shoup
Announcing New "Mindful Mamas" Class!

The next round of “Mindful Mamas” will be running on Thursdays, from Feb 7- March 28th. Taught by Angelique Adams, Mindful Mamas is an 8-week course designed to help equip mothers to embrace the joys and challenges of motherhood and its impact on our identity, relationships, and more. Learn more here.

Carrie Shoup
Just Added: New Triangle Chairs!

This modern take on the bean bag chair is the best spot for story time (and other things), featuring a unique fabric print by independent artists. They also have washable covers, making cleaning a breeze!

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Carrie Shoup
WALDORF PUPPET SHOW coming to PlayLab!

On January 11, 4pm, The Pasadena Waldorf School is presenting a special puppet show at PlayLab! Their puppet theater repertoire is connected deeply to the rhythms of the natural world and oftentimes coincides with seasonal festivals. Their upcoming performance of "The Four Friends" is a wonderful winter story exploring the themes of friendships and giving. Join us for a pleasant round of storytime to unwind and complete your child's day!

Included with your admission or membership! More info here.

Carrie Shoup
For Valentine's Day: announcing Pasadena Waldorf School's puppet show "A Million Valentines"!

The Pasadena Waldorf School is returning to present a special Valentine’s Day-themed puppet show at PlayLab! The Early Childhood teachers will present the puppet show “A Million Valentines” - a heartwarming tale about the simple gift of love.

Join us for a pleasant round of storytime to unwind and complete your child's day!

Suggested ages: 2 years old-7 years old

Included with your PlayLab admission or membership!

Carrie Shoup