We are thrilled to offer our next round of our Speed Networking Event, based on rave reviews from our past attendees! On Saturday, June 8th, from 3pm- 5pm, we're doing it again! Up to 15 families and up to 15 caregivers, nannies, and babysitters, will meet face to face, in a format similar to speed-dating: you’ll get 5 minutes to chat with each person, rotate to the next one, and figure out who fits you best!
But will continue the following week on 4/2/19 as normal.
Today, 66% of the world’s children are raised to speak two languages. The LILA Mini Club program teaches French to parents and children in a warm, loving, and supportive environment. Music and playtime activities help children in their language acquisition while parents, some of them learning alongside their children, are able to participate in discussions on their children’s development.
Come and join us at PlayLab on Thursday March 28th at 1pm.
For more info on the class or the school, click here.
We’ve added new books to our reading nook! Stop by and take a peek at what’s new!
Hi, we will be open for our usual business hours on Monday (9am-6pm).
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
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.
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.
Last night we brought in Everclean to do a thorough deep cleaning of the whole space! They did a wonderful job working on the place. We hope you enjoy the refreshed, extra clean PlayLab. This is part of the improvements we are bringing to PlayLab, to make it the best (and cleanest) playspace in the area for you and your family.
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/
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.
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)
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!