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Play & Learn Club Member
Exclusive Classes

These classes are for Play & Learn Club Members Only
Class Days and Times are generally when they are offered. Please see the calendar for the official class dates.

 

Bookworms Reading Time

Ideal Age Group: Babies (sitting assisted) through Preschool
Membership Requirements: Play & Learn Club Member Exclusive
Pricing: Free
Pre-Registration required: No

Class Description: 

Join one of the Parenting Resources educators for a lively reading of 3 books, geared towards the age of those in attendance. 

 

Bubble Blast

Ideal Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Membership Requirements: Play & Learn Club Members Only
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members
Pre-Registration required: No

Class Description:

Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers- come chase, pop, dance with or just watch hundreds of bubbles while they fly around the space! We hope this gets some of your child's post nap wiggles out before the evening the routine begins. 

 

Club Member Meetup

Ideal Age Group: All member ages
Membership Requirements: Play & Learn Club Member Exclusive
Pricing: Free
Pre-Registration required: No

Description: 

An informal hangout session for members of all ages to make new friends and get out some of that energy before nap time.

 

Fingerpainting Fun

Ideal Age Group: Babies (sitting assisted) through Preschool
Membership Requirements: Play & Learn Club Member Exclusive
Pricing: Free
Pre-Registration required: No

Class Description: 

This laid back fingerpainting party with food-based paint fosters creativity through a variety of senses and social interactions. Students should wear clothes that are ok to get messy, as we cannot guarantee the paint will not stain clothes. However, we do have smocks available for everyone. 

 

Flower Arranging

Ideal Age Group: Toddlers through Preschool
Membership Requirements: Play & Learn Club Member Exclusive
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members
Pre-Registration required: No
Special instructions: Please bring a small container for this activity. If you have flower cuttings from your yard you'd like to bring along to share with the class, they're always welcomed! 

Class Description: 
Arranging flowers can provide many opportunities for learning and can be adapted based on difficultly to help toddlers and preschoolers develop practical life skills, fine motor skills, creativity, flower identification, and provides multiple areas of sensory experiences, and more!

 

Grandparents Day

Date and Time: Varies- Please see calendar
Membership Requirements: Play & Learn Club Member Exclusive
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members
Pre-Registration required: We are asking for an RSVP by emailing or notifying the front desk. However, last minute deciders are welcomed. 

Class Description: 

Join other member's grandparents, and other special people lucky enough to fulfill that role, to connect, share experiences, make friends, and make a craft together with your grandchild/ren. Whether you watch that special little one full time or you're in town visiting, you're important and we want to celebrate you! We'll also have tea, coffee, and treats available.

 

Messy Garden Playtime

Ideal Age Group: Everyone!
Membership Requirements: Play & Learn Club Member Exclusive
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members
Pre-Registration required: No

Class Description:

Meet us in the garden! We'll have tons of fun getting messy so bring a change of clothes if you'd like. We may be digging, building, pretending, making noise, climbing or swinging. All ages are welcomed!

 

Pajama Jam Movie Night

Ideal Age Group: Everyone!
Membership Requirements: Play & Learn Club Member Exclusive
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members
Pre-Registration required: Yes, by the morning of movie night- email or talk to Kate
Special Note: We order cheese pizza. Children with dairy allergies are welcomed to bring another food. Also, weekends-only members are welcomed at this event.

Class Description: 

Come enjoy a pizza party and movie night with fellow members. Kids come in their PJs, relax on the comfy pillow and blanket fort and watch a family friendly movie or they can color, play with toys, are just run around. We order pizza for the adults and kids, so RSVPs are requested the morning of. Adults, feel free to bring adult beverages if you would like!

 
 

Many Other Special Events

See our calendar for Play & Learn Club Member Exclusive Event Descriptions!

Baby & Me and Child Enrichment Classes
Open to Non-Members

All classes are FREE for Play & Learn Club Members-  Pricing for Non Members are as listed
Class Days and Times are generally when they are offered. Please see the calendar for the official class dates.

Please note that we are shoe free and all adults should bring socks or slippers. Also, no food allowed.

Art for the Little Ones

Ideal Age Group: Babies (sitting unassisted) through Preschool
Membership Requirements: None
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members / $15 per child for non-member drop ins
Pre-Registration required: No, but we recommend drop ins always check the calendar for last minute cancellations 

Class Description: 

This class offers an exploratory, stimulating, and safe environment for you, and your baby, toddler, or preschooler to become familiar with basic art materials, while nurturing creativity, curiosity and developmental growth

 
 

Baby & Me Yoga

Ideal Age Group: Caregivers with babies or kiddos
Membership Requirements: None
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members / $15 per child for non-member drop ins
Pre-Registration required: No, but we recommend drop ins always check the calendar for last minute cancellations
Bring: We have a limited number of mats and carriers for use, which are first come first served but feel free to bring your own.

Class Description: 

Baby & Me Yoga is a relaxed and casual yoga class for parents and their babies and little ones, where they can rest, rejuvenate and join other parents and babies for yoga, healing, and laughter. Sometimes there's more feeding and diaper changing than yoga going on, but the teacher rolls right along! This class offers postures and exercises for strength, balance, and energy restoration and is great for newbies and yogis alike.

Feel free to bring your baby, toddler, or preschooler to this class. Older kiddos can play in close proximity or can try some yoga poses too!

 

Circle of Moms

Ideal Age Group: All
Membership Requirements: None
Pricing: Free and Open to the Public
Pre-Registration required:  No, but we recommend drop ins always check the calendar for last minute cancellations.

Description: 

Join other moms for lively discussion, make new friends, and to share wisdom with one another. The facilitators believe that there is no right way to parent because you know your baby/child best and they support a variety of parenting styles. Whether you are breastfeeding, formula feeding, cloth diapering or using disposable diapers, this circle is for you.

 

Happiest Baby on the Block

Ideal Age Group: Newborns and their caregivers
Membership Requirements: None
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members / $40 per child for non-members /$175 for private class
Pre-Registration required: Yes, at least 72 hours in advanced

Class Description:

Did you know newborns cry and fuss the most during the first four months of life? The Happiest Baby Workshop is a nationally renowned program taught by certified instructors with expertise in the development and behavior of infants. The techniques learned in this workshop turn on a reflex that all babies are born with - The Calming Reflex - the “off-switch” to your baby’s cries. Taught by our Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and 30+ year baby expert, this class is great for parents, grandparents, and any newborn caregiver!

 

Infant Massage

Ideal Age Group: Non mobile infants
Membership Requirements: None
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members / $20 per child for non-member drop ins
Pre-Registration required: No, but we recommend drop ins always check the calendar for last minute cancellations

Class Description: 

Join Certified Infant Massage Educator/Holistic Health Coach/Doula Angie Merriken to learn the essentials to giving your baby a message. Infant massage is a practical and easy way to sooth your baby, bond with your baby, and connect with other new parents in this laid back and super fun class.  Each week will focus on a different section of the body. You'll leave the class with a wonderful massage routine that you can use with your infant daily!

 

Learning Through Music

Ideal Age Group: Babies (sitting unassisted) through Preschool
Membership Requirements: None
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members / $15 per child for non-member drop ins
Pre-Registration required: No, but we recommend drop ins always check the calendar for last minute cancellations

Class Description: 

Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, in this music therapy group, your little one will use music and music based skills to address developmentally appropriate skills such as taking turns, following directions, attending to task, greeting, and interaction with peers. We will sing, dance and use fine and gross motor skills to play rhythm instruments.  This is a wonderful class for you and your little one to bond, have fun, and learn new ways to interact. This class runs for 30 minutes. Children will also have an opportunity for free play after until 11am.

 

New Mama Class

Ideal Age Group: Sign up to start your 4-week session when your baby will be 1-12 weeks old.
Membership Requirements: None
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members / $89 for non members for the 4 week series
Pre-Registration required: Yes, at least 72 hours in advanced

Class Description: Bring your newborn to our friendly, warm, and welcoming space and get help on all the topics of concern to new moms: feeding, sleep, soothing, milestones, vaccinations and pediatric visits, postpartum adjustment, self care, getting out and about with your baby, emotions, returning to work, pumping, local resources, and more. You'll receive tons of useful and evidence-based information and will have plenty of time to share and connect with the other mamas in the group.

 

Pop Up Preschool

Ideal Age Group: 3-6 year olds
Membership Requirements: None
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members / $75 for non- members for the April series or $25 per class
Pre-Registration required: Yes. Registration for non-members is required at least 72 hours before the desired class. Members can register online or verbally at the front desk and we ask for 72 hours notice. Members, if you cannot make a class, please notify us so that we can plan accordingly.

Class Description: 

Want to get your 3-5 year old ready for preschool in little bits at a time? Or do you homeschool and want to have your lessons supplemented one morning each week by another teacher? Are you looking for new or more friends for your little one? Pop Up Preschool is he perfect solution! This caregiver/child class will last around and hour and a half, with open play after. Topics change each week and touch on math, literacy, science, history, art, music, and more!

 
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Safety Storytime

Ideal Age Group: Toddlers-Preschoolers
Membership Requirements: None
Pricing: Free and Open to the Public
Pre-Registration required: No

Class Description: 

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer April Schnetzer visits Parenting Resources armed with props, puppets, and a story focused on a different safety related topic each session. Topics range from learning what a police officer does to what to do if a child is lost. On special days, a police patrol car may even make an appearance for attendees to check out for themselves!

 

You Yoga, They Play!

Ideal Age Group: All Ages
Membership Requirements: None
Pricing: Free for Play & Learn Club Members/ $15 per caregiver for non-member drop ins
Pre- Registration Required: No

Class Description: 

Whether you are expecting or have a baby, toddler, or preschooler, come enjoy some yoga and fun while your little one plays in our fun play space! This isn't your typical yoga class. You might hear some rock music, see some kids hopping through the middle of class, and there's definitely a lot of laughter going on. It's the only yoga class of it's kind in St. Louis, and it's definitely a blast! If you have a baby, you can wear them or let them hang on your mat with some of our eco-friendly toys. If your kiddo is mobile, there is plenty to keep them occupied and they'll probably also make some new friends. They can even be little yogis and participate in class if they'd like. This class is great for every BODY and even if you don't consider yourself the "yoga type," we're pretty sure this class will keep you coming back for more! We have a limited number of mats available on a first come, first served basis.

Parenting Resources Partner
Classes & Events

We partner with instructors, organizations, and facilitators throughout the St. Louis
area as well as providing rental space.
Registration for these events is through the individual or group's website.

*Parenting Resources is not responsible for the content or student experience of the class or event

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Kids Yoga Teacher Training

Upcoming Dates:

Module A - Sept 22-24

Module B - Oct 6-8

Module C - Nov 3-5

Learn to share the magic of yoga with the kiddos in your life!  Whether you are a parent, teacher, yoga teacher, or pediatric professional, our workshops provide the training, knowledge and confidence to safely and effectively teach kids yoga that is accessible and inclusive to all. You do not need to be a current yoga instructor to attend these classes! Our yoga instructor training is for you. Get your feet wet with our introductory yoga teacher training, and, if that leaves you craving for more, delve deeper into KAY (Kids Adaptive and Accessible Yoga), accessible/inclusive pediatric yoga, and yoga philosophy for kids, in Modules B and C


Kids Yoga Class

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, June 17th
Sunday, July 23rd
Sunday, August 6th 

Time slots by age:

1pm- 9-12 year olds
2:15pm- 5-8 year olds
3:15pm- 2-4 year olds

Yoyo Yoga School offers $5 yoga classes for children once a month for a variety of age groups. These classes give kids yoga instructors in training, under the direct supervision and direction of pediatric yoga guru Lisa Roberts, the opportunity to work with kids hands-on. Pre-Registration is required.


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Babywearing International of St. Louis Gateway

BWI of STL Gateway is a chapter of Babywearing International (babywearinginternational.org). Babywearing International, Inc. (BWI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. It has a lending library of carriers and membership is only $30 annually.

Parenting Resources donates use of it's space to BWI on the 3rd Thursday of the each month from 10-12.