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Playgroups

Open playgroups for birth-preschool age children (unless noted).  A huge pile of toys and a bunch of kids, what else do we need?  A great time for kids to practice social skills, and for parents to talk with other adults.  No need to register. 

*Mondays, 4:00-5:00 pm

*Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 am.

*Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am. 

 

Motor Skills Playgroup

Motor Skills Playgroup is held from October through May on Fridays from 10-11:30 am.  Ages 0-3.  This playgroup provides an opportunity for parent/child interaction while completing a wide variety of large and small motor skills activities, and the occasional take-home project.  $2.50 per child, no registration necessary!  You can prepay for several weeks at a time if you’d like, with our virtual punch card.

 

Breastfeeding Support Group/Breastfeeding USA

Our breastfeeding support group is dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend our monthly meetings along with their babies and toddlers.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month at 7 pm and the 4th Monday morning of each month at 10 am.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to allow yourself time to get settled. For more information call Marjorie at 319-447-1499. FREE!    No registration necessary!

 

**NEW** Postpartum Support Group

New moms need a safe place to discuss their transition to parenting a new baby.  Whether it’s your first baby or 7th, parenting each child is different.  This group provides a supportive environment to discuss fears, address concerns, talk about your birth experience, or ask breastfeeding questions.  Since the group is new to BB&B, all moms are welcome, no matter how long ‘postpartum’ you may be.  Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7 pm.  No registration necessary!

 

Sit & Stitch Craft Days

Moms can cross stitch, crochet, knit, embroider, scrapbook, create, and have some time away.  For crafter of any experience level.  Held on select weekends throughout the year (check the calendar page for exact dates).    (Nursing babies under 1 year, who are not mobile, are welcome.)   Registration required.

 

Mom & Me Craft Time

Moms and their ‘older’ kids can spend time crafting together in our classroom space.  Fashioned after our Sit & Stitch Craft Days, this short, condensed crafting time allows for creativity to blossom while making the time together special.  ‘Older’ kid  can be defined by the parent.  Is your child old enough/interested enough in crafting to be able to attend this group for the 4 hours block of time?  Craft time includes supper!    Registration required.

 

Summer Park Playdates

Each month May-September, we choose a park at which to gather.  This set time ensures that there will be other kids for yours to play with, other moms for you to converse with, and time to enjoy the great outdoors.  We plan to meet on Fridays from about 10 am-noon.  Most families pack a picnic lunch to enjoy before heading home for nap time.  No registration necessary! 

Summer 2014 May-September:

May—Bever Park, CR                       June—Thomas Park, Marion                       July—Tucker Park, Hiawatha

August—Thomas Park, Marion                    September—Noelridge Park, CR (near duck pond)

 

BB&B Book Group

Our goal is to provide a group where we can discuss books of interest to local families.  We schedule book discussions periodically.  If you have a book you would be interested in discussing. Let us know!  Also, please let us know if you would be interested in an evening book discussion!    No registration necessary!

 

 

 

Our Community Room is also available to rent so you can host your own

crafting/scrapbooking day or personal event.  For information, e-mail us at office@BirthBabyAndBeyond.org

Please register for all other classes and activities by calling our office 319-364-1144, emailing us at office@BirthBabyAndBeyond.org or on our Registration page.

 

Check out our current class schedule on our calendar page.

 

Learn about our code of conduct and class, illness & weather policies.

Playgroups & Support Groups are free to attend (except Motor Skills Playgroup which is $2), however, we do appreciate a donation if you can give one.   Suggested donation—$1 per family per visit.  We have a donation basket on the classroom wall.