In this mad dash end-of-summer season, it’s still a challenge to coordinate time to connect with family and friends. Make a date to meet up with us Saturday, September 3, 10 am to 12 pm, for Pop Up Playdate Café at Yoga Parkside, a collaborative venture between The Backyard Atelier, Tipico Coffee, Butter Block, and Urban Creatives LLC.
Popular with young families, Pop Up Playdate Café offers a time and space for babies and young children to freely mess about, explore, and investigate while their parents, and their parents’ friends, enjoy fresh cold brew from Tipico Coffee and Michelin star-worthy fresh pastries from Butter Block. It’s a chance to de-stress, relax into your weekend routines, and know that you’re still prioritizing quality time with your children and for yourself.
Plus, amidst the frenzy of back to school, the New York Times reports that young children learn best through play. Jay Giedd, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego points out that most kids younger than 7 or 8 are better suited for active exploration than didactic explanation. “The trouble with over-structuring is that it discourages exploration,” he says.
Come explore with us! Pre-registration is required by midnight, Friday September 2 and is available at www.popupplaydatecafe.com. Book your playdate, select your beverage and pastry of choice, and invite your friends and family to meet you there. (While earning a $4 credit when you come with a friend.)
The Backyard Atelier is an outdoor, play-based early childhood program that draws inspiration from the Adventure Playground movement (playwork), Reggio Emilia Approach and Forest schools of Europe. By creating a curated space that prioritizes each child’s play agenda, children are encouraged to explore their interests, questions and big ideas through open-ended, child-directed, loose parts play.