We’re baaaack with playtime for children and parents who enjoy cafés. Join us for Pop Up Playdate Café. Saturday morning at Yoga Parkside, an opportunity for parents to relax with delicious pastries and quality coffee, to visit with their friends, and simply let their kids be, in a curated play space where kids can get into everything.
Children do not need to be taught in order to learn, explains a recent New York Times article. “If we want to encourage learning, innovation and creativity we should love our young children, take care of them, talk to them, let them play and let them watch what we do as we go about our everyday lives.”
And an essential part of everyday life for parents is in finding sweet spots to connect with each other, particularly on Saturday mornings, to decompress after the pressures of the work week.
In Berlin they call them Kinder Cafés. In Singapore, Adventure Playgrounds. Here in Buffalo, we call it Pop Up Playdate Café, a collaborative venture between The Backyard Atelier, Tipico Coffee, Butter Block, and Urban Creatives LLC, on the lawn at Yoga Parkside, Saturday, August 6, from 10 am to 12 pm.
Enjoy Tipico Coffee cold brew or sparkling lemonade and a Butter Block fresh pastry without waiting in a line, packing/unpacking your kids into/out of car seats, or hunting for a parking space three blocks away. Tasty treats will be available on site for those who pre-order. Pre-registration is required by midnight, Friday, August 5.
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.
Details are available at www.popupplaydatecafe.com
Pop Up Playdate Café
Saturday, August 6 | 10 am – 12 pm