How often do we long for simpler, more peaceful times in which to raise our kids?
The Pop Up Playdate Café aims to create such a space, happening this Saturday morning, March 25, 10 am to 12 pm, at Tifft Nature Preserve. Against the backdrop of Buffalo skies, tall grasses, and the birds of Lake Kirsty quietly paddling or flying by, young children can play their own games and make friends while their parents visit nearby.
The playdate is hosted by The Backyard Atelier, 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.
Invite your friends and family to join you for a chance to step away from it all, watch your children happily craft their own play making with sand cupcakes in the Tifft Mud Kitchen, story telling play with small animal figures, or building a fortress with wood blocks under the large trees. Ideal for small children up to about age seven, all family members are welcome.
Register online by midnight Friday, and you can also advance order fresh, locally-made Butter Block pastries with Tipico Coffee. Pastry selections for March include Salted Caramel Pop Tart, Poached Pear Danish, Almond Croissant, and Pain au Chocolat.
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