We love it when our little people have a wide open spaces that are full of fun things for them to freely explore, tinker with, and imagine into their own creations. So we teamed up together with Tifft Nature Preserve, Tipico Coffee, and Butter Block to create a space for families with little ones to meet us out over scrumptious local coffee and excellent fresh pastries.
If you sign up by midnight Friday, you can order up a couple of coffees and your favorite Butter Block June selections. Dress for whatever the weather turns out to be and meet us out at Tifft Nature Preserve. We bring boxes and baskets full of fun loose parts and pieces, natural materials, and assorted playthings that appeal to little people. It’s right along the idea of an Adventure Playground but on a smaller scale so that toddlers can also join in the fun.
Parents and friends can hang out at a safe distance, visit with coffee in hand, share a sweet Saturday morning. Register online at www.popupplaydatecafe.com. Check out pictures from past playdates at www.facebook.com/popupplaydate
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.