Welcome to the Eastside Baby/Toddler Playgroup! Formerly the Eastside Fall of '09 Babies Playgroup, we have decided to broaden the age range of the kiddos in this group to include newborns to three year olds. This is a logical step as many of us are planning to expand our families over the next year or two. As always, older siblings are also welcome, but activities will continue to be tailored to our babies and young toddlers. And dads are always welcome to join the fun too!
This is a very active group, usually with two to four meetups each week. We have meetups all over the Eastside, but primarily in Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland. During the warm months we explore parks and have oudoor adventures as the weather allows. During the winter, we play in local community centers and other indoor play areas, and have small group play dates in members’ homes. We like to try out different events in the community like Toddler Story Times at the libraries and creative movement classes. We even trek over to Seattle occasionally to go to the Aquarium or the Central Library. There is no fee for belonging to this group at this time, but many of the indoor play areas charge on a per-child basis for play, and occasionally members will be asked to chip in for the cost of reserving a picnic area for family events.
Several of the moms have volunteered to be Meetup Hosts and Event Organizers with the result of broader numbers and types of activities to pick from. Meetups are typically held on weekdays, but we've had occasional events on weekends, and welcome leadership from anyone who is willing and able to host weekend meetups geared toward working moms. We’ve started scheduling regular ‘Mom’s Night Out’ events, too, as a chance to have a little fun away from the kids.
As this group grows and evolves, we will continue to value play and the learning that follows, and hope to build a sense of community for families on the Eastside. Please join us!
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
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