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August Updates

We have lots of exciting programming slated for the coming months designed to support you & your family.

  • 8/18 CPR - infant, child & adult CPR plus choke saving. Join us Sunday morning to learn these life saving skills. 9:30 am.

  • 8/19 Ask the Lactation Consultant. Katie Howser will be our guest expert for Monday's New Parent Group (0-12mo) at Noon. Connect with other new parents and get a little support as you make your way through the first year with your little one.

  • 8/22 Baby Sign Language Playgroup 12:30pm. Learn to communicate with your child before they can verbalize.

  • 8/29 Meet the Doula 6:30pm. If you’re expecting, join us for an evening to learn more about the role of a doula, and meet some local doulas.


SEPT:

  • Closed 9/2 for Labor Day

  • 9/10 Introducing a New Sibling. If you're expecting, please join us to learn how to make the transition from 1 to 2 a smooth one.

  • 9/11 Cooking without Waste 101. In this fun, hands-on class, you'll learn how to make apple cider vinegar, salad dressing and a delicious salad as you also gain tips for reducing food waste (& saving money!) as you feed your family.

  • 9/14 10am. Infant Sleep Workshop with Dr. Angelique Millette at 10am. Angelique is a top notch expert in the field of sleep and child development, and an absolute wealth of information.

  • 9/15. Childbirth Preparation. If you're expecting, we hope you'll join the incredible Kelly Gray to gain information and confidence as you welcome your little one to the world.

  • 9/20. Estate Planning 101, at 11:30am. Learn what you should have in place, especially now that you're a parent.

  • 9/29. Yoga for Posture and Alignment for Dads. We hear a lot about self care for moms. Here's a workshop especially for the papas out there. Taking good care of your body will enable you to keep up with the little ones as they only get faster!

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything I can do to make Recess a supportive oasis for your family. Hope to see you soon, Lisa

Music for All Ages

Do you love music as much as we do? It’s an incredible learning tool for young children, it snaps us grown ups out of a bad mood, and it brings people together.

Join us this summer for music designed to delight and engage all members of our community. And please spread the word, because music is more fun with friends!


Summer Music Activities at Recess

a perk of membership!

Mondays

 

Little Ladybugs Early Childhood Music Class with Toby. Last Monday of the month @ 9:40am (June 24, July 29, August 26):

Toby’s small group classes for mixed ages (newborns - 5 years) include lots of fun singing, movement, instruments, and are a great chance for the Little Ladybugs (your young musicians!) to connect with you, their parents and/or caregivers, and also with the other musicians in the class. We develop our sense of rhythm, pitch, melody, and have a lot of fun in the process. Classes are developmentally appropriate for the Little Ladybugs in each class!

Tuesdays

 

Stories & Song with Regina at 11am

In a classic “circle time” format, Regina reads a few stories and leads the group in interactive songs. This playspace activity is great for all ages and takes place in the playspace for families to join in.

Thursdays

 

Music Time with Carissa at Noon,
(most Thursdays this Summer, not 7/4, 7/18, 7/25)

Introduction to songs, props, musical instruments and fun! 

One Saturday a Month, Live Cello Music

 

Classical Cello with Hannah, 10am

Canadian cellist Hannah Addario-Berry has been delighting music lovers around the world for over a decade. Specializing in chamber music and solo repertoire, Hannah is passionately committed to performing music by living composers. Along with her exquisite cello playing, Hannah's warmth and unique presentation style enable listeners to forge a deeper connection with music. She lives in San Francisco, CA.


Other Great Opportunities for Music Around Town:

Charity Kahn’s JAMboodas

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Music for Aardvarks

Rock Band Land

Golden Gate Park Band

Summer is for Stress Free Enrichment

Looking for something a little less structured? Our daily Playspace Activities allow children to come and go as they please. 

They're developmentally appropriate & available to members during open play (without any pre-planning or registration!).  

  • Mondays 9:30am (last mon of the month): Little Ladybug Music Class with Toby (0-4y)

  • Mondays 10am: Storytime with Pat in the Playspace (0-4y)

  • Mondays Noon: New Parent Meet Up in the community room (0-12mo)

  • Tuesdays 11am: Story and Songs in the Playspace (0-4y) 

  • Thursdays Noon: Storytime with Judy in the Playspace (0-4y) 

  • Thursdays 4:30-5pm: Big Block Play (1-4y)

  • Fridays at 11am: Family Yoga (0-4y)

  • One Sat/mo 10am: Live Cello (0-4y)

Special Events

  • 6/14 11-1: Moderated Playgroup (0-4y) - They play, you have access to a early childhood development expert to ask questions!

  • 6/15 10am: Storytime with Laura (0-4y)

  • 6/15 10:30am: Yoga for Walkers (14ish mo - 3y)

  • 6/15 11am: Yoga for Babies & Crawlers (0-14ish mo)

  • 6/21 4:30pm: Intergenerational Playdate (0-4y)

  • 6/23 10:30am: Yoga for Walkers (14ish mo - 3y)

  • 6/23 11am: Yoga for Babies & Crawlers (0-14ish mo)

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Become a Member and get unlimited access to play, the community and activities.

“Each time I bring my one year twins to Recess, I see them develop more and more. The space invites them to play, but I’m most impressed with the skills they come away with after spending time there. I’m a former elementary school teacher and appreciate developmentally appropriate activities Recess offers to babies, toddlers and kids.”

- Mom of 1-year old twins

LEARN MORE ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

Spring Fest Fundraiser at Recess Collective

Our first annual fundraiser is shaping up to be an awesome afternoon of family fun.

Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 1-5pm.

Tickets include an afternoon with live music, face painting, play, food & drink and a raffle.

Proceeds will go toward offering subsidized memberships to families in need, enhancing the playspace with additional interactive exhibits, and bringing in local artists and musicians.

  • The Schedule!
    - Local musician, Charity Kahn, will play from 3:30-415.
    - Miss Nicki will be doing face painting 2-4:30pm
    - Pumpspotting will be on site with their 40 foot RV featuring breastfeeding amenities
    - The Playspace will be open for free play,
    and
    - Art activities and sensory play available throughout the afternoon.

  • Raffle!
    Enter for your chance to win prizes from local businesses & restaurants, such as Messy Art Lab, Gift Certificate to Monkei Miles, Tunnel Records prize pack, a weekend in Sea Ranch.

  • Food and drink will also be available from our neighborhood local businesses!

Grab your tickets while they’re still available, $15

 

Tickets are limited.
Purchase yours here:

 

Can’t make it, but would like to support the cause?


Charity is an incredible musician, member of the Recess Collective, and human being. She’ll be playing her positive, uplifting originals starting at 3:30.

Charity is an incredible musician, member of the Recess Collective, and human being. She’ll be playing her positive, uplifting originals starting at 3:30.

At the event, join pumpspotting  to get  #onboardforbreastfeeding ! follow the  #breastexpress , a 40-foot RV nursing & pumping suite! learn more at  pumpspotting.com .

At the event, join pumpspotting to get #onboardforbreastfeeding! follow the #breastexpress, a 40-foot RV nursing & pumping suite! learn more at pumpspotting.com.