playgroups

Introducing a Partner: Book Tree

We’ve been working with Chad and Kathy, founders of Book Tree, for nearly 10 years. They created an incredible organization that brings unique, diverse, age-appropriate books to your family in monthly bags. As a gift to our community, they’re offering a free month trial to your family. Read on to check it out!

Try BookTree’s Curated Lending Program at Recess

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BookTree’s lending program is optimized to stimulate brain development and establish the foundation for reading, writing, and school success.

Try out a complimentary personalized tote of ten extraordinary, age-appropriate illustrated books, carefully curated for your child, delivered right to Recess!

Each monthly tote brims with outstanding artwork, rich vocabulary, a wealth of concepts, cultural diversity, and lifelong benefits. Supported enthusiastically by bay area school directors and educators, BookTree delivers the highest quality literature available for your child, infant to about 3rd grade for English, and one year old to about 5th grade for Spanish.

To receive your child’s complimentary tote of ten books with no contract or obligation to continue after the free month, visit www.booktree.us and click on “Start Your Free Trial Now”!

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.