**** This article was written in advance of our first annual Family Fun Day in 2014. Family Fun Day 2019 is coming up on April 28, register here >
Parents Place is thrilled to announce its first annual Family Fun Day. If you live on the Peninsula and you have babies or children under five years old, you won’t want to miss this free event. Kids can bounce in the toddler fun zone, rock out to live music, sample a tasty treat, and play at one of the many children’s activity tables, sponsored by our community partners.
Parents can meet our parenting experts and pop into one of the 20-minute mini-workshops on everything from mindfulness to tantrum tips. Free childcare will be provided by Stanford Park Nannies in our play room while you attend the mini-workshops. Music Together sessions will also be offered for children and parents to attend together.
Attending Family Fun Day is a great way to meet parenting experts and child therapists who can answer questions and provide parenting support. While Parents Place offers support for families with older children and teens, Family Fun Day is focusing on the particular issues encountered by parents of babies, toddlers, and young children.
“At Parents Place, what we do is driven by our love for children,” says Karen Friedland-Brown, Director of Parents Place on the Peninsula. “We are thrilled to open our doors to the community on Family Fun Day and help make parenting a little easier for everyone who comes.”
Family Fun Day Mini-Workshop Schedule:
Getting Ready for Preschool – 11:15 am
Mindfulness, Compassion and Parenthood – noon
What Is Sleep Training – 12:45 pm
Tantrum Tips and Strategies – 1:20 pm
Downtown Palo Alto, 200 Channing at the corner of Emerson
Sun. May 17, 11:00 am-2:30 pm
Sponsors and exhibitors include: Mid Peninsula Orthodontics; Peninsula Pediatric Dentistry; Care.com; Cheeky Monkey Toy Store; Home Depot; Jefunira Camp; Kesher; KIND Bars; Mommy Nearest; Oshman Family Jewish Community Center; PAMP — The Parents Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park; Palo Alto Community Child Care – PACCC; Peet’s; Relax-a Bye Baby by Mimi Sommers; Stanford Park Nannies; Tiny Tots; and Tiny Treks.
For more information about the event, please contact Elina Koretsky at [email protected] or 650-688-3056.