There’s so much to do in our community with young children.
Visit our community partners for fun celebrations, including dancing, singing, eating, reading & more!

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Community Partners Celebrating Week of the Young Child
Monday April 16

Age 1.5 to 3
9:30 - 10:10 AM
Kindermusik
137 N. Oak Park Ave., Room 107
(Behind Magic Tree Bookstore)
Oak Park

Go, Go, GO!

Kindermusik playdate. $15.
Chug-a-lug, beep-beep, and swish your oars while you explore vehicle sounds and the stop-and-go, this-way and that-a-way movements of trains, cars, and boats. Ages 1.5-3 year old with adult. Get $15 off if you sign up that day for a regularly scheduled class!
RSVP required: pplarson@comcast.net, 708-763-9823
Age birth to 6
10:00 to 11:00 AM
New Moms
405 S. Euclid Ave.
Oak Park

New Moms Morning Parent Meetup (MPM)

FREE. No fee for the hour.
Musical activities for kids with free time and take home ideas for parents. Receive $5 off a future visit to MPM!
RSVP by 4/11 to oakparkprograms@newmoms.org.
All ages
10:30 - 11: 30 AM
Wonder Works Children's Museum
6445 W. North Ave.
Oak Park

Action songs in English & Spanish!

Sing Action Songs in English and Spanish. Join Maria from Learning Oak/Mi Escuela for fun songs and music. Included with general admission.
Age 2 to 5
10:45 - 11:30 AM
Inside HeartGarden
911 S. Lombard
Oak Park

Buddha Belly Kids Yoga

Romping Around the Garden drop-in yoga class for children 2-5 years with caregivers. $10
RSVP encouraged.

Buddha Belly Kids Yoga is a mobile yoga company dedicated to nurturing kids' innate desire for movement and play. We explore yoga through sequences incorporating traditional yoga poses, literature, songs, games, props, dance, and more. Buddha Belly Kids Yoga is thrilled to collaborate with Musikgarten of Oak Park to offer heart-centered, play-based education in the creative and calming space of HeartGarden.
Age 3 to 5
11:00 to 11:45 AM
INTUITDance
237 Harrison Street
Oak Park

Intro ballet

Intro to Ballet. $5
Drop-in class for ages 3-5.
For more information: info@intuitdance.org or 312-505-0186
Age 5 & under
1:00 - 1:45 PM
Dynamic Lynks
1100 Lake Street, Suite 100C
Oak Park

Rock & roll

Get ready to rock and roll with your little one in a class full of music and fun at Dynamic Lynks! $5
Dance to awesome tunes, play instruments, and work on skill development through fun music and movement activities!
RSVP by 4/13 to alyssa@dynamiclynks.com
Age 2 to 3
10:30 to 11:10 AM
INTUITDance
7515 Madison St.
Forest Park

Creative Move

Creative Move. $5 Drop-in class for ages 2-3. For more information: info@intuitdance.org or 312-505-0186

Community Partners Celebrating Week of the Young Child
Tuesday April 17

Families with children 5 and under and
Early Childhood professionals
11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Buzz Cafe
905 S. Lombard
Oak Park

10% Off

Parents/caregivers fill out the yellow Collaboration for Early Childhood information card and bring it with you to receive 10% off.
Don't have a card? Ask for the yellow card at Buzz Cafe.
Early Childhood professionals must show the Collaboration for Early Childhood email with this information to receive the discount.
Age 2.5 to 5
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sugar Beet Schoolhouse
349 Ashland Ave.
River Forest

Baby Chicks + Peas Cooking Class

Spring Young Child Celebration! Baby Chicks + Peas Cooking Class at Sugar Beet Schoolhouse. Min. $5 donation.
Visit with the Schoolhouse's new trio of Baby Chicks, Plant Peas in the garden (weather permitting) and prepare a healthy lunch together with ingredients donated by Sugar Beet Food Co-op.
RSVP required www.sugarbeetschoolhouse.org

Community Partners Celebrating Week of the Young Child
Wednesday April 18

Birth to 6
10:00 - 11:00 AM
River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop Ave.
River Forest

My Gym at the Library

Join My Gym at River Forest Public Library for fun movement activities using puppets, bubbles and more! Parents/caregivers with children birth - 6 years old. No library card required. You do not have to be a River Forest resident to attend. All are welcome.
All ages
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wonder Works Children's Museum
6445 W. North Ave.
Oak Park

Paint Covered Wednesdays

Collaborative Painting.
Included with general admission.
Birth to 5
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Easterseals
120 Madison
Oak Park

crafts at easterseals

FREE. Work Together Crafts at Easterseals.
Drop-in and make sponge paint and bubble wands. Ages 5 & under. More information: 708-434-2560 x10047

Community Partners Celebrating Week of the Young Child
Thursday April 19

Ages 3- 5
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Oak Park Public Library
Maze Branch Library
845 S. Gunderson Ave.
Oak Park

Celebrate Spring

Read stories, sing songs, create a craft and celebrate spring!
FREE. No library card required.
All 3 & up
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Wonder Works Children's Museum
6445 W. North Ave.
Oak Park

Sewing Workshop

Join Lucia our sewing master, in the art room at Wonder Works every Thursday to learn all about the basics of sewing! These hands on projects are the prefect introduction to sewing for kids 3 and up.
Included with general admission.
Age birth to 6
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Pilgrim Community Nursery School
460 Lake St.
Oak Park

Parent Workshop

"The Particulars of Positive Parenting: How to Navigate Parenting Challenges with Your Young Children"
A FREE parenting workshop for parents of children 0-6 years old presented by New Moms at Pilgrim Community Nursery School, 460 Lake St. in Oak Park. FREE to attend and FREE child care. RSVP by Friday 4/13 to oakparkprograms@newmoms.org.

Community Partners Celebrating Week of the Young Child
Friday April 20

Birth to 6
9:30 - 10:30 AM
River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop Ave.
River Forest

Family Story Time

Join library staff for stories and songs. This is a fun story time for kids ages birth through 6 with a parent/caregiver.
FREE. No library card required.
Age 2.5 & up
9:30 AM & 1:00 PM
Sugar Beet Schoolhouse
349 Ashland Ave.
River Forest

NOURISHING NUMMIES Preschool Cooking Class

Fridays. $15
9:30-10:30 AM -OR- 1-2:00 PM
Join Sugar Beet Schoolhouse for a weekly exploration of good food! Nourishing Nummies is a hands on cooking class for preschoolers. Parents are welcome to stay and support their child's learning adventure. Little siblings are welcome, too.
RSVP required and more information: http://www.sugarbeetschoolhouse.org
Ages 3- 5
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Oak Park Public Library
Dole Branch Library
255 Augusta Ave.
Oak Park

Celebrate Spring

Read stories, sing songs, create a craft and celebrate spring!
FREE. No library card required.

Community Partners Celebrating Week of the Young Child
Saturday Events

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 Ages 5 & under
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Oak-Leyden Developmental Services
411 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park

Oak-Leyden Open House

FREE.
Art activities, snacks and concert from Tunes with Time for families with children ages 5 and under. More information: 708-524-1050 x102
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Ages 2-3 - 10:15 AM
Ages 4-5 - 11:30 AM
TranscenDance Studio
711 Madison St.
Oak Park

Dance Party

FREE.
Dance Party at TranscenDance StudioClass. 10:15 AM for 2-3 y.o. 11:30 for 4-5 y.o. TranscenDance studio invites you to freestyle with props, play fun games, and learn a funky dance to show to parents at the end of class.

Read Every Day!

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