Playgroups 2018-01-14T13:00:22+00:00

Playgroups

When kids play, they learn, and the world smiles!

Join us for free playgroups that teach children to laugh, explore, and create. Discover the many wonderful ways that play inspires learning. Playgroups offer grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nannies, neighbors, friends, and parents a space to connect with one another and build community. Join us weekly to pretend, play, celebrate music, create art, and dream up inventions while gaining new parenting tools and learning about child development. A light snack will be served.

Playgroups are designed to be ongoing series that build upon each other each week. When you RSVP for a Playgroup (below), you will be signed up for the entire series.

These events are created especially for two groups of caregivers: Family, Friend, and Neighbors (FFN) who care for young children, and licensed Family Child Care (FFC) providers. FFN caregivers are grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, neighbors, and friends. Young babies are welcome at FFN playgroups if with a sibling in the recommended age group (one to five years).

At each facilitated group, you will be introduced to new ideas to increase parenting skills and improve awareness of children’s needs, learn about healthy child development, and better understand how to effectively support early learning and kinder-readiness.

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Playgroups at 81st Avenue Library (FFN)

Location: 1021 81st Ave, Oakland, 94621
Series Dates: Every Tue, Jan 2 – Mar 20 | 11:30 am – 1 pm

Playgroups at Melrose Library (FFN)

Location: 4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland 94601
Series Dates: Every Thu, Jan 4 – Feb 22 | 10 am – 12 pm

NOTE: In March 2017, Melrose Library will switch to playgroups for Family Child Care (FCC) providers. 

Playgroups at West Oakland Library (FFN)

Location: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607
Series Dates: Every Fri, Jan 5 – Mar 23 | 12 pm – 1:30 pm

february

19feb9:30 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of President's Day.

20feb11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

22feb10:00 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

23feb12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

27feb11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

march

01mar10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

02mar12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

06mar11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

08mar10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

09mar12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

13mar11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

15mar10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

16mar12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

20mar11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

22mar10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

23mar12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

30mar9:30 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

april

03apr11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

04apr10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

06apr12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

10apr11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

11apr10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

13apr12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

17apr11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

18apr10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

20apr12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

24apr11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

25apr10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

27apr12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

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