Playgroups 2018-05-15T13:08:17+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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Spring Schedule

Playgroups at West Oakland Library (FFN)

Location: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607
Series Dates: Every Fri, Mar 2 – May 25 | 12 pm – 1:30 pm (No playgroup on Mar 30)

Playgroups at 81st Avenue Branch Library (FFN)

Location: 1021 81st Ave, Oakland, 94621
Series Dates: Every Tue, Mar 6 – May 29 | 11:30 am – 1 pm

Playgroups at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library (FFN)

Location: 1901 Russell St, Berkeley, 94703
Series Dates: Every Wed, Apr 4 – May 30 | 10:30 am – 12 pm

Playgroups at Melrose Branch Library (FCC)

Location: 4805, Foothill Blvd, Oakland, 94601
Series Dates: Every Thu, May 3 – May 24 | 10 am – 11:30 am

Summer Schedule

Playgroups at West Oakland Library (FFN)

Location: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607
Series Dates: Every Fri, Jun 1 – July 20 | 12 pm – 1:30 pm

Playgroups at 81st Avenue Branch Library (FFN)

Location: 1021 81st Ave, Oakland, 94621
Series Dates: Every Tue, Jun 5 – July 24 | 11:30 am – 1 pm

may

23may10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

24may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

25may12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

28may9:30 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

29may11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

30may10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

june

01jun12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

05jun11:30 pm1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

08jun12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

12jun11:30 pm1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

15jun12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

19jun11:30 pm1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

22jun12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

26jun11:30 pm1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

29jun12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

july

03jul11:30 pm1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

04jul9:30 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of 4th of July.

06jul12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

10jul11:30 pm1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

13jul12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

17jul11:30 pm1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

20jul12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

24jul11:30 pm1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

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