Programs and Workshops

Programs and Workshops

You can use PayPal to register for programs or call: 705 874 3517 OR email us at: playcafeptbo@gmail.com


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Winter 2018

Our drop-in program is daily during regular hours unless otherwise posted. We have trains and cars, imaginative play, blocks, books, puzzles, gross motor equipment, and of course sensory and crafts everyday!

PROGRAMS:

Art Explorers – Craft time! – 18 months – 4 years +

Join us for a weekly art project with Miss Sarah. Painting, cutting, and pasting are just a few of the ways in which our young artists express their creativity and develop fine motor skills. Adult participation is sometimes required. Cost is included in Play Pass. Wednesdays at 10:30am.

Toddler Book Club! Story + Craft: All ages. Friday mornings at 10:30am 

Join us for an interactive story and songs! We will do a craft to go with our theme for the week. Adult participation required for craft. Included with Play Pass.

Infant Massage Workshop  

Date: February 8th 10am Cost: $20 plus hst. Pre-registration required. Join us for a 2 hour hands-on workshop. Songs, oil, and handout included.

Certified Infant Massage instructor Sonja Martin of Rooted Lavender will guide participants in a full body massage routine. Special attention will be focussed on support for colic and gas, as well as adaptations for newborns and toddlers. Infant massage techniques may support sleep, digestion, growth and connection. Singing and discussion are incorporated into the class. Oil is provided. Please bring extra clothing and a soft blanket for baby. Suitable for infants newborn to crawling.

Parent + Child Family Paint Nights

DATES: February 2nd (owls in a tree) February 23rd (Bear in woods/northern lights) @ 6pm

More dates to be announced soon!

Cost: $39.55 for parent and child /$12 per additional child (inc. hst)
Ages: 4 years +
It’s all about fun, creativity, and spending time together! No artistic talent required! Step by step instructions from our fantastic art teacher.
-PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED WITH PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR SPOT
-LIMITED SPACES
-NON-REFUNDABLE
Payment options: Come in and use dept, cash, credit, call with a CC OR send an EMT to playcafeptbo@gmail.com

 

MOM + BABY GROUP

Wednesday’s at 1pm starting Feb. 21

Join us at the Play Cafe for a group just for you! Sit back and relax with your babe and a beverage as we chat, get to know, and cheer each other on. Recommended for parents with babies newborn to pre-crawling.
We will have a guest speaker every week to discuss/demonstrate different topics
relevant to you!
Cost: $65 + hst (Includes cafe beverages)

Topics and Speakers Include:

Infant Massage
Intro to Solids
Birth Stories
Mama Nutrition
Baby Sign Language

Musical Baby Signs:

Together we will explore baby signing vocabulary, songs, play, and family and baby connection.

Starts – Jan 16th – 4 weeks – Tuesday’s at 10am

Pre-registration is required.

Classes are geared for families with babies three to 18 months old.

$40 plus tax

There will also be a Pop Up Baby Signs Class – Food Themed- Jan 9th @10am

 

Ukulele Slow Jam Learn + Play – JAN 10TH 6-7PM FOR 4 WEEKS 

Cost: $50 pp + hst

Learn to play the Ukulele! (must provide own instrument)

Learn songs with 2 and 3 chords and basic strumming patterns
Come learn, sing, play and have fun!

Pre-registration is required.

 

Lego Minds: 

The class runs Wednesday’s – January 10th to February 14th from 4:15pm to 5:30pm. Cost is $65.

A structured and supportive environment with open ended Lego materials, ideas, games and videos.
Gentle social and creative guidance will be given. This fun class will include challenges, theme activity sheets, mazes, and experiments. This class uses building to support social skills, S.T.E.M. ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills, problem solving and resiliency. The class will be facilitated by behavioural consultant Sonja Martin and ECE Sarah Susnar. Sonja draws on her background as a behaviourist and meditation instructor to support any non neuro-typical students. This includes those with FASD, ASD as well as anxiety and social skill deficits. Ages:4+

 

Little Mindful Movers:
Starts February 20th  2018  – 4 weeks Tuesday’s  545-630pm
 Have a busy little person who could use some strategies to support his body and mind? We have a parachute, large foam blocks, and a balance beam. We will explore movement from a mindful space. Children will be introduced to breath work strategies and  simple movement exercises. Games and activities will focus on supporting emotional regulation and confidence building. This class is suited for children ages 2-4.
Facilitated  by Sonja Martin RYT 500. Register at 874-3517 or e-mail playcafeptbo@gmail.com.
Cost is $48 + HST.

 

Monthly Support:

Postpartum + New Parent Support Meet-up:

Drop in style monthly meet-up. The first Thursday of the month from 12:45-1:45pm.  This is a free event for parents with babies 0-12 months needing postpartum support.

Pregnancy Support Group: Facilitated by Serenity Doula Care the 1st Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm starting February 2018

 

Special Events:

Valentine’s Day Mini’s with Naomi Lucienne Photography: Feb 2nd 10am-2pm

10 minute Mini Sessions are $30 for the first child and $10 to add siblings.
-Each session come with 2 free images and an online gallery of all the edits to share with family and friends.

No need to signup! This Mini Session is a drop in. First come first serve.

Stay and play for a special rate of $5, and you will receive a $5 Coupon toward your mini session.

 

Pelvic Floor Fitness Workshop
NEXT:  February 28th 6 to 8pm

Do you pee a little when you run, laugh or sneeze? Wondering what prolapse or diastasis recti is and if you have it? Experiencing pelvic or low back pain? There’s a good chance that your pelvic floor (the area of muscle between your tailbone at the back and pubic bone at the front) and deep core muscles aren’t functioning properly.

Gain valuable information for maintaining a strong, functional core during pregnancy, the postnatal period, and beyond. Diastasis recti, prolapse, low back pain, pelvic pain, or bladder control issues are signs of a core that isn’t working optimally. You’ll learn all about how to prevent and treat these conditions without medication or surgery.

This workshop is ideal for any age or stage of life, but is especially recommended for pre and postnatal women (remember, if you have ever had a baby – even 30 years ago – you still have a “postnatal” body!)
**Payment is required to hold your spot – spaces are limited.**
Call 705 874 3517 or contact Sarah: playcafeptbo@gmail.com
Emt, Paypal, Credit Card, Cash and Debit in store, are all accepted.

 

Bedtime Support DIY Pets Workshop:

Have a child that needs some bedtime support? Choose between making a cat or dog Par-t-pet. Children will stuff the pet, no sewing required. Then add a bit of magic with a wishing star. Each child is given a pet adoption certificate.
The next step is to create a lavender essential oil (Young Living) bedtime spray. This spray can be on put on your pet, your pillow or in your room to help create a soothing bedtime routine. This class is geared for children 3 years and up. Taught by meditation teacher Sonja Martin RYT 500 and Sarah Susnar registered ECE. Bedtime support and breathing strategies will be reviewed.
Cost is $20 per child. Please book in advance so materials may be ordered.

See the pets here  www.playcafepeterborough.com/par-t-pets

 

 

Yoga at Play Café:

 

Parent Baby Yoga Connection: Jan 11th @ 2pm (6 weeks)

This is a gentle, safe, yoga, song and stretch class for new parents. It will focus on parent baby connection through gentle stretches, breath work and massage. It will be a time to honour this important transition time while supporting the needs of new families. This is geared for babies newborn to age two. Classes are $72 for the entire six week session. Facilitated by Sonja Martin of Rooted Lavender. RYT 500.

 

Hatha Yoga- Gentle beginner – Drop in Class – every Tuesday @ 6:45pm
This is a gentle yoga class suitable for those brand new to yoga or those with added experience. Students will be guided in this time of renewal through a series of gentle postures, breath and mind work aiming to calm the mind and increase alertness. This centring class with leave students feeling relaxed, grounded and rejuvenated. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience but geared for beginners. It will be enjoyable for everyone regardless of body type or fitness level. Students will be safely guided through the asanas (postures) and relaxation techniques as we stretch and strengthen our being. Classes are $60 for a six week pass or $12 drop- in rate. Classes are ongoing every Tuesday night @ 6:45pm
Teacher : Sonja Martin, RYT 500

 

CLASS POLICIES:

Try to show up 5 minutes early or slip in quietly if you are late.
No refunds if a class is taught and you are unable to attend
Please set personal items (bags, coats, etc.) at the front or to the side of the class.
For class cancellation (poor weather) ONE make up class will be added to the end of the session.
Please inform the teacher of any concerns or if you are unable to attend. Please call 705 874 3517.
If the teacher in unable to attend every effort will be made to find a qualified supply teacher.
Class cancellations will be posted on the Facebook Page at LEAST 2 hours before the start.
Pre-registration with payment is required for all series (unless drop-in) by the deadline posted.
Classes have a cut off for registration – 1 week prior to the start date.
Classes require a minimum of 4 participants to run as scheduled.