Join Fun Play Dates at Bay & Bee!

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Play isn’t just for fun,  play is how your child learns how to engage with the world.  It teaches them social, emotional and problem solving skills that will be beneficial for the rest of their lives.

Play Dates are designed to bring together parents/grandparents/sitters of similar age children. It’s not a structured class but more of a hang out and get together.  Each age group has a weekly time for their play date (All ages are still welcome to enjoy the play space).

They are wonderful opportunity for children to make friends and grown ups meet other caregivers. We have seen many moms, dads, grandmothers and sitters meet at Bay & Bee and becoming friends, enjoying meetings at each other’s houses, parks or grabbing coffee/breakfast together on their way to or from Bay & Bee, as well as going out without kids in the evenings!

It’s been amazing to watch incredible friendships formed during play dates among children and their caregivers, whether they are new to Jax, new to parenting or simply enjoying their kids play with other kids their age.

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Below you will find our play date schedule here:

Tuesdays, 3-4pm: New Parents & Babies Play Date: birth through 1

Wednesdays, 3-4pm: Grandparents Play Date

Thursdays, 3-4pm: Toddlers Play Date, age 1-2

Fridays, 3-4pm: Big Kids Play Date, age 3-5

Saturdays, 9am-1pm: Daddy & Me Play Date, ages 0-5

Membership required. Free for first time visitors.

To see what activities are good for each age group click here (Click on the tabs at the bottom of the page to learn how your child can benefit from playing at Bay & Bee for various age groups)

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Photo credit: MColichio Photography

The Big Latch On 2015 at Bay & Bee

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World Breast Feeding Week is being held August 1st-7th,2015.  The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action is celebrating 23 years of promoting breastfeeding and support for mothers.  This is a global effort to normalize and educate people about the benefits of breastfeeding.

To celebrate World Breast Feeding Week, The Big Latch On is hosting a global count again!  It is a community-building event that is aimed to bring women together, spread the word about local support groups and raise money to support various organizations.

The Big Latch On involves groups of breastfeeding women coming  together  at registered  locations around  the  world  to all  ‘latch  on’  (breastfeed) their child or children at a set time.  Numbers are added to a global count total to see if we can beat the previous years record.

History of The Big Latch On

The Big Latch On began in New Zealand and was started by Women’s Health Action in  2005  as  part  of  World  Breastfeeding  Week.  Joanne Edwards of Small Beginnings Group introduced the Big Latch On to Portland, Oregon in 2010. The Big Latch On Record is 14,536 children latched on simultaneously across 845 locations in 28 countries! The World record is still held by Children for Breastfeeding Inc., With 15,128 women breast feeding simultaneously at 295 sites across the Philippines on 2 May 2007.

Our event

Bay & Bee and Jax Beach Breastfeeding Support Group are hosting a Big Latch on Event at Bay & Bee on Saturday, August 1st.

You will need to register at Bay & Bee.  Registration will open at 9:15am and close at 10:00am. The latch on will take place at 10:30am. At that point we will count latches for 1 minute. Meredeth Rae Woodward will be here between 9:15-10:15 playing a set of her music.  Please bring a closed water bottle container and socks for yourself!

Although donations are not required to participate, we will be accepting donations for The Big Latch On organization to help provide Breast Feeding Support.

The Global Big Latch On- https://www.facebook.com/GlobalBigLatchOn

 

 

Veg Fest 2015

IMG_0004 We all had a beautiful day at the Veg Fest in Riverside Park yesterday! So many amazing vendors, delicious vegan food, great animal rescue organizations, music, activities for children, cooking demonstrations and more!

 

It was so nice to see many familiar faces and meet new families who stopped by our booth. Three lucky families were randomly picked to win 1 month membership to Bay & Bee:
1. Emma and Monroe M.
2. Jason and Harper B.
3. Phoebe and Eli L.

 

Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you guys! To claim your membership, just come by before August 1st, 2015.
Remember, your first visit is complimentary! Learn more about our play space here

 

Watch Short Video from Veg Fest:

 

Come Play With Us!

 

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