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FAMILY FUN EVENTS & PARENT/CHILD ACTIVITIES

Parents are their child’s first teachers. We offer programs that support parents in this role and in their parenting. With our fun activities, families can play & learn together; socialize with other families in the community; develop support networks and resources; and prepare their child for school.

 

ZUMBINI MKE WITH LICO
8 WEEK SESSIONS

(Parent/Caregiver* with newborn to 4 yrs.)
Spring Session: April 13 - June 81 (No class April 20)
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:15 am
Saturdays, 11:30 – 12:15 pm
Summer Session: June 15 - August 3
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:15 am
Facilitator: Lico, Certified Zumbini Instructor
Cost: $112
Register by: One week prior to session start, ongoing and pro-rated if space allows. Payment plans available. Contact the Center to set-up your plan.

Join us for happy hour for you and your baby! Give your little one a healthier, happier and more enjoyable start in life with the Zumbini experience. Mom & Certified Zumbini Instructor, Ms. Lico, will guide you and your child through this awesome early childhood education program. She’ll lead you through it with a twist, twirl, giggle and shake while you bond with your little one.
Created by Zumba and BabyFirst for kids 0-4, the Zumbini program combines music, dance and educational tools of can’t-stop, won’t stop bonding, learning and fun! As a part of the program your family will receive a Zumbini bundle that includes an original songbook, music and a plush toy to continue the fun at home! *If caregiver is not the parent, please contact (414) 482-1000 for additional registration information.

 

FAMILY CHEF

(Families & their children 2 yrs. & up*)
March 23, April 27, May 18
Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Cost: $30.00/family up to 4 members (ea. additional family member $2)
(No charge for babies newborn-9 mos.)
Register by: January 19

*If your family has dietary restrictions i.e. food allergies, etc. please contact the Center to discuss prior to registration.

Does your child beg you to cook? Does your child ask to help you in the kitchen, but you’re a little hesitant? Or is your child a little picky and need to expand their horizons? Then this is a class designed just for your family. Each week you and your child will prepare simple recipes and have the opportunity to eat what you make either here or at home. The recipe of the day is made for your family, so you customize it to your family and watch your child try new things because they helped make it! Even better you and your child will enjoy the fun of cooking together and you don’t have to dirty your kitchen to do it! As an added bonus, a literacy element is added to each class to encourage reading and to relate fun children’s stories to the food they are helping to prepare. So join us for a fun morning of cooking, then after cooking stay and play a short while before heading home! There’s limited space, so register early! 

 

BRUNCH WITH THE BUNNY

Parents w/ their Children ages 2-6 yrs*
April 6 • Saturday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $14.00/family for up 4 family members ($2 ea. additional member)
(No charge for babies newborn-9 mos.)
Register by: March 9
*Siblings who are younger or older than age range are welcome at this event, but will not receive treat bags or baskets for egg hunting.

Hippity, hoppity. Discover what the Easter Bunny left at our Center for your family! Join us for a simple family friendly brunch. After brunch, your family will enjoy our Easter Egg hunt to find eggs filled with goodies. Of course what would a family party at the Center be without our popular Knock-Knock doors? Your child will have a great time knocking at each door to add to their bag of goodies.
All families will have the opportunity to work on an art project and participate in additional activities. And of course who could forget the Easter Bunny? Our bunny will be hopping in to make a special visit after brunch. Be sure to bring cameras so you can get a picture of your child with this magical friend. We look forward to your visit. Register today!

 

EARTH DAY: FAMILY MORNING OF SERVICE

April 22 • Monday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: Free
(Families with children of all ages)

Join us for a morning of service learning! We’ll read a short story about nature and learn about the purpose of Earth Day. Families will engage in hands on projects that will introduce seed planting, composting, and recycling. After, families are encouraged to participate in a short neighborhood clean up!
Stay for lunch provided by Milwaukee Parkside’s Agriculture Program and enjoy free play in our Children’s Room.
This event is toddler and small child friendly. Although this event is FREE, space is limited. Registration is required.

STRAW BALE GARDENING INTRODUCTION

May 4 • Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Cost: $14 per family (includes straw bale)
Register by: April 20

Start your own straw bale garden this summer. Each family will receive a straw bale to take home for their own garden.


MOTHER'S DAY SURPRISE

Parent/Caregiver & Child 2-6 yrs
May 9 • Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $5.00

Parents are you looking for a way to spend a little quality time with your child? Are you looking for that special gift for that special mom? You and your child will make a customizable art project-We provide all the materials and instruction. There is limited availability so register today! If caregiver is not the parent, please contact (414) 482-1000 for additional registration information.

 

FATHER'S DAY SURPRISE

Parent/Caregiver & Child 2-6 yrs
June 13 • Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $5.00

Parents are you looking for a way to spend a little quality time with your child? Are you looking for that special gift for that special dad? You and your child will make a customizable art project- We provide all the materials and instruction. There is limited availability so register today! If caregiver is not the parent, please contact (414) 482-1000 for additional registration information.

 

MULTICULTURAL FAMILY KITCHEN

June 15, July 20, August 17
Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Facilitator: Erin Dentice, Milwaukee Parkside Agricultural Program
Cost: $45 per family up to 4 members ($3 per additional family member, no charge for babies under 9 months)
(Families and their children 2 years and up)
*If your family has dietary restrictions i.e. food allergies, etc. please contact the Center to discuss prior to registration.

In this three part series, families will work together to prepare meals highlighting different cultures and regional ingredients. In addition to trying a new food, we will also learn about culture and the place of food within it. A literacy element is added to each class to introduce the language of cooking while encouraging reading with recipes to take home. A fun twist on our popular Family Chef’s Cooking Club!

 

FAMILY LANGUAGE LAB: SPANISH

June 25th: The food we eat
July 9th: Animals at the zoo
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $6 per family
(Families and their children 2 years and up)

Introduce your child to language learning in a relaxed and fun environment. Learn basic Spanish words and phrases through hands on activity and toddler friendly exercises. Great for families with little to no Spanish language literacy.  Handouts available to practice at home. Snack provided.

 

FAMILY ART AL FRESCO

June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am
Cost: $30 per family
(Families with children 2-6)
*Younger & older children are welcome to attend, but must be registered with the family.

Together, we will explore different artists and styles of art while taking in the sights and sounds at one of Bay View’s most beautiful natural resources: South Shore Park. Get those creative juices flowing as we incorporate literacy, nature, and art theory elements in our four part Family Art Al Fresco series! As we all know, art can be messy, please dress accordingly.

*Please note, this program is held off site at South Shore Park. Exact location is given at time of registration. In inclement weather, the program will take place at the Bay View Community Center.

 

CRAZY WACKY SCIENCE CLUB

June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7
Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:00 pm
Cost: $45/family up to 4 members (ea. additional family member $3)
(Families with Children 3-8)

Crazy Wacky Science Club is a family friendly series of hands-on workshops that engage and expose families (With children between 3-8) to science! Families come together for 4, 45 minute Wednesday night workshops, each with a different topic and/or experiment. The goal: Keep students excited about STEM over the summer months as well as to foster a culture of family learning.



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