After about a year hiatus, the Albany YMCA Baby & Toddler Kindergym drop-in program is back. It's in a new place – the Albany YMCA Preschool – a bit smaller, but still plenty of fun. The playtime is 45 minutes long, with a dedicated 15 minutes at the end for a circle with songs, parachute play and bubbles.
Like the old playtime, there's still plenty of soft things to jump on and explore, but what we loved was being able to use the train table and little kitchen area in the new space – yay for imaginative play!
Albany YMCA Drop-in playtime happens every Tuesday/Thursday, with two sessions each day – one for babies and one dedicated to toddlers.
Toddler & Me Playtime (2.5 – 4 yrs): Tues/Thur from 10:15am – 11:00am.
Baby & Me Playtime (9 months – 2 yrs): Tues/Thur from 11:15am – 12:00pm.
There's a flat fee of $8/child, adults are free.
The Albany YMCA Preschool is located at 1216 Solano Avenue in Albany. There's plenty of street parking, and lots of walking options for treats before or after. Ice cream anyone?
[All photos by Anna Azimi]