Nathan Griffin is an at-home father to a toddler in Alameda. In this guest post, he shares one of his favorite recent discoveries, Wee Play.
My daughter, Fiona, recently learned to walk. That means that her activities have changed significantly. She is no longer content to sit and watch – she has to be a part of everything. Recently I took her to Wee Play in Alameda.
Wee Play is an activity oriented play center put on by the Alameda Parks Department in the Veteran’s Building three days a week. They provide the toys and activities and the guardians supervise their children. They have a separate section for the little ones who cannot walk yet and provide age appropriate toys as well. The main part of the center is filled with toys, slides, walkers, activity centers, a kitchenette and a play house.
The children can roam and interact and use whatever toys they choose. There is an activity table for coloring and a sing-along led by the staff. Fiona really enjoyed herself, especially since she is able to walk now. It was so much fun to see her go from one activity to another. It is certainly an activity that we will take part in again.
[photo credit: Nathan Griffin]