Nathan Griffin is an at-home father to a toddler in Alameda. In this guest post, he shares one of his favorite parenting discoveries, Wee Play.
When my daughter, Fiona, learned to walk, her activities changed significantly. 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 stimulating toys and activities and the guardians supervise their children. There is a separate area for the little ones who cannot walk yet with age-appropriate toys as well. The main part of the center is filled with toys, slides, walkers, climbers, 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.
Plan your visit to Wee Play Alameda
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 1pm
Cost: $6 drop-in per day per child OR $60 drop-in card for 12 visits
Location: Alameda Veteran’s Memorial Building, 2203 Central Avenue
Volunteer to set up or clean up and receive free entrance for that day. (Limited number of volunteers needed per day)
Double check details on their website.
[photo credit: Nathan Griffin]