Palm Coast - Palm Coast Parks & Recreation's toddler programs - for little ones ages 3 to 5 and their parents - have been growing in popularity, so the City is adding several new programs this fall!
A new season of old favorites such as Creepy Crawlies, Teddy Bear Picnic and Playground Pals will start in September, and now preschoolers will be able to try classes such as Tennis Tots, Our Neck of the Woods, Monday Funday and Awesome Alphabet Outing!
Fall programs run from September through December. Some of the programs are free, while others have a small fee to cover supplies.
Here's the fall lineup with September's dates highlighted:
Monday Funday - Mondays, Sept. 10 and 24: This free, twice-a-month program will provide an educational environment for young children to explore social, emotional, physical and cooperative play opportunities through movement, music, interactions and problem-solving skills while having fun with their peers! It will be held 10-11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE.
Awesome Alphabet Outing - Tuesdays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25: This is a hands-on learning experience about the alphabet, with a snack and craft that relate to the week's lesson. The class will meet 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Community Center. The cost is $40 for 12 classes (September through December) or $5/class.
Creepy Crawlies - Wednesdays, Sept. 12 and 26: This free, educational program for ages 3-8 is all about local insects. It meets once or twice a month from 4:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court, Palm Coast.
Playground Pals - Wednesday, Sept. 12 and 16: - Children and parents will have the chance to meet new people in our wonderful community through fun, interactive games while playing on local playgrounds. Playground Pals include ages 2-5 and meet 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays, once or twice a month, at different playgrounds. There is no charge to play. The opening session on Sept. 12 will be at the Community Center.
Teddy Bear Picnic - Monday, Sept. 17: Children can bring their favorite teddy bear out to different themed sessions while enjoying a snack, story time and game playing or craft. Teddy Bear Picnic is free and meets eight times this fall, with sessions 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays (Community Center) and Saturdays (Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast). The theme for Sept. 17 is Animal Prints.
Our Neck of the Woods - Wednesday, Sept. 19: Learn about what treasures can be found in our wooded Linear Park! There will be story time, crafts and a short exploration walk. This program will support cognitive learning, communication skills and eye/hand coordination. This free program will be 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays, with one class in September and two classes per month in October, November and December.
Tennis Tots - Wednesdays: This clinic engages students and their parents with explorative activities that develop fundamental athletics and movement skills necessary for success in any sport! Tennis Tots meet 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. The cost is $81 for nine-week session or $12/class. Sessions start Aug. 15 and Oct. 17.