Mercer Island

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Guide

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PRESCHOOL First Fridays with Friends! FREE! The first Friday of the month is for fun with friends! Each month we will have Indoor Playground, snacks and a special guest who will join in on the play! At 11:30am, jump down to Leap's Pad to sing songs and tell stories with Nancy Stewart and Sue Anderson! Through music and stories, explore and learn in our nature themed children's play area. Age: All Ages Day/Date: First Friday of each month: Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Play & Special Guest 11:30am - 12:00pm Stories & Sing-alongs Fee: FREE! Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center Snapology ABC's & 123's NEW! Children will learn colors, shapes, letters and numbers using DUPLO bricks and other interactive learning toys during this fun program. To strengthen their knowledge in a playful manner, children are engaged in both structured and imaginative play during each session. Age: 2 - 3 (with parent/caregiver) Day: Wed Time: 9:30am - 10:30am Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center Course # Date Resident/General Fee 9826 Sept 25 - Oct 30 $124/$148 9827 Nov 6 - Dec 11 $124/$148 9828 Jan 8 - Feb 12 $124/$148 9829 Feb 19 - Mar 25 $124/$148 Snapology NEW! At Snapology we understand that children are meant to learn through play. Our programs incorporate DUPLO® blocks and are designed to inspire creativity and enhance fine motor skills while teaching lessons such as letter recognition, phonics, writing skills, storytelling, basic engineering and robotics. Age: 3 - 5 Day: Wed Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Fee: $124 Resident / $148 General Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center Course # Date Theme 9830 Sept 25 - Oct 30 Discovering Dinosaurs 9831 Nov 6 - Dec 11 Animal Explorers 9832 Jan 8 - Feb 12 Shapes, Colors & Counting 9833 Feb 19 - Mar 25 Planes, Trains and Automobiles Jr 18 Fall 2019/Winter 2020 By Sue Anderson You may have noticed some lively sounds coming from Leap's Pad on the first Friday of each month. Preschoolers and friends are arriving after their open gym activities to sing familiar songs, dance the hokey pokey and share stories. My husband, Andy, and I are partnering with Mercer Island legend, Nancy Stewart, to turn Leap's Pad into a music venue for our community's youngest members. We believe that singing is a powerful way to develop language/literacy skills and to create fun and friendship. I'm a former elementary teacher and Andy is a retired Mercer Island bus driver. Music has been a central part of our lives and volunteering with Nancy has been a hoot (Leap's Pad lingo). Nancy is sharing her songs in a variety of locations on Mercer Island, including the library and Island Books. Nan cy, Andy and I (The Nanas and the Papa) look forward to a new season of first Friday concerts at Leap's Pad in the fall. Stories & Sing-alongs Happy singing!

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