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HappyNest Play Center of Redmond Makes a Connection

For us busy parents, have you ever wondered where there was a place to go indoors, meet other parents and watch your kids play safely? Here's your answer...

is not only a great new hangout for kids, it's a place to grow, be with others and make a "connection." I emphasize "connection" because parents like myself need just that—a place for our children to play safely and happily, a place to meet other parents in our community, and a place to relax and play side-by-side or sit and watch the lil ones play.

“Adult Talk” is needed just as much as “Children’s Play Time.” As a child needs interaction, so too does the parent. This equals the playing field, so to speak, so that all of us come out winners. I love being here with my daughter, it’s relaxing, I can sit just about anywhere and get on my daughter’s level and ask her to show me how I can play with her. This is her territory after all, I’ve been told time and time again, it’s her HappyNest Tree House.

Even on their busiest days, this is such a fun place to be. The mix of ages coming together under one roof has been a wonderful experience. I compare it to going to the park, but as a closely-knit community oriented affair. HappyNest has definitely started something here that I value: family and community. When they tell you that they are working towards building a place that is centered in the community and for the community, they are also setting out to provide awareness via upcoming and current educational classes, physical motivation and exercise classes as well as exploring the creative mind with your young ones.

Some of these are perks that they are integrating in with their open play, the latest being a music and movement class taught by Miss Robyne, as well as an art class; both are complimentary when you pay for open playtime. They have a fun free kids craft/art project weekly, but the art class has a different theme every week allowing for creative expression. Upcoming themes include: Can I be a Tree?, Mask Creation, Create-A-Bug, Garden Creations and Let’s Bake a Pie. They are also introducing a nutrition class series with a yoga class for the kids "and" the moms with Thereza Howling, a certified kids' yoga teacher. The yoga class has a different theme each week, including Winter Fun, Let’s Go to the Zoo!, Picnic at the Park and Fun in Hawaii.  

This is a play land for any child up to about 8 years old. The space has a baby to early toddler area, along with a thriving play station to attract both boys and girls. Some of our favorite features are the famous car ramp, train table, tree house, play kitchen, dress up and of course who couldn’t forget the ball pit. I love the fact that when my daughter wants a snack, we can go sit down, have a snack and do some artwork.

This is one of those places that your child won’t want to leave until they are good and tired. The level of activity and interaction between children is such a wonderful thing to experience with them. As your child looks over to ensure you’re there for them, just in case, they are exploring new boundaries of social interaction and activities from a short distance from Mom. Love, Love, Love!

Here's the Current Schedule:

Healthier Eaters

Thursday, March 1

Tuesday, March 6

Thursday, March 8

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

 

Music and Movement

Every Thursday

6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Art Class

Every Friday

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Baby Massage

Every Monday

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

 

Yoga: Mommy and Me

Every Wednesday

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

 

The schedule above is subject to change, so keep tabs on the current schedule by checking the HappyNest calendar or following them on Facebook. You can find more information at: http://www.happynestplaycenters.com/aboutus/rules.html

Don’t forget to check their site or ask about their current specials and coupons when you go in for a visit.

Finally, please check out another great article about HappyNest from our very own editor, Caitlin Moran. If you want the dish on the place, this is the article to go to.

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Ifat Bendov November 05, 2012 at 06:48 AM
Seriously ? what connections ? this place is empty most of the day when it is open ... if it is open ....
Ifat Bendov November 05, 2012 at 06:49 AM
p.s. They should change their name to EMPTY NEST ...
Ann November 06, 2012 at 06:28 AM
Wow. That's pretty mean. I don't like this place at all, but jeeez, they are moms trying to have a business. What did they do to you Ifat?
Ifat Bendov November 06, 2013 at 11:03 PM
I didn't like the paid for article. Glad to hear you don't like this place at all. Don't worry Ann, this place will be gone sooner than you think.

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