Play-based development class for babies and toddlers

Experience the magic of creative, play-based learning with Bea & Bop's Playgroup! A research-driven program, designed to support holistic development of babies and toddlers.  Featuring Chess at Three's award-winning cast of characters, the program is carefully crafted with multi-sensory approaches to unlock a child's full potential.
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Bea & Bop's Playgroup

Ages 10-36 Months

Using play and our story-based methodology, the children journey into a story themselves within the world of Chesslandia guided by an expert facilitator and our beloved Story Time chess puppet. From there, developmental activities are woven through the adventure as both the child and caregiver experience a fun and engaging experience they will never forget!

What to Expect

An expert facilitator draws the little ones into a first foray into the world of storytelling, through puppetry, songs, stories, and creative play activities.

While not a chess lesson, developmental activities and social-emotional learning are woven into simple stories with well-loved Chesslandia characters from our award-winning chess curriculum to begin unlocking the child's full cognitive potential.

Simple tales that lead the way toward developmental goals
Sensory Learning:
Structured interaction with stimulating objects
Developmental Play:
Activities focusing on
early life skills
Songs for just about every
activity or transition time

The reviews are in!

Arisa | Parent
My baby has gone to Bea & Bop's Playgroup since she was 6 months old. She was shy and nervous at first, but she is now more comfortable socializing thanks to this amazing playgroup! I, as a first time mother, also learn a lot from this class - songs to sing, craft/art ideas, how to teach different things in a fun way!
Alex | Parent
We have really been enjoying Bea and Bop's Playgroup on the UES. The class is well paced, with music, movement, puppets, a read aloud, and even an adorable art project. My 15 month old is captivated the entire time and loves crawling around and exploring the space with new toys and age appropriate activities. It's a great opportunity to meet new baby friends, too!
Meagan | Parent
My 7 month old has been going to Bea and Bop's Playgroup at the UES Club, and it is a hit! I am so impressed by the variety and creativity of the programming, and the kiddos are so engaged. There is music, puppets, storytelling, arts and crafts, and it is all woven around a new theme every week. We are so happy we found this class!

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