Happy Kids, Happy Parents – our visit to KidsPark Willow Grove, PA

So if you follow along on Instagram, you will know that I’m currently in Avalon, NJ at the beach! It’s something I’ve been doing every year, pack the kids and all their stuff up and stay for a few weeks. It’s nice because its not crowded but the weather is generally really lovely. I always look forward to this start to summer!

But before I packed up all.the.things. the kids and I had a fun little day trip to KidsPark

KidsPark is a really cool new approach to childcare – hourly! It is open days, evenings and weekends {Open till midnight on Friday and Saturdays – can anyone say date night?} It hires early childhood education teachers, is licensed and you don’t need reservations!

Parents can keep appointments, run errands, attend school or enjoy an evening out without planning weeks in advance. It’s a really great option that is available for parents that work from home with the littles or any stay at home parents that need a flexible childcare option.

Brooks, Graham and I made a day trip to the Willow Grove location to check it out for ourselves. There are two different groups which are perfect for my 21 month old and not even 3.5 year old.  Brooks got to pop into a preschool class in progress while Graham got to play with kids his own age. 

This was a first activity/outing where the boys were together but actively separated, at first Graham wanted to be with Brooks, which was sweet, but he then found entertainment with   all the new toys in his area of the space.

Since Brooks does go to preschool twice a week he was very used to the preschool environment which he went into. For 3-5 year olds KidsPark offers preschool from 9-12 every weekday.

They call it ‘traditional preschool with a modern twist’ and the curriculum includes The Arts (music, drama, art, dance), Math Concepts and Science. It’s nice because you can pick your schedule and pay only for the times you attend.

On the day we were there the theme of the week was The Wizard of Oz {perfect for and her little dog too,  right?!} so all the activities during the week had that focus.

Brooks enjoyed the time in the sport court where everyone got in teams, linked arms and skipped down the yellow brick road – it was really cute. And then everyone finger painted a rainbow which was another really sweet activity for the kids!

Both my kids had a lot of fun during our morning at KidsPark but I think {actually I know} their favorite part of the whole day was the Mountain of Energy – which is this really cool soft play area.

I think both of them would have stayed and played on the mountain for HOURS if they could! It’s a great indoor option for the littles to get that energy out and run around!

Click here to see if there is a KidsPark location near you!

I really wish there was a location in Philadelphia or a bit closer to where we live. This would be an awesome option for me when I am solo with the kids and still need to get things done – and they would have more fun playing with other kids their age and I’d get to be more productive running errands, going to appointments, crossing off my to-do lists solo! They also offer full day back-up care for children when their regular provider is unavailable or school is closed, which is awesome for working parents!

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Have you ever been to a KidsPark location or is there anything like this by you? I’d love to hear what you think about it! Please share!

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  • Reply Patty June 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Wow – what an awesome concept that has tons of options for the littles! Win, Win for sure!
    Great option for the Grandparents too!

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