3/29/19 (updated 11/15/19)

Here’s a tip we like to share–not really from us, but from families we see getting the most out of PLAY (Mid-Wilshire): When your child is ready, try pairing your PLAY music class with an art activity.

If you already take a PLAY music class, you can do this by simply taking advantage of your member discount on drop-in art (toddlers & up), either on the day of your music class, additional days, or both.

We also see families with kids two years and up scheduling a PLAY music class and a Messy Mixed Media class, back-to-back on the same day. (These classes can, of course, be scheduled on separate days, too.)

When kids participate in two session-based activities on one day, they end up spending a weekly half-day at PLAY, dancing, singing, painting, snacking, and playing; they start feeling really at home in our space; and they have more opportunities for socialization with the same group of kids (and we think the grown-ups enjoy the socializing too). Besides being a fun, weekly play date with their grown-ups and friends, this experience can help prepare kids for preschool or be a looked-forward-to supplement to their preschool routines.

PLAY music families receive a 10% discount on one child’s concurrent enrollment in a Messy Mixed Media class (sibling discounts apply for additional kids). You can also receive the discount if you have a younger child in PLAY music and an older child in Messy Mixed Media.

Here are a few examples of Music & Art combos at PLAY (subject to availability):

Tuesday, open 10-12, Drop-in Messy Art (toddlers & up)
Tuesday, 11:30-12:15, PLAY music (mixed-age) ENROLL in the music class

Tuesday, 3:00-3:45, PLAY music (mixed-age) ENROLL in the combo
Wednesday, 3:00-3:45, Messy Mixed Media (ages 2-5) ENROLL in the art class

Tuesday, 11:30-12:15, PLAY music (mixed-age) ENROLL in the music class
Thursday, open 10-11:30, Drop-in Stories & Art (toddlers & up)

Thursday, 10:30-11:15, PLAY music (mixed-age) ENROLL in the combo
Friday, 9:30-10:15, Messy Mixed Media (ages 2-4) ENROLL in the art class

Saturday, 11:30-12:15, PLAY music (mixed-age) ENROLL in the music class
Saturday, open 10-12, Drop-in Messy Art (toddlers & up)

These are just a few examples. If you would like us to talk you through all the possibilities, please give us a call or stop by the desk. You can also create your own combo days: Just visit the schedules for PLAY music, Messy Mixed Media, and drop-in art.

Hope to see you at PLAY–
Anne & James