Chicago Kids Classes & Kids Events
Family Grounds Partners with kickSprout for New Moms!
New Moms Meet up: (Third Thursday Every Month: 1-2pm)
Being a mom brings a lot of new challenges, and finding a support group of friends is a must. Come for a relaxed afternoon of supportive conversation and shared advice. Discussions will go from sleeping to eating (and everything in between). Most importantly make some great new friends!
Each group will be facilitated by a Birthways Postpartum Doula and will follow a casual Q&A format. This is an open drop-in group for Moms and babies.
New Moms Cafe: (3rd Tuesday Every Month 11am -12:30pm - New Topic Every Month!)
The Chicago New Moms Group: (Every Tuesday Feb. 28th - Apr. 3rd)
A great partnership with The Chicago New Moms group to bring you this educational and support program for the first time moms of babies 0-6 months old. It is an excellent opportunity to come together with other new moms who are sharing many similar experiences of new parenthood. Learn and build confidence in your role as a mom both from each other and through the educational discussions.
All groups are facilitated by Linda Smulewitz, a licensed clinical social worker with a wealth of experience working with new moms. You will also benefit from Linda's experience in Sleep Consulting. She runs Sleep Tight Consultants where she works with parents to develop a gentle sleep program specifically tailored to your parenting style and your children's individual needs. For assistance with the group fee, please register here.
Breastfeeding Support Group (Typically 1st Tuesday of Every Month: Check Schedule for Day/Time)
Being a Mom can be tough, and breastfeeding support is a must. Come for a relaxed morning of supportive conversation and shared advice. We'll discuss anything and everything that relates to breastfeeding. Most importantly, make some great new friends!
Each group will be facilitated by a Lactation Consultant of Swedish Covenant Hospital, and will follow a casual Q&A format. This is an open drop in group for Moms and babies.
Cost: $10; Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your spot.
Thursdays: 12:00 PM 3/8-3/29
Saturdays: 11:30 AM 3/10-3/31
Cost: $70, 4 class session
Ages: 6 months-2 years
Location: Family Grounds Cafe
Description: Have you ever wondered what your baby was thinking or why your toddler was crying? This class teaches babies and toddlers simple, easy-to-do gestures for communicating with their parents and caregivers. Using signs gives your child a way to communicate with you long before they have mastered their verbal speaking skills.
In this class, you and your child will learn signs across 4 fun themes; meal-time, bed-time, bath-time and pets. Signs are introduced by Wendy and Beebo-the signing bear, while playing games, singing songs and exploring toys and books. Parents will also be provided with strategies to make signing at home successful and play activities to help reinforce their child's language, cognitive, and social emotional development. Come sign and play with your child! For additional information, please visit click here.