If you have little ones in your home, then you know keeping them entertained is a hefty task. When my 3 year old is not unloading her entire clothes drawer, she is decorating the house with barbies, baby dolls and legos (ouch!). Sometimes, mommy needs a break. And so when my friend Danielle invited us to her new Mommy & Me Yoga Class at Roo’s World of Discovery, I had keys in hand and kids in the car. Well, actually I had to wait until the next class…but you get my excitement…and you know what it feels like to be going a little bit crazy at home, right?!
So on December 31st, we closed out 2015 with an afternoon at Roo’s World of Discovery. I felt like it was setting us up for a year of good healthy vibes – don’t ya think?Here’s a little more info on Roo’s, which is located in Kirkland, WA (about 20 min East of Seattle, for non-locals reference) – It was founded by a mom (Michelle) who has a daughter with premature and developmental delays that causes her to feel overwhelmed by a large number of children, bright lights/colors and noise levels of most play spaces. She then decided to create a place that her daughter and other children could play in a calm, safe environment. She brought in my talented friend, Danielle Sack, to provide yoga for both kids and moms – which is a total bonus in my opinion!
The Mommy & Me Yoga format is like this – 20 minutes of Storytime Yoga with kids 5yrs and younger, a 10 minute break and then 30-40 minutes of Mom’s Yoga while kids play. The open room concept allows the littles to play within eyesight of the moms – absolutely perfect.
We arrived a few minutes early so the girl’s could get acquainted with the place and have a little free-play. The toys were just magnificent and reminded me of a Melissa and Doug wonderland. ♥
Once it was time for yoga, Danielle had the kiddos go through the costume box and find something ‘fancy’ to wear…
Their practice then started, and I hung out nearby to play along (and take a million pics…because they are just so darn cute)…
After an adorably fun yoga session, (some) of the littles went off to play, while others snuggled on mom’s mat. Then it was our turn to stretch and breathe. ♥
I felt so comfortable letting my girl’s play in the room as I was right there AND taking an amazing yoga class! Win/Win!
After class, we stayed for a bit as it was just too fun to pack up and leave.
I love the variety of play Roo’s World of Discovery provides. Little hands can easily be kept busy and creativity is happily engaged!
The lobby of Roo’s also includes a boutique shop with eco-friendly toys and a beautiful library.
And perfect for snack time.
If you live in the PNW and have a little one under the age of 5, I highly recommend you check out Roo’s World of Discovery. And of course the Mommy & Me yoga class is a must! Danielle offers the class every other Thursday, with the next one being THIS Thursday, February 4th!
Roo’s World has a variety of Membership and Single-Day options. A One-Day pass is $20 and that includes in/out privileges (i.e. you could come in morning, go home and nap, and return in afternoon). They also have monthly and annual membership packages.
What I loved about Roo’s World is that it’s not only a place for kids to play and connect, but for moms and caregivers to engage and get to know one another. Sometimes all we need is to find people going through the same stuff to make us realize we’re all doing a good job, and this whole parent thing is challenging…but oh so worth it. ♥
*Please note – Roo’s World offers low sensory hours (see calender for times) which allows children with special needs up to 10 years old welcome to play.
Question: If you have or care for kiddos – I would love to hear their latest obsession – is it a toy, game, word?
Disclosure: Roo’s World of Discovery graciously provided me with complimentary pass to try and review. The opinions expressed here represent my own, which I take great pride in providing pure honesty…because I’m OBSESSED with sharing the Good!