Story Fun Time is an exploration in children’s literature, movement, process art, sensory experiences, and open-ended fun! It is designed specifically for young children and their vaccinated caregivers. This 75-minute class is broken up into two parts; Story Time and Fun Time.
Story Time (30 mins): We begin in the shade of the big elm tree where we share stories and songs. We carefully choose books that have vibrant illustrations and developmentally appropriate text. We keep it fun with lots of sing-a-long songs and move our bodies throughout to ward off the wiggles. We end every story time with a movement activity!
Fun Time (45 mins): We then invite everyone to engage in an open-ended art experience, with a focus on paint and clay. These experiences are carefully designed to slowly progress your child to a greater understanding of the properties and potentialities of the medium. Young children initially engage with paint and clay as a sensory experience, and we make space for these experiments, even when they get very messy. Repeated exposures to a medium offer your child an opportunity for deeper engagement and understanding. Parents will learn how to constructively respond to children’s artwork, offer experiences that support free exploration, and gain an understanding of the parent’s role in foundational experiences.
The children are then invited to explore the sandbox, water table and sensory bins in our spacious and shady yard while we get to know our new friends. We often share parenting woes and joys during this time as they come up organically. Meryl is also available to talk with you one-on-one about any parenting questions you might have. We end every Story Fun Time with a bubble dance party and a goodbye circle.
Story Fun Time for children age 1 and 2
Thursday at 9:00, $200, 9/30 – 11/18 (8 weeks)
Friday at 9:00 am, $200, 10/1 -11/19 (8 weeks)
Story Fun Time for children age 2 and 3
Friday at 10:45 am, $200, 10/1 -11/19 (8 weeks)
Where is the class located? Our shady and secure backyard in Northern Pasadena. Address will be provided upon registration.
How many children and adults are in each class? We cap our classes at 10 children and we only allow 1 child per adult and 1 adult per child. There are many reason for this, but most importantly, this is so each child has supervision at all times and to keep the class small and cozy.
Do I have to be vaccinated to attend your class? Yes. We will be checking proof of vaccination before your first class with us.
Will my child have to wear a mask? Children over 2 are required to try to wear a mask at all times. I know it can be difficult to get a young child to adhere to this, so I only ask that we all try to encourage it.
Will I have to wear a mask? All adults in attendance will be fully vaccinated, and therefore mask usage will be up to your personal preference. We follow all local and national guidelines, so this may change as the guidelines change.
What are you doing regarding Covid safety? Romp & Rollick is committed to the safety and happiness of our families and therefore we strictly comply with all CDC COVID-19 guidelines. In addition, we are developing water and sensory setups that support social distancing and offers opportunities for the children to spread out, we will not be enforcing distancing between the children but we ask the adults to do their best to spread out. We clean all toys and materials between each class with soap and water. Between classes we also clean the sensory bin materials with rubbing alcohol when possible or replace the material when that’s not possible.
What happened to the drop-in option? As part of our Covid safety measures we decided it was best to eliminate the drop-in option. The class you register for will be comprised of a stable cohort, meaning you will play with the same families every week. This decreases the exposure to different households. Our classes are a perfect choice for a COVID-safe household that believes that their child needs regular interaction with their peers. We kept the price as low as possible knowing some families would not be able to attend every single class and would want to reserve their spot for when they can attend.
What time should I arrive for class? Plan to arrive a few minutes ahead of the start of Story Fun Time, as we begin promptly.
Will we still have class if its raining? A little rain, yes. A lot of rain, no. Check your email for a notice that class has been canceled.
What happens if Romp & Rollick needs to cancel class? In the case of instructor illness, exposure to COVID-19, or extreme inclement weather or smoke conditions the class will be canceled. A limited number of make-up classes will be offered on a future Wednesday or Saturday morning. If you cannot attend the make-up class a discount equivalent to the price of the missed class(s) will be offered for use on future Romp & Rollick services.
Sick and COVID-19 Exposure Policy
It’s important that we all take precautions so that our children stay safe and healthy. Here are some things to note if you are trying to decide whether to attend class or stay home. If you or your child has; a runny nose, fever within 7 days, vomiting or diarrhea within 48 hours, cough, contagious rash or any other illness, please stay home and rest instead of coming to class. If anyone in your home has been exposed to COVID-19, or is currently sick with COVID-19, please stay home and follow CDC guidelines regarding quarantining. Please notify us if you can’t make it to class as a courtesy.
Romp & Rollick cannot prorate class fees. If for any reason you need to cancel your class reservation more than two weeks prior to the start of the series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a refund or credit to be used for future Romp & Rollick services.