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The Little Beans class roster includes a schedule filled with fun, imaginative and educational options for both parents and kids. Choose from Music & Movement, Toddler Tumbling, Interactive Storytelling, Baby Sign Language, Dance and more. Playspace admission is Free for one hour before or after your class during the time you’re enrolled. (this is valid for Little Beans instructed classes only). Evolve Dance is an outside class administered by Evolve Dance so class participants get a discounted $8 admission when enrolled.
To register for classes you can register online (on the class schedule and events pages). For more information or to have a Little Beans employee help you with your registration just email email@example.com or call 773-251-1025.
Singin' Beans - Live Music
Singin' Beans is our weekly free music "class" with Charles. A friendly relaxed environment that encourages parent and caregiver participation, Singin' Beans will introduce children to multiple instruments including guitar, banjo, ukulele, dobro as well as various percussion tools. You can join us any Wednesday free with playspace admission!
A life-long musician, Charles has years of experience in writing and leading music for children of all ages while focusing on fostering children's deep well of natural musical ability.
- DATES: 10/26–3/28
- TEACHER: Charles
- PRICE: Free with Playspace Admission
Sign Say and Play - Baby Sign Language -Thursdays at 11:15am
6 months-2 years
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 8 fun themes; meal-time, bath-time, feelings, park and more. Signs are introduced by Wendy and Beebo-the signing bear while playing games, singing songs, exploring toys and during early literacy activities. Parents will be provided with countless 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 http://www.babysignsprogram.com/bywendyauffant
No class on 5/23/13.
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- DATES: 4/11–6/6
- TEACHER: Wendy Auffant
- PRICE: $140 for 8-weeks
Music and Movement (6-24 months) - Tuesday's @ 10:15am
A music class that uses movement to foster children’s love for music, teach parents songs they can take home, and gets children and parents moving and dancing together. The class will be ever changing but with a familiar format. That way children know what to expect and parents don’t go crazy. We will use props, simple instruments, creativity and some good old-fashioned rock and roll. Class sessions are 30 minutes and last 8 weeks. If you register for a one week session your registration will be for that weeks class.
- DATES: 4/9–5/28
- TEACHER: Elisa Lutz
- PRICE: $120 for 8-weeks or $15 per single session
Toddler Tumbling (18 months-3 years) - Friday's @ 4:00
18 months-3 years
Let your kids learn to tumble, roll, hop and bop. Kids will have a blast learning basic agility and balance skills while they play and explore in the soft play environment within the Little Beans Classroom. Tumbling activities, exercises, games, and more will change each week. Parents will participate in the activities with their toddler and learn agility and balance games to try at home.
- DATES: 4/12–5/31
- TEACHER: Dani
- PRICE: $120 for 8-weeks or $16 per class
Each Thursday between May 30th and October 31st we will offer Theme Thursdays. If you dress up in or wear something reflective of the weeks theme you get $6 admission that day (each child- first and siblings). Below are the weekly themes so mark your calendar!
May 30th: Mismatch Socks
June 6th: Princess and Pirate
June 13th: Tie Dye
June 20th: Planes, trains, and automobiles
June 27th: Animals
July 11th: Butterflies and Bugs
July 18th: Stripes
July 25th: Superhero
August 1st: Polka Dots
August 8th: Sports
August 15th: Favorite Band
August 22nd: Cartoon
August 29th: Sesame Street
September 5th: Disney
September 12th: Firetrucks and flowers
September 19th: College
September 26th: Princess and Pirates
October 3rd: Chicago teams
October 10th: Baseball hat
October 17th: Farm Animals
October 24th : Trucks and TuTu's
October 31st: Halloween Costumes
- DATES: 5/30–10/31
- TEACHER: LBC
- PRICE: $6 admission when in theme
Evolve Dance Classes
2 years- 4 years
Interested in dance for your little one between 2-4 years? Evolve Dance offers a great dance program at Little Beans. Below are the class options. More information on the classes, descriptions and pricing can be found on their website HERE!
9:45am-10:30am - Magical Munchkins (2-young 3 yrs) tap/ ballet combo class
10:35am-11:30am - Tiny Movers (3-4 yrs) tap/ ballet combo class
9:00am-9:45am - Magical Munchkins (2-young 3 yrs) tap/ ballet combo class
9:50am-10:45am - Tiny Movers (3-4 yrs) tap/ ballet combo class
10:50am-11:45am- Tiny Movers (3-4 yrs) tap/ ballet combo class *(offered until 6/29)
*Star Shiners class for 4.5-6 years tap/ballet combo is offered on Tuesdays at 4:00 until 6/25/13.
- DATES: 5/10–8/24
- TEACHER: Laura Spicuzza
- PRICE: See Evolves Website