“I need a place for the kids to play… and I need a place to talk with other mom’s”. I’ve said it, my friends have said it, and I know every other mom has said it. Parenting is HARD. You can feel like you have lost yourself in this unknown mommyhood, and sometimes just need someone to say “Yes. I also got 4 hours of sleep, finished cold coffee, was kicked by a ninja all night, and ate stale cheerios for breakfast.”
Thankfully in this little town of Joplin we have plenty of classes for our children to play at and where we can find those other sleep deprived momma’s
At the Joplin Public Library they have story time classes from age birth to Pre-K. These classes are really interactive, and have a wonderful staff guiding them. The library also provides classes like STEM and Chess Club for the older children, and they really amp up their classes for all children in the summer. Keep their online calendar saved somewhere so you can stay updated on these fun classes!
Getting messy and exploring at Spiva Art is another great option for our littles. Spiva holds a Preschool Mini Makers class for ages 3yo to 5yo, once a week for an hour. These fun little projects are such a great way to get their curiosity moving, as well as improving fine motor skills!
It’s time to get those wiggles out at New Maccaroo while building core muscles! New Maccaroo hosts JOMOmma Monday with coffee on tap – I know!! Then back again on Thursday for open play, toddler friendly fit time, and after school play. They also host fun activities and special events just for our littles! Stay updated on their calendar by liking them on Facebook!
It’s time to see just how high you can jump at Soar Trampoline Park! You can jump ’till you drop every Saturday and Sunday, for ages 0 to 5 years old. Keep updated on their hours on Facebook: Soar Trampoline Park
Where else can you roller skate and play on an indoor playground? Roller City! Toddler Time is a lot of fun with toddler friendly music, fun ride on toys, and sometimes a special guest will arrive, like Paw Patrol! Stay updated on their Facebook page, too: Roller City
Explore the outdoors at Wildcat Glades with fun preschool classes. Currently Wildcat is going threw a transition of owners so keep checking their website for information as well as their Facebook page: Wildcat Glades
Also, check out our Joplin Area Mom Groups to find weekly, and monthly meets. We have a lot of great options and momma’s in the area!