Prevea Pediatrics hosts a monthly series with free, interactive story time and activities at Bay Park Square Mall, called Prevea Read & Play. Join us on the second Friday of each month at the Prevea Children’s Play Area (located in the North Wing) in Bay Park Square Mall.
At Prevea Read & Play, we start the morning with an interactive story time with a Prevea Pediatrician and Child Life specialist, followed by fun activities such as dressing up like a doctor, singing songs and more! Parents and kids are welcome to stay and play in the play area after the story time. There is a different theme/topic each month.
Prevea Read & Play is free to attend.
Prevea Read & Play is an extension of Reach Out and Read, a nationwide effort now offered at Prevea Pediatrics to provide books and literacy guidance with age-appropriate tips to families at infant and toddler checkups. Doctors and nurses speak with parents about the importance of talking and singing to babies from birth and reading aloud to older infants and toddlers every day.
Friday, July 12 • Things that Go
Join us for our monthly story time and activities at the mall in July. We’ll read and talk about all sorts of “things that go” like buses, cars and airplanes. Then, you can make cloth pin airplanes or gather around our sensory table to play with boats and other marine vehicles that go!
Friday, August 9 • Teddy Bear Clinic!
Get ready for a “beary” good time at our free teddy bear clinic and story time at the August Prevea Read and Play. This teddy bear clinic event is a great opportunity to help kids become comfortable with medical personnel and the equipment they may experience during a visit to the doctor or hospital. We’ll play doctor and patch up teddy so he’s feeling better before you leave!
Friday, Sept. 13 • Caterpillars and Butterflies
One of the most fascinating transformations in mother nature, is seeing a caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly! At this month’s Prevea’s Read and Play, we’ll explore that amazing metamorphosis with books and crafts, and also make time for a fun game of Simon Says.
Friday, Oct. 11 • Space and The Solar System
3, 2, 1, blast off! Climb aboard our space shuttle, because we’re going to the moon! Join us for a fun-filled morning to learn about our amazing solar system with space-inspired books, and to build your very own rocket ship.
Friday, Nov 8 • Moody Morning
If you’re happy and you know it… clap your hands! Come to the mall for Prevea’s Read and Play event in November where we’ll explore different types of emotions and play some fun games after story time. If you like Play Doh, stick around for craft time to express and mold some of the moods we feel each day.