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Fall 2017
Preschool Programs and Activities

Early Child Development Activities and Classes

There are a number of activities and events that are sponsored by the Township throughout the year. All events and activities presented by The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department that require a fee can be paid online at their registration page. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 281 210-3950.

township sponsored activities for toddlers and preeschoolers
August - December

 

Toddler Tuesdays
Are your crawling to pre-school aged children tired of playing at home with the same old toys? Get out of the house and let your kids have fun with new toys and equipment. Toddler Tuesdays is a great little program to allow the kids to socialize before pre-school, and allow parents to socialize with other toddler parents! Parent supervision is required. Toddler Tuesdays is held at the Bear Branch Recreation Center from 10:00 AM - noon, beginning August 29. No Toddler Tuesday the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas. Fee: $3 per child for drop-in, $10 per month.

 

September - December

PERFORMING ARTS DANCE WITH CAROLINE BATSON

Baby Ballet - Toddlers ages 2 - 3½ will learn great pre-ballet technique and politeness while enhancing your child's imagination in this introduction to the wonderful world of dance, including proper dance technique, terminology and dance etiquette. Listening skills, sharing and waiting turns help little ballerinas in and outside of the dance class. Pink ballet slippers and tights, and black leotard, as well as hair in a bun are required. Tutus are okay! Classes held Wednesdays, September 6 – December 13 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming, and Thursdays, September 7 – December 14 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. No classes held week of Thanksgiving. FEE: $60 per child, per month, for residents; $70 for non-residents.

 

Toddler Ballet & Tap - Little ones ages 3½ - 5 will be introduced to proper ballet/tap technique, terminology and etiquette taught focusing on listening, following directions and waiting turns. The class builds self confidence and a love for the arts. Black leotard, pink tights and leather ballet shoes, hair in a bun, and black tap shoes required. Children can wear any tutu they like! Classes held from 11:00 - 11:45 AM Wednesdays, September 6 - December 13 at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming; and Thursdays, September 7 - December 14 at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. No classes held week of Thanksgiving. FEE: $75 per child per month for residents; $85 for non-residents.

 

All classes are geared towards the joy of learning dance and performing on stage. Caroline Batson is a degreed dance professional and has 30 years experience.

MS. DEBI’S DANCE ARTS

Teaching the art of dance for over 25 years in The Woodlands, Ms. Debi is a classically-trained dancer and studio owner, and has a degree in dance education.

 

Little Movers Dance Class - A first time dance experience! Boys and girls ages 3 - 5 learn to move within a nurturing environment. A fun time to run, jump and spread their wings to fly. This program is designed for the very young to experience dance movement such as skipping, turning, leaping, and also working within a group setting. Basic dance terms and words are used each week as they'll dance through a syllabus designed to spark the imagination and capture each child's heart. Each class consists of ballet, tap, creative dance, and basic mat gym skills to build agility and a strong body. Required dance attire for boys: white T-shirt, blue or black pants or shorts; for girls: pink leotard, pink tights, black tap shoes. Classes held from 3:45 - 4:30 PM Wednesdays, September 6 - December 27, at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch; and Thursdays, September 7 - December 28, at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming. No class held Thursday, November 23. Fee: $65 per child per month for residents, $75 per child for non-residents.

 

Little Flippers Gymnastics - Little ones ages 3 to 6 will learn mat based gymnastics and tumbling skills, in a 30-minute class that meets once per week. Classes will use mats, wedges, bars and beams, for an all-around first-time experience. This class is designed to begin the development of fine and gross motor skills, strength, flflexibility, balance, as well as basic tumbling and equipment skills and gymnastics terminology. Benefits of this class include the development of a strong work ethic and a focus on group participation for little ones, with lots of encouragement, smiles, and hugs! This class is a fun introductory experience. Attire: shorts, T-shirt, or gym pants. Classes held from 3:15 - 3:45 PM Thursdays, September 7 - December 28, at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming. No class held Thursday, November 23. Fee: $65 per child per month for residents, $75 per child for non-residents.

 

engineering for kids programs in the woodlandsEngineering for Kids; Curious Engineers - Children are naturally curious about the world they live in. This class builds on that curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning to children ages 3 1/2 - 6. Through both open and focused exploration, your child will create a variety of projects which expose them to the world of engineering. The goal is to foster creativity and confidence! Classes held 8:50 - 9:30 AM on Saturdays, September 9 - December 16, at the Bear Branch Recreation Center. Monthly Fee: $70 per child for residents, $80 for non-residents.

September - December

beginners tennis lessons for toddlersTeddy Tennis - A fantastic fun new way to encourage children aged 2 1/2 – 6 years old to get active and learn to play tennis. It works by combining music, pictures, and teddy bear stories into a totally interactive learning adventure that all young children love. All equipment will be provided for each child to participate. Classes for kids ages 2 1/2 - 3 are held from 4:00 - 4:45 PM; ages 4 - 6 held from 5:00 - 5:45 PM on Tuesdays at Terramont Park and Thursdays at Timmaron Park; Choose from September 4 - 25; October 2 - 23; or November 6 - December 4. No class held week of Thanksgiving. Fee: $72 for residents, $82 for non-residents, per child, per session.

 

Road To Elite Cubs Program - What better way to find out what sport a child wants to play! This year-round developmental sport and fitness program teaches children ages 2 1/2 - 6 the fundamentals and mechanics of seven different sports while improving their three key areas of overall development: Gross motor skills, physical fitness, and mental fitness. The seven different sports are basketball, baseball, soccer, football, volleyball, hockey, and lacrosse. Classes held between 9:30 - 10:15 AM on Mondays at the Bear Branch Recreation Center and Wednesdays at Recreation Center at Rob Fleming. For Mondays, choose between September 11 - October 2; October 9 - 30; November 6 - 27; or December 4 - 18. For Wednesdays, choose between September 6 - 27; October 4 - 25; November 1 - 29 (No class Thanksgiving week); or December 6 - 20. Fee: $65 for residents, $75 for non-residents, per child, per month. Fees pro-rated for December sessions.

 

Hot Shots - A great introduction to passing, dribbling, shooting and rebounding. Little athletes will love getting a taste of basketball, and working as a team. Your hot shot (ages 4 - 7) will love learning new skills through a variety of fun activities. Held Saturdays from 10:40 - 11:20 AM on Saturdays September 9 - 30; October 7 - 28; November 4 - 18; or December 2 - 16 indoors at the Bear Branch Recreation Center. Fee: $50 per child, per session for residents, $60 for non-residents.

 

Soccer 4 Tots - Your child will get a "kick" out of this program! Participants will learn how to pass, dribble, trap and shoot the ball; short-sided games will be played. Parent participation is required and shin guards are mandatory. Classes for 2 - 3½-year-olds are from 9:00 - 9:40 AM and 3½ - 5 year-olds from 9:50 - 10:30 AM on Saturdays September 9 - 30; October 7 - 28; November 4 - 18; or December 2 - 16 at the Bear Branch Recreation Center. Fee: $50 per child for residents, $60 for non-residents, per session.

September - November

Fury Mini-Sluggers - Held on Tuesdays at the Alden Bridge Sports Park, Little sluggers ages 4 - 6 will learn the fundamentals of T-ball including catching, throwing and running the bases. Participants must bring their own mitt.

Select from two, month-long sessions: September 5 - 26; or October 10 - November 7 from 4:00 - 4:55 PM. No class held on Halloween. Fee: $65 for residents, $75 for non-residents, per child per session.

drawing classes for toddlers in the woodlandsPower of Drawing - Young Rembrandts classes will challenge and excite your budding artists ages 3 1⁄2 – 6,while prepare your child as a lifelong learner. Drawings like the marbles will help your preschooler master the art of creating a circle, a deceptively simple yet complex shape. The acorn and apple tree drawing will strengthen your child's compositional skills and use of colors. Basic facial and figure drawing will also be addressed as students learn to draw a funny clown and scarecrow. If your child is a fan of nature and the great outdoors, he or she will love the bird feeder drawing. A fun robot will excite your little one as they create a colorful character that is filled with personality. Choose from three sessions: September 5 - 28; October 3 - 26; or November 1 - 30. No class held October 31, November 18 - 25. Classes held on Tuesdays at Recreation Center at Rob Fleming from 5:00 - 5:45 PM; Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:15 PM, and Thursdays 10:15 - 11:00 AM at the Bear Branch Recreation Center. Fee: $69 for residents, $79 for non-residents; per child, per session.

 

September - October

Pre-K Cook & Play - Class starts with early literacy themes and finishes with culinary creations designed around each lesson. Sample Themes: ABCs-123s, Rolling in the dough, Book Cooks, and Fun with Food! For children ages 3 - 5, held Mondays, September 11 - October 16, from 4:00 - 4:45 PM at the Bear Branch Recreation Center.

Recreation Center at Bear Branch
5310 Research Forest Drive, 77381


Adjacent to Bear Branch Park

Recreation Center at Rob Fleming
6464 Creekside Forest Drive, 77389


Across from Rob Fleming Park

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