Top 6 NPN Events in August

Written by: Amy Johnson

It’s the middle of summer and you need a break from the street fests, splash pads, and the ice-cream cart. Mix it up with these August events! NPN has something for everyone this month and every month. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to play and learn with NPN!

8/2 – Summer Jam Sound Check with Merry Music Makers. Children ages 4 - 8 years old are invited to this fun summer camp sampler! Craft a box violin, try out a real violin and guitar in the instrument petting zoo, enjoy musical story time, celebrate with movement and dancing, and end class by performing a concert on your box violin! Parents may drop-off or stay and observe.

8/3 – Free Children’s Vision Screening @ West Loop Eye Care. Join NPN at West Loop Eye Care for a free vision screening for your child! West Loop Eye Care recommends that children have their vision screened once they learn the alphabet and every year afterward. Dr. Margaret, who is also a mom of a young child, will conduct the screenings. Kid-friendly snacks and activities will also be provided. While you are there you can also schedule a state-mandated vision screening for your school-age child, or if there’s time, Dr. Margaret will screen your child while you wait. (State-mandated vision screenings are not complimentary.)

8/14 – Play Date with Purpose @ Little Beans Café Ice Cream Shop & Deck. NPN, in partnership with More than Milk, welcomes you to come play with purpose! Enjoy free ice-cream, face-painting from UrbanSitter, and an art project. Bring a donation of school supplies and art materials to support VOCEL, a direct service preschool program for children from low-income households on the west side of Chicago.

8/20 – Kiss ‘N Go? Handling Separation Anxiety for Preschool & Beyond @ Erikson Institute. Come join our discussion with Dr. Margret Nickels, Ph.D., director of the Erikson Institute Center for Children and Families. Learn how to help your child prepare for and cope with the transition to school, help your child adjust to new routines, understand separation anxiety that your child may be experiencing, and manage your own feelings about this big step in your child’s life.

8./25 - Expectant Moms Mingle @ The Land of Nod. This is a can't-miss opportunity for all expecting mamas. Come get a belly photo, non-toxic manicure, chair masssage and so much more at this amazing, one-of-a-kind event where you can me other expectant moms from all over the city. Register now. This fills fast. 

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 10:10 PM