Preschool, Baby & Toddler Activities Calendar: Weekly Open Gyms, Play Area Schedules & More

kalamazoo Preschool, Toddler & Baby Activities

Preschool, Toddler & Baby Activities- the Schedule

When you have young children, it can be hard to find age-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

We’ve put together a list of toddler activities and play areas near Kalamazoo that infants and preschoolers will enjoy too.

We’ve included the following:

  • Storytimes
  • Play and Learn activities
  • Baby, toddler, and preschool open gyms
  • Classes for toddlers and preschoolers
  • Preschool and toddler play place list

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Preschool/Baby/Toddler Calendar

Searching for storytimes near Kalamazoo?

Use this list to find recurring storytimes with some amazing local librarians.

The list is organized by day so you can choose events that fit your schedule. Some activities are off during school breaks or public holidays, so check first that they’re happening before you go.

Mondays

10 am

Toddler Open Play
» Kingdom Sports – All participants must sign the Drop-In Waiver. $5 per visit or $40 punch card for 10 visits


Outdoor Storytime 🆓
» Paw Paw District Library – Children with an adult can join us on the lawn behind the library (weather permitting). Bring your own blanket and enjoy stories, songs, and dancing. (Sept 13-Oct 25, 2021)

10:30 am

Preschool Storytime 🆓
» Comstock Township Library – Includes a half hour of stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities for ages 3-5. Followed by a 20 minute sensory playtime. (Sept 13-Nov 22, 2021)


Family Storytime 🆓
» Vicksburg District Library – Family Story Time is for children ages infant-4 years old and their caregivers. We will listen to stories, sing songs and rhymes, and have lots of fun! (Sept 13-Dec 13, 2021 *skip Oct 11)

Tuesdays

10 am

KNC Preschool Explorers
» Kalamazoo Nature Center – Explore and play with nature as our teacher while developing critical early childhood skills. Come dressed to explore the outdoors! Masks are recommended, but not required. Free with admission, registration required. (Aug 3-Nov 16, 2021)


Tiny Tots 🆓
» Otsego District Library – Fun with songs, stories, and large gross motor play for our youngest patrons.  (Sept 21-Nov 16, 2021)


Little Wigglers 🆓
» Three Rivers Public Library – Stories, songs, and play for ages 2 and under and their caregivers. We’ll be under the tree outside the library, so bring chairs, blankets, or strollers for outdoor seating!  (Sept 7-Sept 28, 2021)

10:30 am

Wee Ones Storytime 🆓
» Comstock Township Library – Featuring simple stories, songs, and rhymes carefully chosen to build awareness of language and vocabulary, foster a love of books, and provide a fun, interactive experience for babies and parents/caregivers. Followed by a 20 minute sensory playtime. (Sept 7-Nov 23, 2021)

11 am

Story Time with Mr. B! 🆓
» Three Rivers Public Library – Stories, songs, and silliness for ages 2-5 and their caregivers. We’ll be under the tree outside the library, so bring chairs, or blankets for outdoor seating!  (Sept 7-Sept 28, 2021)

Wednesdays

10 am

Storytime 🆓
» Parchment Community Library – In-person storytime, limited to 10 children. Participants will receive a craft to do at home. Registration required. (Sept 8-Oct 13, 2021)

» Otsego District Library – Get ready to rev up your engines and join us for stories and songs while we celebrate all things that go. (Sept 22-Nov 17, 2021)


Toddler Open Play
» Kingdom Sports – All participants must sign the Drop-In Waiver. $5 per visit or $40 punch card for 10 visits


Wednesday Wigglers 🆓
» Richland Community Library – 15 minutes of wiggling, giggling, jumping, dancing, singing, rhyming and of course a book or two! Registration required. (Sept 8-Nov 17, 2021)

10:30 am


Preschool & Toddler Storytime 🆓
» Antwerp Sunshine Library – An hour of reading, singing, playing, and learning together. Practice school readiness skills and take home a craft too! (Sept 8-Oct 20, 2021 *skip Sept 29)


Toddler Storytime 🆓
» Comstock Township Library – Includes a half hour of stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities for ages 2-3. Followed by a 20 minute sensory playtime. (Sept 8-Nov 17, 2021)


Family Storytime 🆓
» Vicksburg District Library – Family Story Time is for children ages infant-4 years old and their caregivers. We will listen to stories, sing songs and rhymes, and have lots of fun! (Sept 29-Dec 15, 2021)

Story Time 🆓
» Ransom District Library – Children can explore stories and activities that encourage them to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. They will practice language and listening skills, expand their imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. (Sept 15-Dec 15, 2021 *skip Nov 24)

Thursdays

10 am

Outdoor Storytime 🆓
» Parchment Community Library – Meet in the park behind the library. Participants will receive a craft to do at home. No registration required. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. (Sept 9-Sept 30, 2021)


Babytime 🆓
» Willard Library: Helen Warner Branch – Children from birth through their second year will enjoy finger-plays, nursery rhymes, rhythmic activities, books, and free play with their caregivers. (Sept 9-Sept 30, 2021)


Storytime 🆓
» Otsego District Library – Get ready to rev up your engines and join us for stories and songs while we celebrate all things that go. (Sept 23-Nov 18, 2021)

10:30 am

Family Storytime 🆓
» KPL Oshtemo Branch – Enjoy stories, songs, and fun – live at the library! Designed for birth–5 and their families. (Sept 9-Nov 18, 2021)


Preschool & Toddler Storytime 🆓
» Antwerp Sunshine Library – An hour of reading, singing, playing, and learning together. Practice school readiness skills and take home a craft too! (Sept 9-Oct 21, 2021 *skip Sept 30)


Musical Mayhem 🆓
» Comstock Township Library – Have fun with action songs, musical instruments, parachute time and a short story. Ideal for ages 0-6. (Sept 9-Nov 18, 2021 *skip Nov 11)

1 pm

Preschool Storytime 🆓
» Richland Community Library – Storytime for 3-5 year olds who can sit through 2-3 longer books and enjoys songs and rhymes. Registration required. (Sept 9-Nov 18, 2021)

Fridays

9:30 am

TK Open Play
» Kids Gym, Inc. – Children ages 6 months to 5.5 years with a parent. Ages 3+ must wear a mask. $10/child, register online.

10:30 am

Family Storytime 🆓
» KPL Central Branch – Enjoy stories, songs, and fun — live at the library! Designed for birth–5 and their families. (Sept. 10-Nov. 26, 2021)

Saturdays

Sundays

10 am

Toddler Time
» Airborne Adventure – With Toddler Time every Sunday morning your littlest flyer (ages 4/under) put their abundance of energy to good use. They get to safely bounce and play with other kiddos for only $7.99/hour.

Classes

The following locations offer baby, preschool, and toddler classes. Schedules are likely impacted by COVID-19.

Mommy & Me Classes »

Crescendo Academy of Music
Epic Center, Suite 12, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007


Just Move Fitness
626 Romence Rd Ste 104, Portage, MI 49024


Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009


The Little Gym of Kalamazoo
408 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024


YMCA
1001 W Maple St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
2900 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024

Preschool & Toddler Play Areas

*The open/close status of these locations may change at any time due to COVID-19. Confirm your destination’s status before heading out.


Many local spots designate rooms or exhibits geared just for toddlers. Libraries and bookstores have amazing play areas for kids to enjoy following storytimes. Museums and zoos often have exhibits just for little hands to experience.

We’ve listed some local favorites with inviting spaces for little ones to play in Kalamazoo.

Parks & Playgrounds »
Splash Pads »
Children’s Museums »
Indoor Play Guide »


Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
The Air Zoo is FREE for kids aged four and under and includes a kids’ corner (separate room) with oversized blocks and kids’ seating. They also have indoor amusement-park style rides and hands-on exhibits throughout the museum.


Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Binder Park is a giant, kid-friendly space; younger kids will especially enjoy the Miller Children’s Zoo area where they can feed the goats and brush their fur. Admission to Binder Park is free for two and under.


Kalamazoo Valley Museum
230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
KVM offers FREE admission for all visitors and features the Burton Henry Upjohn Children’s Landscape. This fun children’s area includes books, puzzles, puppet stations and a coloring station.