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

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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

9 am

Tot Spot Open Swim
» Allegan Aquatic Center – Children ages 5 & under to have an hour of open play in our warm leisure pool, complete with a water slide, lazy river, and fountains. Pre-registration required. $3/adult + 1 child (starting Sept 27, 2021)

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


Storytime 🆓
» Paw Paw District Library – Children with an adult can join us for stories, songs, and dancing. Reservations are required. (Nov 1-Dec 27, 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. (Nov 23-Dec 28, 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!  (Nov 2-Nov 30, 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)


TumbleKids Open Play
» Kids Gym, Inc. – For ages 6 months to 5 years with a parent. $10/person, pre-registration required. (Sept-Apr)

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!  (Nov 2-Nov 30, 2021)

Wednesdays

10 am

Storytime 🆓
» Parchment Community Library – Stories, songs, fingerplays & fun, including a craft. (Nov 3-Dec 8, 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. (Dec 1-Dec 15, 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! (Dec 2-Dec 16, 2021)


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. (Nov 3-Dec 1, 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

9 am

Tot Spot Open Swim
» Allegan Aquatic Center – Children ages 5 & under to have an hour of open play in our warm leisure pool, complete with a water slide, lazy river, and fountains. Pre-registration required. $3/adult + 1 child (starting Sept 27, 2021)

10 am

Storytime 🆓
» Parchment Community Library –Stories, songs, fingerplays & fun, including a craft! (Nov 4-Dec 9, 2021 *skip Nov 25)


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! (Dec 2-Dec 16, 2021)


Musical Mayhem 🆓
» Comstock Township Library – Have fun with action songs, musical instruments, parachute time and a short story. Ideal for ages 0-6. (Dec 2-Dec 16, 2021)

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. (Dec 2-Dec 16, 2021)

Fridays

9:30 am

TumbleKids Open Play
» Kids Gym, Inc. – For ages 6 months to 5 years with a parent. $10/person, pre-registration required. (Oct-Apr)

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.