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Welcome to the Playhouse

Excited parents, caregivers, and kiddos have been peeking through a Greenwood Ave. window for weeks; they're drawn by the orange, purple, and green décor. Finally, with Saturday's grand opening, theyŐll get to walk through the doors to playmatters. Valerie Anker (pictured right), a child development expert, dreamed up the space. Her plan is to give families a place to get together where adults will be social and kiddos will have a blast. "You can only go to each otherŐs living rooms so many times," Anker says. "Especially in Seattle, where it rains, people need a place to go." The biggest and best playroom in town is filled with a train table, Lego table, play kitchen, work bench, puppet theater, dollhouse, easel, wooden toys and puzzles, and more tools for dramatic play, art, and small motor skills. Sit on a bench surrounding the open playspace perimeter, sip a cup of coffee or juice from playmatters, or bring in lunch. Become a member for the best rates, or stop by on a drop-in basis. Anker has several workshops scheduled, and plans to become a venue for community members with kiddo-centric talents to share. Expect to be invited to hear musicians, meet authors, and enjoy a craft class—all for family and friends to enjoy together.

7720 Greenwood Ave. N
Mon., Wed., Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun., reserved for birthday parties and events
$975/yearly member; $110/monthly member; $10/drop-in for two children ($5/each additional child)

PS— Did we mention admission is FREE this Saturday for the Grand Opening?

Join the Club: karla Easton knows kids fashion. The owner of kids club and mom of two
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