If you’re not already living the Pearachute lifestyle, which means you have a pass to Chicagoland’s hottest classes for littles, the recently opened pop-up space might sway you to join. Read on to learn why the sandbox, snacks and silliness now happening in the Pearachute Pop-Up Playroom are worth checking out.
Grab a Toy
Before you can even sign a waiver and take off your child’s shoes, he or she will most likely be checking out the toy-filled shelves. From train tables to play food, the Pearachute Pop-Up Playroom has something for everyone. Don’t forget about the giant sandbox – or should we say sandroom- that entertains kids when the weather doesn’t cooperate for a day at the beach. You can cook up a snack or work on the tool bench along with your little one or take a seat at one of the spots along the window. The space might not be large, but there are plenty of toys to keep kids busy. If your little one is into entertaining themselves, check the Playroom schedule for open play hours.
Pearachute knows how to do relationships — whether it’s helping out members or collaborating with entertainers and teachers. By providing a space to hold classes, the Pop-Up Playroom makes it possible for even more classes to be offered, benefitting all of its partners. Whether your kiddos want to exercise, tap a tune or take up a foreign language, the Playroom can make that happen. Kids have been spotted boogying down at the Hip Hop Dance Party and belting out songs during Tunes with Tim.
Bring a Crowd
One of the really awesome benefits of having a class in a playroom is that there is plenty to do for siblings who might not be in the groove of that day’s offerings. Just because bigger brother isn’t up for yoga — no need for others to miss out on the fun — let him play on his own in this safe space. Maybe you want to bring a friend? Everyone is welcome at the Pearachute Playroom. Non-members can pop into open play for $10 or $15 for a class. If you get hooked, you can apply that fee to a Pearachute membership. Weekly social events, from picnics to happy hours, will be held so that Pearachute families can get to know each other and plan their next adventure.
Get the Deats
The Pearachute Pop-Up is located in the former Kids Island space in Lincoln Park until September 18. Hours vary daily based on class offerings. If you forget the required socks, they are available for purchase. There are a few snacks and drinks available for purchase if you or your kids need to refuel.
Pearachute Pop-Up Playroom
2205 N. Southport Ave.
Hours vary by day until September 18
More information online at: blog.pearachutekids.com/pop-up
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— Lisa Snart