Summer of Play – Splash and Learn

Summer is for a lot of things but we think that the best parts of summer are the playing and the learning that comes through that play. Be it a new skill tried at camp, a new book read or a new interest discovered – there is room for playing to learn all summer long. We’re thrilled to join our friends at San Antonio Charter Moms (a resource and community that supports parents in finding best-fit education opportunities for all kids) for their “Summer of Play” event series.

The casual come-and-go playdates are totally free and held at San Antonio area splash pads.

The family-friendly meetups are designed to help children shed bad habits brought on by the pandemic while having a ton of fun along the way. From increasing finger strength and dexterity to balancing screen time and sharpening social skills – each event offers valuable educational tips from local experts mixed with creative, hands-on activities to keep kids entertained.

Alamo City Moms will be at each event with a fun make-and-take activity and some mom-worthy swag.

Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
STEMulate Curiosity: A Playdate with BASIS San Antonio

Build your child’s math and science skills through fun, hands-on activities with educators from BASIS San Antonio.

WHERE: SPLASH PAD Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair 434 S Alamo St. | San Antonio, TX 7820

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Conversations to Connect: A Playdate with nextTalk

Kim Elerick, co-host of the nextTalk podcast on cyber parenting, offers advice for building good habits, balancing screen time and keeping kids safe online.

WHERE:  SPLASH PAD at Voigt Park 700 El Portal | Hollywood Park, TX 78232

Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Strong Hands Strong Writers: A Playdate with TamboRhythms

Occupational therapist Jorge Ochoa explores fun ways to help kids use their fingers and build prewriting skills.

WHERE:  SPLASH PAD at Pearsall Park 4838 Old Pearsall Rd. | San Antonio, TX 78242

We can’t wait to see you there!

A fifth-generation San Antonionian - who happened to spend her formative years in Austin - Amanda loves the SAT from the confetti in her hair to the bluebonnets under her feet. Never one to miss a reason to host a party or decorate for a theme, Amanda revels in the 'mas Fiesta' attitude of the city. She's mom to Vivi (2012) aka #HurricaneVivi, Mac (2020) and wife to Francois, whom she met at Texas A&M (FTAC '05). She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a Doctorate in Making it Up As She Goes - which means she's a sometimes-fun-mom. You can find her on Instagram . She loves confetti, croissants, and a cold Ranch Water. Favorite Restaurant: Piatti's Favorite Landmark: Johnson Street footbridge in King William Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Fiesta Medals