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Do you know of a great class or learning activity in Dallas/Fort Worth? E-mail to get it on the list.

*Dallas Arboretum,

The Dallas arboretum offers everything from self guided, early childhood and classroom programs for ages pre-k through grade 12. Submitted by Heather

* Dover Publications,

This site has educational worksheets and books for kids from preschool to high school. You can sign up to receive weekly e-mails with free sample worksheets for each grade level, plus great discounts on a lot of books. Submitted by Cheryl


Gymboree offers play classes for children ages 0 through 4 years.

2960 E. Southlake Blvd. Ste. 170, Southlake


420 E. Round Grove Road, Ste. 610, Lewisville


3263 Independence Parkway, Plano

(972) 964-7529

* Ice House Cultural Center, website

1004 W. Page Street

Dallas, Texas 75208


Classical Guitar with Susan Graham, Saturdays from 1:30- 5:30 (1 hour/$15). Ann Armstrong’s Blues Guitar, Saturdays from 12 noon – 3 p.m. (30 min/$12). Submitted by Heather


The children's music program we all know and love. There are classes all over the Metroplex. to locate a class near you and get a coupon for a free class.

Korner Kottage in Coppell,


*La Leche League,

A friend of mine went to a meeting. She described it as a bunch of mothers sitting around nursing their babies and chatting. My friend found it very comforting and strangely liberating. Meetings are at 10 a.m. on third Wednesday of each month. Submitted by Mer

*News in Education,

Here's a web site where teachers can sign up for a free electronic Star-Telegram newspaper subscription and gain access to videos, programs, lessons and more! Submitted by Maricar

*River Legacy Nature School: Where Learning is Naturally Fun!

River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington

River Legacy Nature School is a unique program for 3- to 5-year-olds that provides an environment for a child’s inborn sense of wonder to flourish through indoor activities at River Legacy Living Science Center as well as outdoor exploration in the adjacent River Legacy Parks. Classroom lessons come to life as children see the leaves change color and discuss the hows and whys of the changing seasons. Through exploration of the environment and the creatures that inhabit it, children learn not only about nature, but about their place in it as well. To learn more or to enroll your preschooler, call Debbie Vernon, Early Childhood Education Director, at 817-860-2073 or visit Submitted by Maricar

*Baby Signs® with Sybil,

Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking? Or why your baby is crying? The Baby Signs® Program teaches babies to use simple, easy-to-do gestures for communicating with their parents and caregivers. These gestures or "signs" represent an item or concept, like "cat," "eat," or "all gone." The Baby Signs Institute offers parent workshops and classes to teach parents how to use the Baby Signs® Program at home. Class prices vary by location. For questions regarding prices and registration contact the centers. Here's a list of upcoming classes in the area:

Parent Workshop: This one-time introductory workshop teaches everything you need to know to get started with the Baby Signs® Program.


When: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 15, 2011

Where: The BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd., Burleson, TX 76028

Phone: 817-426-9104

Fort Worth

When: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2011

Where: Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, TX 76115-4440

Phone: 817-926-6214

Sign Say and Play Classes: This six-week play class is designed for parents and their babies. The class highlights signs that are most important in the lives of babies and teaches signing through fun games, song and play.


When: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays starting January 8, 2011 through February 22, 2011

Where: The BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd., Burleson, TX 76028

Phone: 817-426-9104

Fort Worth

When: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays starting February 2, 2011 through March 9, 2011

Where: Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, TX 76115-4440

Phone: 817-926-6214

*Trinity Episcopal School,

3425 Bellaire Drive South, Fort Worth MAP


This Fort Worth preschool has morning classes designed for kids from 18-months to 5-years-old. A great class size and programming that includes music and science. Experienced teachers with creative ideas. Submitted by Kim

*Unity Church of Fort Worth Preschool,

5051 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth


This is a great two-day a week preschool/mother’s day out program operated by Sherry Frantz. Accepts children 18 months to 4-years-old. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Submitted by FWMama

*Unlock the Box (Innovative Learning),

Unlock the Box was founded by three compassionate, certified teachers and takes a brain-based, student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Services offered include one-on-one tutoring, test prep, gifted enrichment, ESL support, student mentoring, and more!Submitted by Natgirl47