Be Beach Ready with Toys from Bay & Bee!

Beach fun with Bay & Bee Toys!

 

Our entire family had a BLAST playing with beach toys from Bay & Bee. As soon as we arrived, the boys jumped right in and pulled out all of the tools. The Small Shovel Moby is well suited for tiny hands. It wasn’t long before we decided to give the Quut Alto sand castle builder a try. I think this toy was my absolute favorite of the bunch. Using the Haba Shovel Moby and the Haba sand tools, we were able to load up the buckets and had a three story sand castle in under a minute.

 

HABA SMALL SHOVEL MOBY is the cutest and most simple shovel. With it’s deep scoop, my 18 month old was able to move [sand] mountains. His coordination is not as keen as brother’s but this time he felt like he could keep up. I absolutely love how small this tool is. Honestly, for beach locals, you should even consider adding this to your diaper bag. At only $2.99 each it would be ideal for a last minute beach play date. Get your Haba Small Shovel Moby here! 

 

QUUT ALTO this toy is a MUST for the beach. This product was actually inspired by professional sand-builders and you will feel like one too with the ALTO. My boys always want me to build castles for them and my typical one bucket sand castle is crumbly at best. The energy and effort I put into them to have them crushed within seconds made this my least fun beach activity. Nonetheless, the things we do for our kids. ;) Now that I have met the QUUT ALTO, I am a changed Mama. In fact, I had to beg my husband for a turn because he was enjoying it so much. When we first pulled it out I was skeptical. It looked too simple to be true. Starting with the bottom (and largest piece) you fill the hole with sand. Leaving it in place, you are able to stack the middle, yellow piece and do the same. The smallest piece took about five seconds to fill. Then, you remove the pieces from top to bottom and you have a solid, three level sand structure. We probably built and tore down about 20 castles. It was a fun process for all involved and this was not at all too advanced even for the baby. Super easy clean up and storage as well! Get yours here for $21.99 

 

 

HABA SAND TOOLS (Kreatives Sandspielzeug) These are unlike any other beach tool I have seen before. Now that you have sand sculptures down with the QUUT ALTO, these sculpting tools allow you to design your most creative castle. A pointed tool allowed my oldest to walk the beach and create a 20 foot + “snake”. Zig zagging around for a child that is typically sedentary was impressive. He was incredibly proud of his work and I was thrilled to see him up and moving. This kit also includes a spiral “driller” and modeling/ scooping tool. For $5.99 you get three unique tools. If you have more than one child, like myself, you can appreciate a multiple tool pack.

HABA CROCODILE SAND MOLD Made from PVC-free, phthalate-free ABS plastic, this German made toy was super fun to play with. We quickly noticed that the three separate body pieces allowed us to make a “Croc Family”. By extending the body and filling up the molds we had three dimensional reptiles! The baby enjoyed pressing the molds into the sand for the cut outs. For only $5.99, this is another fabulous toy for fun in the sun. Get your crocodile sand mold here!

The imagination these toys brought out of my boys (and husband) for hours was well worth the cost. Aside from that, these toys are free of toxic or harmful chemicals. Always searching for environmentally friendly toys that also entertain, Bay & Bee nailed it again!

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Welcome to Summer Party!

Summer is here for Jacksonville!

Since winning best party spot for kids in Jacksonville, we've been wanting to figure out how to throw a party for people who haven't been to a party at Bay & Bee.

We've got it!

Let's Celebrate Summer together!

We are inviting Members and Non Members to join us at Bay & Bee Jax on Sunday May 27th to celebrate!

Arrive anytime between 2pm and 3pm to enjoy

live music, bubbles, open play, light snacks & enter into our Summer Raffle!

2pm Welcome Play, Snacks & Bubbles!
3pm Ashton will draw our Raffle Winner ($60 Summer Fun Basket, filled with Think Baby sunscreen, RoShamBO shades, HABA sand toys and more.)
3-4pm LIVE MUSIC with Ashton Taylor
4pm Bubbles and Snacks Continue
5pm Goodbyes and parting coupons.

Ready to Party? Heck Yea!!!

Get your tickets Below!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-celebrate-summer-party-tickets-46424164927

Mother's Day 2018

We have 2 special offers
for Mother's Day!

 


Buy a 10 day pass pack and get 2 FREE day passes!

Be sure to enter code
MOTHERSDAY18 in comments at checkout to redeem offer HERE



Enjoy 35% off our unlimited annual membership!
(save $410!)
Click HERE for more information

 

Valid between May 1st and May 31st, 2018!
Offer ONLY AVAILABLE with code at time of purchase.

Silhouette Artist!


Silhouette Artist Keith Donaldson returns to Bay & Bee Jax on March 25th!
Book your appointment now for heirloom quality silhouettes! (and it's so much fun!)

All you need is to sit for 3 minutes. Wiggly little people welcome!

Motherhood Support Meeting- For All New Moms Adjusting to the New Role

Parenthood is just amazing, so perfect and fulfilling! Or so they say, until you have a baby yourself. Not that glamorous at times. Feelings of loneliness, uncertainty, fear, self doubt, anxiety might start rolling in every now and then. Or all the time. It's normal. In fact, it is estimated, that 40% of all new moms go through postpartum anxiety and around 10% postpartum depression. You are not alone! 

Together with various pre and postnatal experts we would like to welcome pregnant and new moms, as well as mothers of young children who are finding the challenges of pregnancy and/or motherhood to be different than expected. Join us to create a supportive connection between other mothers. Babies and young children are welcome to attend. 

Those monthly meetings are free to public, do not require membership. Just bring socks for yourself (we are a shoe-free facility).

If you know anyone who's struggling with postpartum feelings, please invite them to the meeting! It's an informal gathering, following our new moms playdate at 2pm.

Motherhood Support Meeting is led by Ida Brown at our Atlantic Blvd location-  a Northeast Florida native with a passion for supporting new mothers. Ida comes from a mental health background and has training through Postpartum Support International. As a mother of a toddler, Ida knows how the isolation and exhaustion of motherhood can dampen those magical moments that we all crave. With years of experience facilitating groups, Ida is excited to offer mothers a safe place to share the silly, the successful, and the serious or to simply connect with other moms.

Bartram Springs Bay & Bee has Hiroko Hsieh leading the meetings. Hiroko is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and mom to 2 young children and lives in Julington Creek area.

Happy Birthday to US!

 

4 years of fun, community and laughter. 

From now until March 8th, 2018 Celebrate with us by joining with no registration fee!

Schedule your first free visit HERE, or if you are ready to sign up come on in anytime!

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Birthdays!!!

Non-Members book a party by March 8th for any date and get a 1 month silver (4 visits) membership gift certificate!

Members book a party by March 8th for any date and get $48 store credit!

*LIMITED TIME ONLY* 10 Visit Day Pass

We love feedback: the wonderful and the constructive criticism on how we can make the space better and more available to people.

We have had many requests for a 10 day pass pack, after a lot of work, we are thrilled to announce the 10 Visit Day Pass.  We are testing this program out for a limited time and while supplies last.


December 11th- December 31st.

PRICING
The 10 pack  $150 + tax. for 1 child.
Additional Children $45 + tax
Infant under 7 months with paid sibling - Free

 

NEW FAMILY REGISTRATION FEE
Every new family is required to pay a one time registration fee. (If you have already paid it, then no need to pay again)

WHAT DOES THE REGISTRATION FEE DO?

The registration fee is a one time fee.
This sets you up as a member in our system.
With that you can
-switch between all the memberships levels
-put the account on hold (for month to month members only)
-cancel and come back anytime per your contract terms.

LENGTH OF USE
The 10 day pack can be used anytime within the year FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. (this is different than buying a month to month membership online and activating it the first time you come in)
 12 months to use it from date of purchase.

Unused sessions are forfeited.
- Yes, you can go and come back the same day.
-Valid for open play, classes and events.



EXTRA FINE PRINT
We are not able to offer our infant discount for 1st child under 7 months or military discount on the pass pack.

 

FAQ
Why can't we do a 1 day drop in or less than 10 days?

Bay & Bee is founded on the Montessori Method which relies on repeated actions. We believe when you make something routine (like coming to Bay & Bee) it enhances and encourages confidence and independence from the child. It also helps foster a community.

The value of our program is rooted in repetition, exploration, and engagement in the community.

We offer a quality program and in return ask for a little bit of commitment.


 

 



TO PURCHASE A 10 DAY PASS - CLICK HERE or visit us in store!