Pollywogs Play Pad

Pollywogs Play Pad At Pollywog's, we provide an ideal setting that allows kids to exercise their imagination by having fun!
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Children need spaces of their own in this big world. We adults have ours (our homes).  Children use forts. https://www.w...
06/01/2020
Perspective | Why kids love building forts — and why experts say they might need them more than ever

Children need spaces of their own in this big world. We adults have ours (our homes). Children use forts.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/05/18/why-kids-love-building-forts-why-experts-say-they-might-need-them-more-than-ever/

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Kids are using sheets, pillows, blankets and more to create safe havens as the covid-19 world feels out of their control.

DID YOU KNOW:  Summer is a great time to play, pretend and imagine. Give your children experiences and time to play and ...
05/29/2020
Supporting Super Students: Plan to grow creativity, imagination

DID YOU KNOW: Summer is a great time to play, pretend and imagine. Give your children experiences and time to play and pretend. This encourages their creativity and allows them time to reflect what they observe in the real world. They put into practice skills and ways of doing things they are learning.

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https://www.sahuaritasun.com/fun/supporting-super-students-plan-to-grow-creativity-imagination/article_1b0c530c-7e65-11e9-be91-1b66bee7de0a.html

Summer is a great time to play, pretend and imagine. Give your children experiences and time to play and pretend. This encourages their creativity and allows them time to reflect

03/22/2020

Friends, this is the last week for Pollywog's as an active business. We will continue this week to have play date times available for you and your littles by reservation only (children need to get out of the house just as much as you do). Monday morning and Saturday morning are already taken.

Send us an email, a FB message, or even reply to this post, and we'll get you on the schedule (give us advance notice so we can get one of our play facilitators there for you).

03/16/2020

Friends, as we have debated amongst ourselves what to do regarding COVID-19, watched what our community businesses are doing, listened to the government's recommendations, and engaged our parents focus group and a couple of moms groups, we have concluded that we cannot stay open to the general public in good faith.

However, we also believe that during the next two weeks as North Carolina schools are closed and parents need to get their kids out, we should be available to the community.

As such, we are still open for private events. Naturally, our private birthday parties continue. But we also are going to keep ourselves available for private playdates on a reservation basis. Mom's Groups, neighbors, homeschool groups...if you need to get the kids out, call us or email us and reserve a one or two hour block of time. You'll have the run of the place. We ask that you have a minimum of four littles, but no more than ten, with no more than one parent per little. Cost is our regular price per little ($8), however, we won't be doing any group discounts for this. Military discounts do continue.

Please make your reservations as far in advance, but no less than a full hour beforehand, so we can be sure to get one of our play facilitators in for you (we're not going to keep them here if we're closed...I mean, how awful would we be to do THAT?).

Today (Monday, 3/16), we are going to close at noon so we can do a thorough disinfecting of the space in preparation for Tuesday. We are implementing more frequent cleanings throughout the day as we are open, and before and after reserved times.

03/14/2020

ATTN: Parents Group - have a time sensitive question posted for your opinions.

03/07/2020

HEADS UP: We will be closing early today at 3PM for a private birthday party! We'll see you and your littles soon!

03/06/2020

Friends, it is with much sadness that we must announce that Pollywog's is closing its doors on 31 March 2020. It has been our pleasure to be a part of the Sandhills' business community filling the need for a place for our pre-school aged Littles.

Unfortunately, location location location proved to be a double edged sword, and we were unable to grow our services for the communuty as we wished due to town rules and market value rent. As we pushed off this possibility, we gave our Harbor Place landlords the go ahead to search for a new tenant, which, to their credit, they found very quickly.

If you have a Polly's Club card/frequent visitor card, we ask that you please use them in March because they won't be useful after 1 April as they have no cash value.

02/23/2020

Hey folks, don't forget that starting today we are closed on sundays except for private birthdays. Sorry for the inconvenience. We'll see you and your littles on Monday!

02/23/2020

HEADS UP! We are closed today for a private birthday party. Sorry for any inconvenience. We will see you and your littles on Monday at 9AM.

02/22/2020

HEADS UP! We are opening late today at 12:30PM because of private birthday party.

02/21/2020

HEADS UP! We are opening at 12:30PM tomorrow because of private birthday party. Sorry for any inconvenience.

02/21/2020

Good cold morning everyone. We are opening at 11am today due to the icy conditions. We have hot lattes available to warm you parents up.

02/21/2020

Due to the cold temps and anticipated dangerous road conditions, we are going to open at 11am on Friday. Sorry for the inconvenience. Sleep in, then come see us to burn off your Little's energy.

My wife does this to me all the time.  So strange, you moms are. #PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SouthernPinesNC #Ab...
02/20/2020

My wife does this to me all the time. So strange, you moms are.

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02/17/2020

REMINDER: Today, Pollywog's new hours go into effect.

Mon: 9-4
Tue: 9-4
Wed: 9-4
Thu: 9-4
Fri: 9-4
Sat: 9-5
Sun: Closed except for private events

02/16/2020

HEADS UP! Effective tomorrow, February 17th, Pollywog's hours are going to change.

We are going to close one hour earlier each day at 4PM except Saturdays.

Sundays we are going to be closed except for private events.

Thus, our hours will be:
Sun: Closed
Mon: 9-4
Tue: 9-4
Wed: 9-4
Thu: 9-4
Fri: 9-4
Sat: 9-5

02/16/2020

HEADS UP EVERYONE: we will close today at 3pm for a private birthday party.

02/15/2020

HEADS UP! Effective Monday February 17th, Pollywog's has new hours.

We are now going to close at 4PM except Saturdays, and we will be closed on Sundays except for private events.

Mon: 9-4
Tue: 9-4
Wed: 9-4
Thu: 9-4
Fri: 9-4
Sat: 9-5
Sun: Closed except for private events

02/15/2020

HEADS UP! We are closing at 11AM today for multiple birthday parties. Sorry. We'll see y'all on Monday.

02/12/2020

HEADS UP: We will be closed this Saturday (2/15) starting at 11AM for multiple birthday parties. If your littles are clamoring for Pollywog's, bring them early.

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02/11/2020
A Mighty Girl

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"While parents talk to girls about emotions more than they do to boys, anger is excluded," observes author Soraya Chemaly. Yet, when we leave anger out of our girls' emotional toolbox, they may struggle to stand up for themselves, even when a situation deserves their anger. As Chemaly observes, too often "we are so busy teaching girls to be likable that we forget to teach them that they have the right to be respected." In our blog post, we explore why it's important to let girls be angry – and how to teach girls to channel their anger productively at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=23651

For several excellent books for children and teens on understanding and expressing anger in healthy ways, we recommend "What to Do When Your Temper Flares" for ages 6 to 12 (https://www.amightygirl.com/when-your-temper-flares), "How to Take the GRRR Out of Anger" for ages 8 to 12 (https://www.amightygirl.com/grrr-out-of-anger), and "The Anger Workbook for Teens" for ages 13 and up (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-anger-workbook-for-teens)

For books for kids of all ages on better understanding and managing their emotions, check out our blog post, "Understanding The Way I Feel: 40 Mighty Girl Books About Managing Emotions,” at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11449

Soraya Chemaly is the author of the powerful book for adults "Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger" at https://www.amightygirl.com/rage-becomes-her

It's Valentine's week!  Bring your littles over and  help them make a Valentine's card for that special someone in their...
02/10/2020

It's Valentine's week! Bring your littles over and help them make a Valentine's card for that special someone in their life (aka Mom & Dad). See our Play Facilitators for assistance.

#PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SouthernPinesNC #AberdeenNC #PinehurstNC

02/09/2020

HEADS UP! We are closing early today at 3PM for a private birthday party. We'll see you and your littles tomorrow at 9AM.

My technique is to ask my husband to explain something to our daughter.  10 minutes flat and she's out cold, with me fiv...
02/07/2020

My technique is to ask my husband to explain something to our daughter. 10 minutes flat and she's out cold, with me five minutes behind her. I have to make sure I brush my teeth in advance of asking him.

#PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SouthernPinesNC #AberdeenNC #PinehurstNC

02/06/2020

Friends and Family, due to the storms coming with already documented severity, we are closing now as a precaution to ensure safety of you, your littles, and our employees. Everyone be safe, and we'll see you tomorrow.

#PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SouthernPinesNC #AberdeenNC #PinehurstNC

DID YOU KNOW:  Preschoolers who spend more time in front of a screen have lower structural integrity of white matter in ...
02/06/2020
Study finds changes in brain wiring among young children who get more screen time

DID YOU KNOW: Preschoolers who spend more time in front of a screen have lower structural integrity of white matter in areas of the brain – or brain wiring that relates to language, literacy, imagination, and executive function such as self-regulation, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

#PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SouthernPinesNC #AberdeenNC #PinehurstNC

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/study-finds-changes-in-brain-wiring-among-young-children-who-get-more-screen-time-1.4669114

Young children who spend more time in front of a screen may have changes in brain wiring that relates to language, literacy and imagination, according to a new study.

And people wonder why mom's are bat-$#@! crazy.  We don't...we have the answer here.  Yes, yes, its you, Children and Da...
02/05/2020

And people wonder why mom's are bat-$#@! crazy. We don't...we have the answer here. Yes, yes, its you, Children and Dads.

#PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SouthernPinesNC #AberdeenNC #PinehurstNC

02/04/2020

HEADS UP: Friends and family, we will be closing early today (2/4) at 3:30PM. Enjoy the beautiful day with your littles outside...we don't get many of these in wintertime. Cheers!

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01/23/2020

Heheheheh. Give us an emoji if this is you.

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Don't tell our Play Facilitators, they may stop picking up the toys.#PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SouthernPinesNC ...
01/23/2020

Don't tell our Play Facilitators, they may stop picking up the toys.

#PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SouthernPinesNC #AberdeenNC #PinehurstNC

01/18/2020

Hey everyone. We will be closing at 3 today for a private birthday party. We will see you and your littles tomorrow at 1pm.

Legos.  French for Feet Landmines.#PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SouthernPinesNC #AberdeenNC #PinehurstNC
01/17/2020

Legos. French for Feet Landmines.

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Love more, judge less.  All moms are real life superheroes!#PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SuperheroMoms #SouthernPi...
01/17/2020

Love more, judge less. All moms are real life superheroes!

#PollywogsPlayPad #ImaginationPlay #SuperheroMoms #SouthernPinesNC #AberdeenNC #PinehurstNC

Love motherhood
Judge less

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01/17/2020

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Who's a winner?!

Read this...now.--------Bottom line from the article----------What’s happening?Both parents and clinicians may be “barki...
01/15/2020
Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy, and Lazy

Read this...now.

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What’s happening?

Both parents and clinicians may be “barking up the wrong tree.” That is, they’re trying to treat what looks like a textbook case of mental disorder, but failing to rule out and address the most common environmental cause of such symptoms—everyday use of electronics. Time and again, I’ve realized that regardless of whether there exists any “true” underlying diagnoses, successfully treating a child with mood dysregulation today requires methodically eliminating all electronics use for several weeks—an “electronics fast”—to allow the nervous system to “reset.”
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6 ways electronic screen time makes kids angry, depressed and unmotivated.

Address

375 SE Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC
28387

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(910) 725-2063

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