Spring is finally here!

I don’t know about you but if you are anything like me spring is a time of hope.  The weather starts to get warmer, the light stays a little longer and it lures people outside to enjoy what we normally cannot in the winter.  If you are wondering what you can do with your young …

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Many Ways to Play in March

March is full of fun play events for your family! Take a look at all the family activities Lend & Learn has planned this month! Outdoor Pop-Up Lend & Learn events are back this Spring! Lend & Learn is hosting free and fun outdoor events for children ages 0-5 and their families this spring! Your …

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Mom pulls baby on sled outside in winter

4 Ways to Spend More Time Outside

Time outside is simple, cheap, and good for you & your child. Playing outdoors involves movement, choices, exploration, discovery, and interaction – all important ingredients for both you and your child’s health and wellness. Even 20 minutes outside is a sensory experience for your baby, full of fresh air, new sounds, smells, textures, and colors.  …

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Lend & Learn play space in Columbia

Lend & Learn is Reopening Indoors!

Lend & Learn is Now Open by Appointment! You can now sign up online for indoor play time at Lend & Learn! Come explore our new, larger space at 1002 Fay St, Columbia, MO. What is Lend & Learn? Lend & Learn is a program of First Chance for Children that strengthens family well-being through …

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Pop-Up Lend & Learn Libraries at Parks

Lend & Learn is coming to a park near you this fall!  Due to the recent surge in Covid community transmission, we have decided to postpone reopening our indoor Lend & Learn play spaces, and instead, take Lend & Learn outside to neighborhoods all over town. Families with children ages 0-5 are invited to attend …

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