Indoor playhouse, children's social club opens in Sarasota
The Flock SRQ will offer a wide variety of classes, programs, toys, meet-ups and events for children ages 4 and under.
| 5:00 a.m. December 5, 2023
If it takes a village to raise healthy children, as the old saw says, then how do you find community in today’s modern, mobile, sometimes detached world?
The Flock SRQ wants to answer that question with a hub for parents and their children to build community. The social club and indoor playhouse opened on Dec. 4 to foster a nurturing environment for children ages 4 and under.
The 1,900-square-foot playhouse, at 1977 Brother Geenen Way, opened to presale members Dec. 4 and will open to the public Dec. 8.
Founders Tatiana Fernandez and Dr. Jina Foltz came up with the playhouse idea after Fernandez had her daughter.
“As a new mom, I quickly learned the importance of cultivating community amongst other parents,” Fernandez said in a news release.
Fernandez, a local entrepreneur, the release states, "believes that play is an essential part of a child’s growth and development and is excited to share this belief with many families."
Foltz is a pediatric chiropractor whose practice focuses on pediatrics, pregnancy and postpartum. "She believes that children’s health is not just about physical well-being, but also about their overall wellness," according to the release.
A variety of toys, including climbing toys, play kitchens and swings, are available for children at The Flock SRQ, which will also host events and offer classes, such as tummy time, baby massage, books and bubbles and sensory play.