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Play, create, and roam at Little Buffalo on Hertel Avenue

Posted at 5:00 AM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 07:25:59-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's a new place for kids to burn off some energy and parents to connect with others.

Right on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo, two former teachers opened Little Buffalo a few weeks ago to give parents another option.

Carrie McDermid and Maureen Rudzinski say they thought parents in Buffalo needed more indoor places to take their little kids.

"We carefully chose every toy that's in here," they said. "We chose what lasted, what was open-ended, what can expand their imaginations and help them develop, help them socialize, [help] their motor skills; we carefully picked everything."

As former teachers they wanted to create a space that didn't feel like a circus for parents with kids ages one to six.

"This is a place for parents to connect," they said. "It's cozy, and you get kid of lonesome if you're with kids all day, and you're their only caregiver so it's nice to be able to interact with others."

Right now Little Buffalo is offering open play sessions up to two hours.

Starting this week, Little Buffalo will add special classes like music and movement and sensory classes for babies.

You can also book birthday parties and other events.