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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Jul. 11, 2014 5 years ago

Play center emphasizes bonding

by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

The business was started by Ormond Beach natives

Grassroots Interactive Center, a play center that emphasizes building bonds and attachment between parent and child, opened July 2 at 431 S. Nova Road. Owned and operated by Ormond Beach natives Amy Annon and Rebecca Annon Railsback, the 2,700-square-foot facility features an area where the parents and children play together, and also areas for the children to explore and have fun with other children. The center is for children ages three months to pre-kindergarten.

Railsback said they emphasize the “mommy and me” concept where activities build a bond between the parent and child.

There are also structured parent/child gym classes.

“We want to get the kids up and moving,” Railsback said.

They also offer classes in music, art and have sensory learning, where the children do finger painting or other exercises that might too messy at home.

Railsback said interactive centers are starting to spread around the country.

“It’s a safe, controlled environment so the parents can relax,” she said.

The two owners are also sisters-in-law who both have small children.

Visit or call 672-3353.

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