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Hello Baby, Now What? Drop-in (Birth – 6 months)
Mondays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 21, (no group Oct. 12) 10:30 am – Noon,
Location: Melrose Church of the Nazarene, 2 Short Street, Melrose.
Pre-toddler Play: Drop-in. Fridays, Sept. 18 – Dec. 18, (No class on Nov. 27)
Location: Stoneham Boys & Girls Club, 15 Dale Court, Stoneham. Use door on right side of building
Creepin’ Crawlers: Ages 7-14 months 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Wobblin’ Walkers: Ages 15-23 months 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Music, storytelling and developmental play activities will be enjoyed by you and your child. Learn about development, parenting strategies and related topics. Share experiences and information with other parents.
Terrific Toddlers: Tuesdays, 9:15 – 10 a.m. or 10:15 – 11 a.m.
Session 1: Sept. 15 – Oct. 20
Session 2: Nov. 3 – Dec. 8.
Location: Hallmark Health Medical Center, 30 New Crossing Road, Reading.
This six-week play and learn group is designed for parents or caregivers and children 2-3 years old to enjoy interacting with peers while learning literacy skills, singing songs and participating in activities and arts and crafts. Younger siblings, ages 8-23 months, may attend and should be registered along with the older child. Siblings 0-7 months must be in a front pack. Suggested donation of $30 per child, $45 for two or more, is optional and tax deductible. Registration required.
Alphabet Soup: Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Session 1: Sept. 16 – Oct. 21,
Session 2: Oct. 28 – Dec. 16 (no group Nov. 11 and Nov. 25).
Location: Franklin Early Childhood Center, 16 Franklin Street, Melrose.
This six-week group is designed for parents or caregivers and their 2 - 4 year olds (Siblings 0-7 months only and must be in a front pack). The group will use reading, singing, crafts and play to learn the alphabet while developing pre-reading skills. Suggested donation of $30 per child, $45 for two or more, is optional and tax deductible. Registration required.
Moving at MarketStreet: Drop-in.
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. September 17 – October 22.
Location: Lynnfield MarketStreet, 600 Market Street, Lynnfield (on the Green near the Information Center).
Best for ages 2-4. Join staff members from the Family Resource Network for some heart pumping fun while building healthy bodies and brains. If it is raining, we will be singing and reading stories at Whole Foods Market at Lynnfield MarketStreet (in the children’s play area). Call the Family Resource Network at 781-246-5187 if in doubt. Registration is not required. Thank you to The Learning Express and Whole Foods Market of MarketStreet for their collaboration.
Shopping With Tots: Registration required.
Wednesdays, Sept. 30 or Nov. 18, 10 a.m.,
Location: Whole Foods Market: 880 Main Street Melrose
Wednesdays, Oct 21 or Dec. 16, 10 a.m.
Location: Whole Foods Market, 427 Walnut Street, MarketStreet, Lynnfield.
Learn about eating your colors, strategies for getting children to try new foods, what cereals are best and other fun food facts. Join a Registered Dietitian from Hallmark Health System to learn strategies for a healthier trip to the grocery store. Register your toddler 2 ½ to 5 years old for a scavenger hunt through the store. To register, call 781-246-5187. This program is a collaboration of Hallmark Health System and Whole Foods Market.
Walk and Talk With Friends: Drop-In
Tuesday, October 27, 10 a.m. Join us for a chance to get a little fresh air and exercise all in one. Put your sneakers on and look for Kathy and Barbara from the Family Resource Network at Horn Pond, Winchester. While walking we can talk, explore the things we see along the way, and maybe even break out in a song or two. Meet us, along with Saratha from North Suburban WIC, at the Lake Street parking lot on the Woburn side of Horn Pond. If it is raining, we will not be walking. Call the office at 781-246-5187 if in doubt. Registration is not required.
Storytime Fun in North Reading: Drop-In
(2-4 years, siblings welcome) Wednesdays, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Flint Memorial Library, Activity Room, 147 Park Street, North Reading.
Join staff members from the Family Resource Network for 45 minutes of fun and learning. We will gather to sing, do a craft, read a book, bring out the parachute, or have a parade. This is a great opportunity to meet old friends or come and make new friends. Registration is not required.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren In Harmony:
Creative Coping for New Moms: Mondays October 19 – December 7, 2015, 11:30 am – 1 pm
This free program is designed for first time moms with children under the age of one. Join us for this eight-week program that offers presentations on special parenting topics including healthy nutrition and physical activity for moms and babies. Childcare support is available. Please call 781-338-7607 to register for our next session. The program is partially funded by The Children’s Trust in collaboration with Hallmark Health System.