Family Programs 


Hello Baby, Now What?
Drop-in (Birth – 12 months)  
Mondays, July 11 - August 22 10:30 am – Noon,
Location: Melrose Church of the Nazarene, 2 Short Street, Melrose.

Join a play and learn group with your baby! We will talk, sing, share joys and challenges, and make new friends. Guest speakers are invited based on the interests of parents in the group. Feel free to come any time during the group. Have questions or topics you would like to see addressed? Feel free to call the office at 781-246-5187 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Pre-toddler Play:
   Drop-in. Fridays, BEGINS AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER
Location: Stoneham Boys & Girls Club, 15 Dale Court, Stoneham. Use door on right side of building.

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.
 
•  Creepin’ Crawlers: Ages 7-14 months, 10:30 – 11:15 am

•  Wobblin’ Walkers: Ages 15-23 months, 9:30 – 10:15 am


Terrific Toddlers
: Tuesdays, 9:15 – 10 am or 10:15 – 11 am  BEGINS AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER
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 am or 10:30 - 11:15 am  BEGINS AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER
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.


Storytime Fun: Drop-In   BEGINS AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER
Join staff members from the Family Resource Network for 45 minutes of fun and learning. We 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.


•  North Reading location: Flint Memorial Library, Activity Room, 147 Park Street, North Reading. Wednesdays.

•  Lynnfield location: Lynnfield Public Library, 16 Summer Street, Lynnfield. Thursdays.
 


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren In Harmony   BEGINS AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER
The North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network offers a support group for grandparents raising their grandchildren or other relatives raising a family member. The program meets twice a month from September through June. For additional information, call the office at 781-246-5187 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Movin’ & Groovin’:  
Ages 2 - 4 years old, Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:15 am and 10:30 - 11:15 am BEGINS AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER
Location:  Stoneham Boys & Girls Club, 15 Dale Court, Stoneham.

Join others for 45 minutes of stretching, shaking, and singing. This six-week group will get your heart pumping while building healthy bodies and brains. Suggested donation of $40 per child; $60 for two or more is optional and tax deductible. Registration required.


Kids & Grief Support Groups
Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, Inc. provide bereavement support to children ages 5 to 12 who have lost a loved one. Trained bereavement counselors and volunteers facilitate the group. There is also a separate parent support group offered at the same time.

Please call Judy Seifert, Bereavement Coordinator, at 781-338-7861 for more information on the next group which begins September 2016.

 

News & Events

  Radiation oncologist Phillip Gray, MD, has joined Hallmark Health and will practice at the Center...

 

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