Family Programs 


Hello Baby, Now What?
Drop-in (Birth – 6 months)  
Mondays, April 24 – June 19  (No group May 29) 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..
 
Messy Art:
Mondays, January 9 - February 13 (no class January 16)
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. for ages 21-36 months
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. for ages 3 - 5 years
Donation of $48 for class.
Location: Boys& Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield, 15 Dale Court, Stoneham
 
Join Miss Nicole from the Family Resource Network and staff from the Boys and Girls Club for a short story and art project. Please wear appropriate clothes for messy art. Click here to register.
 

Pre-toddler Play:
   Drop-in. Fridays, January 13 - April 28 (No class February 28 and April 24)
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
:
Session 1: Tuesdays, January 10 - February 28, 9:15 – 10 a.m. or 10:15 – 11 a.m . 
Session 2: Tuesdays, March 7 - April 25  (No class April 18)
Location: Hallmark Health Medical Center, 30 New Crossing Road, Reading.
 
This seven-week play and learn group is designed for parents or caregivers and children 2-4 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 $50 per child, $75 for two or more, is optional and tax deductible. Registration required.
 
 
Alphabet Soup:  
Session 1: Wednesdays, January 11 - March 1 (No class February 22) 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.  
Session 2: Wednesdays, March 8 - April 26  (No class April 19)
Location: Franklin Early Childhood Center, 16 Franklin Street, Melrose.

This seven-week group is designed for parents or caregivers and their 2 1/2 - 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 $50 per child, $75 for two or more, is optional and tax deductible.  Registration required.
 
 
Playful Paws & Curious Cubs:
This program is sponsored by a generous donation from the National Coalition for Educational and Cultural Programs (NCECP). The Stone Zoo, in collaboration with the Family Resource Network and Stoneham Boys & Girls Club, will be offering 3 different four-week sessions. Each 45 minute class of open play and animal exploration will be held at the Stoneham Boys & Girls Club, 15 Dale Court, Stoneham.
 
Session 1: Hundreds of Homes (different animal habitats) January 11, 18, 25. February 1
Session 2: Paws, Claws, Scales and Tails (amazing survival adaptations) February 8, 15, March 8, 22.
Session 3: Silly Senses (five senses to survive) April 5, 12, 26, May 3
 
Playful Paws: 9:30   - 10:15 a.m. (ages 18 months - 3 years)
Curious Cubs: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. (ages 3 and 4 years)
 
Children and adults will learn through looking, touching and movement. The possibilities are endless and may include story times, animal encounter, biofacts, simple crafts and more.
 
Space is limited and advance registrations is required through Zoo New England. Family Resource Network families should enter code NSCFRN3 to be eligible for the member discount price. Go to Zoo New England for more information and to register.


Library Storytime Fun:
Drop-In   
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, January 4, 18; February 1, 15; March 1, 15; April 5.

•  Lynnfield location:  
Lynnfield Public Library, 18 Summer Street, Lynnfield.
    Thursdays, January 12; February 9; March 9; April 13.
 


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren In Harmony  
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. Meetings are on Mondays from 9:30 am – 11:30 am.  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 a.m. and 10:45 - 11:30 a.m  .
Session 1: January 12 - March 2 (No class February 23)
Session 2: March 9 - April 27 (No class April 20)
Location:  Stoneham Boys & Girls Club, 15 Dale Court, Stoneham.

Join us for 45 minutes of stretching, shaking, and singing.  This seven-week group will get your heart pumping while building healthy bodies and brains.  Suggested donation of $50 per child, $75 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.

 

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