Family Programs 


Hello Baby, Now What?
Drop-in (Birth – 6 months)  
Mondays, July 10 to August 21, 2017 
9:30 – 11 a.m.
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 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Pre-toddler Drop-In Playtime  (7 to 20 months)
 
Wednesdays, July 12 to August 16
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Hallmark Health Medical Center, 30 Newcrossing Road, Reading (enter through the left door, not Urgent Care). The elevator will be straight ahead on your right. Class will be held in the third floor conference room. Please sign in upon arrival.
Join other parents and children for a time of free play, music, storytelling and developmental play activities. Share experiences and information with other parents. This s a nice way to make new friends for you and your child.
 

Family Resource Network In The Parks    10:00 - 11:15 a.m.     Drop-In. Please sign in upon arrival.                      
Join staff members from the Family Resource Network for some fun with friends. We’ll have bubbles, puzzles, books, and information regarding other family fun and resources in the community.   We will gather to sing songs, read a book, bring out the parachute or have a parade. Don’t forget your sunscreen, a drink and a snack. If it is raining, we will not be playing.   Call the Family Resource Network at (781) 246-5187 if you are in doubt.  

     Tuesday, July 11                    Ginn Field, 35 Waterfield Road, Winchester    

     Tuesday, July 18                  Steele Park (behind Stoneham Town Hall), Pine Street, Stoneham    

     Tuesday, July 25                  Steele Park (behind Stoneham Town Hall), Pine Street, Stoneham    

     Thursday, July 27                 Ginn Field, 35 Waterfield Road, Winchester    

     Tuesday, August 1                Steele Park (behind Stoneham Town Hall), Pine Street, Stoneham    

     Thursday, August 3               Ginn Field, 35 Waterfield Road, Winchester    

     Tuesday, August 8                Steele Park (behind Stoneham Town Hall), Pine Street, Stoneham    

     Tuesday, August 15                Ginn Field, 35 Waterfield Road, Winchester Wednesday, August 16             


“ParqueArte” – Bilingual Playground Art
    10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Drop-In. Please sign in upon arrival.
Mondays, July 10 - August 14      
Location: Mapleway Playground, Greenwood Avenue (off Oak Street) straight at fork to Maple Way, Wakefield

Family Resource Network staff and educators from Mi Pequeña Academia Preschool*, Carmenza and Alejandra, will be providing some fun and messy outdoor art and sensory exploration. This promises to be a unique experience for families, as you won’t only have fun with creative art, but you will also learn some useful Spanish vocabulary for communication with your little ones. Wear old clothes or bring extra, as art projects could get messy!

Session 1 – Paint Bombs, Session 2 – Nature Art, Session 3 - Art with Shadows, Session 4 – Mud Pictures, Session 5 – Feet-on Painting, Session 6 – Clay Faces.   *Mi Pequeña Academia is a Spanish immersion preschool committed to quality education that develops the whole child physically, emotionally and intellectually. We combine our experience as educators and parents to create a unique program that provides every child with a strong foundation for a happy, healthy and meaningful life.

 

Splash and Story Time     10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Drop-In. Please sign in upon arrival.
Thursdays, July 13, July 27 and August 10          
Location: Hall Memorial Pool, 4 Border Road, Stoneham  
Going to the Hall Memorial Pool in Stoneham to cool off this summer? Take time out from the wading pool to come over to visit and participate in a Family Resource Network led story, craft, songs, bubbles and more.   Free with admission to the pool.   The program is cancelled if the pool is closed due to inclement weather.  


Library Storytime Fun (ages 2 to 4 years)
 Drop-In   

Come gather at the library to sing, do a craft, read a book, and maybe even bring out the parachute. Staff members from the Family Resource Network will lead us in 45 minutes of fun and learning on hot or rainy summer days. Please sign in upon arrival.

 Thursday, July 13       Lynnfield Public Library, 18 Summer Street, Lynnfield

 Thursday, July 20       Flint Memorial Library, Activity Room, 147 Park Street, North Reading

 Thursday, August 10  Lynnfield Public Library, 18 Summer Street, Lynnfield

 Thursday, August 17  Flint Memorial Library, Activity Room, 147 Park Street, North Reading


Melrose Recreation Dept. - Story Time & Parachutes     Registration required, call: (781) 979-4179

Ages: 2–5 years old     Cost: $24     Time: 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.     Dates: Wednesdays June 28 – August 2

Location: Melrose Common Park (Laurel and Foster St.)

Lay your blanket down and join the Melrose Recreation Department as Kathy Harlow from the Family Resource Network reads books and sings songs. Kathy will share ideas of things to do with kids at home to reinforce the story and keep literacy a part of each day. After we read, all participants will have a chance to work off that energy by running underneath and all around our giant parachute. After the class, stay and enjoy the Pizza Party event.

Registration required online www.cityofmelrose.org or call the Melrose Recreation Dept. at (781) 979-4179.

Terrific Toddlers  [Returning in September  2017]
Creepin' Crawlers and Wobblin' Walkers [Returning in September  2017]
 
 Alphabet Soup [Returning in September  2017]
 
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren In Harmony  [Returning in September  2017]

Movin’ & Groovin’  Ages 2 - 4 years old [Returning in September  2017]

 

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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