Family Programs 


Hello Baby, Now What?
Drop-in (Birth – 6 months)  
Mondays, September 12 - December 19 (no group October 10) 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, September 16 to December 16 (No class November 11 and 25)
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  Session 2: Tues., Nov. 1 – Dec. 20  (No class Nov. 22)
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:   Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am or 10:30 - 11:15 am  Session 2: Wed., Nov. 2 – Dec. 21  (No class Nov. 23)
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.


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, Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 & Dec. 7.

•  Lynnfield location:  
Lynnfield Public Library, 18 Summer Street, Lynnfield.  Thursdays, September 15, October 13, November 10 & December 8
 


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 am and 10:45 - 11:30 am  
Session 2: Nov. 3 – Dec. 22  (No class Nov. 24)
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 which begins September 2016.

 

News & Events

Eugenia Blank, MD, and David Miller, MD, board-certified neurologists, have joined Hallmark Health...

 

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