Children’s Programs

Read about all our many free programs for children held weekly or monthly. We offer programs from infancy through sixth grade!

 

DECEMBER 2018 PROGRAMS

Fun Day Monday Playgroup
Mondays, December 3rd and 10th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This playgroup is available for children from birth to 5 years old. It is designed for caregivers to interact and build skills through play and for families to connect with one another and with valuable resources. Playgroups are staffed by early childhood specialists who can offer information and support to parents and caregivers. The guided playgroup will offer interactive play and circle time, music, movement, and storytelling. No registration needed.

The interactive program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Yoga Story Time with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, December 4th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Come join instructor Lindsey Kravitz for a fun yoga story time with songs, books, poses, and quiet time. The program is 30 minutes and works well for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children accompanied by their caregivers. Mini mats are provided for the children. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Stories with Ryan & Speedy
Wednesdays, December 5th and 19th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 2-4 are invited to our monthly Wednesdays with our Library Assistant Ryan and his puppet friend Speedy the Sea Otter for stories and a craft. Caregivers must attend – no registration needed.

 

Movers & Shakers Story Time
Fridays, December 7th and 14th, 10:30 am

Children from birth to 5 years old are invited to an interactive program of songs, stories, and dancing. The program will be offered the first and second Fridays of the month. No registration needed, but caregivers must attend.

The interactive program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Author Moment with Amanda Given
Tuesday, December 11th, 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Local author Amanda is the author of Balloon Breath, a story to help children deal with their feelings, especially during the busy holiday season. The program is designed around meditation and yoga for children ages 3-7. Activities will include the “Balloon Breath” activity in the book, a gratitude activity, a craft, and some happy dancing. Caregivers are required.

 

Itsy Bitsy Babies & Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Wednesday, December 12th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This is a story/playgroup program for children from 3 months to 24 months. The meetings will be held on a Wednesday of each month. The program will be led by Chrissy Ierardi, and designed to provide socialization and songs. This playgroup is limited in size, so registration is required. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Monday Night Children’s Chess Club Winter Tournament
Monday, December 17th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be conducting a winter chess tournament on Monday, December 17th, from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm for children in second grade and up. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, December 21st, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

With keyboard, felt board, finger puppets and other engaging visual props, Dara incorporates old favorites and new songs, finger plays, rhythmic activities, creative movement, and instrument playing. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression and FUN! The program is ideal for ages 2 to 5. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools for over 20 years. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.