Children’s Programs

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

 

MARCH 2019 PROGRAMS

Movers & Shakers Storytime
Fridays, March 1st and 8th, 10:15 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 is 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.

 

Fun Day Monday Playgroup
Mondays, March 4th and 11th, 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 is 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 Storytime with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, March 5th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Come join instructor Lindsey Kravitz for a fun yoga storytime 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 & Songs with Ryan
Wednesdays, March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 2-4 (give or take a few months) are invited to our weekly Wednesday storytime with Library Assistant Ryan! Every week kids will hear and interact with fun books, sing songs, blow bubbles, and do a coloring activity. No registration required.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, March 15th, 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 years. 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.

 

Itsy Bitsy Babies & Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Tuesday, March 19th, 10:00 am – 10:45 am

This is a story/playgroup program for children from 3 months to 24 months. 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. Please visit the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ext. 217 to sign up. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Drop-in Playtime
Friday, March 22nd, 10:30 am – Noon

Children and their caregivers are invited to drop in and play with toys, do puzzles and games together, and unwind. This is not a formal program with entertainment, just a drop-in to meet other adults and children playing and conversing. Snacks are welcome in our hallway café.

 

Montessori in the Morning
Tuesday, March 26th, 10:15 am

Tereza Swanda, an experienced home Montessori facilitator, will lead a monthly parent/child education group in Montessori learning works. The meetings will each cover a different topic: Grace/Courtesy, Practical Life, Sensorial, Math and Language. The age range for this program is children 3-6 (younger children are welcome but caregivers have to watch for small objects in the Montessori works) with their caregivers. Tereza will bring in one work at a time, demonstrate it to the children and then spend the time doing parent education and teaching how Montessori can be taught at home or in small groups.

 

Reviewer’s Club
Tuesday, March 26th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Reviewer’s Club is designed for students in grades 4-6 who are avid readers. Club members read and “score” the books they are reading and recommending for each other. The Reviewer’s Club will meet the last Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Please bring a book you are already reading or have just finished for the first meeting. Snacks are provided.

 


 

FEBRUARY 2019 PROGRAMS

Movers & Shakers Story Time
Fridays, February 1st and 8th, 10:15 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.

 

Fun Day Monday Playgroup
Mondays, February 4th, 11th, and 25th, 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, February 5th, 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 & Songs with Ryan
Wednesdays, February 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 2-4 (give or take a few months) are invited to our weekly Wednesday storytime with Library Assistant Ryan! Every week kids will hear and interact with fun books, sing songs, blow bubbles, and do a coloring activity. No registration required.

 

Valentine Card-Making
Thursday, February 7th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Children are invited to come and make a Valentine’s card for their favorite author or book character. We will have teens to help them at each table with the craft and to suggest ideas. Kids can take them home or display them in the Children’s Room.

 

Montessori in the Morning
Tuesday February 12th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tereza Swanda, an experienced home Montessori facilitator, will lead a monthly parent/child education group in Montessori learning works. The meetings will each cover a different topic; Grace/Courtesy, Practical Life, Sensorial, Math and Language. The age range for this program is children 3-6 (younger children are welcome but caregivers have to watch for small objects in the Montessori works) with their caregivers. Tereza will bring in one work at a time, demonstrate it to the children and then spend the time doing parent education and teaching how Montessori can be taught at home or in small groups.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, February 15th, 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.

 

Itsy Bitsy Babies & Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Tuesday, February 19th, 10:00 am – 10:45 am

This is a story/playgroup program for children from 3 months to 24 months. 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.

 

Drop-in Playtime
Friday, February 22nd, 10:30 am – Noon

Children and their caregivers are invited to drop in and play with toys, do puzzles and games together, and unwind. This is not a formal program with entertainment, just a drop-in to meet other adults and children playing and conversing. Snacks are welcome in our hallway café.

 

Reviewer’s Club
Tuesday, February 26th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Reviewer’s Club is designed for students in grades 4-6 who are avid readers. Club members read and “score” the books they are reading and recommending for each other. The Reviewer’s Club will meet the last Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Please bring a book you are already reading or have just finished for the next meeting. Snacks are provided.