Early Childhood

MONDAY & FRIDAY PLAYGROUP for ages 1-ish to 2
This playgroup for one-ish year olds features 75 minutes of hands on activities, encouraging e the exploration of sensory experiences with a variety of unique materials. Leave the mess to us while your child experiments with textures, creative expression, & simple construction, while interacting with other children.  Led by Melanie Lee.

I. Art Projects: 
Mondays 9:30-10:45 a.m. September 11 – October 23,
(no group 10/9) six weeks $48
Fridays 9:30-10:45 a.m.  September 15 – October 20,
six weeks $48
Week 1 – Edible Finger Paint
Week 2 – Tabletop or Tummy Time Painting
Week 3 – Baby Safe Marble Painting
Week 4 – Painting with Feet
Week 5 – Handprint Artwork
Week 6 – Footprint Artwork
Openings in the Friday group.  Monday is full.

II. Sensory Bins for Little Ones:
Mondays 9:30-10:45 a.m. October 30 – December 11,
(no group 11/20) six weeks $48
Fridays 9:30-10:45 a.m. October 27 – December 8, 
(no group 11/24) six weeks $48
Week 1 – Spaghetti
Week 2 – Rice
Week 3 – Beans
Week 4 – Oats
Week 5 – Potato Flakes
Week 6 – Pom Poms
Openings in the Friday group. Monday is full.

Tuesdays  or Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For new and expecting moms and parents of children up to 12 months. This group is casual, comfortable, and informative. Weekly topics of interest are based on the diversity of your own questions and concerns commonly found during the first year of parenting. Meeting in the child friendly atmosphere of Mimi’s Place a LYSB. Join anytime.  

Session I: Baby Group on Tuesdays: September 12 to October 10, five weeks, free
September 12 – Meet and Greet
September 19 – Sleep
September 26 – Topic of your choice
October 3 – Open Forum
October 10 – Nutrition

Session II: Baby Group on Wednesdays: October 18 to November 15, five weeks, free
topics tba

Tuesdays October 17 to October 30, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., three sessions, $30
Ages: Newborn to Crawler 
Private appointments also available.
Learn to massage your baby is with the help of an IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI). The strokes and of massage are easier to grasp when demonstrated by experienced instructors. Pressure, rate, rhythm, the length of the massage, respect, and bonding, why babies cry, baby’s body language, relaxation, and parent empowerment are some of the skills and topics you will learn.  

Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Session I: Parachute Play
September 13 to October 18, six weeks $48
Explore a variety of new group activities each week. Learn fun parachute games, make a floating cave, and send balls to the sky. Children will also have free time to enjoy Mimi’s Place.

Session II: Movement
October 25 to December 6, (no group 11/22) six weeks $48
Monkey See. Monkey Do. Can you balance, stretch, & run in place too? Walk real fast, then real slow, play some music as you go! A fun way for your child to discover the joy of movement. Children will also have free time to enjoy Mimi’s Place.

Wednesdays, 10:40 – 11:10 a.m.
November 1 through January 31 (Note, no class on 11/22, 12/27, 1/3, 1/24 )
For ages 2-5, free
Join us on Wednesday mornings at LYSB for musical fun with
Martha Herrle from Community Music School.

Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Session I: Transportation
September 14 to October 19, six weeks, $48

September 14 – Cars
September 21 – Taxis
September 28 – Airplanes
October 5 – Trains
October 12 – Buses
October 19 – Boats

Session II: Fall & Holiday Fun
October 26 to December 7, (no group 11/23), six weeks $48
Themes coming soon

Tuesday, October 31, 5:00-6:15 p.m., Costume Parade at 6:30 p.m.
Calling all little ghosts and goblins.  For ages 0 to 2nd grade, join us at LYSB for some Halloween fun, crafts, games and Music with Margie.  Join us at the Old Lyme Firehouse for a costume parade at 6:30 to march down Lyme Street behind a fire truck!  Registration is not necessary.

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 12:30-2:30 p.m. An LYSB tradition! Your family will make your own Gingerbread House to take home. Leave the mess with us! We supply all the ingredients. Bring your camera! $10/house. REGISTER

Saturday, December 16, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Let the elves at the LYSB watch your kids while you finish your holiday errands. For children of all ages. Will be entertained by members of the LYSB Youth Advisory Council. Cost is $20 and includes lunch, crafts, games, snacks, movies and fun. REGISTER

1-2-3 MAGIC; Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Please call to schedule. 860-434-7208 x 208
This program is free and donations are accepted.
You MUST pre-register.
Childcare is available with advance registration $10/child.
Parents! Who’s in charge at your house??
A humorous look at parenting, a serious look at discipline.
In this workshop you will learn:
•How to control obnoxious behavior
•How to discipline without arguing, yelling or spanking.
•How to handle the 6 kinds of testing and manipulation.
•5 tactics for encouraging good behavior.
•What to do about bedtime, messy rooms, lying & chores.
•Homework, practicing and more.
•How to strengthen your relationship with your child
LYSB offers 1-2-3 Magic to help parents find solutions to the challenges of disciplining children ages 2-12. This program is based on the best-selling book by Thomas W. Phelan. Ph.D.  The group will be led by Arleen Sharp, LYSB Parent Educator.

Meet moms looking to exercise in a fun environment with their babies in tow. This group is for moms interested in the total body fitness classes offered by Stroller Strides. Taught by nationally certified fitness instructors specializing in pre and postnatal fitness all class are designed to be challenging for all fitness levels. Any level of exerciser is encouraged to join – Pregnant, newly pregnant and post-partum. Join us! Your first class is free! For more information about Stroller Strides visit: www.southeasternct.fit4mom.com