Early Childhood

MONDAY PLAYGROUP for ages 1-ish to 2
This playgroup for one-ish year olds features 75 minutes of hands on activities, encouraging 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. Shivery Snow Playgroup: 
January 22 through February 26,
(no group 2/19) 5 weeks $40.
Group A: 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. full with wait list
Group B: 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon REGISTER
Jan 22nd – Make Magic Snow
Jan 29th – Ice Cold Snow Paint
Feb 5th – Snowy Window Activity
Feb 12th – Valentine’s Day Craft
Feb 26th – Ice Cube Painting

II. Sensory Stations:
March 5th through April 9th,
6 weeks $48 
Group A:
9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Group B: 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon
March 5th – Scooping Stations/ Spaghetti Activity / Pom Pom Painting
March 12th – St. Patrick’s Day Craft / Shamrock Slime / Rainbow Sorting
March 19th – First Day of Spring But Sensory Bin / Umbrella Art / Feed the Frog
March 26th – Farm Sensory Bin / Handprint Pig / Bobbing for Apples
April 2nd – Lavendar Playdough / Oil & Water Painting / Pasta Trees
April 9th – Water Beads / Egg Carton Flowers / Bubble Blowing

III.  Theme TBA
April 23rd through May 21st,
5 weeks $40
Group A: 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. 
Group B: 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Tuesdays 9:30-10:45 a.m. , January 9th through 30th,
4 weeks $30
A mommy group.  Children of different ages play while moms learn and create with essential oils.
Jan 9 – Intro to essential oils & general wellness.  Make:  Boo Boo Spray
Jan 16 – Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies.  Make: Disinfecting wipes or body wipes
Jan 23 – Emotional Health. Make: Kids emotion roller bottle
Jan 30 – Relax & Pamper  Yourself (or make great gifts!). Make: Bath Salts

Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13,  
5 weeks, free
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. 

STEM PLAYGROUP for ages 2.5 and up
Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:40 a.m.
We will build, explore, count, and investigate using different themes and materials.  There will be free time play, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) themed group activity, and a snack.

Session I:  January 10 through February 21, 7 weeks $56
1. Building London Bridge with Legos
2. Building Apple Towers
3.  How do Penguins Stay Dry?
4.  Using Magnets
5. Eye Dropper Dot Counting
6.  Build a Dog Kennel

Session II: February 28 through April 11, 7 weeks $56
1. Building Ice Castles
2. Investigating Levers
3. Fizzing Rainbows
4. Building with Shaving Cream and Blocks
5. Things that Float and Things that Don’t
6. Sorting Textures
7. What Makes Night?

Session III:  April 25 through May 30, 6 weeks $48
1. Paper Boat Races
2. Pom Pom Drop
3. Exploring Ramps
4. Plastic Eggs Submarine
5. Cups and Sticks
6. Cleaning Coins
7. Scooping and Pouring Patterns

Wednesdays, 10:40 – 11:10 a.m.
November 1 through May 30th (Note, no class on 11/22, 12/27, 1/3, 1/24, 4/18)
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. Mixed Ages

Session I: January 11 through February 22, 7 weeks $56
1. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
2. Mixed Up Chameleon
3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
4. Little Red Hen
5. Goodnight Moon
6.  Corduroy
7. Ten Tiny Toes

Session II: March 1 through April 12, 7 weeks $56
1. Green Eggs and Ham
2. Barnyard Dance
3. Oh the Places You’ll Go
4. Put Me in the Zoo
5. Big Red Barn
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
7.  The Lorax

Session III: April 26 through May 31, 6 weeks $48
1. Go Away Big Green Monster
2. Tawny Scrawny Lion
3. Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes
4. The Little Engine that Could
5. Pokey Little Puppy
6. Are You My Mother?

Fridays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

A mommy crafting group. Children of mixed ages play while moms enjoy some crafting fun.

Session I: January 12 through February 16, 6 weeks $48
Jan 12 – Paper Flower Bracelet
Jan 19 – Macramé Bracelet
Jan 26 – Be Mine Burlap Banner
Feb 1 – Mason Jar Tissue Holder
Feb 8 – Yarn Letter Canvas
Feb 15 – Marbled Nail Polish Mug or Bud Vase

Session II: February 23 through April 13, 6 weeks, $48 (no group 3/9 or 3/30)
Themes tba

Session III: April 27 through May 25, 5 weeks, $40
Themes tba

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