Early Childhood

MONDAYS

OUTDOOR EXPLORING

Mondays, May 2 to 23, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 2ish and up, 4 weeks, $32

Families will meet at a different local park or trail each week, for outdoor fun with friends!
May 2 – Hartman Park (122 Gungy Rd, Lyme) – walk the fairy circle and see the beaver dams and streams – FULL, WAIT LIST ONLY
May 9 –  Town Woods Park (30 Town Woods Rd, Old Lyme), Ball games on the playground, bring your own picnic
May 16 – Banningwood Preserve (19 Town St., Lyme) – We’ll hike the preserve, observing nature – FULL, WAIT LIST ONLY
May 23 – Cross Lane Recreation Area (Cross Lane, Old Lyme) – Pond walk and play on the accessible playground

OUTDOOR ART

Monday, June 6, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 2ish and up, $8

Paint the sidewalks at LYSB using washable chalk paint!

BUBBLE GAMES

Monday, June 13, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 2ish and up, $8

Try a variety of outdoor activities around the theme of bubbles!

WILDCAT EXPLORERS

Various June Dates, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Ages 2 and up, $8 per family/date

We will meet at a different nearby trail for a time to explore the nature around us. We will practice hiking in a group, following trail markers, practice responsibility and respect with our natural surroundings, sing songs, observe and explore together. Please bring waterbottle, sunscreen, bug spary and wear shoes good for hiking in the woods.
Monday, June 20 – South Champlain Open Space (end of Meetinghouse Lane, Old Lyme)
Tuesday, June 21 – Watch Rock Preserve (Joel Road, Old Lyme)
Wednesday, June 22 – Hatchetts Hill Preserve (29-1 Hatchetts Hill Rd, Old Lyme)
Friday, June 24 – Lohmann-Buck-Twining Preserve (7 Riverview Dr, Old Lyme)
Monday, June 27 – Mile Creek Preserve (191 Mile Creek Road, Old Lyme)
Tuesday, June 28 – Rocky Neck Trails (275 W. Main Street, Niantic)
Wednesday, June 29 – Hartman Park (Gungy Road, Lyme)
Thursday, June 30 – Ferry Landing State Park (398 Ferry Road, Old Lyme)

MUSIC & MOVEMENT

Various June Dates, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ages 2 and up, $8/date

Register for one or all four!

Music and Movement is an engaging class experience outside at LYSB. We will sing, play instruments, move our bodies, practice movement with equipment, and dance! This class will be outside so dress appropriately for the weather and bring your water bottle.
Monday, June 20 – If You’re Happy and You Know It, Freeze dance, drums, silly feet, parachute, and dancing with ribbons
Wednesday, June 22 – Slippery Fish, rhythm sticks, stretching and dancing with pom poms
Friday, June 24 – Wheels on the Bus, boom wackers, hula hoops, obstacle course, and dancing with scarves.
Monday, June 27 – Two Little Butterflies, triangles, jump sacks, parachute, and dancing with fans.

TUESDAYS

MUSIC with MALLORY

Session I: January 4 to February 15, 7 weeks, $84
Session II: March 1 to March 29, 5 weeks, $60
Session III: May 3 to June 7, 6 weeks, $72 

Ages 0-5, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
First Steps in Music is a music and movement class for you and your little one(s). Children and their grown up will be busy experiencing many different musical activities including bounces, wiggles, tickles, circle songs, ball-rolling songs, lullabies, stories, and more. The goal of the class is to help children begin their journey toward becoming tuneful, “beatful,” and artful human beings. The class is taught by Mallory Kokus, a certified First Steps in Music teacher, performing musician, and mother of three.

FAIRY FUN

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 21, 23, 28 & 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ages: PK to 4th grade, $8/date

Register for one or all four!

Fairies love Lyme/Old Lyme and we love them! Let’s get creative and make some fairy themed crafts to help make our homes a fairy friendly place. Each session we will make a fairy themed craft to take home and enjoy.
June 21 – Fairy Doors with popsicle sticks
June 23 – Fairy Lantern made in a mason jar
June 28 – Fairy Tower with terra cotta planters
June 30 – Flower Fairies made with clothespins

WEDNESDAYS

INFANT AND BABY MASSAGE

Wednesdays, May 25 to June 8, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Ages prenatal to pre-crawler, 3 weeks, free

A three week class that allows you to massage your baby while learning the full massage routine.  This is a relaxing time for both baby and parent with time allowed for socializing with other parents.  The International Association of Massage has been providing professionals, parents, and caregivers with information and expertise on infant massage since 1992.  Your IAIM instructor will guide you as you massage your baby, building on techniques and new nurturing strokes each week.  IAIM massage promotes positive bonding, stimulation, and relief from colic and gas pains.  It also promotes better sleep.  Questions? Contact Arleen Sharp 860-434-7208 x207 or email: asharp@lysb.org

THURSDAYS

POP UP PLAYGROUP!

Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, & 26, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1 and up, 4 weeks, free

This is a create-your-own playgroup.  No facilitator is provided.  Make new friends while enjoying the LYSB facilities and grounds.  Would you like to have a playdate that doesn’t leave your home a mess?  Do you have friends you would like to catch up with? Use our space to gather on one or all of the four dates, and create your own playgroup.

FRIDAYS

MONTESSORI MOTOR SKILLS II

Fridays, May 6 to 27, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 2ish and up, 4 weeks, $32

A child friendly atmosphere allowing your child to have independence, to observe and play, with activities to inspire.  Playing is hard work.  Enjoy a variety of activities during this 4 week series.

MAKING MAGIC

Fridays, June 3 & 10, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 2ish and up, 2 weeks, $18

Outdoor sensory play and pretend potion making!