Children's storytimes

Colchester - posted Dec, 19 2013

COLCHESTER- The Cragin Memorial Library offers five story time sessions for children from birth through second grade during the school year. Please note: In order to provide focused and coherent programs, the Children’s Department limits the size of each program. Children may join groups with open registration spots at any time during the session. Please notify the Children’s Department if your child is unable to attend the first meeting due to family travel or illness, or your child’s slot will be given to the next child on the waiting list. Different age siblings may attend any program with their parent or caregiver, and we will ask if any sibling will attend regularly, so that they may have a name tag, too. Siblings often enjoy each other’s programs and are valued members of the group. However, please understand that each program is designed for the specific developmental needs, attention span, and motor skills of its designated age group. Winter Session: Monday, Jan.6 – Thursday, Feb. 13. Registration opens Thursday, Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. in person or by phone. Baby Boom!: Thursdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m. For non-walking infants and their caregivers to enjoy bounces, tickles, and simple songs together for language and social development. Play, sing and be silly! Please register. Walkers & Talkers: Wednesdays, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. For walking toddlers up to 2 1/2 years old with a parent or caregiver. This fun-filled program of short stories, rhymes, circle dances, and finger plays will introduce your walker and talker to fun at the library! Please register. Tremendous Twos and Threes: Mondays, 10:30 – 11 a.m or 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. or Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m. For children ages 2 1/2 years old through age 4 with a parent or caregiver. Stories, songs and rhymes will nurture a love of books in toddlers. Please register. Fabulous Fours and Fives: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 1:30 p.m. For older preschoolers at least 4 years old who can attend comfortably without a parent. This program introduces children to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs, crafts and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Terrific Thursdays: Thursdays, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. After-school fun for children in Kindergarten through Grade 2. Join us for a snack with stories and a craft. The works of award-winning authors and illustrators will form the focus for this relaxed program for children who can focus on longer stories.

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