Dear friend, “Look at the foil!” My two-year-old son and I were sitting at our dining table several months ago when he directed my attention outside. I had no idea what foil he was talking about. Was there aluminum foil in the yard? “The foil,” he repeated. I was completely confused. “What’s the foil?” I asked. ”THE FOIL!” he exclaimed. (Why are toddlers like American tourists who try to speak … [Read More...]
This Week At CMEE…
Monday, March 20th
SOLD OUT – Musikgarten: Clap With Me
9:30am – 10:15am
This winter, join Marlene Markard from Markard Music for Musikgarten: Clap With Me! Through singing and rocking, rhythm exercises, traveling movement, active listening, instrument exploration, finger play, and other activities, the 12-week program is designed to prepare your little one for school and lay the foundation for music literacy, music aptitude, and a life-long love of music. Every activity has a specific purpose intended to facilitate your child’s gross and fine motor skill development, cognitive development, physical development, and emotional intelligence.
Tuesday, March 21st
Baby & Me
11:30am – 12:30pm
“Baby & Me” is designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the weekly session they learn the latest news about early childhood parenting, discuss developmental milestones, sing to their babies and participate in a variety of playful activities. For parents and their children age 2 to 16 months (pre-walkers). Cost: Free for members, $12 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For reservations, please call the museum at 631.537.8250.
Wednesday, March 22nd
2-For-1 Museum Mini Golf
3pm – 5pm
Hit the kid-sized links every Wednesday afternoon!* Families can enjoy our science-themed mini golf course with a special 2-for-1 rate! Cost: $5 for the rental of two clubs.
Thursday, March 23rd
10:45am – 11:45am
Your “Baby and Me” grad is happiest when he or she is moving all about and exploring! Celebrate your child’s newfound abilities and their increasing independence with Tot Spot! Led by CMEE’s Education Coordinator, Liz Bard, this weekly program provides toddlers with opportunities to explore, observe, and get moving in a program designed to encourage social emotional skills, fine motor skills and emerging language. Ages: 16 – 36 months. Cost: Free for members, $24 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum). Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For reservations, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.
After School Lego League
4pm – 5pm
Everything is awesome during our weekly After School Lego League! With instruction and guidance from a member of the Museum’s Play Staff, kids attending this drop-off workshop will put their Lego skills to the test with a new challenge every week. From bridges to zip lines, this program is designed for builders looking to get a little more out of their Lego. Ages: 6 – 10. Cost: Free for members. $12 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum). Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For reservations, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.
Friday, March 24th
Peaceful Planet Playgroups
9:30am – 10:15am
This winter, families are invited to join us for a kid-friendly yoga-style playgroup led by Peaceful Planet Yoga‘s Kristin Davey. Through animated games and songs, kids will enhance their listening, concentration, and cooperation skills while developing coordination, balance, and verbal abilities. Playful props such as scarves, pom-poms, yoga blocks and bells are incorporated to explore yoga poses in fun, challenging, and accessible ways. Each class ends with breath-work, simple meditations and savasana. Ages: Walkers to 3 years. Cost (6-week series): $90 for Museum Members, $110 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For reservations, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.
Music Together by the Dunes
9:45am – 10:30am
This joyful early childhood music program has generations of fans across the globe and instills a lifelong love of music and happy memories! It’s a delightful way to share music with your child and meet new friends. During this incredible world renowned research-based music and movement program, families enjoy singing, dancing, rhythm and tonal patterns, instrument play, improvisational music play and rhymes. Ages: Birth to 5. To register for this weekly program, please call 631.680.1392 or visit their website.
Family Disco Dance Party
5:30pm – 7pm
Kick off your shoes and celebrate the start of spring by joining us for a Family Dance Party! Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and kids…everybody‘s invited to strut their stuff under the Museum’s disco ball. Pizza will be served. Ages: Families with kids of all ages! Cost: Free for Museum Members, $14 per person including adults and any children over 12 months old.
Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.
Saturday, March 25th
Spring Book Swap
10am – 2pm
Our first book swap was so popular, we’ve decided to hold one every season! The premise is simple: Bring a book, take a book. We’ll also be reading stories throughout the day, serving hot cocoa, crafting custom bookmarks, and making sure everyone leaves with a new addition for their home library. Ages: Families with kids of all ages! Cost: Free for everyone! For more information or to donate books please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.
Sunday, March 26th
Lego Club at the Children’s Museum
10am – noon
Join us every Sunday any time between 10am and noon for Lego Club at the Museum! We’re excited to share our love of all things Lego with Museum visitors and encourage children to create original designs. Kids can leave their works-in-progress and plan future sessions with the staff. Ages: Children of all ages. Cost:Free for members, $12 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum).
We have thousands of Lego, but can always use more. To help the Museum continue to build this program, we are looking for Lego donations! Please call 631-537-8250 to donate!