How do you like these apples? Tomorrow is the start of the Wenham Museum Early Childhood Programs for Fall 2016!
Excited about the new programs that are being offered at Wenham Museum this fall. To see about some of our other playgroups, visit the Early Childhood Partners of Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester website.
Poppets Playdates! A new offering this fall, “poppets” are what the colonial children called their little cloth dolls and what adults lovingly called the children themselves. This program for toddlers 18months to 3 yrs. will be a sensory-rich, socialization experience. Offered from 9:30- 10:00 am on the same days as “M is for Museum”. Location within the museum will be dependent on the activity.
M is for Museum- Wenham Museum educators introduce young children to the world of museums in a fun interactive way, combining early literacy and socialization. Targeted to children 3 and up, each session will focus on a particular part of the collection, an exhibit or a seasonal theme. Offered from 10:30-11:00 am on the second Friday of most months.
Here is a look at what is coming up later this season.
October 14 – In the Makery, we will explore our creativity and engineering skills. Poppets will build and stack and play with building toys. M is for Museum will read Scraps by Lois Ehlert and make a toy from recycled materials.
November 18 - NOTE: November 11 is Veteran’s Day so our November meeting will be moved to November 18. In the Claflin Gerrish House, Poppets will look at objects in the house and sing some very old nursery rhymes and songs. M is for Museum will read Over the River and Through the Woods and talk about how we celebrate Thanksgiving today vs. how it was celebrated in the 1800s when it became an official holiday.
December 9 – Train Time will be in full swing and Poppets will look at the exhibit and play with some small toy trains. M is for Museum will also examine the train exhibit, read some new train themed books and make a train themed craft.
Poppets Playdates and M Is For Museum are FREE with registration through the Early Childhood Partners/CFCE office. Call Lisa at 978-468-5489 or email at email@example.com for more information.
Hope to see you at the Wenham Museum!
Lisa Cheney, CFCE Coordinator, Hamilton-Wenham RSD.