Here Comes Summer!
School is almost out and we are ready to play! With the summer weeks coming, we will be exploring all the changes that come with the season. Vacations, travel, wardrobe changes, summer solstice, and so much more. Join us this month as we explore, create, learn and play. Come and enjoy together!
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Big Ideas of the Week
May 28 to June 3: Metamorphosis: the lives of spiders and bugs
June 4 to 10: What is summer? What are the changes in weather?
June 11 to 17: How does summer change me: my clothes, activities.
June 18 to 24: Travels, vacations -- where would I like to go? What would I pack? What would I see and do?
June 25 to July 1: What is an invention? Who is an inventor?
Author Study: Janell Cannon
Janell Cannon's work is much deeper than just animals. She always admired many kinds of animals but focused mainly on those who have been misunderstood or neglected. The goal in her drawings and writings were to make those animals seem relatable and more approachable, especially to children. Cannon strives to reach out to readers who have that same feeling of being an outcast and being judged. Another goal she set for herself is to make readers who also feel like outcasts know that they are accepted and loved. Join us this month as we explore Cannons heartwarming tales. Follow the tale of Stellaluna throughout the Tree House in this month's Story Walk.
Story Walk: Stellaluna
CT Open House Day
Saturday, June 9
10 am - 4 pm
We will be participating in the Connecticut Office of Tourism's 14th Annual Connecticut Open House Day. This one-day statewide event is designed to pay tribute to our Connecticut residents, with special offers to the State's unique world of history, art, and tourism.
KidsPlay will be offering half-priced admission all day on Saturday, June 9.
Saturday, June 16
10 am - 4 pm
Calling all super kids! The powers of good and evil converge for one day only. Channel your inner superpowers and come dressed like your favorite superhero or villain. Join us for a day full of adventure. Secret missions, super crafts, games, and much more!
Saturday, June 36
You are cordially invited to a KidsPlay High Tea! This royal afternoon will include an enchanted story time, crown making and tea time. We encourage you to bring out your most regal outfit!
Child and Caregiver Weekly Programs
Wednesdays - Extended Hours 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am Wonder of Science
Let’s be Curious and explore the wonders of our amazing world with special guests and hands-on activities.
12 pm Cuentos en Acción
Los niños y los cuidadores se participan en la diversión interactiva usando historias, canciones, y poemas como inspiración.
4:30 pm Tree House Tales
Can you guess who will be reading with us today? Every week join us for a special mystery guest!
5 pm STEM Maker Lab
Experiments to get get your gears turning! Join us in the Maker Space for science fun! Ages 5+.
9:30 am Caregiver Circle
Meet, relax, and share while children engage in playful learning experiences in our program room.
- May 31: Teaching children to respect small, creepy, but important things in Nature
- June 7: Sharing summer with children--let's share our ideas and advice!
- June 14: Summer time recipes that families like. Picnicking ideas and suggestions.
- June 21: Travelling with children, some practical, shared tips.
- June 28: What inventions have made it easier for families? Harder for families? The pros and cons of modern living.
10:30 am Kids on Stage
Hop on the Stage for dramatic play inspired by the wonders of our world!
11 am Story and More!
Activities and stories to go with our special programs this month.
2 pm Keep on Reading
Reading is important and fun! Early literacy support, 20 minutes sessions. Please preregister.
10:30 am Messy Art Studio
Using your imagination and our Big Idea of the Week, make messy creations using a variety of art mediums.
3 pm Tales with Humphry
Humphry loves to read, do you?!
11 am Join us for Step into a Story or Tree House Tales in our Story Nest
2 pm Maker Space Challenge
12:30 am STEM Maker Lab - Experiments to get get your gears turning! Join us in the Maker Space for science fun! Ages 5+.