November @ KidsPlay!

November @ KidsPlay!

Around the World with Words and Language

KidsPlay encourages children to express, experiment, and collaborate with language

View our November Calendar.

Big Ideas of the Week

Oct. 31 to Nov. 4: Words sparkle and spin all around the world
Nov. 7 to Nov. 11: The language of hello and goodbye
Nov. 14 to Nov. 18: The language of saying thank-you
Nov. 21 to Nov. 25: The language of friendship
Nov. 28 to Dec. 2: The language of feelings

Author Study: Fred Rogers

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” This is just one of the many wise quotes from Fred McFeely Rogers.

Fred Rogers is KidsPlay Museum’s author of the month for November. He was known for his well loved children’s television program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. He was a musician, puppeteer, and Presbyterian Minister. Fred Rogers was a PBS icon and his dedication to providing quality programming for children was a gift.

Special Events

Eat Smart - Be Active

New Time! Nov. 7, 14, & 28 @ 11 am

Led by University of Saint Joseph and the CT Department of Public Health to educate families on how to live a healthier lifestyle! Please preregister. No programs on 11/21.

Susan B. Anthony Puppet Show

Thursday, Nov. 8 @ 10 am

Join us for this interactive puppet show with the Susan B. Anthony Project to help children identify good and bad feelings. Appropriate for ages 3 - 8. Children will also receive a coloring book to help them remember what they learned.

Learning through Poetry

Thursday, Nov 8 @ 10:45 am

Join us for a fun learning experience with children's poet and veteran educator Sheila Hawley.  Sheila will share her book,  Poetry Playground and then facilitate related activities.

Read and Relax with Brady

Nov. 7 & 21, 11:30 am to 12 pm

Spend time with Heidi and her therapy dog, Brady, in our Literacy Tree House. Read a book or just spend some time getting to know Heidi and Brady. 

Healthy Smiles Dental Day

Nov. 12, 11 am to 2 pm

Make having your child’s teeth checked easy and fun! Brooker Memorial will offer free screenings at the museum for children. Families, caregivers, and children can also enjoy our interactive dental exhibit.

Art Adventures with Five Points Gallery

Nov. 15 @ 2 pm

Join executive director, Judy McElhone, from the Five Points Gallery on a visual literacy art adventure featuring a walking field trip to the gallery. Please register.

Full Moon PJ Party

Nov. 23,  5 to 8 pm

Wear your PJ’s, bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy more hours of play. Come visit our Maker Space where you can create some special treats for your stuffed animal to wear and climb into our tree house for story time. For guests who bring in a new pair of children’s pajamas, everyone in your family receives $2 off their admission.

Child and Caregiver Weekly Programs


10:30 am Wonder of Science
Geared toward our youngest ages, explore the wonders of our world..

4:30 pm LEGO Club

Do you love LEGO Bricks? Come try new challenges, games and building with this childhood classic.


9:30 am Caregiver Circle
Meet, relax, and share while children engage in playful learning experiences in our program room.

  • Nov. 1: Encouraging children's language - how to listen so children will talk
  • Nov. 8: Encouraging language & handling stranger danger with a presentation by the Susan B. Anthony Project followed by a puppet show for children.
  • Nov 15: Appreciating children and helping children appreciate others.
  • Nov 29: World languages and children

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.

1 pm STEM Club (Ages 5+)
Explore the world of science through collaborative problem solving and hands-on experiments!


10 am Music Playgroup 
A fun and interactive experience focusing on teaching child development through music and movement activities.

11 am Messy Art Studio
Using your imagination and our Big Idea of the Week, make messy creations using a variety of art mediums.

12 pm Spanish and English Bilingual Storytime
Los niños y los cuidadores se participan en la diversión interactiva usando historias, canciones, y poemas.
Children and their caregivers participate in interactive fun using stories, songs, and poems.

3 pm Tales with Humphry
Humphry loves to read, do you?


11 am Tales with Humphry
Humphry loves to read, do you?

12:30 am Maker Lab - Experiments to get your gears turning! Join us in the Maker Space for science fun! 


12:30 pm STEM Club (Ages 5+)
Explore the world of science through collaborative problem solving and hands-on experiments!


Dear Friends, We are currently closed in observance of social distancing. We can't wait to see you when we reopen! Please follow us on social media and subscribe to our eblast for ideas for fun, playful learning activities at home. We are here for you! Sincerely, The KidsPlay Team

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Languages at KidsPlay - English, Spanish and Sign Language

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Important Announcement!

In support of social-distancing, the Museum is closed until April 1.

Please check our social media and website for updates and for ideas for fun hands-on playful learning activities at home.