Early Learning Programs

Classes and programs for the younger kids!

First Friends Playgroup with baby storytime

Wednesdays (during the school year), 9:30-10:30am

Shake-Rattle-andRead! for children ages 6 months - two years is a drop-in opportunity for parents and babies/toddler to play together in the Early Learning Landscape area. Join Lead Educator Meredith Lamothe, MLIS, for time to play and baby "Lap Sit" Storytime at 9:45am. Learn important early literacy skills to practice with little ones and enjoy some rhymes, puppets, songs and stories. Baby Storytime now has its own blog for information on what's being shared each week. This program is free for Children's Museum of New Hampshire members and regular museum admission applies for non-members. 



Wee Ones Wednesdays

Wednesdays (during the school year), 9:45-10:30am and 10:45-11:30am

Wee Ones Wednesdays is an interactive weekly drop-in program for children ages 2-4. Children and a parent or caregiver enjoy art, music, movement and conceptual learning with a new theme each week. Sessions are offered from 9:45-10:30 am and 10:45-11:30 am. The cost per adult/child pair is $7 for Children's Museum of New Hampshire members and $10 for non-members. Additional children in a family are $5 each for members and $8 each for non-members. We are now offering a punch card option for members who attend regularly: a 5-class punch card is $30 or members can purchase 2 cards for $55, a savings of $15. 



WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY: Our Early Learning classes will NOT be held if Dover public schools are closed or have a delayed opening. Please check WMUR-TV, WOKQ-FM, WERZ-FM or WTSN-AM for school closing information before leaving for the museum on inclement weather days.

Can’t-Sit-Still Story & Play Time

Do you have a little one that can’t sit still? This active storytime on Tuesday afternoons will explore books that encourage participants to get up and MOVE! We will also have songs, rhymes, interactive flannel board stories, and more. This drop-in program is free with museum admission and FREE for museum members.

Tuesday, December 6, 2:00pm
SNOWFRIENDS!

Sing songs about snow friends and make a snow person craft. Play with Insta-Snow!

Tuesday, December 11, 2:00pm
WARM & COZY!

Read stories about being warm & cozy, make a mitten craft and learn how animals in the arctic stay warm!

Tuesday, December 18, 2:00pm
COOKIES!

Sing songs about everyone's favorite baked good, make a cookie craft and read some delicious stories!

No programs December 25.

WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY: Our Early Learning classes will NOT be held if Dover public schools are closed or have a delayed opening. Please check WMUR-TV, WOKQ-FM, WERZ-FM or WTSN-AM for school closing information before leaving for the museum on inclement weather days.


Little Learner Afternoon Playtime

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers come together for a variety of activities for this drop-in program offered every Thursday. Participants must check in at the front desk. We can accommodate up to 12 children for this program. 

Thursday, December 6, 2:00pm
SNOWFRIENDS!
Sing songs about snow friends and make a snow person craft. Play with Insta-Snow!

Thursday, December 13, 2:00pm
WARM & COZY!
Read stories about being warm & cozy, make a mitten craft and learn how animals in the arctic stay warm!

Thursday, December 20, 2:00pm
COOKIES!
Sing songs about everyone's favorite baked good, make a cookie craft and read some delicious stories!

No programs December 27.

WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY: Our Early Learning classes will NOT be held if Dover public schools are closed or have a delayed opening. Please check WMUR-TV, WOKQ-FM, WERZ-FM or WTSN-AM for school closing information before leaving for the museum on inclement weather days.
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