Self Help Inc. CFCE 
Summer Programming 
July-Aug-Sept 2017

 

Please find below a listing of the Self Help Inc. CFCE community based programs scheduled for July -Aug-Sept 2017 !!  

You can also CLICK HERE, to view/print/save a .pdf copy of the summer schedule!!

All programs provided are FREE for families!  
Please make sure you check out our website for other information and resources http://www.selfhelpcpc.org . 

Also, keep checking our online calendar at  http://selfhelpcpc.org/calendar/  for the most Up-To-Date program listings!!

ALSO PLEASE NOTE:  CFCE OFFICES ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS OVER THE SUMMER MONTHS!! THANK YOU
JUN 27, 2017 (TUE)                                                              
Busy Bee Story Time in Avon @ Avon Public Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
 Did you know that the last week in June is National Pollination Week? Join Ms. Marsha for Busy Bee Story time.  We will learn all about bees and how they help us in many ways.  We will do some crafts, observe a beehive and honeycomb, and plant a plant to take home to attract these wonderful creatures to your own back yard.  Each family will receive a packet of information to continue the learning at home!  Questions and to register, please email Ms. Marsha mwright@selfhelpinc.org  CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Avon   Marsha
STORYWALK ("Little Cloud") @ Middleboro Pierce Playground & Park
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Drop by (NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED) for this parent-child activity (weather permitting)!!! Drop by anytime with your child (ren) at the Middleboro Playground between 10:30-11:30 on June 27, 2017 to do a Story Walk!!!  Enjoy time to play at the playground and then when individual families are ready to start the walk they can sign in at the STARTING POINT SIGN on the outskirts of the playground area.    This will begin your FUN journey of combining a children's story with a walking route outdoors!!!  Feel free to bring a stroller if you'd like and we hope you participate at the end of the Story Walk by doing a related art project with your child (ren) or you can choose to bring it home.   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Carol   Middleboro
Busy Bee Storytime in Canton @ Canton Public Library
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
 Did you know that the last week in June is National Pollination Week? Join Ms. Marsha for Busy Bee Story time.  We will learn all about bees and how they help us in many ways.  We will do some crafts, observe a beehive and honeycomb, and plant a plant to take home to attract these wonderful creatures to your own back yard.  Each family will receive a packet of information to continue the learning at home!  Questions and to register, please email Ms. Marsha mwright@selfhelpinc.org  CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Canton   Marsha
Animal Art: Frog @ Stoughton Public Library
Jun 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
REGISTER for this parent/child activity with the library at 781-344-2711 for you and your school aged child.  School age children and parents will come together and use games and manipulatives that are out on the tables as everyone gathers.   Circle time will include- trivia facts about the particular animal, did you know facts, stories, etc. Then, with use of paints, they will create an art project which will be a different animal every month.  The paint tools they will be mainly using are their hands!!!  Each creation is unique and special!!!   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Carol   Stoughton
Busy Bee Story Time in Dedham @ Dedham Library-Endicott Branch
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Did you know that the last week in June is National Pollination Week? Join Ms. Marsha for Busy Bee Story time.  We will learn all about bees and how they help us in many ways.  We will do some crafts, observe a beehive and honeycomb, and plant a plant to take home to attract these wonderful creatures to your own back yard.  Each family will receive a packet of information to continue the learning at home!  Questions and to register, please email Ms. Marsha mwright@selfhelpinc.org . CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Dedham   Marsha
Think, Draw & Write...July's Online Activity @ No location- online, at home, activity
Jul 1 @ 7:04 pm - 8:04 pm
Activity for this Month.....Write a story about how you would catch a shooting star and then illustrate it in a picture you draw!!! If you can, please mail of copy of this picture to me so I can hang it up on our CREATIVITY Wall at Self Help Inc./CFCE, 780 West Main Street, Avon, MA 02322.  I will mail you back the original along with a SURPRISE!!! If you register to do this kind of activity each month, I will send you some self-addressed stamped envelopes!!!  Register by emailing or calling Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Carol
Music and Movement in Canton @ Canton Public Library
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
 Join Ms. Marsha as we sing, dance, and move to the groove to the latest and greatest children's songs.  We will sing, dance, use props and have an instrument play.   This program is geared towards young children and their caregivers of all ages.  One lucky family will leave with the program CD.  This is a drop in program no need to register but if you have any questions please call the library at 781-821-5027.   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Canton   Marsha
My Suitcase @ Avon Public Library
Jul 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
If you had to pack everything you love in one suitcase what would you bring?   Can you imagine traveling far from your home to start a new life in a strange place? Come and listen to the story 'When Jessie Crossed the Sea' and the story 'This is Me' a story about who we are and where we came from.  We will learn their story of how they came to this country.  We will try to imagine what it may have been like for family members who came to this country from a faraway place.  We will be given a suitcase made of paper to decorate and write or draw pictures of what we would place in that suitcase to take on our imaginary journey.    You can register with the library at 508-583-0378 or email Ms. Marsha, mwright@selfhelpinc.org  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Avon   Marsha
Look for the Helpers: Let's Learn about Community Helpers! @ Rockland Memorial Library
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join Ms. Marsha as we play and learn about community helpers who help to make our world a better place.  There will be free play with a variety of materials, songs stories and a simple craft.  Parents will leave with a packet of information to continue the learning at home. This program is for toddler and preschool children (2-5) and their caregivers. Register with the library at 781-878-1236   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Marsha   Rockland
My Suitcase Program Rockland @ Rockland Memorial Library
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
If you had to pack everything you love in one suitcase what would you bring?   Can you imagine traveling far from your home to start a new life in a strange place? Come and listen to the story 'When Jessie Crossed the Sea' and the story 'This is Me' a story about who we are and where we came from.  We will learn their story of how they came to this country.  We will try to imagine what it may have been like for family members who came to this country from a faraway place.  We will be given a suitcase made of paper to decorate and write or draw pictures of what we would place in that suitcase to take on our imaginary journey.    You can register with the library at 781-878-1236 or email Ms. Marsha, mwright@selfhelpinc.org     CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Rockland
magic_ribbons_book.jpg Celebrate the Magic...Every Day Is Special!!! @ Middleboro Public Library
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Every month of the year there are many different things to celebrate.   During this group time, for preschoolers, we will be acknowledging various monthly things that are recognized- such as Honey Month, Kite Month, Soup Day, etc.!!! We will be doing this through books, songs, sensory experiences, art, etc. Hope you can JOIN us!!! REGISTER with Children's Librarian at 508-946-2470....This month's celebration is: National Honey Month   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Middleboro
 
Starry Night Story Time for Families @ Turner Free Library-Randolph
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Join Ms. Marsha for Starry Night Story Time.   We will sing some of our favorite songs, dance a little, make a simple craft and listen to some awesome stories.  Each family will leave with a new book to add to your library at home!  This program is for young children and their families.  Call the library to register and for details at 781-961-0932!   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Marsha   Randolph
Look for the Helpers: Let's Learn About Community Helpers @ Turner Free Library-Randolph
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join Ms. Marsha as we play and learn about community helpers who help to make our world a better place.  There will be free play with a variety of materials, songs stories and a simple craft.  Parents will leave with a packet of information to continue the learning at home. Contact the library to register or for more information at 781-961-0932 or email Ms. Marsha mwright@selfhelpinc.org .  This program is appropriate for toddler and preschool children (2-5) and their caregivers.   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Marsha   Randolph
Animals Are Really Cool!!!(Randolph) @ Imagination Station Playground
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Playground Story time Activities for Preschoolers...REGISTER by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org . During the summer, fall and spring months we will meet outdoors at the playgrounds to do an animal fun story time with books, musical instruments, movement, art and lots of FUN in the SUN!!!   If it happens to rain that day...this will be held inside at Self Help Inc. office on 780 West Main Street, Avon, MA Come Join Us!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Randolph
 
Dave the Potter: What Message Will You Send? @ Norton Public Library
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come and learn the story of Dave the Potter a slave who sent messages on each piece of pottery he made.  We will listen to the story of Dave the Potter and think about the messages he sent through his work.  We will use clay and learn a few simple techniques.  Each child will make a piece of pottery to take home.  What message will you send the world?  This program is for school aged children (ages 4 and up) and their caregivers.  Register with the library at 508-285-0265.   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Norton
Tot time Sing n Learn in Rockland @ Rockland Memorial Library
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Come sing and learn with Ms. Marsha at the library!  Tot Time Sing n Learn is for toddlers nine months to three years old and their caregivers.  Each month we play, sing, complete simple crafts, and have stories loosely based around a theme.  We begin the session with a free play period that includes a variety of toys designed to engage your child.  Each family leaves with information and ideas to extend the learning to home.  This program offers parents the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age.   This is a drop in program however if you have questions contact the library.   CATEGORIES:   INFANT    TODDLER    TAGS:  Marsha   Rockland
 
Animals Are Really Cool!!!(Stoughton) @ Halloran Park Children's Play space
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
REGISTER by contacting Carol by calling her at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org ....During the summer, fall and spring months we will meet outdoors at the playgrounds to do an animal fun story time with books, musical instruments, movement, art and lots of FUN in the SUN!!!   WEATHER PERMITTING!!!  Come Join Us!!!    CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Stoughton
Celebrate the Magic... Every Day Is Special!!! @ Rockland Memorial Library
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Every month of the year there are many different things to celebrate.   During this group time, for preschoolers, we will be acknowledging various monthly things that are recognized- such as Honey Month, Kite Month, Soup Day, etc.!!! We will be doing this through books, songs, sensory experiences, art, etc. Hope you can JOIN us!!!  REGISTER with Children's Librarian at 781-878-1236....This month's celebration is: National Honey Month
 CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Rockland
Look for the Helpers: Let's Learn about Community Helpers @ Dedham Library-Endicott Branch
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join Ms. Marsha as we play and learn about community helpers who help to make our world a better place.  There will be free play with a variety of materials, songs stories and a simple craft.  Parents will leave with a packet of information to continue the learning at home.  Register with the library at 781-751-9178.  CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Dedham   Marsha
Summertime Hiker's Club @ Rockland Town Forest
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
REGISTER NOW with Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org .....An Early Childhood Support Specialist, Carol Carver, from Self Help, Inc. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program, will be coming to the Rockland Town Forest, Union Street, Rockland, MA (look for the wooden sign seen on the edge of the road and follow in to park),   for this FREE, Summertime Parent/Child Activity!  Join us to see what the forest looks like in the summer months- weather permitting!!!  Please bring bug & tick spray if you feel it is needed- thank you!   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Carol   Rockland
 
Dave the Potter: What Message will you write? @ Rockland Memorial Library
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
If you had a chance to send the world a message what would it be? Dave the Potter was an artist, poet, and slave.  He wrote a special message on each piece of pottery he made.  Come and listen to the story Dave the Potter and make your own piece of pottery to bring home.  What message will you write?   This program is for children ages 5 and up. Contact the library at 781-878-1236 or email Ms. Marsha mwright@selfhelpinc.org to register  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Rockland
FUN...struction!!! @ West Bridgewater Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER by calling the Children's Librarian at 508-894-1255 ....
People are natural tinkerers.  It is our nature to explore and create things.  Encouraging children to tinker gives them skills to be creative problem solvers out in the world!  Tinkerers make great discoveries, solve small and large- problems, experiment, test things out to see what works and what doesn't, etc.- the list can go on and on- Let's.... 
Create, Create, Create!!! 
 CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   West Bridgewater
STORYWALK..."All Around the World" @ Holbrook Public Park/Playground
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Drop by (no registration required) for this parent-child activity.  If it rains on this particular day- it will be held indoors at the Holbrook Public Library Drop by anytime with your child (ren) at the playground area at the Holbrook Park/Playground between 1:00-2:00 on July 17, 2017 to do a Story Walk!!!   Enjoy time to play at the playground and then when individual families are ready to start the walk they can sign in at the STARTING POINT SIGN on the outskirts of the playground area.    This will begin your FUN journey of combining a children's story with a walking route outdoors!!!  Feel free to bring a stroller if you'd like and we hope you participate at the end of the Story Walk by doing a related art project with your child (ren) or you can choose to bring it home.  CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Carol   Holbrook
Sand-Sculpting!!!!(Two sessions- July & August) @ East Bridgewater Public Library
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Put on your engineering hats and come join us for some FUN in the parent & child activity...REGISTER with the Children's Librarian at 508-378-1616.  This is session one and session two will run in August.... LET'S CREATE AND BUILD SAND SCULPTURES TOGETHER!!!  This group will meet monthly and will engage everyone. Parents & 3-5 year olds in: *  parachute play, *  mystery Box, *  story, song and movement, * creating a plan with the suggested materials and theme, *design your sand sculpture using various tools and a lot of creativity!!!  Pictures will be taken of each design and sent to the participants every month along with a related fun art project to do at home!!!  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   East Bridgewater
Starry Night Story Time for Families @ Rockland Memorial Library
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Join Ms. Marsha for Starry Night Story Time. We will sing some of our favorite songs, dance a little, do a simple craft, and listen to some awesome stories.  Each family will leave with a new book to add to their home library.   Call the library for details and to register at 781-878-1236.   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Marsha   Rockland
Dave the Potter: What Message Will You Send? @ Canton Public Library
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come and learn the story of Dave the Potter a slave who sent messages on each piece of pottery he made.  We will listen to the story of Dave the Potter and think about the messages he sent through his work.  We will use clay and learn a few simple techniques.  Each child will make a piece of pottery to take home.  What message will you send the world?  This program is for school aged children (ages 4 and up) and their caregivers.  Register with the library at 781-821-5027  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Canton   Marsha
Animals Are Really Cool!!!!(West Bridgewater) @ Friendship Park
Jul 19 @ 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Playground Story time Activities for Preschoolers...REGISTER by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org . During the summer, fall and spring months we will meet outdoors at the playgrounds to do an animal fun story time with books, musical instruments, movement, art and lots of FUN in the SUN!!!   If it happens to rain that day...this will be held inside the WB Library Come Join Us!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   West Bridgewater
FUN...struction!!! @ Whitman Public Library
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER by calling the Children's Librarian at 781-447-7613 ....People are natural tinkerers.  It is our nature to explore and create things.  Encouraging children to tinker gives them skills to be creative problem solvers out in the world!  Tinkerers make great discoveries, solve small and large- problems, experiment, test things out to see what works and what doesn't, etc.- the list can go on and on- Let's....Create, Create, Create!!!      CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Whitman
 
Art Adventures in Middleboro @ Middleboro Public Library
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Ms. Marsha for the Series Art Adventures, an interactive visual arts program that focuses on a particular artist or style of art.  Over the course of four different programs, the children will learn about an artist or style, and then have the opportunity to create a piece based on what they learned. Children do not need to have any special artistic ability, just a desire to learn and create!   We will have a fifth session which will be an art show planned by the children to showcase their work.  This program is appropriate for children in Kindergarten-4th grade.    Registration is required for this event. Register with the library at 508-946-2470. This program is funded by a grant from the Middleboro Cultural Council.   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Middleboro
Discovery Day at Peaceful Meadows Farm @ Peaceful Meadows Farm
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER NOW by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org .  Come join us this summer to explore the many things at the farm at Peaceful Meadows in Whitman...weather permitting!!!  We hope to do a walk thru in the cow barn and gather under a shady tree to sing some songs, do a craft and work hard to make some ice cream from the milk on the farm!!!   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Carol   Whitman
Animals Are Really Cool!!!(North Attleboro) @ WWI Memorial Park & Zoo
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
REGISTER by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org ....During the summer, fall and spring months we will meet outdoors at the playgrounds to do an animal fun story time with books, musical instruments, movement, art and lots of FUN in the SUN!!!   WEATHER PERMITTING!!!  Come Join Us!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   North Attleboro
 
Dave the Potter: What Message Will You Send? @ Turner Free Library-Randolph
Jul 25 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Come and learn the story of Dave the Potter a slave who sent messages on each piece of pottery he made.  We will listen to the story of Dave the Potter and think about the messages he sent through his work.  We will use clay and learn a few simple techniques.  Each child will make a piece of pottery to take home.  What message will you send the world?  This program is for school aged children (ages 4 and up) and their caregivers.  Register with the library at 781-961-0932  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Randolph
Come Join Us for a Lil' Tinkering....2 week series @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER NOW with the Children's Librarian at 508-261-7380, for this two week series- July 26th & August 2nd.....People are natural tinkerers.  It is our nature to explore and create things.  Encouraging children to tinker gives them skills to be creative problem solvers out in the world!  Tinkerers make great discoveries, solve small and large- problems, experiment, test things out to see what works and what doesn't, etc.- the list can go on and on- Let's....Create, Create, Create!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Mansfield
 
Dave the Potter: What Message Will You Send? @ Middleboro Public Library
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Come and learn the story of Dave the Potter a slave who sent messages on each piece of pottery he made.  We will listen to the story of Dave the Potter and think about the messages he sent through his work.  We will use clay and learn a few simple techniques.  Each child will make a piece of pottery to take home.  What message will you send the world?  This program is for school aged children (ages 4 and up) and their caregivers.  Register with the library at 508-946-2470  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Middleboro
The Big Art Adventure with World Connections @ Plainville Public Library
Jul 26, Aug 2, 9 and 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This is a four week series, for Kindergarteners, in collaboration with the Plainville Public Library.  REGISTER with the Children's Librarian at 508-695-1784.  Each week the children will creatively work with different painting/drawing materials and tools.  They will be introduced to each session through a variety of children's art storybooks... as well as connecting to the cultural wonders around the world!!!  They will be encouraged to also participate in a 30-day drawing challenge at home and share their creations at each parent/child gathering!!!   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    TAGS:  Carol   Plainville
 
Dave the Potter: What Message Will You Send? @ Avon Public Library
Jul 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Come and learn the story of Dave the Potter a slave who sent messages on each piece of pottery he made.  We will listen to the story of Dave the Potter and think about the messages he sent through his work.  We will use clay and learn a few simple techniques.  Each child will make a piece of pottery to take home.  What message will you send the world?  This program is for school aged children (ages 4 and up) and their caregivers.  Register with the library at 508-583-0378  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Avon   Marsha
StoryWalk in Norton: Little Cloud @ Norton Public Library
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 Come to the Norton Public Library and go on a story Walk.  The story Little Cloud will be in the form of a story walk outside the library.  Families can walk at their own space and enjoy the story and the activities along the way.  If it rains we will take the story walk inside!  Questions contact Marsha at mwright@selfhelpinc.org  CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Marsha   Norton
 
Tinkering!!! @ Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles Children's Boutique Store
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Register with Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org .....People are natural tinkerers.  It is our nature to explore and create things.  Encouraging children to tinker gives them skills to be creative problem solvers out in the world!  Tinkerers make great discoveries, solve small and large- problems, experiment, test things out to see what works and what doesn't, etc.- the list can go on and on- Let's....Create, Create, Create!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   West Bridgewater
 
Music and Movement in Norton @ Norton Public Library
Jul 27 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Come sing and dance to the latest and greatest children's songs! Join Ms. Marsha for a fun filled time! We will sing, dance, use props, and have an instrument play! One lucky family will leave with the program Cd.  This program is open to young children and their caregivers.  It is drop in so no need to register!   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Marsha   Norton
Here Comes The Sun: Are you ready for the Eclipse? @ Rockland Memorial Library
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Let's learn about our favorite Star.  On August 21 st  there will be a solar eclipse, the first one visible in the United States in 38 years!  Let's learn all we can about the sun before the event occurs.  We will learn a variety of facts about the sun through videos, books and activities.    Each family will receive a packet of information and up to date information about the August 21 st  eclipse. Register with the library at 781-878-1236 .   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Rockland
Sand-Sculpting!!! (Two sessions...July 31 & August 15) @ Holbrook Public Library
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
 Put on your engineering hats and come join us for some FUN in the parent & child activity...REGISTER with the Children's Librarian at 781-767-3644.  This is session one and session two is in August... LET'S CREATE AND BUILD SAND SCULPTURES TOGETHER!!!  This group will meet monthly and will engage everyone. Parents & 3-5 year olds in: *  parachute play, *  mystery Box, *  story, song and movement, * creating a plan with the suggested materials and theme, *design your sand sculpture using various tools and a lot of creativity!!!  Pictures will be taken of each design and sent to the participants every month along with a related fun art project to do at home!!!   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Holbrook
Animals Are Really Cool!!!(Randolph) @ Imagination Station Playground
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Playground Story time Activities for Preschoolers...REGISTER by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org During the summer, fall and spring months we will meet outdoors at the playgrounds to do an animal fun story time with books, musical instruments, movement, art and lots of FUN in the SUN!!!   If it happens to rain that day...this will be held inside at Self Help Inc. office on 780 West Main Street, Avon, MA Come Join Us!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Randolph
 
Ms. Marsha's Animal Story Hour and Play Time @ Avon Public Library
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Join Ms. Marsha and play and learn about animals.  We will have a grand time playing with toys, doing simple crafts as we learn about a variety of animals.  We will have some great stories and end with an animal parade! This program is for young children and their caregivers. Register with the library at 508-583-0378  CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Avon   Marsha
Here Comes the Sun: Are you ready for the Eclipse? @ Middleboro Public Library
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Let's learn about our favorite Star.  On August 21 st  there will be a solar eclipse, the first one visible in the United States in 38 years!  Let's learn all we can about the sun before the event occurs.  We will learn a variety of facts about the sun through videos, books and activities.    Each family will receive a packet of information and up to date information about the August 21 st  eclipse.  Register with the library at 508-946-2470.    CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Middleboro
Come Join Us for a Lil' Tinkering....2 week series @ Mansfield Public Library
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER NOW with the Children's Librarian at 508-261-7380 , for this two week series- July 26th & August 2nd.....People are natural tinkerers.  It is our nature to explore and create things.  Encouraging children to tinker gives them skills to be creative problem solvers out in the world!  Tinkerers make great discoveries, solve small and large- problems, experiment, test things out to see what works and what doesn't, etc.- the list can go on and on- Let's....Create, Create, Create!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Mansfield
 
Ms. Marsha's Space Adventure in Canton @ Canton Public Library
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Let's go on a space adventure together.  Join Ms. Marsha as we play and learn about space.  We will take a trip through the solar system with stops at the sun, moon and beyond! We will have a pretend space ship to play in, fun crafts about space, and some great stories which will take up to the moon and beyond.  This program is for preschool and toddlers (ages 2-6) and their caregivers.  Contact the library to register and for details 781-821-5027  CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Canton   Marsha
AUG 3, 2017 (THU)
magic_ribbons_book.jpg Celebrate the Magic...Every Day Is Special!!! @ Rockland Memorial Library
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Every month of the year there are many different things to celebrate.   During this group time, for preschoolers, we will be acknowledging various monthly things that are recognized- such as Honey Month, Kite Month, Soup Day, etc.!!! We will be doing this through books, songs, sensory experiences, art, etc. Hope you can JOIN us!!!  REGISTER with Children's Librarian at 781-878-1236....This month's celebration is: Happiness Happens Month รถ    CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Rockland
Seasonal " Duck Dunks" for Parents of 3-5 year olds @ Rockland Memorial Library
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
REGISTER with Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org !!!!  This parent-child seasonal story time will include play, seasonal observations, songs, books, art, and games and of course.... "feather ball"!  Come join us for some Lucky, Ducky FUN!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Rockland

Here Comes the Sun   @ Norton Public Library
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Let's learn about our favorite Star.  On August 21 st   there will be a solar eclipse, the first one visible in the  United States in 38 years!  Let's learn all we can about the sun before the event occurs.  We  will learn a variety of facts about the sun through videos, books and activities.    Each family will receive a packet of information and up to date information about the August 21 st   eclipse.  Register with the library at 508-285-0265   CATEGORIES:    KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE     TAGS:   Marsha   Norton
AUG 5, 2017 (SAT)
Think, Draw & Write...August's Online Activity @ no location/online activity
Aug 5 @ 2:41 pm - 3:41 pm
Activity for this Month.....What would happen if you could fly-WOW!!!  Draw a picture of it and write about this amazing adventure!!! If you can, please mail of copy of this picture to me so I can hang it up on our CREATIVITY Wall at Self Help Inc./CFCE, 780 West Main Street, Avon, MA 02322.  I will mail you back the original along with a SURPRISE!!! If you register to do this kind of activity each month, I will send you some self-addressed stamped envelopes!!!  Register by emailing or calling Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Carol
Celebrate the Magic...Every Day Is Special!!! @ Middleboro Public Library
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Every month of the year there are many different things to celebrate.   During this group time, for preschoolers, we will be acknowledging various monthly things that are recognized- such as Honey Month, Kite Month, Soup Day, etc.!!! We will be doing this through books, songs, sensory experiences, art, etc. Hope you can JOIN us!!! REGISTER with Children's Librarian at 508-946-2470....This month's celebration is: Happiness Happens Month!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Middleboro
Starry Night Story Time for Families @ Turner Free Library-Randolph
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Join Ms. Marsha for Starry Night Story Time.   We will sing some of our favorite songs, dance a little, make a simple craft and listen to some awesome stories.  Each family will leave with a new book to add to your library at home!  This program is for young children and their families.  Call the library to register and for details at 781-961-0932!  CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Marsha   Randolph
Sand-Sculpting!!! @ Hanson Public Library
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Put on your engineering hats and come join us for some FUN in the parent & child activity...REGISTER with the Children's Librarian at 781-293-2151.  LET'S CREATE AND BUILD SAND SCULPTURES TOGETHER!!!  This group will meet monthly and will engage everyone. Parents & 3-5 year olds in:  *  parachute play, *  mystery Box, *  story, song and movement, * creating a plan with the suggested materials and theme, *design your sand sculpture using various tools and a lot of creativity!!!  Pictures will be taken of each design and sent to the participants every month along with a related fun art project to do at home!!!   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Hanson
Here Comes the Sun: Are you ready for the eclipse? @ Turner Free Library-Randolph
Aug 8 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm  
Let's learn about our favorite Star.  On August 21 st  there will be a solar eclipse, the first one visible in the United States in 38 years!  Let's learn all we can about the sun before the event occurs.  We will learn a variety of facts about the sun through videos, books and activities.    Each family will receive a packet of information and up to date information about the August 21 st  eclipse.  Register with the library at 781- 961-0932  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Randolph
 
Starry Night Storytime for Families @ Middleboro Public Library
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Join Ms. Marsha for Starry Night Story Time.   We will sing some of our favorite songs, dance a little, make a simple craft and listen to some awesome stories.  Each family will leave with a new book to add to your library at home!  This program is for young children and their families.  Call the library to register and for details at 508-946-2470!    CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Avon   Middleboro
Animals Are Really Cool!!!(West Bridgewater) @ Friendship Park/Playground
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am 
Playground Story time Activities for Preschoolers...REGISTER by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org .   D uring the summer, fall and spring months we will meet outdoors at the playgrounds to do an animal fun story time with books, musical instruments, movement, art and lots of FUN in the SUN!!!   If it happens to rain that day...this will be held inside the WB Library Come Join Us!!!  CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   West Bridgewater
 
Story Walk at the Avon Public Library @ Avon Public Library
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stop on by the library and go on a story walk!  Walking through the Jungle will be in the form of a story walk all around the library grounds.  There will be fun things to do along the way. No need to register you just stop on by and enjoy the story.   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Avon   Marsha
 
Here Comes the Sun: Are you ready for the eclipse? @ Canton Public Library
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Let's learn about our favorite Star.  On August 21 st  there will be a solar eclipse, the first one visible in the United States in 38 years!  Let's learn all we can about the sun before the event occurs.  We will learn a variety of facts about the sun through videos, books and activities.    Each family will receive a packet of information and up to date information about the August 21 st  eclipse. Register with the library at 781-821-5027  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Canton   Marsha
calendar-kids-banner.jpg Thumbs Up To Problem Solving Series @ Franklin Children's School
Aug 10, 17 and 24 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
REGISTER for this parent/child series for you and your 3-5 year old by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org !!! This is a three week series !!!  Sign up now. - Space is limited!!! THUMBS UP TO PROBLEM SOLVING for the preschool aged children. Young children need adults to help them learn what acceptable behavior is and how to relate positively to others. We will focus on social skills and self-discipline because we know that children who practice these behaviors are more successful in life.  The activities for this storytelling time include songs, gross motor movement, art, stories, and puppets. A brief explanation of the topics that will be introduced to the group are mentioned below: Feelings, How our bodies and faces change depending on what we are feeling and to understand that all feelings are OK, Use our Words/Signs to Problem Solve and Let's Work Together & Cooperate.  Parents will sit with their child during the circle time interaction and will have time to converse with others after program is finished!  CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Franklin
Ms. Marsha's Space Adventure @ Rockland Memorial Library
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Let's go on a space adventure together.  Join Ms. Marsha as we play and learn about space.  We will take a trip through the solar system with stops at the sun, moon and beyond! We will have a pretend space ship to play in, fun crafts about space, and some great stories which will take up to the moon and beyond.  This program is for preschool and toddlers (ages 2-6) and their caregivers.  Contact the library to register and for details at 781-878-1236  CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Marsha   Rockland
Art Adventures in Middleboro @ Middleboro Public Library
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Ms. Marsha for the Series Art Adventures, an interactive visual arts program that focuses on a particular artist or style of art.  Over the course of four different programs, the children will learn about an artist or style, and then have the opportunity to create a piece based on what they learned. Children do not need to have any special artistic ability, just a desire to learn and create!   We will have a fifth session which will be an art show planned by the children to showcase their work.  This program is appropriate for children in Kindergarten-4th grade.    Registration is required for this event by calling the library at 508.946.2470.  This program is funded by a grant from the Middleboro Cultural Council.   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Middleboro
 
Sand Sculpting!!! (Session Two) @ Holbrook Public Library
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Put on your engineering hats and come join us for some FUN in the parent & child activity...REGISTER with the Children's Librarian at 781-767-3644.  This is session two...LET'S CREATE AND BUILD SAND SCULPTURES TOGETHER!!! This group will meet monthly and will engage everyone. Parents & 3-5 year olds in:  *  parachute play, *  mystery Box, *  story, song and movement, * creating a plan with the suggested materials and theme, *design your sand sculpture using various tools and a lot of creativity!!!  Pictures will be taken of each design and sent to the participants every month along with a related fun art project to do at home!!!   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Carol   Holbrook
Look for the Helpers: Let's Learn About Community Helpers @ Avon Public Library
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join Ms. Marsha as we play and learn about community helpers who help to make our world a better place.  There will be free play with a variety of materials, songs stories and a simple craft.  Parents will leave with a packet of information to continue the learning at home. This program is for young children (ages 2-6) and their caregivers. Register with the library at 508-583-0378.    CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Avon   Marsha
Sand Sculpting!!! (Session Two) @ East Bridgewater Public Library
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Put on your engineering hats and come join us for some FUN in the parent & child activity...REGISTER with the Children's Librarian at 508-378-1616.  This is session two... LET'S CREATE AND BUILD SAND SCULPTURES TOGETHER!!!  This group will meet monthly and will engage everyone. Parents & 3-5 year olds in:  *  parachute play, *  mystery Box, *  story, song and movement, * creating a plan with the suggested materials and theme, *design your sand sculpture using various tools and a lot of creativity!!!  Pictures will be taken of each design and sent to the participants every month along with a related fun art project to do at home!!!    CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   East Bridgewater
Storywalk-" Head to Toe" @ Pierce Playground
Aug 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Drop by  (No registration required) for this parent-child activity.  Weather Permitting.  Drop by anytime with your child (ren) at the playground area at the Pierce Public Playground between 1:30-2:30 on August 15, 2017 to do a Story Walk!!!   Enjoy time to play at the playground and then when individual families are ready to start the walk they can sign in at the STARTING POINT SIGN on the outskirts of the playground area.    This will begin your FUN journey of combining a children's story with a walking route outdoors!!!  Feel free to bring a stroller if you'd like and we hope you participate at the end of the Story Walk by doing a related art project with your child (ren) or you can choose to bring it home.   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Carol   Middleboro
Starry Night Story Time for Families @ Rockland Memorial Library
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Join Ms. Marsha for Starry Night Story Time. We will sing some of our favorite songs, dance a little, do a simple craft, and listen to some awesome stories.  Each family will leave with a new book to add to their home library.   Call the library to register and for details at 781-878-1236.   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Marsha   Rockland
Stories and Smoothies @ Whole Foods at Legacy Place 
Aug 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Drop into Whole Foods market (SHI/CFCE is there the 3rd Wednesday of the Month) and join us for a story, song, simple art project and smoothie! When you sign in with your email at the event, you will automatically be entered to win a NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK!!   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Dedham   Leslie
Ms. Marsha's Space Adventure @ Middleboro Public Library
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Let's go on a space adventure together.  Join Ms. Marsha as we play and learn about space.  We will take a trip through the solar system with stops at the sun, moon and beyond! We will have a pretend space ship to play in, fun crafts about space, and some great stories which will take up to the moon and beyond.  This program is for preschool and toddlers (ages 2-6) and their caregivers.  Contact the library to register and for details at 508-946-2470   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Marsha   Middleboro
Tot time Sing n Learn in Middleboro @ Middleboro Public Library
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Come sing and learn with Ms. Marsha at the library!  Tot Time Sing n Learn is for toddlers nine months to three years old and their caregivers.  Each month we play, sing, complete simple crafts, and have stories loosely based around a theme.  We begin the session with a free play period that includes a variety of toys designed to engage your child.  Each family leaves with information and ideas to extend the learning to home.  This program offers parents the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age.   This is a drop in program however if you have questions contact the library  CATEGORIES:   INFANT    TODDLER    TAGS:  Marsha   Middleboro
 
LET'S LOOK FOR ALL KINDS OF SCIENCE AT THE ZOO!!! @ WWI Memorial Park & Zoo
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
REGISTER NOW with Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org !!!! Families will create and build in the family sandbox using a variety of tools and then take a nature hike with magnifying glasses along a path that leads up to the zoo.  There, we will meet Allie- the zoo keeper- who will give us a bag of food to feed the animals and to explore the animals outside.  The group will gather back at the picnic area for a story and then afterwards the children will engage with science manipulatives on the blankets as well as create an art sculpture with miscellaneous materials at the tables!!!  COME JOIN US FOR SOME STEM FUN!!!  Weather Permitting (Preschool/K science, technology, engineering and math and art (STEAM)) CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   North Attleboro
Art Adventures in Middleboro @ Middleboro Public Library
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Ms. Marsha for the Series Art Adventures, an interactive visual arts program that focuses on a particular artist or style of art.  Over the course of four different programs, the children will learn about an artist or style, and then have the opportunity to create a piece based on what they learned. Children do not need to have any special artistic ability, just a desire to learn and create!   We will have a fifth session which will be an art show planned by the children to showcase their work.  This program is appropriate for children in Kindergarten-4th grade.    Registration is required for this event.  Register with the library at 508-946-2470.  This program is funded by a grant from the Middleboro Cultural Council.   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Marsha   Middleboro

Oh No...time to let go! Navigating Life's Transitions @ Canton Public Library
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
It is almost time for the new school year and it is time to prepare yourself for letting go!  Whether your child is starting preschool, kindergarten or beyond....transitions can be difficult.  Come and learn some great strategies to make those transitions easier.  Hear from a panel of parents who have successfully navigated these transitions.  Leave with a set of resources and some new ideas to make your transition to fall the best one yet!  
Please register online by visiting our online calendar at: http://selfhelpcpc.org/calendar/ and select the program to be connected to the online registration!   For questions contact Marsha at mwright@selfhelpinc.org
Traveling Nature Club for Families @ Pratt Farm
Aug 21 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER for this family SERIES, outdoor time by calling or emailing Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org !!! (Weather permitting)  As families... we will discover & explore different outdoor terrains during the summer, fall and spring seasons ....along with stories, activities and related art projects each month.  A bundle of OUTDOOR FUN in various towns and outdoor places!!!   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Carol   Middleboro
Animals Are Really Cool!!!(North Attleboro) @ WWI Memorial Park & Zoo
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
REGISTER by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org ....During the summer, fall and spring months we will meet outdoors at the playgrounds to do an animal fun story time with books, musical instruments, movement, art and lots of FUN in the SUN!!!   WEATHER PERMITTING!!!  Come Join Us!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   North Attleboro
Ms. Marsha's Space Adventure @ Turner Free Library-Randolph
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Let's go on a space adventure together.  Join Ms. Marsha as we play and learn about space.  We will take a trip through the solar system with stops at the sun, moon and beyond! We will have a pretend space ship to play in, fun crafts about space, and some great stories which will take up to the moon and beyond.  This program is for preschool and toddlers (ages 2-6) and their caregivers.  Contact the library to register and for details at 781-961-0932  CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Marsha   Randolph
6th Annual Family Book Swap @ Self Help Inc CFCE 
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Do you or your children have books they have outgrown or no longer read?  Are you/your children in need of 'New' or 'New to You' books to read?  If so, collect those unwanted, gently used books and trade them for 'New' and 'New to You' Books!! Drop in any time during the hours of 11:00 am-2:00 pm on Aug. 22nd or 23rd.  All Books are eligible for the SWAP!!  * Infant-Toddler  * Preschool  * School Age  * Independent Reader  * Teen/Tween  * Young Adult  * Adult .  Miss Marsha and Miss Carol will also be on hand for a StoryWalk and other fun educational activities! Lots of information and resources will also be provided.   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Avon   Leslie   Literacy
 
STORYWALK... "Rockets" @ Mansfield Memorial Park
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Weather permitting.  Drop by anytime with your child (ren) at the playground area at the Mansfield Playground between 1:00-2:00, to do a Story Walk!!!   Enjoy time to play at the playground and then when individual families are ready to start the walk they can sign in at the STARTING POINT SIGN on the outskirts of the playground area.  This will begin your FUN journey of combining a children's story with a walking route outdoors!!!  Feel free to bring a stroller if you'd like and we hope you participate at the end of the Story Walk by doing a related art project with your child (ren) or you CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Carol   Mansfield
6th Annual Family Book Swap @ Self Help Inc CFCE 
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Do you or your children have books they have outgrown or no longer read?  Are you/your children in need of 'New' or 'New to You' books to read?  If so, collect those unwanted, gently used books and trade them for 'New' and 'New to You' Books!! Drop in any time during the hours of 11:00 am-2:00 pm on Aug. 22nd or 23rd.  All Books are eligible for the SWAP!!  * Infant-Toddler  * Preschool  * School Age  * Independent Reader  * Teen/Tween  * Young Adult  * Adult.  Miss Marsha and Miss Carol will also be on hand for a StoryWalk and other fun educational activities! Lots of information and resources will also be provided.   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Avon   Leslie   Literacy
 
STORYWALK... "Jungle" @ Whitman Park/Playground
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Drop by for this parent-child activity weather permitting.  Drop by anytime with your child (ren) at the playground area at the Whitman Playground between 1:00-2:00 on August 23, 2017 to do a Story Walk!!!   Enjoy time to play at the playground and then when individual families are ready to start the walk they can sign in at the STARTING POINT SIGN on the outskirts of the playground area.    This will begin your FUN journey of combining a children's story with a walking route outdoors!!!  Feel free to bring a stroller if you'd like and we hope you participate at the end of the Story Walk by doing a related art project with your child (ren) or you.   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Carol   Whitman
FUN...STRUCTION!!! @ Abington Public Library
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
REGISTER by calling the Children's Librarian at 781-982-2139 ....People are natural tinkerers.  It is our nature to explore and create things.  Encouraging children to tinker gives them skills to be creative problem solvers out in the world!  Tinkerers make great discoveries, solve small and large- problems, experiment, test things out to see what works and what doesn't, etc.- the list can go on and on- Let's....Create, Create, Create!!!   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Abington   Carol
Think, Draw & Write...September's Online Activity @ online activity
Sep 1 @ 12:33 pm - 1:33 pm
Activity for this Month.....Write a story and draw a picture about you planting an apple seed ...UNTIL....something interesting happens in your story????!!!  I can't wait to see what it is!!!  Please mail of copy of this picture to me so I can hang it up on our CREATIVITY Wall at Self Help Inc./CFCE, 780 West Main Street, Avon, MA 02322.  I will mail you back the original along with a SURPRISE!!! If you register to do this kind of activity each month, I will send you some self-addressed stamped envelopes!!!  Register by emailing or calling Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org  CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Carol
SEP 6, 2017 (WED)
Canton Tot time Sing n Learn @ Canton Public Library
Sep 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Come sing and learn with Ms. Marsha at the Canton Public Library.  Tot Time Sing 'n' Learn is a monthly playgroup for toddler and their caregivers.  This group is open to children ages 9 months to three years old.  Each group contains a brief period of free play followed by singing and story time.  A simple craft will be completed during the group.  Caregivers will be provided with a variety of information pertaining to toddler development.  Register with the Children's Librarian at 781-821-5027   CATEGORIES:    INFANT    TODDLER     TAGS:   Canton   Marsha
SEP 7, 2017 (THU)
Dedham Tot time Sing n Learn   @ Dedham Library-Endicott Branch
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Come sing and learn with Ms. Marsha at the Endicott Branch of the Dedham Public Library.  Tot Time Sing 'n' Learn is a monthly playgroup for toddler and their caregivers.  This group is open to children ages 9 months to three years old.  Each group contains a brief period of free play followed by singing and story time.  A simple craft will be completed during the group.  Caregivers will be provided with a variety of information pertaining to toddler development.  No need to register this is a drop in group.   CATEGORIES:    INFANT    TODDLER     TAGS:   Dedham   Marsha
magic_ribbons_book.jpg Celebrate the Magic...Every Day Is Special! @ Middleboro Public Library
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Every month of the year there are many different things to celebrate.   During this group time, for preschoolers, we will be acknowledging various monthly things that are recognized- such as Honey Month, Kite Month, Soup Day, etc.!!! We will be doing this through books, songs, sensory experiences, art, etc. Hope you can JOIN us!!!  REGISTER with Children's Librarian at 508-946-2470....This month's celebration is: Good Manners Month!  CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Middleboro
Animals Are Really Cool!!!(North Attleboro) @ WWI Memorial Park & Zoo
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
REGISTER by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org ....During the summer, fall and spring months we will meet outdoors at the playgrounds to do an animal fun story time with books, musical instruments, movement, art and lots of FUN in the SUN!!!   If it happens to rain on this particular day- it will be held inside the zookeeper's office!!!  Come Join Us!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   North Attleboro
 
Randolph Tot time Sing n Learn   @ Turner Free Library-Randolph
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Come sing and learn with Ms. Marsha at the Turner Free Library.  Tot Time Sing 'n' Learn is a monthly playgroup for toddler and their caregivers.  This group is open to children ages 9 months to three years old and their caregivers.  Each group contains a brief period of free play followed by singing and story time.  A simple craft will be completed during the group.  Caregivers will be provided with a variety of information pertaining to toddler development.  Register with the Children's Librarian at 781-961-0932.    CATEGORIES:    INFANT    TODDLER     TAGS:   Marsha   Randolph
Drop-In Playgroup @ Mansfield Public Library
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Come on by to join us for some FUN!!!  All are welcomed for the interaction.  Activities are geared for 2-4 year olds.   Parents can chat together, children can engage in toys-music-and- manipulatives together, and everyone will have some FUN!!!  The Playgroup will run for approximately 45 minutes- with free play lasting about 20 minutes and then songs, stories, simple art and parachute play will be offered towards the later part!   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Carol   Mansfield
Color my World with SCIENCE!!! @ Whitman Public Library
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER for this parent/child activity at the library, 781-447-7613 , for you and your 3-5 year old!!!  This parent/child gathering will include color experiments, songs, related art projects, movement with scarves, literature connection stories, etc.   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Whitman
West Bridgewater Tot time Sing n Learn   @ West Bridgewater Public Library
Sep 14 @ 10:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Come sing and learn with Ms. Marsha at the West Bridgewater Public Library.  Tot Time Sing 'n' Learn is a monthly playgroup for toddler and their caregivers.  This group is open to children ages 9 months to three years old.  Each group contains a brief period of free play followed by singing and story time.  A simple craft will be completed during the group.  Caregivers will be provided with a variety of information pertaining to toddler development.  No need to register this is a drop in group!    CATEGORIES:    INFANT    TODDLER     TAGS:   Marsha   West Bridgewater
Patchwork Story-time for Grandparents and Grandkids @ East Bridgewater Public Library
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER for this grand- parent/child activity at the library, 508-378-1616, for you and your 3-5 year old!!!  A mixed bag of literature each month along with songs. Music, movement, related art projects and parachute play!!!  A new theme will be drawn each meeting time to determine the topic for next time!!!   CATEGORIES:   GRANDPARENTS    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   East Bridgewater
Animal Art: OWLS @ West Bridgewater Public Library
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
REGISTER for this parent/child activity with the library at 508-894-1255 for you and your 4-6 year old child.  Children and parents will come together and use games and manipulatives that are out on the tables as everyone gathers.   Circle time will include- trivia facts about the particular animal, did you know facts, stories, etc. Then, with use of paints, they will create an art project which will be a different animal every month.  The paint tools they will be mainly using are their hands!!!  Each creation is unique and special!!!   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   West Bridgewater
Stories and Smoothies @ Whole Foods at Legacy Place 
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Drop into Whole Foods market (SHI/CFCE is there the 3rd Wednesday of the Month) and join us for a story, song, simple art project and smoothie! When you sign in with your email at the event, you will automatically be entered to win a NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK!!   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TODDLER    TAGS:  Dedham   Leslie
Animals are Really Cool!!!(Stoughton) @ Halloran Playground/Park
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
REGISTER by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org ....During the summer, fall and spring months we will meet outdoors at the playgrounds to do an animal fun story time with books, musical instruments, movement, art and lots of FUN in the SUN!!!   Weather permitting!!!  Come Join Us!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Stoughton
Playful Yoga Series @ Whitman Playground
Sep 21, 28, Oct 5 and 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
REGISTER with Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org .....This FREE Playful Yoga series, for...four to six year olds, is held during a 4 week time period. Parents and children will gather at the Whitman Playground, next to the water fountain... where LOTS OF PLAYFUL YOGA activities will be occurring!!!  Warm ups, energizing activities, imagination journeys, yoga poses (sitting, standing, relaxing, breathing, etc.) and calming activities repeated each week.  There will be time for a new story and creative art each time!!!   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Whitman
Drop-In Playgroup @ Abington Public Library
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Come on by to join us for some FUN!!!  All are welcomed for the interaction.  Activities are geared for 2-4 year olds.   Parents can chat together, children can engage in toys-music-and- manipulatives together, and everyone will have some FUN!!!  The Playgroup will run for approximately 45 minutes- with free play lasting about 20 minutes and then songs, stories, simple art and parachute play will be offered towards the later part!   CATEGORIES:   ALL AGES    TAGS:  Abington   Carol
Art Adventures @ Norfolk Public Library
Sep 25 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Join us for Art Adventures, an interactive visual arts program that focuses on a particular artist or style of art. The children will learn about the artist or style, and then have the opportunity to create a piece based on what they learned. Children do not need to have any special artistic ability, just a desire to learn and create! This program is appropriate for children in Kindergarten-4th grade. Registration is required for this eventYou will need to register each month for this program.  Please visit our online calendar for registration link.  CATEGORIES:   SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Gina   home school   Norfolk   school age   STEAM
 
The BIG Art Adventure with World Connections!!! @ Plainville Public Library
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
This is a four month series , for School Age Children K-2, in collaboration with the Plainville Public Library. REGISTER with the librarian each month at 508-695-1784 . Each month the children will creatively work with different painting/drawing materials and tools.  They will be introduced to each session through a variety of children's art storybooks... as well as connecting to the cultural wonders around the world!!!  They will be encouraged to also participate in a 30-day drawing challenge at home and share their creations at each parent/child gathering!!!   CATEGORIES:   KINDERGARTEN    SCHOOL AGE    TAGS:  Carol   Plainville
Norfolk Preschool Play and Learn @ Norfolk Public Library
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Preschool Play and Learn is an hour long parent/child program for children ages 2.9-5 years old. Play and learn is designed with stories, songs, hand on free play activities and a craft that follows a monthly theme. Pre-registration is required for this group. Please register by using the link (by visiting our online calendar)  or contact Marissa at the Norfolk Library at 508-528-3380  CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Gina   Norfolk   preschool
Grandparents to Grandkids! (Rockland) @ McKinley School
Sep 26 @ 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Come join us for some afternoon fun with your Grandkids. Carol Carver along with Karen Mitchell will be facilitating this group for preschool aged children (3 - 5) and their Grandparents. The children will participate in songs, stories, playtime, crafts and much much more.  McKinley School, 394 Union St./Rockland
Tuesday Afternoons 1:45 - 2:30 pm.  Please register with Carol by calling her at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org .     CATEGORIES:   GRANDPARENTS    PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Karen   preschool   Rockland
Animal are Really Cool!!!(West Bridgewater) @ Friendship Park
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Playground Story time Activities for Preschoolers...REGISTER by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org During the summer, fall and spring months we will meet outdoors at the playgrounds to do an animal fun story time with books, musical instruments, movement, art and lots of FUN in the SUN!!!   If it happens to rain that day...this will be held inside the WB Library Come Join Us!!!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   West Bridgewater
Color my World with Science!!! @ Stoughton Public Library
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
REGISTER for this parent/child activity at the library, 781-344-2711 for you and your 3-5 year old!!!  This parent/child gathering will include color experiments, songs, related art projects, movement with scarves, literature connection stories, etc.   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Stoughton
 
Story time at Roche Bros. @ Roche Bros. Norton
Sep 27 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Come and hear a story, and do a simple craft and have a snack with Ms. Gina courtesy of Roche Bros. This program is appropriate for children ages 3-6 years old. Siblings are welcome to attend. Please register all children who will be attending by visiting our online calendar to access the registration link.   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Gina   Norton   preschool
SEP 28, 2017 (THU)
Celebrate the Magic...Every Day Is Special! @ Rockland Memorial Library
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Every month of the year there are many different things to celebrate.   During this group time, for preschoolers, we will be acknowledging various monthly things that are recognized- such as Honey Month, Kite Month, Soup Day, etc.!!! We will be doing this through books, songs, sensory experiences, art, etc. Hope you can JOIN us!!! REGISTER with Children's Librarian at 781-878-1236....This month's celebration is: Good Manners Month!   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   Rockland
Color my World with Science Series- 3 weeks @ Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles Children's Boutique
Sep 29, Oct 6 and 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER for this parent/child activity series with Carol by calling her at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org , for you and your 3-5 year old!!!  These parent/child gatherings will include color experiments, songs, related art projects, movement with scarves, literature connection stories, etc.   CATEGORIES:   PRESCHOOL    TAGS:  Carol   West Bridgewater
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