Tot 2-6 years

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Tot Spot Class Fall 2019

Hands-on exploration and interactive stories engage children as they learn about science, language, engineering, art, mathematics, and social skills. Class topics repeat throughout the same week at different times.

Cost per child per class: $12 public; $10 members

Advance registration required; payment must accompany registration. Please call 815-963-6769 or click to register below.  

In our classes for 2-year-olds, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Adults are not required to attend classes for 3 to 6 year-olds, but are welcome to attend.

 

3-2-1 Blast Off!


Become a pretend astronaut and count down to a moon launch! Learn about space and celebrate the “luna-versary” of the moon landing with stories, music, and space art. Will you be a real astronaut someday?

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 1 Tues., Sept. 17; 11:00 am – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Sept. 18; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Sept. 18; 11:00 am – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Sept. 18; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Sept. 19; 11:00 am – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Sept. 20; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 7 Tues., Sept. 17; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Sept. 19; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Going Batty


Flap your way into a good “bat-itude” and discover how these furry flying friends of the night help our world. Learn how bats find food in the dark, then compare bats with birds as we read the award-winning story, Stellaluna.

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 1 Tues., Oct. 1; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Oct. 2; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Oct. 2; 11:00 am – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Oct. 2; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Oct. 3; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Oct. 4; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to register 
Session 7 Tues., Oct. 1; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Oct. 3; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Fantastic Falling Leaves


Discover why, at this time of year, leaves on trees change color and fall. Combine shapes and hues in a leafy work of art, mix and mess with colors, and get ready to become a falling leaf in the wind.

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 1 Tues., Oct. 15; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Oct. 16; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Oct. 16; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Oct. 16; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Oct. 17; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Oct. 18; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 7 Tues., Oct. 15; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Oct. 17; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

It’s Pumpkin Time!


Can pumpkins float? Join in pumpkin playfulness as we measure and weigh these big orange seed pods, then open one up and find what’s inside! Sample seeds and fruit of this giant squash, plus make some pumpkin art to take home!

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 1 Tues., Nov. 5; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Nov. 6; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Nov. 6; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Nov. 6; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Nov. 7; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Nov. 8; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 7 Tues., Nov. 5; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Nov. 7; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

We Say Thank You


It’s almost Thanksgiving! Come practice sharing and caring for others and brush up your good manners. Discover how lots of helping hands make work easy, and have a super time assembling a “thankful” turkey.

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 1 Tues., Nov. 19; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Nov. 20; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Nov. 20; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Nov. 20; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Nov. 21; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Nov. 22; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 7 Tues., Nov. 19; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Nov. 21; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

O’ Little Pine Tree


Tromp through an imaginary forest to find a little pine tree. Investigate why this kind of tree is green all year, and discover the many creatures that make their homes in and around evergreen trees. Take part in art and music that celebrates the winter holidays.

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 1 Tues., Dec. 3; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Dec. 4; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Dec. 4; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Dec. 4; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Dec. 5; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Dec. 6; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds:  Click to register 
Session 7 Tues., Dec. 3; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Dec. 5; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Toddler Time

Being one is FUN! Take advantage of this playgroup designed for children ages 12 months to 24 months as we explore interesting materials, sing songs, and read stories while meeting new friends. Toddler Time is held on one Tuesday each month, and repeats on the successive Thursday. Session time is 9:30-10:30 am.

Choose from these dates:

Sept. 10 or Sept. 12,

Oct. 8 or Oct. 10,

Nov. 12 or Nov. 14,

Dec. 10 or Dec. 12.

Enrollment is limited. Advance registration is required. To register click here, or call 815-963-6769. The fee is $6/family per session. Toddler Time meets in the Tot Spot classroom (main floor, east end of the building).

 

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