Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, December 2019

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, December 2019

things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

Have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, crafts, and other fun activities for young children.

 

MONDAYS

Messy Mondays. Children ages 3-8 years with a caregiver enjoy stories, songs and a fun, creative and messy activity. 7-8 p.m. Through 1/18. Maple Heights Branch Library, 5225 Library Lane, 216-475-5000, cuyahogalibrary.org  

Story Stop. Hear stories, sing songs and do a little dancing too. 10 and 11 a.m. Lee Road Branch Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., 216-932-3600, heightslibrary.org

 

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

Stroller Strides. A functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow comprised of strength training, cardio and core while entertaining little ones. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Beachwood City Park West, Shaker Blvd. East, beachwood.fit4mom.com

Twinkle Tots. Enjoy a light show set to lively music and learn what can be seen up in the sky. 11:30 a.m. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, 440-871-2900, lensc.org

 

TUESDAYS

Baby Bonanza. Bring your not-yet-walking babies and blankets in for books, bopping and bouncing at this lap-sit program. 10-10:30 a.m. Lee Road Branch Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., heightslibrary.org

Lapsit. Families with children   ages 2 and younger enjoy bounces, songs, rhymes and a book, with a big finish of bubbles. 10:45 a.m. Kirtland Public Library, 9267 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, 440-256-7323, kirtland.lib.oh.us

Discovery Storytimes. Stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a simple craft and playtime with a variety of fun and educational toys. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Through 12/10. Barberton Public Library, 602 W. Park Ave., 330-745-1194, barberton.lib.oh.us

Caregiver and Me at the Children’s Museum Cleveland. Grab your littlest learners, ages birth to 3 and enjoy a morning of singing, dancing, movement and more with other parents and children. 9:30 a.m. 3813 Euclid Ave., cmcleveland.org

Garrettsville Storytime. A great opportunity for children to interact with other children and adults while fostering a love of reading and showcasing great books for little listeners. 11:30 a.m. Through 12/24. Garrettsville Branch Library, 10482 South St., portagelibrary.org

Play and Learn Stations. Preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years. 10 a.m.-noon Shaker Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd., 216-991-2030, shakerlibrary.org

 

WEDNESDAYS

Let’s Sing and Dance. Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy. Ages 2-6. 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Through 12/18. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org

Mommy Mix & Mingle at the Akron Children’s Museum. Drop your school-aged children off at school, bring your babies and preschoolers and enjoy some awesome playtime and meet other moms. First Wednesday of the month. 10 a.m.-noon. 216 S. Main St., akronkids.org

Shalom Baby. Jump into the joys, surprises and preparations of parenthood with Shalom Baby.  All are welcome to participate. 7 p.m. Through 12/4. Gross Schechter Day School, 27601 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike, 216-763-1400, grossschechter.org/calendar  

Willowick Young & Restless. Join this popular music and movement class for toddlers with shakers, bubbles, parachute and more. 10 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Through 12/18. Willowick Public Library, 263 E. 305th St., 440-943-4151, we247.org

 

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

Preschool Storytime. Stories, songs, flannel board stories, fingerplays and a craft that encourages development of early literacy skills in young children. 10:30 a.m. Through 12/12. Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna, 330-296-2827, reedlibrary.org

 

THURSDAYS

Stories and Play. Enjoy stories, movement and songs for young children. Stay and play afterward with toys and a chance for parents to chat. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Goodyear Branch Library, 60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, 330-784-7522, akronlibrary.org

Preschool Storytime. For ages 3-5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in the building. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Through 12/12. Chardon Branch Library, 110 E. Park St., 440-285-7601, divi.geaugalibrary.net

Tyke Time. Tykes and caregivers hear stories, sing songs and make a craft. 11-11:30 a.m. Headlands Branch Library, 4669 Corduroy Road, Mentor, 440-257-2000, mentorpl.org

 

FRIDAYS

Family Story Time. Children of all ages with a favorite adult are invited to join for songs, stories, fingerplays and more. 10:30 a.m. Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., 330-673-4414, kentfreelibrary.org

Wee Read and Play. Stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jefferson Branch Library, 850 Jefferson Ave., Cleveland, 216-623-7004, cpl.org

Movie & Craft. For all ages with a caregiver. The craft will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the movie will begin at 11 a.m. Through 12/20. Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravenna Road, 330-425-4268, twinsburglibrary.org

 

SATURDAYS

Family Weekend Wonders. Stories, activities, music and crafts for the whole family. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lakewood Library, Main Branch, 15425 Detroit Ave., 216-226-8275, lakewoodpubliclibrary.org

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