Discovery Center announces new playgroups

Staff Report

The Discovery Center Museum has announced that beginning in February they will be offering two new playgroups for babies and toddlers.

The first group is Baby & Me and is designed for infants from birth to 12 months and their parent or caregiver. This playgroup will offer a chance to play and learn with your babies while meeting new friends. Baby & Me will be led by an experienced early childhood educator. These playgroups will be on Wednesdays February 17, March 16, April 13 and May 11 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Advance registration is required by calling 815-963-6769. This playgroup is limited to the first 12 families and the cost is $4/family per session or $12/family for all four sessions. Attendees will meet in the Tot Spot classroom on the first floor of the museum on the east end of the building. Discovery Center requests no siblings for the playgroup.

The second playgroup is Toddler Time and is designed for children ages 12-24 months. Attendees will sing songs, read stories and explore materials while meeting new friends. Toddler Time will be held on Fridays February 19, March 18, April 15 and May 13 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Advance registration for this playgroup is also required by calling 815-963-6769 and is limited to 12 families. The cost for this group is $6/family or $20/family for all four sessions. Attendees will meet in the Tot Spot classroom located on the first floor of the museum. For this group as well Discovery Center requests no siblings.

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