The Wilton EDC and Wilton Library are celebrating Wilton's diversity by inviting families to mark their countries of ancestry on a wall map that will be on display in the gallery and then in the Children’s Library. Children are invited to decorate paper squares in images reflecting their cultural heritage, which will then be constructed into a paper quilt that will be displayed in the Children's Library. Through this project, Wilton's growing diversity will be creatively illustrated through the eyes of its children. No registration required; just drop by.
Can't come to story time because you have a morning napper? No problem. Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a story followed by a chance to build and play with Duplo Legos. Adding 'build and play' to story time helps develop early literacy skills and encourages creativity. For ages 2-5. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required.
Here's your chance to have some fun practicing your cursive handwriting! You'll read, write and create a cool craft all using your newly improved cursive skills! Ages 9+. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.
Come and celebrate Read Across America Day as well as the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss! There will be stories and a craft and an interactive scavenger hunt about famous children's authors from state to state! Registration required. For Pre-K and up. Register online or call 203-762-6336.
Boys and girls will have so much fun in this extremely interactive and easy-to-follow Latin-inspired Zumba Kids class. Music is like magic to children. Now add this with rhythms of other countries and they will instantly come alive as soon as the music starts. Parents/adults please join the fun. Ages 2-6 with caregivers. Registration required, no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.
Follow step-by-step instructions to decorate a fancy cupcake! For children ages 6 - 12. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.
The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour long presentations. Throughout the season Saturday presentations are made for all instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Last program in series: May 6, 2017 – Winds, Soft & Sweet -- Woodwinds. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.
The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.
3D Computer Design: Learn how to use TinkerCAD, a free online Computer Aided Design program, to make a simple 3D puzzle! For ages 8 - 12 only, registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.
ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read! Children must read independently to participate in this program. No program charge, registration is required. Call for details 203-762-6336.
Bach to Rock brings a high energy Rock ‘n’ Roll program for toddlers to Wilton Library. This class contains a variety of music and movement based activities. Experience the developmental benefits of music in a fun setting that children, moms, dads and caretakers will all enjoy. Registration required, for ages 6 months to 3. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.
Bach to Rock brings Rock City for Preschoolers to the Wilton Library. This program helps budding young musicians play simple rhythms. The class focuses on musical concepts such as fast and slow, sound and silence, high and low, singing and exposure to live instruments. Registration required, for ages 4 to 5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.