Playgroups

Considering joining a playgroup for you and your little one? There are plenty of reasons to form one or join an existing group, and the benefits for both parent and baby are many.

  • Babies and toddlers benefit from socializing with with other children of similar age to them. Helping them to understand, adapt and cope in different situations.

  • Social interaction builds confidence, which is essential, especially as they develop into older kids and into their teens.

  • Parents can also benefit from a playgroup! Engage with other moms, dads and caregivers; learning how our children cope in different environments and situations, to understand their needs better. We build a community here, to support and encourage each other.

  • Finally, playgroups give your child a good head start for pre-school and early education.

The Wilbraham Children's Museum offers organized playgroups Monday- Friday,

and open hour sessions on Saturday mornings.

The groups meet on a weekly basis for 90 minutes from September through June and follow the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District schedule. Children from Birth - Pre K (5 years old) are welcome to attend. Caregivers are to stay with their children throughout the playgroup and are responsible for monitoring their children at all times.  Each member pays a non-refundable yearly membership fee and a session fee; there are two sessions per year.  Membership is ongoing throughout the year. If you are interested in joining a playgroup, please click the link below to e-mail Meagan, our Playgroup/Membership Coordinator.

We offer early and late morning, as well as afternoon, playgroups. We offer one open hour drop-in playgroup session per week, on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11a. (This playgroup session is free for museum members and for children under 12 months, and otherwise $3/child for non-members.)

    · Our museum is a safe and nurturing environment where children can play and learn.

    · Healthy early brain development through play

    · Opportunities for children to create, invent, reason and problem solve

    · Opportunities to build attachment between adults and children as they play together, and share time and                                    experiences

    · Safe environment to learn social skills as they negotiate with peers, resolve conflict, take turns, share and make                         friends

    · Resilience building enable children to cope with new situations and manage stress and adapt to change

**Does not include the price of playgroup.**

**Must pay for membership first.**

***We do not offer any refunds. Thank you for your understanding.***

Public Hours

Open Hours

All are welcome!

Saturdays, 9:30-11a

**Members and children under 12 months are free! Otherwise, the cost is $3/child.**

Please consider volunteering to host open hours playgroups, as we are in desperate need. Thank you!

 

WCM is open for playgroups from September to June. ​

Playground Hours

Daily 9:00 am - 7:00 pm/dusk

(whichever is earlier)

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