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Free Programs For Infants And Preschoolers At New Rochelle Libraries

Preschool Fun and Fitness is conducted by the health and fitness team from Montefiore New Rochelle’s WIC Program, and provides children ages two to five years with a fun-filled hour of movement, games, and healthy eating and lifestyle tips.
Preschool Fun and Fitness is conducted by the health and fitness team from Montefiore New Rochelle’s WIC Program, and provides children ages two to five years with a fun-filled hour of movement, games, and healthy eating and lifestyle tips. Photo Credit: File

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A number of free and engaging programs for infants, toddlers and preschool children are being offered at the Main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL) this fall.

Yoga Tots, for children ages 2 to 3 years, is taught by certified yoga instructor Susan Fried, who uses puppets, props and songs to take toddlers on a fun-filled yoga adventure.

The sessions will run from Saturday, Sept. 19 through Oct. 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Main Library, and from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at HCL. Music and Movement with Nora Maher, for children ages 12 months to 35 months, meets Tuesdays, Sept. 22 through Oct. 27, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library, and from 11:30 a.m. to noon at HCL. The fun-filled introduction to songs, finger-plays and games is on a drop-in Nursery Rhyme Time, a joyful blend of stories, songs and finger plays for children ages 12 months to 24 months and their parent or caregiver, is held on a drop-in basis at the Main Library every Friday, Sept. 25 to Nov. 20, from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m., and at HCL every Monday, Sept. 21 through Nov. 16 (except Oct. 12), from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.

Toddler Time, lively drop-in sessions engaging 2-year old children and their parent or caregiver in music and games, meets at the Main Library every Sept. 25 through Nov. 20, from 10:30 to 11 a.m.; and at HCL every Wednesday, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., (except November 11).

Three, four, and five’s Story Time & Craft are drop-in sessions that involve seasonal and picture book themes that inspire fun stories, songs, and a take-home craft for children ages three to five years.

Parents may choose one of two sessions at the Main Library: Mondays, Sept. 21 to Nov. 16 (except October 12), from 10 to 10:45 a.m., or Thursdays, Sept. 24 to November 19, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.; or between two sessions at HCL: Tuesdays, Sept. 22 to Nov. 17, from 1:30 to 2:15 pm or Thursdays, Sept. 24 to Nov. 19, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

The sessions will take place in the Meeting Room at the Main Library on Mondays, Sept. 21 through Dec. 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. Registration is required: call 914-637-1677.

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