March is Puppet Month, and teachers of young children everywhere will tell you how important dramatic play with puppets, dolls, and action figures Is to the development of the imagination. Celebrate with a puppet show at the Please Touch Museum, a local library story time, a puppet theater, or by making your own (check out Main Line Parent‘s recommendation for making a sock puppet and your very own puppet theater in our Winter Digital Edition)!By Pamela Badolato Photo by Carrie Hill Photography
Monday, March 5
The Peking Acrobats are back at the Keswick Theatre for six shows from today until Wednesday. See 20 of China’s most talented tumblers, cyclists, jugglers, and contortionists, with all new tricks, twists, and special effects. They push the envelope of human possibility with masterful skill, agility, and grace. Fun for the whole family!
Children’s Book World will have a visit from author Jennifer Fosberry for a book signing and reading of her newest book, Isabella: A Girl On The Go.
Tuesday, March 6
Preschool Storytime at Radnor Memorial Library is for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 years and their caregivers. It is a fun-filled time with stories, music, and more!
Good Samaritan Church of Paoli hosts their semi-annual Twice is Nice kid’s consignment sale from 9 am-1 pm.
Wednesday, March 7
Connect the Tots Drum and Literacy Class at the Easttown Library encourages audience participation while tapping the rhythm of the stories.
It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so that means $2 admission to the Please Touch Museum for their extended hours of 5-7 pm. Sponsored by Target.
Thursday, March 8
Meet Harlem Globetrotters’ Fatima “TNT” Maddox and Flight Time Lang at the Please Touch Museum! Your little basketball fan will love this demo.
Friday, March 9
At Ductivities, learn how to make useful things out of the world’s most versatile tape. For teens in grades 6-12 at the Radnor Memorial Library.
Help two local charities, The Youth Mentoring Partnership and Sweet Baby Zane Foundation, while having a great time! Rugby Road will be playing at The Great American Pub in Conshohocken for A Helping Hand For Our Kids.
Narberth Community Library presents Librewery 2012, a beer-tasting event featuring local craft beers, light food, and music to benefit the Merion Tribute House. Need a babysitter? The library will host Kids Night Out at the library with dinner and their own entertainment!
Saturday’ March 10
The Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt is a family event in downtown Narberth where kids search the town trying to win a prize by finding 10 hidden Leprechauns.
The Arts at the Grove presents the treasured collection of favorite fables narrated by Aesop himself. The Tortoise and the Hare, The Lion and the Mouse, The Fox and the Grapes, and many more stories are cleverly woven together in this original collection.
Belly Pilates is hosting parenting workshops today, featuring: “Help! All I Need Is Some Sleep!” by Andrea Elovson, Infant Massage by Erica Desper, and “Mindful Parenting/Mindful Children” by Sarah Domis.
Yoga With Alissa invites kids out for Pajama Yoga at the Community Center at Borough Hall in Media. Parents can drop kids off in their pjs for poses, stories, games, crafts, and a snack while they stroll Media for Second Saturday festivities.
Sunday, March 11
Main Line Art Center and Children’s Book World join together to celebrate the great art of children’s books. Look at books through the eyes of the illustrators as you meet with the artists, view their work, and hear more about how they became an artist. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
Sunday is Family Day at the Philadelphia Flower Show, featuring a meet and greet with the Lorax and PBS Kids Sprout characters. In the Family Lounge children will also be treated to a reading of The Lorax by WXPN Kids’ Corner host Kathy O’Connell.
View the exhibit In A Nutshell, The Worlds of Maurice Sendak at the Haverford Township Free Library. The exhibit reveals the push and pull of New and Old Worlds in Sendak’s work and shows how Sendak’s artistic journey has led him deeper into his own family’s history and his Jewish identity.