My First Imagination Stage is our Early Childhood program that focuses on children aged 1-5, providing fun and developmentally exciting experiences through classes and live performances. Play is serious fun for the very young.
You And Me (Ages 12-36 months) Be the flower while your child becomes the butterfly! These caregiver and child classes use props and materials to stimulate the senses and promote your child's development of social and motor skills. Register Online
My Friends And Me (Ages 3–5) Older children are ready to play on their own! Students play together, develop relationships, and enter the world of make believe. Through the use of music, movement and dramatic play, these classes ignite your child's imagination while flexing his or her problem-solving, language, and physical skills.
We invite you and your child to bring your favorite stories to life through dramatic play activities, movement, music, and visual art. Each session you leave with a completed craft, as well as a Parent Pack to extend the experience at home. These popular workshops are themed around beloved children’s books. Best for ages 1-3.*
Schedule Varies - $10 per person, Register Online or call the Box Office at 301-280-1660
Saturday Song Circle
You and your child are invited to a fun, interactive musical experience! An Early Childhood Teaching Artist (playing a ukulele!) explores a popular children’s book with your family through song and musical instruments, and you will receive a list of all the songs to practice at home. Best for ages 1 month-3 years.*
Schedule Varies - $6 per person, Register Online or call the Box Office at 301-280-1660.
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*Though these workshops are recommended up to age 3, we know your 4 & 5 year-old children will enjoy them, too!
The My First Imagination Stage theatre series offers intimate, interactive performances designed for the very young in our Reeve Theatre. Tickets are on sale online, or at our Box Office (301-280-1660).
From Here to There October 25–November 24, 2013.
Two friends build bridges from cardboard boxes and use rhythm and vocal play to create a catchy tune. It's like jumping inside the world of a child's imagination! Performances are followed by a "free play" session, allowing the audience to explore some of the props! Ages 2-5. ASL-interpreted show 11/9 at 11:15. Tickets>> Watch a video preview! Download the From Here to There Activity Guide!
Aquarium December 17, 2013–January 26, 2014.
With gentle music, beautiful puppets, and props, Jack and Calypso lead children and caregivers to a magical, interactive world where giant jellyfish fly through the air, sheep graze in the grass, and lemons create the sun in a "let's pretend" sky. Ages 1-5. ASL-interpreted show 1/11 at 11:15. Tickets>> Watch a video preview!
Inside Out March 1–April 6, 2014.
It’s bedtime! But, instead of getting ready for bed, two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! While playing dress-up, a glove becomes a dancing fish, a shirt becomes a fantastical creature, and a sock dance rocks the closet! In this interactive show, discover the joy of turning things inside out. Performances include a “free play” session, allowing the audience to explore some items used in the show. Ages 1-5. ASL-interpreted show 3/15 at 11:15. Tickets>> Download the Inside Out Activity Guide!
Mouse on the Move June 28-August 10, 2014
Nellie and Amelia are two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon, since it is cat-free and made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese (so they have heard). In this interactive play, there are many opportunities for audience participation. Join us as we all try to reach beyond the stars. Ages 1-5. ASL-interpreted show 7/12 at 11:15. Tickets >> Watch a video preview!