Early Childhood


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.

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.

Single-Session Workshops

Saturday Song Circle
10:30-11:15 a.m.

You and your child are invited to a fun, interactive musical experience! An Early Childhood Teaching Artist 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. Activities in Saturday Song Circle are best for 1-3 year-olds but 4-5 year-old siblings and friends are also welcome to join in the fun.
Schedule Varies - $8 per person.
Call the Box Office at 301-280-1660.
 Tickets >>>
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Sunday Fun-Day
10:00-10:45 a.m.

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. Activities in Sunday Fun-Day are most appropriate to 3-5 year-olds but 1-2 year-old siblings and friends are also welcome!
Schedule Varies - $8 per person.
Call the Box Office at 301-280-1660. Tickets >>>

My First Imagination Stage 2015-2016 Theatre Season
Best for Ages 1-5

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).

Mouse¡Ratón en Movimiento!
A New Bilingual version of Mouse on the Move
Adapted and Translated by Nick Vargas and Maribel Bustamante

November 10-December 5, 2015

Originally Developed and Directed by Janet Stanford and Kathryn Chase Bryer
Nellie and Amelia are two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to La Luna, since it is cat-free and made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering queso (so they have heard). In this interactive play, the audience becomes part of the story through multi-sensory activities. This production is now performed in both Spanish and English. Tickets >>> Check out the Activity Guide!

brother bear webWake Up, Brother Bear
December 19, 2015-January 31, 2016
Originally Written and Directed by Janet Stanford and Kathryn Chase Bryer
This audience-favorite show is back from hibernation! Watch as Brother and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons. Together we see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action with a small bag of props that help create magical moments. Tickets >>> 
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FHTHBoxes, Boxes, Boxes!
(Originally Titled From Here to There)
March 8-April 10, 2016
Originally Written and Directed by Natasha Holmes, Tell Tale Hearts Company, UK
Two friends use their imaginations to build bridges, birds, a train, a plane, and even a castle from cardboard boxes. Jump inside the world of a child's imagination! Performances are followed by a "free play" session, allowing the audience to build their own creations, using props from the show! Tickets >>>
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insideout  Inside Out
  June 25-July 31, 2016
  Originally Written and Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer and Natasha Holmes
  Developed by Imagination Stage and Tell Tale Hearts Company (U.K.)
  It’s bedtime! But instead of getting ready, 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 fantastic creature, and a sock dance rocks the closet. In this interactive show, discover the joy of turning things inside out! Tickets >>>
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4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Info: 301-961-6060
Box Office: 301-280-1660

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