Early Childhood

Kindergarten Readiness Nights at the Children’s Museum: Kindergarten Readiness Nights feature hands-on activities that encourage children to use skills they will need in kindergarten. Admission $1 per person. First Friday of every month, 6-8:30pm.  Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St. 617-426-6500, www.bostonkids.org

Countdown to Kindergarten Play to Learn Playgroups: Boston children ages 1-3 can sign up to attend free parent-child playgroups during the school year. All caregivers are welcome to help in building a community of supportive peers, fostering nurturing behaviors, and helping children learn skills for success in school. Rosa, 617-635-9288, www.countdowntokindergarten.org/playtolearn.html

Talk Read Play: Boston’s children thrive when they talk, read, and play! Find programs for younger children! Also, check out valuable resources and be the first to hear about awesome events. www.talkreadplay.org