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Sensory Friendly Programs

Families and children with special needs—and anyone who could benefit from a welcoming and inclusive environment—are invited to join us for theatrical performances, music, art, constructive play, movement and more! Parents and caregivers may share experiences with others navigating a similar path.

These programs are open to families and children of all abilities.

Sensory Friendly Storytime

This interactive and educational program is for children who face sensory integration challenges and their caregivers. Books, songs and movement are used throughout this program to stimulate all senses and encourage learning.

All ages welcome.

Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6:30 ‑ 6:50 p.m.
Coral Reef Branch

Little Yoga Connections

A speech therapist from Integrated Children’s Therapy leads this yoga class for children with and without special needs. Children will learn skills related to calming the mind and body, following directions, interacting with others in social settings, practicing mindfulness and more.

Parent participation is highly encouraged. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Ages 5‑8 years.

Friday, April 6, 3:30 p.m. & 4:10 p.m.
Coral Gables Branch

Music Therapy for Preschoolers

Wholesome Harmonies presents a music therapy program for preschoolers. This session is facilitated by a certified music therapist who will help guide parents on how to use music at home with their children.

Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Ages 3‑5 years

Tuesday, April 10, 10:30 a.m.
Opa-locka Branch

Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m.
Homestead Branch

Drumming for Everyone

Let’s go on a rhythmic journey that will have everyone smiling, drumming and moving to the music! Participants will be introduced to various drums and percussion instruments from around the world and will learn to play rhythms together as a group. Drums and percussion will be provided for this hands‑on program appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register.

Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m.
Kendall Branch

Acrylic Painting for Tweens and Teens

Express yourself and experiment with color in this painting class suitable for all skill levels and abilities. Learn basic color concepts and how to use painting materials safely and effectively. Share in the joy of painting with others and take home your own work of art.

Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Ages 10 years and up.

Monday, April 16, 4‑6 p.m.
West Dade Regional

Music Therapy for Children

Whole Steps Creative Arts Center presents a program centered on music and creativity. The session is led by a board certified music therapist and is open to children with and without special needs.

Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Ages 3 and up.

Friday, April 20, 3 p.m.
Naranja Branch

Music and Movement en dos idiomas

Music aids brain development and integrates the senses from a very young age. Enjoy an interactive bilingual music session while improving socialization, communication and listening skills.

Suitable for those with and without special needs. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 19 months - 3 years.

Monday, April 23, 10 a.m.
Sunny Isles Beach Branch

Monday, April 30, 10 a.m.
North Dade Regional

Dance and Movement

Miami Dance Project presents a movement class that seeks to improve motor and social skills and enhance the ability to communicate emotions through movement.

Suitable for children with and without autism. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, avoid wearing short shorts and bring a water bottle. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Ages 6‑12 years

Tuesday, April 24, 3:30 p.m. & Friday, April 27, 3:30 p.m.
West Kendall Regional

Theater 101 for Kids

Children learn the basics of theater performance during a fun‑filled and interactive class presented by Area Stage Company.

This program is suitable for kids with and without special needs. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. All ages welcome.

Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m.
Coral Reef Branch