11/20/2017 0 Comments
At Musical Story Time Jam we have been reading the book "I Can Share" by Karen Katz. This has opened up many conversations about sharing and it has inspired sharing in class. The ability to share and be respectful of others is an essential skill for children to learn before they enter school.
Enjoy this handout from the Center For Social and Emotional Learning called Book Nook. It suggests prompts and activities for reading this book, such as art projects and discussion topics. Check it out! Book Nook for I Can Share. Enjoy reading this book at home! We will read it tomorrow in Essex and we will start a new book after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Exploration! We will read The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. We will talk about exploring the world and how seemingly small actions can make a big difference. M is for Museum participants can make a colorful paper plate snail.
Poppets is at 9:30am - 10am, for 18 months through age 3. M Is For Museum is at 10:30am-11:30am and for ages 3+. Please RSVP for this program! Admission is FREE with registration via the Early Childhood Partners office! RSVP HERE!
Ok, turn up the volume! Below you will find videos of We Are The Dinosaurs (you will have to click on the You Tube link), Blue Skies, Mama Paquita (You will have to click on the You Tube link. Remember that fun group dance from earlier this season?) and Chopin for settling down at the end of the day. Hope everybody had a great snow day! -Lisa
12/8/2016 0 Comments
Getting ready for this event on Saturday from 10am to 11:30am. It's in Museum Hall at the Manchester Historical Museum, 10-15 Union Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea. FREE FAMILY FUN! Story time, crafts, and refreshments.
Last week at Sweet Dreams Story Makers we made glitter glue art. Just drizzle glue on paper, fold and press, and open it up to see what happens. This activity strenghtens tiny hand muscles by squeezing the glue bottles and it develops fine motor skills when we encourage the child to gently hold the ends of the paper to open it up. It develops literacy skills as we engage in conversations and stories about the art. Is it a bug? A butterfly? An umbrella? Why do you think that? What happens if we add more paint? Let's do another. Parents and children participated together in this activity for a half an hour. It took me a while to wipe the glitter glue off the tables, but it was worth it. -Lisa
11/30/2016 0 Comments
De-Stress & Enjoy! Practical tips and strategies to reduce stress in your family during the winter holidays. This lunch time parent workshop is on Monday, 12/5, at 12:15pm at Hamilton-Wenham Library. Bring a lunch and bring your baby, toddler, or preschooler. We will have blocks, books, and other toys in the same room as the workshop so that you can bring your child. RSVP REQUIRED! Call or text Lisa at 978-468-5489, email at email@example.com, or RSVP online by clicking the button below.
Cozy Corner by-the-Sea starts on Saturday, 10/1, at the Manchester Library, 15 Union Street. This is open for all families with children 0-5. It is a really sweet way to start the weekend!
Friday it was Boxes and Boxes and the children who attended M Is For Museum at Wenham Museum got creative. M Is For Museum meets the second Friday of each month, for children ages 2.9+, and it is FREE if you register through Early Childhood Partners/CFCE, your local Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grantee. Each month the children visit an exhibit, attend a story time, and participate in an activity lead by a museum educator. We are Brain Builders! #IAmABrainBuilder
Lisa Cheney, CFCE Coordinator, Hamilton-Wenham RSD.
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