Ideas To Support Your Child's Social-Emotional Development While Reading "I Can Share" by Karen Katz.
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
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
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!
Susie is reading Seals On The Bus at Cozy Corner by-the-Sea at Manchester Library on Saturday, 2/6, at 10:30am.
Join Susie tomorrow at Manchester Library at 10:30am Cozy Corner-by-theSea. She will read Seals On The Bus by Lenny Hort and illustrated by G. Brian Karas along with a few other favorite books. Probably a Banana dance tossed in there, too. Go to story time, then go someplace in downtown Manchester for some hot chocolate, and then go out and play in the snow!
Cozy Corner by-the-Sea story time on Saturday, 1/30/16, at 10:30am to 11am, Manchester Library, 15 Union Street, Manchester.
This is Brain Building In Progress! We are building young minds and the future of Massachusetts!
Hope you can make it!
Saturday Story Makers is back after a two week hiatus. There is a slight change. The group now starts at 10:30am. Hope you can make it!
We had a great time on Monday at Music, Books, and More at the Memorial School in Manchester. We read Hands Can by Cheryl Hudson, we Somewhere Over The Rainbow and The Alphabet Song (both by special request), recited poems, and we made fun art!
First, the children traced their own hands and then practiced cutting out the shape. We then decorated them using tissue paper, glue, crayons and markers. Scroll to the end of this post to see the original art.
By the way, the group is open to all. It is in Manchester, but families from Hamilton-Wenham are welcome to attend. Friends from other towns, too. It is open to all. We meet on Mondays at 1:45pm. Send me a note if you want to join. Email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
M Is For Museum is usually the 2nd Friday of each month. Because that Friday falls on the launch of a 3-day weekend, this month it will be the 3rd week, on 10/16. Hope you can make it! The theme is Shapes and Colors of Fall! It's at Wenham Museum at 10:30am.
Lisa Cheney, CFCE Coordinator, Hamilton-Wenham RSD.