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
Managing Emotions & Transitions. Strategies to honor your child's need for routine and predictability when your schedule changes.
Join Susie Lord and special guest Lisa Davis (Early Intervention) at Sweet Dreams Story Makers, tonight, 6/21, at 6:30pm-7:30pm at Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union Street. For families with children ages infant to grade 3, accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy a story time and activities to help manage emotions and ease transitions as we go into summer and our schedules change. This is the last Sweet Dreams Story Makers of the season. Come and have fun playing Dr. Knickerbocker, doing the “Banana” dance, and having an opportunity to discover strategies you can use right away to make the transition into the lazy, hazy, days of summer peaceful and joyful.
RSVP by emailing Lisa Cheney at e.cheney@hwschools or calling 978-468-5489. You can also register online at www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com under Online Registration.
The regulars at Sweet Dreams Story Makers at Hamilton-Wenham Library on Tuesday evenings know that when Susie gets the shakers out, It's BANANA TIME!
Electric Bananas by Mr. Billy is a fun and upbeat song with lots of STOP & GO and that builds up your child's Inhibitory Control skill. It is important to play Stop & Go games with kids because it helps develop body awareness. Children learn to practice self-control, reinforce listening skills, and develop muscle control.
Below is a You Tube Video of the Electric Bananas song. Turn it up loud and dance all around! And GO. And STOP!
THIS is Brain Building in Progress! TURN IT UP!
Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester CFCE Playgroup starts tomorrow night, 9/29 at the Hamilton-Wenham Library!
Lisa Cheney, CFCE Coordinator, Hamilton-Wenham RSD.