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Story Time: April Vacation
April 19, 2021 @ 10:30 am – April 22, 2021 @ 10:30 am
• April 19-22 • A different adventure every day!
Story Time • Kids Yoga • Crafts • Songs
Families are invited to join us for an interactive story time program over April vacation week! The program will be held outside, with children sitting distanced from each other to meet public health and safety protocols. The planned location will be at the Ed Emberley mural at FitzGerald Park (the Exchange Street side of the CBD garage), and if there is rain, the group will meet at the alcove at the Malden City Hall plaza on Pleasant Street. The program will be held Monday–Thursday of school vacation week (April 19–22), from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with different stories and activities each day. The program is most appropriate for preschool-aged children, though all are welcome.
Children will have the opportunity to hear books and original stories, learn yoga movements, sing songs, and participate in arts & crafts activities related to the stories, promoting social-emotional learning and sensory experiences.
The team leading the program includes Linda Zalk, preschool educator and special educator, who will be reading the stories, including her original stories about Happy the Hamster. Elena Martinez, a certified yoga instructor, will lead the children through yoga poses connected to the stories, using a rainbow of colorful scarves to create an interactive adventure. Yoga builds strength, prepares the body for comfortable sitting, and introduces mindfulness using the “Here & Now” concept. Nicole Jacob, with the North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network, will lead movement and songs with the children.
Children will have the opportunities to learn skills needed for future academic learning, with auditory, visual, motor, social emotional, movement, and songs with movement experiences.
Families are encouraged to register to reserve a spot and so we can plan for materials. Resources for children and families can be found on our KIDS & FAMILY page.
Ed Emberley mural at FitzGerald Park (the Exchange Street side of the CBD garage), and if there is rain, the group will meet under the alcove at the Malden City Hall plaza on Pleasant Street.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.