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Story Time • Movement • Crafts

March 4, 2021 @ 10:30 am 11:30 am

Families are invited to join us on Thursday mornings for Story Time. We will incorporate movement and crafts to reinforce the story theme, engage social emotional learning and sensory experiences. Elena Martinez, will lead kids through yoga poses connected to the stories, using a rainbow of colorful scarves to create an interactive adventure. Yoga movement builds strength, prepares the body for comfortable sitting and introduces mindfulness using the “Here & Now”. Every week we will also feature a guest reading a story in a different language: Spanish, Arabic, Creole, and more!

Following the lead of our season 2021 book, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, we share the gift of languages with the kids through bilingual stories.

“I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language. Soweto was a melting pot: families from different cultural groups, and thus different homelands. Most kids in the township spoke only their home language, but I learned several languages because I grew up in a house where there was no option but to learn them.” –Trevor Noah

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Week 4, March 11: ELMER by David Mckee


Elmer the elephant has bright colors all over him. The other elephants are gray. What happens to Elmer when he meets all the other elephants?
This story demonstrates the importance of individuality. Everyone is unique

Yoga Movement will incorporate vocabulary from the story, colors and mindfulness practices!


PAST EVENTS

Week 1, February 18: LITTLE BLUE AND LITTLE YELLOW by Leo Lionni
Blue and Yellow are friends. When they are playing they become GREEN. The families look for their own special child.
Finally, everyone learns how to get along and be an individual

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Week 2, February 25: MOLE MUSIC by David McPhail

The mole gets a violin and practices all the time. Who hears the music he makes?
This week’s craft packet includes a drawing board and stylus for kids. We’ll draw a picture of the stylus. Kids will be lead through movement & mindfulness practices to be “here & now” as they enjoy the activities! Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic.

“I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language. Soweto was a melting pot: families from different cultural groups, and thus different homelands. Most kids in the township spoke only their home language, but I learned several languages because I grew up in a house where there was no option but to learn them.” –Trevor Noah

This week’s guests: Julie Cohen will read in Spanish: La Niña Invisible by J.L. Garcia Sanchez & M. A. Pacheco.
Neither the children of the Green City nor the children of the Blue City want to befriend Maria, who lives in the middle of both cities. Then, one day, she suddenly becomes invisible and changes both cities forever.
Souad Akib will read The Fox & the Crow in Arabic


Week 3, March 4: The Teddy Bear
When the little boy loses his favorite Teddy Bear, he misses him so much. What happened to him?

Following the lead of our season 2021 book, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, we share the gift of languages with the kids through bilingual stories.

FREE Families with multiple kids only need one registration