Story Time • Movement • Crafts
Malden Reads provides opportunities for “Story Time * Movement * Crafts” programs on a regular basis. We incorporate movement and crafts to reinforce the story theme, engage social emotional learning and sensory experiences. Updates are provided as available.
Elena Martinez, will lead kids through yoga movements 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”. Every week we will also feature 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, Spanish, Arabic, Creole, and more!
“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 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.