Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. –Chinese Proverb
Superhero and Hero Play (MNCPD)
We live in interesting times, in which real-life heroes share the spotlight with superheroes. Learn how to help young kids understand the difference, and how to support development of the hero in every child. Time for Q&A, sharing, small group, and discussion of children’s books will be included.
That’s a Family! (MNCPD)
Families come in many shapes and sizes, and there is a great picture book or two about nearly every one. Come explore family and family relationships, and learn about fostering understanding and acceptance of the great diversity of family in preschool and early school-aged kids through play and reading. Time for small group children’s book discussion, Q & A, and sharing will be included.
Newest Global Kids: Embracing Diversity with Picture Books and Activities (MNCPD)
Prepare children to become successful, happy global citizens who will help build a more peaceful world. Recognize how to engage children and guide them towards global diversity and acceptance through reading, talking and playing. Explore a variety of picture books and activities and learn how to incorporate them into the learning environment.
Language Schmanguage: Fun with Words, Poetry and Rhyme (MNCPD)
Come explore the fantastic world of rhyme and poetry, and find out just how fun fostering speech and language development with young children can be. See how reading and play can help small speakers learn the joy, wonder, and love of language.
Raising and caring for children is important work—do you believe it? Do you acknowledge your strengths and talents, and the gifts you bring to the children in your life? You take care of everyone else, it seems—who takes care of you? Discuss the challenges to feeling good about your work and parenting, and discover new ideas for taking care of yourself, and how that helps the kids in your life.