October 22, 2014

Limited space: Play & Learn at House of Prayer Lutheran Church

Little Read Wagon will offer Play & Learn at House of Prayer Lutheran Church on October 23, October 30, November 13, and November 20. Please register for each event you wish to attend by clicking the "Sign Up" link at http://mysapl.org/calendar.aspx?cn=lrw.

October 21, 2014

Hands and Fingers

We had lots of fun at Yates Community Center this morning as we explored the many ways we use our hands. We taped down  some packing material and the children enjoyed popping the big bubbles. Some stepped delicately on the bubble wrap, others stomped exuberantly, and still others got down to closely examine it.

Finger painting was in order as we made circles, swirls, hand prints and fingerprints together.

Of course, we also enjoyed some good books about hands. Hands Can, by Cheryl Willis Hudson, has lovely photographs of children using their hands to wave, plant seeds, reach up high and more. It is also available in Spanish.

We will be at the Yates Community Center for two more Play & Learn sessions. Please join us on October 28 and November 4, 9:30-11:00AM.

October 10, 2014

Farm animal fun at Yates Community Center

This week at Play & Learn we read and sang a board book version of the classic Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Singing the song after reading the book gave children the opportunity to direct the group by naming the next animal and the sound it makes.
Those farm animals got hungry after playing for a while. So, we pretended to feed them a bit of deer corn.
The playground adjoining the community center made it easy to add some large motor development to our activities.
There are many variations of Old MacDonald available at the library! You might enjoy this book by Jane Cabrera.

Meet us at the Yates Community Center this Tuesday at 9:30AM, if you would like to join in the rhyming, singing, reading, playing fun!

October 2, 2014

What do Jack and Jill, Old Macdonald, and Humpty Dumpty have in common?

These fun rhymes will be part of our next Play & Learn series. Rhymes and songs help children build phonological awareness, a sense of rhythm, and aural discrimination. We'll also incorporate lots of movement as we read, rhyme, sing and play together.

In addition to the beautiful indoor space of the Jean Yates Community Center, you and your child will want to spend some time outside on the play structures suitable for toddlers and older. Please, join us!

September 24, 2014

Lockwood Park Play & Learn

Please join us one more time for Play & Learn at Lockwood Park this Tuesday, September 30, 1:00-2:30pm.

Located at 801 N Olive St, the Lockwood Park Community Center is a stone building with lots of play space inside and an adjacent play structure to enjoy in our slightly cooler fall weather.

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