Enjoy stories, songs and puppets with library flair. Child care groups with ages 2-5. Registration begins Tuesday, February 25.
There's a whole world of animals thriving beneath our feet. Come learn about a few of them at this live animal program. You'll meet reptiles and mammals that live or hide out underground and birds that soar high hunting prey far below. There will be lots of question and answer time and hands-on audience participation at this exciting show. Brought to you by the staff of Animal Tales, naturalists with a commitment to educate, entertain and inspire in a safe learning environment. Registration begins Tuesday, March 18.
Did you know that Missouri has a book award voted on by preschoolers? Learn about the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award and take home practical ideas for using math, science and music to share this year’s nominated titles with your children. Presented by children’s librarian Hilary Aid. (1.5 clock hours, DHSS-SCCR approved) Adults. Registration begins Tuesday, March 18.
Enjoy stories, songs and puppets with library flair. Child care groups with ages 2-5. Registration begins Tuesday, March 18.
When children learn rhymes, they develop key pre-reading skills such as the ability to hear the sounds that make up words, discerning sound and word patterns and broadening vocabulary. Studies have shown that the more nursery rhymes children know, the easier it is for them to learn to read. In this interactive workshop, storyteller Jo Ho presents clever ways to act out Mother Goose and the other popular nursery rhymes with children. Group work follows after the demos giving participants an opportunity to share ideas with fellow attendees. (Two clock hours, DHSS-SCCR approved.) Registration begins Tuesday, April 1.
Koo Koo Kanga Roo is the interactive dance party duo of Bryan and Neil, best friends brought together by their mutual love of gummi bears. Since 2008, Koo Koo Kanga Roo has put on shows at preschools, bars, church basements and even nursing homes. They've toured all over the country with Frank Turner, Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats and Yo Gabba Gabba. The show is centered on acting silly, dancing as hard you can, and sweating. Check out their music and dance-along workout DVD at www.kookookangaroo.com . Registration begins Tuesday, April 1.
Storyteller, author and educator Annette Harrison will take you step-by-step through the fundamentals of storytelling and demonstrate how to engage young children using eye contact, grand gestures and an expressive face, body and voice. You will sing, cluck, bark, meow and dance your way through these lessons. Her two storytelling resource books are "Easy-to-Tell Stories" and "Storytelling Activities Kit." (2 clock hours, DHSS-SCCR approved.) Adults. Registration begins Tuesday, April 22.
Staff workers of child care facilities need to know about communicable diseases and head lice. Buffy Wheeler, RN, a nurse with the City of Columbia and a child care health consultant for Boone County, will explain the health risks within a child care setting and how these conditions spread. She'll teach you how to recognize, control and prevent the spread of communicable diseases and head lice. Adults. (Two clock hours, DHSS-SCCR approved.) Adults. Registration begins Tuesday, April 29.
Enjoy stories, songs and puppets with library flair. Child care groups with ages 2-5. Registration begins Tuesday, April 29.