Seminar attendees will participate in developmentally appropriate music activities that help children develop an array of skills including spatial awareness, body part identification, crossing the mid line, listening and learning how to follow directions. These activities also support the development of language, pre-reading skills, pre-math skills, cultural literacy and expression. Attendees will receive songs and exercise activities that help children develop these skills.
Best of all, children will experience joy while singing songs and moving their bodies when parents and care givers learn how to incorporate music and movement into the children’s daily activities.
The Library will offer activities for preschool age children during this event.
Please register for this seminar by calling the Library 508-839-4649 xt 4or by emailing email@example.com.
Objectives for participants:
- Increase knowledge of why music, movement and music education is essential to children’s development
- Increase knowledge of how music is a powerful tool for brain development, creative thinking and communication
- Increase knowledge of ways to incorporate music into your families’ daily living and your comfort level with achieving this
Biography of Jan Barlow
The session is presented by Jan Barlow, education director of Apple Tree Arts, a nonprofit community music and theatre arts school based in Grafton. Jan has trained extensively in the MusikGarten curriculum and is Level 2 certified by the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She is an alumna in Vocal Performance from Berklee College of Music and has a degree in Business Management from Dean College.
Jan oversees Apple Tree Arts’ early childhood music program. She has a passion for educating young children and their families during the informative early childhood years. She shares this passion through her music training programs for preschool teachers and day care providers and through the classes she teaches for children from birth through age nine.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Library.
Select a start time (10:00 or 10:30 am), purchase a $3 ticket, and find up to 6 candy-filled eggs to take home and enjoy. The finder of the Golden Egg (2 at each hunt) wins a special prize.
Everyone may turn in their tickets to enter the door prize drawing.
Then, visit the Library for spring stories and a craft!
The Easter Bunny will be available for a photo!
This activity is suitable for walkers-age 10.
Proceeds benefit the Grafton Public Library.
snow date: MONDAY, April 21 at 10/10:30 am.
Too old to join the fun? Why not help run the program? Families with children ages 10-18 are invited to help set out eggs at 9 am on Saturday, staff the event, and coordinate the Easter Bunny’s arrival. Please contact Beth Gallaway, Library Director, to volunteer.