Grafton Public Library

Events

Jan
27
Mon
Library Babies @ Grafton Public Library, Children's Room
Jan 27 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am

A program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. We’ll grab the lap of our favorite grownup and look at and handle books made for babies. Please call to register for this program, as space may be limited.

Mar
6
Thu
Early Childhood Education Seminar for Parents on Benefits of Music and Movement @ Grafton Public Library, Children's Room
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm

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 graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.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.

Mar
12
Wed
Library Babies @ Grafton Public Library
Mar 12 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

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We’ll grab the lap of our favorite grownup and look and handle books made for babies. Drop-in.

Mar
19
Wed
Library Babies @ Grafton Public Library
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

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We’ll grab the lap of our favorite grownup and look and handle books made for babies. Drop-in.

Mar
26
Wed
Library Babies @ Grafton Public Library
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

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We’ll grab the lap of our favorite grownup and look and handle books made for babies. Drop-in.

Apr
9
Wed
Library Babies @ Grafton Public Library
Apr 9 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

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We’ll grab the lap of our favorite grownup and look and handle books made for babies. Drop-in.

Apr
16
Wed
Library Babies @ Grafton Public Library
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

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We’ll grab the lap of our favorite grownup and look and handle books made for babies. Drop-in.

Apr
30
Wed
Library Babies @ Grafton Public Library
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

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We’ll grab the lap of our favorite grownup and look and handle books made for babies. Drop-in.

May
14
Wed
Library Babies @ Grafton Public Library
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

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We’ll grab the lap of our favorite grownup and look and handle books made for babies. Drop-in.

May
21
Wed
Infant Sign Language Workshop
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sheryl White presents “Early Signs of Communication,” an Infant Sign Language workshop!

Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your pre-verbal baby a means of self-expression before she can speak. Come with your baby and learn 25 ASL signs plus the benefits of signing, research, and resources.

Signing…

  • Accelerates spoken language
  • Enhances early literacy skills
  • Gives a window into your child’s mind and personality
  • Reinforces verbal language
  • Builds on babies’ natural tendency to use gestures

Bio: Sheryl White is has been teaching programs and working with families for 14 years. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role in these classes is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.