Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nearby Reading & School Readiness Class for Parents

Here is an opportunity available nearby in Albany, Oregon on the subject of getting your child ready for school:

Is your child is ready for the social and academic challenges of the early school years? If your child is age 2 to 7 - either in their early school years or not yet started - this class is for you.

This reading and school readiness course helps parents teach their children the skills they need to succeed in school. Led by a skilled parent educator, a fun and fast-paced program will take place over four Saturday sessions in November. Based on The Incredible Years, a curriculum that has been researched and proven effective, the class uses short video clips to illustrate parent/child interactions and kick-off discussion. You will come away with many activities to do at home to stimulate your child’s creativity, expand their vocabulary and boost their pre-reading skills. Learn what activities will expand your child’s attention span, and how you can promote understanding of numbers, colors and shapes. In addition, you’ll learn how to support the development of friendship skills such as being cooperative, sharing, helping, waiting and taking turns.

● Dates: Saturday, November 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2008
● Time: 11:15 – 1:15 (Bring a sack lunch!)
● Location: Albany Public Library, 1390 Waverly Drive SE, Albany, Oregon
To register call The Children’s Room at the Library: 917-7591

This program is made possible through a partnership with Albany Public Library and Linn-Benton Community College, Parenting Education Department.

Originally posted by LBCC on the PEC - Parenting and Education Connection listserv.

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