Date(s) - 05/24/2018
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Rock Island Library
Presented by STARNET
In this energizing session, Jim will share examples of his work – both books and songs – that teachers and care providers can bring back to their classrooms, playrooms, and family rooms. Most importantly, Jim will discuss how his unique creations in music play inspire young children not only to move, but to regulate their movements… not only to sing, but to make connections between the words they sing and the printed word and the world of numbers. Jim will discuss how a play-based program provides an inclusive environment for children with special needs and share thoughts based on his work with children of all ability levels. Early childhood professionals will leave the session inspired to share a new repertoire of songs and playful literacy activities with the children in their care. Even more, they will leave the session understanding that what is most challenging about the nature of early childhood education is also what makes the profession so exciting. When we define our t eaching as helping children learn, we not only provide joyous challenges for the children, we also keep ourselves engaged and rejuvenated by watching their excitement as they learn.
More information and registration at http://starnet.org/home/.
If interested, we recommend that you register early. This has been a popular training!